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Volume 2 Issue 5

JUNE 2012 Dear Juniors and Parents,

Gateway PGA 17269 Wild Horse Creek Rd. Suite 110 Chesterfield, MO 63005 Phone: 636-532-3355 Alex Anderson Junior Golf Director Ali Wells, PGA Director of Foundation Programs & Player Development

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Growing The Game— Junior Style!


Fitness Tip by Barb Michaels


Tournament Schedule


College Combine

10-16 Results

The summer is off to an exciting start! We opened up our season at Riverside Golf Course in Fenton, MO and had over 120 juniors in all of our age divisions. It was a beautiful and eventful day. We have had several events since then and have witnessed some great rounds. During our first two weeks of the season, we had two very big qualifiers. The Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Innsbrook Golf Course provided a great challenge for our juniors. Two juniors will advance to the Callaway Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Representing the boys will be Ryan Pilcher, who shot a 76, and representing the girls, after winning a sudden death playoff, will be Payton Minear who ended the day with an 88. The two day Junior PGA Championship Qualifier at Sunset Hills Country Club provided some different challenges than the Innsbrook qualifier. The first day, juniors patiently waited to resume play while storms blew in. After a long rain delay, they headed back out and battled through soggy conditions. The finishing day was a perfect day for golf. We had a lot of great scores but two juniors surpassed the field. Representing the girls will be Amanda Kim who shot 77 – 80= 157 and representing the boys will be Brad Carpenter who shot one under the final day, 81-71=152 . I know these individuals will represent the Gateway Junior PGA with the upmost respect and sportsmanship. It has been great meeting all of the golfers in our program! Please be sure to check out the upcoming events in case you have not registered yet. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I look forward to seeing you at your next event! Sincerely, Alex Anderson Director of Junior Golf


First Thing’s First: I would like thank every junior who participated in the Gateway PGA’s First Ever College Golf Combine! The Combine was great success. Forty juniors showed up at WingHaven Country Club at the crack of dawn… or a little bit after… to be tested in many areas of their golf game and physical fitness. Despite a couple bottleneck areas that were quickly remedied, all juniors were finished within 2 ½ hours – faster than the allotted time! Results Books are currently being created and expected to be in the mail by Friday, June 29th. Please join me in thanking WingHaven Country Club for hosting us, all of the PGA Professionals and Helpers, and your parents for making the first College Golf Combine a great one. The Gateway PGA Staff is currently finalizing details on an upcoming Family Golf Night. Date and time are to be announced soon. The event will consist of family-style golf (scramble format), food and beverages, and fun activities for all! PLEASE keep an eye out for more details coming through your inbox very soon! Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, enjoy the hot weather, and HAPPY GOLFING! Ali Wells, PGA Director of Foundation Programs and Player Development


Barb Michaels Optimal Lifestyles, Inc.

With summer upon us, no doubt you’ve got a thirst for golf – but as you play, don’t forget to drink in the goodness of water or other hydrating fluids. They help to keep your body cool, which prevents dizziness, fatigue, nausea and headaches and muscle cramps – all signs of possible heat exhaustion. Water isn’t the only thing your body loses in the heat. Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and chloride – which work to optimize your nerves and muscles – are also lost when you sweat. It’s important to replace these during continuous exercise lasting longer than 60 minutes. While sports drinks may be necessary for certain athletes performing high-intensity and prolonged exercise, plain water remains the ideal beverage for optimizing hydration. Fluid Fact Although it may vary for different body weights and types, one measure to use is to drink half our body weight in ounces of water (for example, if you weigh 100 pounds, then you should drink at least 50 ounces of water per day). Active youth need even more, particularly if they’re exercising in hot weather. A body’s water needs can be met over the course of a day through a variety of fluids and foods, including vegetables, fruits, juices and milk. While water alone will quench thirst, children and adolescents may not drink as much as when they are drinking flavored water or beverages, such as low sugar sports drinks. Hydration Hints – Drink on a Schedule: Pre-hydrate - Drink 16 ounces of water two hours before the start of physical activity. Hydrate - Drink 8 ounces of fluid every 20 minutes during physical activity. Rehydrate - Drink 16 to 24 ounces of fluid for every pound of body weight lost after exercise. Prevent Dehydration Thirst is generally a good guide in determining fluid intake, but don’t wait until you’re thirsty to start replenishing those fluids. Chances are, by the time you actually feel thirsty, your body is well on its way to becoming dehydrated. In a dehydrated state the body is unable to cool itself efficiently, leading to heat exhaustion and possibly heat stroke. Am I Dehydrated? It’s important to drink even before signs of thirst appear. One way to check your hydration level is to monitor your urine. It should be plentiful and pale yellow (like lemonade). If the urine is clear, then you’re over-hydrated. If the urine looks like apple juice or tea, then you’re dehydrated. For personal training assistance with golf fitness, help getting started on a fitness plan, or revamping your existing plan, contact Barb at Optimal Lifestyles at 314-984-0592. Brought to You By Optimal Lifestyles, Inc.

