SOUTHWEST PGA AND COLLEGE GOLF EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCE RENEWAL OF PARTNERSHIP
Partnership focused on bringing together college coaches, juniors and parents.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Southwest PGA is pleased to announce it has renewed its partnership with College Golf Experience (CGX), an organization that is exclusively endorsed by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The partnership will provide the Southwest PGA’s Junior Prep Tour and Firebirds Development members and parents the opportunity for unprecedented access to college coaches and education about collegiate golf and the recruiting process.
“We are very excited about our continued partnership with College Golf Experience,” said Bernie Eaton, Executive Director of the Southwest Section PGA. “CGX’s expertise and opportunities provided for juniors nationwide is extremely valuable. Those resources provided to the entire membership of our Southwest PGA Junior Prep Tour and Firebirds Junior Golf Development Club will continue to benefit them as they progress through their playing careers.”
CGX Camps offer a tremendous opportunity for young men and women ages 10-18 to learn from and interact with multiple coaches in an immersive and fun setting. 40% of CGX camps consist of education seminars with open Q&A on all-things college golf and the pathway to get there, 50% on-course engagement with coaches with real-time feedback, and 10% skill development and challenges similar to how coaches practice with their teams. Parents are invited to participate and engage every step of the way at the camps.
“This partnership will help lead the Southwest PGA’s Junior Prep Tour and Firebirds players and families down a path to finding their fit and their spot in college golf,” said CGX CEO Joshua Jacobs. “Our goal, working in tandem with the Southwest PGA, is to create Showcase Camps, Tournament Preview Camps and education events in Arizona and Las Vegas that bring together college coaches, players and parents to break down the college golf education barrier.”
As part of their continued partnership, CGX and the Southwest PGA will also co-develop joint marketing efforts, to promote camps and sectional junior tour events together while helping to build awareness among junior golfers and their parents on how to achieve their goals.
About the Southwest Section PGA:
The Southwest Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in Arizona and Southern Nevada who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Southwest PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, junior golf programs and events, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. With over 1219 members and associate members, the Southwest PGA is the fifth largest of the 41 regional entities or Sections that comprise the PGA of America. For more information about the Southwest PGA, visit www.southwestpga.com and on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About College Golf Experience (CGX):
Established in 2021 with a first-of-its-kind endorsement from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), empowers college coaches to showcase their programs via camps and other unique experiences while providing junior golfers unprecedented access to college coaches. CGX is committed to building value for college coaches and creating unique and transformational opportunities for youth athletes at all stages of development, with an emphasis on aspiring collegiate student-athletes. CGX camps include informative seminars for juniors and their parents, instruction, skills contests and simulated collegiate golf practice round and tournament experiences. The curriculum was created in tandem with the GCAA and its member coaches. CGX was founded by golf industry leader Joshua Jacobs, also the founder and CEO of TGA Premier Golf, a leading provider of introductory and recreational based programs. TGA is on pace to register its 1,000,000th junior golfer in 2022. Learn more at www.collegegolfx.com. Follow @CollegeGolfX on Twitter and Instagram.
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