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COACH OF THE MONTH: GEORGE PINNELL

Name:George Pinnell TrackMan User since:2008 When and why did you start playing golf?In college, I played basketball and baseball.  We couldn’t go home for the holidays because of our practice schedules.  When we had a day off, Dwight Linnemeyer and I would go to the golf club and play golf.  We were both good athletes, […]

 

Crystal Wang, 1st Team Honor’s to the Big Ten Conference

Congratulations to Crystal Wang, a freshman at the University of Illinois, on being named to 1st Team Honor’s to the Big Ten Conference! Super proud of CW and her work effort throughout her junior golf career leading into her college career. Wang collected her first All-Big Ten honor. Both at the Illini Women’s Invitational in […]

 

Rivera, Zhang compete at The Junior Open Championship

  The Junior Open Championship Live Scoring AJGA members Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, and Jackson Rivera of Rancho Santa Fe, California, are representing the United States at the biennial The Junior Open Championship on the Eden Course at St. Andrews in Scotland July 16-18. Zhang and Rivera are joined by 20 other AJGA members […]

 

Kendra Lee and Maddy Kwei Win On SCPGA Tour

Kendra Lee, a junior, at Pacific Academy, Irvine, CA., won the Harry Pressler Memorial at Industry Hills on the Babe Zaharias Golf Course.  Kendra, shot a 75, in the 18 hole event on the difficult Babe course.  Kendra was happy with her overall performance, but said, “my green in regulation’s (GIR) were pretty good, but […]

 

Charissa Shang Win’s First AJGA Event in Reno

Charissa Shang, Calabasas, California, won her first AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) Tournament, The AJGA Reno/Tahoe Junior at ArrowCreek.  Charissa, shot 73-72-71 (216) even par on the par 72 layout.  Her first round consisted of 4 birdies, 3 bogies and 1 double bogey.  Charissa, got off to a good start on the 2nd day with 2 […]

 

Rose Zhang 3rd At Rolex Girls Junior Championship

15 year old, Rose Zhang, Irvine, California, finished in 3rd place at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship.  The  72 hole event was played at the Promontory Club, Park City, Utah, June 11-15, 2018.  Rose, shot 71-70-72-75 (288), on the 6647 yard Promontory Club (7000′ elevation).  Yujeong Son of (South Korea) Norman, Oklahoma, won the Rolex […]

 

TeenVogue: Teen Golfer Rose Zhang Interview

Rose Zhang initially thought tennis would be her calling. That all changed five years ago when she swung a golf club for the first time. Having spent her youth dabbling in other sports like swimming, basketball, soccer, and badminton, she was no stranger to teamwork, but the dedicated 14-year-old from Irvine, California wanted to take wins into […]

 

Nicole Zhang and Sophi Lee Win at Balboa and Rancho Park

Nicole Zhang, the Balboa Spring Championship at Balboa GC.  Nicole, shot 76 (+3) to win by a shot over Tiffany Pak’s, 77.  Nicole, posted a +3 over par 41 on her opening 9 hole’s.  She responded well on the back side with an even par 35, to win the Balboa GC Championship.  Nicole has been working hard with her coach, to put […]

 

Bridget Chantharath Win’s at Diamond Bar!

Bridget Chantharath, playing in the Girls 9-11 Division, shot a 44 (+8) to win by 2 shot’s over Lisa Herman, who shot a 46. Bridget played well by making 4 par’s in her win in the Diamond Bar Spring Championship. Alesia Barry, shot a 53 and finished in 8th place. In the Girls 12-14 Division, […]