I have been fortunate to coach a lot of junior golfers over the years. Several develop a passion to play competitively and I am happy to help them develop the skill and mindset for that kind of play. In January, I was asked to coach a junior golfer with competitive experience from Peru. I was excited to see what she could do.
In the first lesson, I discovered that Micaela is very talented but she could be so much better with some adjustments to her swing. When I suggested the changes, she looked at me like my head was going to explode. While it was a difficult change, she saw the results immediately and committed to making the adjustment.
As a student, Micaela is very astute and quick to grasp concepts. Her dedication to practicing and playing over the last couple of months yielded a 3rd place finish in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour at Eagle Trace Golf Club in Coral Springs this past weekend. She shot an 85 and 81 in a two-day tournament. This win is extra special because she played against a former Peruvian teammate who consistently hit longer drives in the past. Armed with her new swing, those days are over and the future is bright for Micaela.
There's nothing like your first ACE! Congratulations Mica!!!
One Swing in the hole 167 yards.