By: Tyler Johnsen

2023 WJGA State Championship to be Held at Moses Lake GC

We are excited to announce that the 2023 WJGA State Championship has been confirmed and will be hosted by Moses Lake GC from August 8-10, 2023!
The Links at Moses Pointe will be the assisting site for our 14-18 year olds, and Lakeview G&CC will host our 8-13 year olds the first two rounds.
A big thank you to our three great host facilities and we are excited for our first State Championship in Grant County next summer!

Moses Lake GC

The Links at Moses Pointe

Lakeview G&CC

Webinar Featuring Junior Golf Scoreboard Executive Director, Mac Thayer

Join Golf Globally’s Dr. Katie Brophy Miles and Mac Thayer, the Founder and Executive Director of Junior Golf Scoreboard, for a free webinar as he explains the junior golf rankings.

Dr. Katie Brophy Miles is a former Division I college coach (2006-2017) and Doctor of Human Performance. In 2017, she created Golf Globally to simplify college recruiting for families around the world. Her company has helped 100+ players get placed in college programs across the country. She has helped families across five continents and 17 countries with the college recruiting process.

Register early through the link below to guarantee your spot:

When: Mar 24, 2022 4:00-5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar here.

2022 Seattle Golf Show March 5-6

The Seattle Golf Show is back March 5-6 and get four rounds of golf at the door!

Responsibly sidelined due to COVID in 2020 and 2021, the Seattle Golf Show is back March 5-6 at a new exciting location Washington State Convention Center.

The Golf Show is carefully following best practices evidenced daily at NCAA, NHL, NBA, NFL events and other expos operating successfully now.  Professionalism, safety and fun are the highest priority.

TICKETS AND BONUSES

The show has many front door bonus offers with the General Admission ticket including four rounds of golf, a Boeing Classic 2-for-1 ticket, Swing U Plus app. – presented by The Seattle Times. The Players Tour Pass has over hundreds in golf value in the VIP ticket offering. Details on the show site.

Saturday of the show weekend will again be Family Day where there will be special programming and focus on youth golf and family fun. Kids under 12 are free always at the show.

Stay informed by following SeattleGolfShow.com and socially via Facebook and Instagram. If you are interested in volunteering or exhibiting at the show, contact Tiffanie Neyens at tiffanie@varsitycommunications.com.

The show is once again endorsed by regional governing bodies PNGA, WA Golf, First Tee of Seattle and Northwest Ladies Golf Association. All are scheduled to be at the show.

SHOW EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:

  • 100-plus exhibits – one of our best expos ever.
  • Puetz Equipment Testing and Fitting Zone and Sale area. Test and buy from: Callaway, Cleveland, Mizuno, Odyssey, PING, Srixon, TaylorMade, Titleist, Tour Edge and Wilson.
  • Cascade Golfer / North Pacific Mortgage Short Game Central chipping challenge, powered by Indi Golf
  • Edward Jones Long Drive Challenge
  • Oki Golf KP Contests all weekend
  • BMW Seattle Putting Championship
  • Corona Premier 19th Hole with their beers and seltzers are flowing and Hood River Distillers sampling and sipping zones featuring Timberline Vodka and Trail’s End Whiskey are on hand.
  • KJR Main Stage where lessons, seminars and out indoor bar give golfers a relaxation station.
  • The Swing U Golf App Studio – download a game-changing tool.
  • First Tee Junior and Family Golf Zone
  • Flatstick Pub and Sta-Built Putting Experiences, powered by Indi Golf
  • Radmor Golf Gallery showcasing their Earth-friendly duds for sale.
  • Bridgestone Ball Fitting, starring world-famous fitting expert Sam Fu.
  • Travel fitting experts in golf excursions Travel There and Back.
  • Lasered in with Leupold Golf Rangefinders – demos and sale area.
  • Other great sales and experiences with Bogey Boys, Pelzer Golf, Indi Golf and many more.
  • Step into the Mind 2 Motion teaching exhibit and meet gurus that have worked with 10-plus Tour stars.

