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Junior Golf Hub’s College Prep Series
Junior players at the College Prep Series will participate in PDS testing, a state-of-the-art full game evaluation conducted by elite PGA and TPI-certified performance coaches. PDS helps players improve by systematically identifying weak links that prevent them from realizing their potential. Players and parents will also participate in detailed, guided sessions explaining the college golf recruiting process and featuring head coaches at top college golf programs including Dartmouth College (Alex Kirk, Women’s Golf), Columbia University (Rich Mueller, Men’s Golf), University of Connecticut (Dave Pezzino, Men’s Golf), Boston University (Bruce Chalas, Women’s Golf) and Princeton University (Erika DeSanty, Women’s Gol). Players and parents will leave with a detailed report covering the weaknesses that may be holding them back from college golf and with a thorough understanding of the recruiting process. Hosted by Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield, CT, the College Prep Series will provide answers to pressing questions including:
- Is my game ready for college golf?
- What are the weak links that are holding me back from realizing my potential?
- What are college coaches looking for?
- How can I get recognized?
- How does the recruiting process work?
- What is life like as a college golfer?
Get ready for the Northeast’s premier golf event!
Prep Series Schedule
Friday, August 9
4:30pm – 4:45pmDoors Open/Registration for College Prep Series
5:00pm – 6:00pmCollege Prep Series Introduction/Event Overview
6:00pm-7:00pmWelcome to The Golf Performance Center/Tour of Facility
Saturday, August 10
8:00amBreakfast (arrive no later than 8:15am) 8:45amGo to assigned station for PDS Testing (Golf) 9:00am-12:15pmMorning Session – PDS Testing 12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch 1:15pm- 2:30pmCoach Panel (parents and golfers) 3:00pm-5:30pmAfternoon Session – PDS Testing
Sunday, August 11
8:00amBreakfast (arrive no later than 8:30am) 9:00am-11:15amJunior Golf Hub Overview and Top Tips on the College Golf Recruiting Process, Former Player Panel 11:30am-1:15pm GPC National Challenge/Refreshments & Snacks 1:30pm-3:00pm Awards/PDS Results Overview and Breakdown/Event Recap
About Player Development Score (PDS)
How do you know if your game is ready for college golf?
It’s simple: Measure.
“That which can be measured, can be improved”
The PDS is a science-based evaluation of a player’s physical, mental and golf skills and gathers all the hard data needed to determine whether an athlete is ready to progress to the next level. The PDS takes a deep, objective look at key skill areas including putting, chipping, bunker play, shot making, mental proficiency and physical skills, and precisely identifies areas that need improvement. Hard data only, no guess work! The PDS relies heavily on an assessment of physical proficiency and a guiding philosophy that “Function Dictates Form,” which means that how the body functions will determine the form of your golf swing. With over 20 years of experience working with some of the best athletes in the world, we have discovered the link that makes the elite be elite. Understanding this method can unlock the code to better golf form leading to peak performance.
The Golf Performance Center
The Northeast’s leading full-time golf academy for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Our beautiful, state-of-the-art nine-acre Practice Facility includes:
- Eight Instructional Bays with Biomechanical Feedback Technology
- Bentgrass Putting Greens and Short Game Areas (10,000 square feet)
- 9 Hole Short Course
- Par 3 Practice Hole
- Fully-Equipped Gyms
- Energy Zone Recovery Area
- Junior/Adult Clubhouse and Locker Rooms
- Academic Center
State-of-the-art training facilities, combined with performance-assessment technologies and expert coaching, provide our athletes with customized programs designed to take their game to the next level.