Golf: Division 1 coaches head to Manila to scout talent

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Posted at Oct 15 2019 08:09 PM

Young Filipino golfers will get a chance to learn from Division 1 coaches through a two-day clinic in December. Handout

MANILA, Philippines -- Junior golfers in the Philippines will get a chance to showcase their talent, and possibly get recruited to some of the best universities in the world this December.

This, as golf coaches from top-ranked Division 1 schools are heading to Manila to do some scouting.

DreamBig Events is bringing world-class golf coaches for the first time in Asia for the Gold Series Golf Camp, billed as "The Road to U.S. College Golf." The event is open to junior golfers aged 12 to 18 years old and will be held at the Orchard Golf & Country Club on December 17 and 18.

Coaches from University of California-Los Angeles, Columbia University, and University of California Berkeley will run the two-day golf clinic, while actively watching the young golfers participate in the 2-day FCG Golf Tournament.

At the camp, campers will experience guided range and short game sessions that will allow them to sharpen their practice and pre-tournament routines. They will be given instructions that will help them expand their course management skills and prepare them for competition, as well as expose them to US coaching styles and competition at a higher level. 

The camp is limited to 30 participants only to enable personalized and customized instruction for each athlete.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for young golfers to interact with world-class coaches and glimpse the future of how their game can evolve and take them to places they’ve never been before," said Akshay Maliwal, founder and CEO of DreamBig Events.

"Learning under these top-caliber coaches is a privilege that only a few can experience, and to have them right here in Manila to train and teach them is a big advantage in terms of savings on time and travel expenses."

Maliwal explained that the camp opens up the pathway to college golf in the U.S., which in turn will help athletes develop their athleticism and prepare them to compete on the world stage while they become a legitimate part of the US College athletics ecosystem.

"These camps do not just hone young athletes’ skills, they introduce and familiarize athletes with the college recruiting process and lets them experience, even for two days, a day in the life of a college athlete at a top academic and athletic university," Maliwal added.

Interested participants may register here.

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