For a second year, LPGA player Pat Hurst teamed up with the AJGA to support the Trader Joe’s Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst, played at Castlewood Country Club. Hurst is a Northern California native and played in many Northern California events as a junior golfer. She was on site Saturday to support the AJGA juniors as they prepare for the first round of the tournament on Tuesday.
The day began with a luncheon where Hurst spoke about her experiences in golf and gave advice to the junior players as they embark upon the beginning of their competitive golf careers. After lunch, players followed the former AJGA player to the driving range for the Pat Hurst Golf Clinic. Hurst walked the participants through how she prepares for competition mentally and physically. Several local junior golfers and tournament players came out to get tips on their swing, pre-shot routine and how to stay focused during a tournament.
Hurst is excited to be working with the AJGA, as she was a former player and a 1986 AJGA Junior All-American.
“It’s great to be coming back and working with the AJGA after all this time,” Hurst said. “Golf has given me so much, and I feel like it’s time for me to give something back. In the last year I have learned many lifelong lessons. You can always learn from every experience and golf has given me many great experiences.”
Blog submitted by Whitney Dodson, AJGA Staff Member