CARLSBAD – Each professional golfer’s journey meanders down a different path en-route to the ultimate level, earning the coveted TOUR card. Although many players take different paths in their journey, an astounding 15 players who competed at last week’s LPGA Kia Classic, have played on the Southern California PGA Junior Tour. We asked Junior Tour Alumni Danielle Kang how the SCPGA Junior Tour can help players develop their ability, and she said, “I feel that tournament experience is good for juniors in their golf career…and at the end of the day, I think it’s important to play tournaments, and not necessarily just the big ones.”
Watching the professionals at a TOUR event is a must do for any aspiring junior golfer. Witnessing the pro’s warm-up sessions on the putting green, watching them walk up to the first tee with utter confidence, and even picking up on mid-round player etiquette will go a long way to developing the proper mindset for players striving to compete at the ultimate level. You are in luck if you would like to witness the pro’s, as the LPGA tour will be making two more stops within reach of SoCal very soon. After this past weekend’s Kia Classic, the players are in the Coachella Valley, for the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club, and then after a trip to the Aloha State, make a star-studded stop in Hollywood at Wilshire Country Club for the HUGEL-JTBC L.A. OPEN!
List of SCPGA Junior Tour Alumni in the field: Jenny Shin, Lizette Salas (SCPGA Junior Tour Hall of Fame Member), Sydnee Michaels, Lee Lopez, Danielle Kang, Jane Park, Jessica Vasilic, Ryann O’Toole, Robynn Ree, Alison Lee, Brianna Do, Tiffany Joh, Angel Yin, Mo Martin, Candie Kung.