This weekend, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and First Tee invited several Beaver Golf students to participate in the Day in a Life Program at the UNIQLO / Adam Scott Junior Championship! The program provided an opportunity for the golfers to be introduced to an alternate golf career path that includes Tournament Administration, Tournament Operations and Communications. They also had an opportunity to interact with Adam Scott, who has won 31 times on the PGA Tour.
The tournament was a 3-day tournament at Hammock Creek Golf Club in Stuart. Lily Bieber, Annika Collado, Cienna Collado and Sydney Rogers participated on Saturday, 5/27/23, while Mateo Muñiz and Danny Tadeo closed out the event on Sunday, 5/28/23. They were able to assist the starter, finalize scoring, serve as rules officials which were also responsible for pace of play, and sometimes they simply handled housekeeping tasks like delivering lunch to the staff. The final day also provided an opportunity to assist with course management when a downpour rendered the greens unplayable.
The overall consensus from the golfers:
It was COOL!!! Very enjoyable!!
Danny left motivated to play more tournaments and to learn more about the golf industry.
Lily is the newest in her golf journey and she was blown away by the skill level of the juniors that were playing in the tournament. She would have gone back for another day but they had family obligations.
Annika was impressed by how serious pace of play is in the AJGA.
Mateo really appreciated the systems they had in place to communicate and enforce the rules during tournament play.