OB Sports Golf Academy Helps Junior Golfers Succeed
In less than one full year, a number of junior golf success stories emerged from the OB Sports Golf Academy at Longbow Golf Club. Five students received Division-I college scholarships and one was offered an early commitment for 2011. Two students, Mina Harigae and Sun Gyoung Park, competed in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont Country Club. Park, competing as an amateur, made a hole in one on the 175-yard, par-3 sixth hole.
Other highlights from OB Sports Golf Academy students:
- Seven OB Sports Golf Academy students have spent time in the top 100 AJGA Polo rankings, thus far in 2010
- Trey Kaahanui won the PING Phoenix Junior
- Chan Kim won the 2010 Arizona States Stroke Play Championship
- Eight OB Sports Golf Academy students competed in the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic Hosted by Longbow Golf Club in April of 2010
- Peter Koo was the winner of the Junior World Qualifier – Boys 13-14
- Winner PGA National Junior Qualifier (Dana Finkelstein – Girls 15-18; Peter Koo – Boys 13-14)
- Alex Belleville was the winner of the JGAA Thunderbird Classic – Boys 15-18
- Two of the three Arizona qualifiers for the US Junior Girls Championship came from OB Sports Golf Academy – Dana Finkelstein and Mikayla Harmon
- OB Sports Golf Academy student, Konstantin von Beringe was honored as the Dixon Golf Desert Junior Golf Tour, Player of the Year
“We are extremely proud of our student’s accomplishments during the past year,” stated Jeff Fisher, Director of Instruction for the OB Sports Golf Academy. “It’s equally rewarding for us to see their hard work on the golf course turn into scholarships to universities like Yale, Washington, Purdue, Kansas and Arizona.
Success in the competitive-golf arena is certainly a central focus of the OB Sports Golf Academy, but it’s not the only one. Jeff and his team encourage students to define their own goals. Then they customize a plan to help each reach those goals through the game of golf. Some students want to earn exemptions to AJGA events; some want to secure college scholarships; some want to play professional golf; and some simply want to play better golf on a recreational level. Whatever it may be, the OB Sports teaching team wants to make it happen.
LEARN. PRACTICE. PLAY!
The OB Sports Golf Academy motto is: Learn. Practice. Play! and that’s just what their students do at their facility, located at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa Arizona. Led by Director of Instruction, Jeff Fisher, and Director of Player Development, Stacie Bryan, students of the academy benefit from personalized instruction through every step of their development as a golfer. While the academy offers instructional programs for adults, the junior program at OB Sports Golf Academy is uniquely designed to recognize each golfer’s personal goals within the game, and implement a customized lesson plan to reach that goal. Then, junior golfers are matched to the appropriate starting point based on their initial skills – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced or Elite. Each level of the program prepares the students for the next level, and periodic skills tests are used to determine when a golfer is ready to jump to the next level.
The OB Sports Golf Academy motto is: Learn. Practice. Play! Students receive lessons, unlimited practice time and the ability to play for one very reasonable monthly fee. The group instruction fees start at just $150 per month and include: weekly instruction with OB Sports Golf Academy teaching professionals, a monthly practice card for complimentary practice balls and complimentary golf after 3 pm at Longbow Golf Club.