Questions on the show? Contact the Show , Simon Dubiel at simon@varsitycommunications.com

Golf Globally Newsletter – Finding the Right Fit

Finding the Right Fit
By: Dr. Katie Brophy Miles of Golf Globally
PDF Newsletter

Be Proactive I encourage junior golfers and families to have a discussion or two about what you’d like the college golf experience to look like for your family.

Keep the End in Mind One of the biggest mistakes I come across with families is those who direct their college search based on the team’s current ranking or how much they like the coach. Those are important considerations, but there is much more to think about. Prioritize your search based on your academic, athletic, and personal goals. All three of these factors together should contribute to your decision-making process. Since each junior golfer is unique, what is important to one person will likely not transfer to the other players in your foursome or even your high school teammates.

Academics What universities will challenge you academically, and which universities will serve as the foundation for you to achieve your scholastic dreams? What do you want to study, and will the coach be supportive of your academic endeavors. It breaks my heart when I hear about students who are told that they can’t major in certain things when they get to campus. It’s best to have these discussions up front to learn if a pre-med or engineering major will be feasible with golf practice.

Athletics What type of golf team can you play on, and what type of coach will create an environment for your success as a player? Everyone wants to play for a Pac-12 school, but is that the best decision for YOU? Will you make the lineup, or will you sit on the bench? If you missed our November article, check out these scoring averages to see what it takes to make the lineup on various college teams. To some players, the university logo on the bag is the most important part of this decision and playing time isn’t a determining factor. Remember that coaches are usually recruiting players who will contribute and make the lineup so there could be a reason that coaches at your dream schools aren’t emailing you back.

Personal What are your goals after college, and what type of experience will foster the growth necessary for you to get there? In what part of the country would you like to live after college? Do you aspire for a career in investment banking on Wall Street, or do you get excited by the prospect of a tech job here in the Silicon Valley? Where you decide to go to school will play a vital role in setting you up for internships and full-time positions upon graduation. Make sure to investigate major opportunities and what type of career support is available on campus–particularly within your chosen major.

Bonus Round: Coaching Staff It’s good to ask yourself, “Will I like this school and stay on this team if the coach leaves for a different job tomorrow?” If you have been talking to a coach for a while, you can ask them their long-term plans for the program and try to assess whether they will be there by the time you will get to campus. There are some fabulous coaches out there who will push you to achieve your goals. Throughout the recruiting process, it’s your job to figure out which coaches you gel with and those who you think would be better suited to coach someone else. Remember to be polite and respectful to everyone, particularly if you are not interested in a school. You never know where coaches may end up. I have a 2022 student of mine who had been talking to a Division III coach who she was interested in playing for because she liked her so much. Fast forward a few months later, and that coach is now coaching at a Division I school. Those conversations just got a lot more interesting since that young lady’s goal is to play Division I golf.

School Pride As a coach, I always looked for students who were passionate about my school—students who wanted to wear the logo and represent the university with pride. At the end of the day, you want to love where you go to school. Be sure to select the university golf program for the right reasons!

Connect with Golf Globally, LLC
Golf Globally, LLC is a Seattle-based college placement company. After 11 years coaching NCAA Division I Women’s Golf, Dr. Katie Brophy Miles founded Golf Globally to simplify the recruiting process for families. She constantly stresses finding the right college fit academically,
athletically, and personally. Katie has helped international students from 15 countries and all over the United States. Contact Katie (katie@golfglobally.com or 202.674.9222) if you have additional questions about playing college golf.

Suzie Tran Wins Notah Begay Jr. National

Suzie Tran of Poulsbo, and a WJGA District 3 Member fired a final round 7-under par to win the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship at Koasati Pines at Coushatta Resort in Kinder, La. The three-day tournament for players 14-18 years old concluded on Monday, November 15th.

Tran’s final round included seven birdies and 11 pars to give her a one stroke victory over Isabella McCauley from Minnesota.

Bellevue’s Angela Zhang finished second place in the Girls 13-under division after firing a final round 4-under par 68.

The Notah Begay III Jr Golf National Championship Series (NB3 JGNC) is a 2-stage qualifying process culminating in a 54-Hole National Championship that will air on Golf Channel during a 2-hour broadcast that airs in December each year.  Players from across the world will come together in Kinder, LA at the beautiful Koasati Pines Golf Club at Coushatta Resort to compete against one another on a National Stage.