2017 Boys Junior PGA Championship
Akshay Bhatia Wins with a Record-Shattering 22-Under-Par 266
Some records are made to be broken. Others are made to be shattered. Akshay Bhatia, 15, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, rewrote a large part of the history book for the 42nd Boys Junior PGA Championship this week, and he did it in style.
The left-handed Bhatia had already set Championship marks for lowest 18-hole round ever with a 61 during Tuesday’s 2nd Round and also became the first player to ever break 200 after 54 holes, with a 199 on Wednesday. His round of 61 was also a record for the Lewis and Clark Course by two strokes and featured eight birdies on his first nine holes. “61?” asked Smith, still in disbelief. “61! Really? Wow!”
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Runnin' on Empty?
The Mental Game is Authored by Michael Riggs
Are you aware that your brain, when in an intensely concentrated state, burns over 33% of the body’s available energy?
With this fact in mind, you should begin to consider ways to save mental energy and develop strategies to reduce the strain on your brain during a round of golf.
Consider this metaphor – you’re in your car waiting at a stoplight for the light to turn green, but instead of gently idling to keep your engine at a very low rpm, you put your left foot on the break and push your right foot on the gas pedal simultaneously. Your engine begins wail away. Your car wants to lunge forward but is held back because your breaks are applied.
We Have Made Some Changes to the Rankings!
We are always looking for ways to improve the rankings, making it fair for everyone. After consulting with others in junior golf here is what we have done. 18 hole scores will be used in the rankings calculation when posted with a WD, DQ, NC, NS, weather shortened event or a tournament with a 18 hole cut. You can read more details about this change by selecting the More . . . link below.
We are also excited to announce that Titleist has become the presenting sponsor of the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings. We are proud to be a part of a relationship with them for more than 12 years.
Will you be joining Junior Golf Scoreboard Resume 2017 Signees next year?
You can view previous junior golfers who made the decision to create their Golf and Academic Resume and where they are playing golf in college by clicking here!
Do you have aspirations of playing golf in college? Is your goal to obtain a golfing scholarship to help defer the costs of college? What if you have a great tournament but all there is are your name and scores? Are you making it difficult for a coach to know more about you?
Getting a coach's attention is about two things: visibility and making it easy for the coach to contact and follow you. So ask yourself, how does a player develop a proactive strategy that helps his name stay on a coach's short list of recruits for his graduating class? By presenting yourself professionally and being as visible as possible.
So with the exciting possibility of playing college golf, think about creating your Junior Golf ScoreboardSM Golf and Academic Resume.
Can My Social Media Activity Affect How I am Recruited?
Article by Coach Gleason
In 2013, I wrote an article titled “Can Facebook or a Social Network Site Affect How I Am Recruited?” Four years later there are many additional and seemingly even more popular apps/social media sites amongst teenagers. Examples are Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. I know this to be true as I have two teenagers of my own who have these apps on their phones. It’s certainly not what I grew up with, but this is the new normal. To this end, I felt compelled to address and update this topic and touch briefly on the subject of phone etiquette when interacting with coaches/adults.
From my own experiences as a parent and hearing from countless junior golf parents, I realize the phone has become an ever-present appendage of our youth (and for that matter society) of today. I’m not trying to provide a worldwide solution or expound on the social ramifications of phone dependence, but I do want to simply share with junior golfers how their phone/social media can potentially impact them in the recruiting process.