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The Golf Performance Center examines COVID-19’s impact on junior, NCAA golf

Live Q&A about a new era of amateur golf on Tuesday, August 11

(RIDGEFIELD, Conn.)The Golf Performance Center (GPC) – a world leader in junior golf innovations, integrating player development, premium technology and facilities with industry thought leaders – will host a live, interactive episode of its “5 Elements of Success Player Development Series” on YouTube exploring COVID-19’s impact on junior golf and consequential changes to NCAA guidelines on Tuesday, August 11 at 12 p.m. EDT. Registration can be found here.

Roger Knick, Founder of The GPC, Junior Golf Hub (JGH) and Ethan Allen Prep (EAP), will be joined by The GPC’s Dennis Hillman and JGH’s Ted Swartwood, Rick Dowling and Danny Dolan. The panel, with decades of experience playing and working in competitive golf, will discuss their expectations for the future of amateur golf, while taking viewer questions and answering them live on air.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the junior and college golf landscape in many different ways,” says Roger Knick. “The path to playing collegiate golf looks a lot different now, but the information and resources found on the Junior Golf Hub arms parents and players with the tools needed to make informed decisions, helping to alleviate the additional stresses we’re all facing in 2020.”

The “5 Elements of Success Player Development Series” is a weekly YouTube series presented by Junior Golf Hub that delivers expertise of The GPC coaches directly to junior golfers and parents worldwide every Tuesday at 12 p.m. EDT. The 14 previous episodes can be viewed here.

Located in Ridgefield, Conn., The GPC integrates state-of-the-art training facilities and expert coaching to help athletes reach their goals. Beginning with the one-of-a-kind “5 Elements of Success” evaluation, the academy delivers customized instruction designed to provide aspiring golfers with tools for long term success.

For more than 20 years, The GPC has successfully guided nearly 100 competitors as they prepare for golf at the highest levels. Alumni include multiple NCAA All-Americans, current and former student-athletes at 80 different colleges and universities and professionals who have won on the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and European Tour.

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About The Golf Performance Center
The Golf Performance Center integrates state of the art training facilities and expert coaching to help athletes reach their goals. Beginning with the unique “5 Elements of Success” evaluation, The GPC delivers customized golf coaching designed to provide aspiring athletes with improvement strategies built for long-term success. The GPC’s goal is to provide valued instruction, guidance and the necessary facilities to develop junior athletes, both physically and mentally, to successfully navigate challenges on the journey to competitive golf. Junior Golf Hub is an online community that was founded to help players and parents navigate the journey to college golf while helping coaches find top talent. Ethan Allen Prep at The Golf Performance Center is committed to an individualized, passion driven learning environment in which student-athletes in grades 6-12 are challenged to maximize their learning through exhibiting proficiency in academic skills, high moral character, and a deep understanding of the academic content and topics in which they engage.

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