(314) 494-9533

Optimal Lifestyles, Inc. provides personal training, golf fitness and yoga for golfers. The owner, Barb Michael is the fitness education sponsor for the Gateway PGA. The information provided by Optimal Lifestyles is for education purposes and should not replace care or advice from your physician. Please consult with your physician before beginning an exercise program or suspect you are ill.




Golf courses across the country are offering discounted green fees to qualified juniors. To qualify, simply complete this Course Access Pass tutorial on safety, golf terminology, etiquette and the USGA Rules of Golf. There is also an online golf skills self-assessment to help verify your ability to play nine holes, plus recommend distances to tee off from. (This should take about 60 minutes.) Upon successful completion, you can print your personalized Course Access Pass and contact any of the participating courses to play! 6





Junior PGA Championship Qualifier June 11 & 12


Junior PGA Championship Qualifier Individual Qualifiers

A special thanks to Sunset Hills Country Club for hosting the Qualifier this year!


St. Peters, Missouri

Mid Rivers Golf Links June 15, 2012

Tour Results Boys 16-19

1st Place: Trevor Cronin (73) 2nd Place: Dillion Eaton (76) 3rd Place: Matt Niewald (76)

Boys 14-15 1st Place: Tommy Rudawsky (80) 2nd Place: Matthew Shelby (89) 3rd Place: Michael Silberberg (96)

18 Holes Results Boys 16-19

1st Place: Michael Kanan (69) 2nd Place: Chris Percy (73) 3rd Place: Nicholas Mayer (76)

Boys 14-15 1st Place: Davis Soderberg (74) 2nd Place: Christian Terrill (74) 3rd Place: Daniel Trost (75)

Boys 12-13 1st Place: Elliot Ambort (69) 2nd Place: Connor Bogue (78) 3rd Place: Zachary Hanusek (81)


St. Peters, Missouri

Mid Rivers Golf Links June 15, 2012

Tour Results Girls 16-19

1st Place: Maggie VanCleave (85) 2nd Place: Emily Goldenstein (86) 3rd Place: Nikka Bazzetta (88)

Girls 14-15 1st Place: Abby Schroeder (92) 2nd Place: Katie Scheffer (97)

18 Holes Results Girls 16-19

1st Place: Jenna Boessen 2nd Place: Sarah Creeley 3rd Place: MIchelle Stading

Girls 14-15 1st Place: Reagan Snavely (80) 2nd Place: Lauren Frank (90) 3rd Place: Mindy Hennrich (97)

Girls 12-13 1st Place: Grace Aromando (89) 2nd Place: Isabel Marten (99) 3rd Place: Elizabeth Hawkins (99)


St. Peters, Missouri

June 15, 2012

9 Holes Results

Boys 14-19 1st: Marc Scheipeter (39) 2nd: Jake Buss (40) 3rd: Collin Basler (53)

Mid Rivers Golf Links

Boys 12-13

Boys 10-11

1st: Cole O'Laughlin (42) 2nd: Fletcher Dietrich (43) 3rd: Nick Messinger (45)

1st: Jonathan Turner (42) 2nd: Brennan Dolnick (44) 3rd: Jack Cronin (45)

Girls 14-19

Girls 12-13

Girls 10-11

1st: Rachel Kelly (46) 2nd: Liz Francis (48) 3rd: Stephanie Johnson (49)

1st: Abbey Burns (54) 2nd: Grace Goga (58) 3rd: McKenna O'Hearne (69)

1st Place: Sofia Gamayo (51) 2nd Place: Ashton Sinak (66) 3rd Place: London Picker (68)


June 15, 2012

Boys 11-12 1st Place: Matthew Solovic (40) 2nd Place: Ryan Cavanaugh (50) 3rd Place: Zach Bohmer (51)

Boys 9-10 1st Place: Daniel Hunt (45) 2nd Place: Chase Callahan (49) 3rd Place: Trey Gruber (56)


Girls 11-12 1st Place: Claire Thomas (49) 2nd Place: Alyssa Serafin (68)

Girls 9-10 1st Place: Brooke Biermann (44) 2nd Place: Hannah Wahle (66)

June 15, 2012

Great Job!

Boys 7-8 1st Place: Joshua Hunt (43) 2nd Place: Quin Hoenig (58) 3rd Place: Christopher Johnson (63)

Girls 7-8 & Girls 5-6 Girls 7-8: 1st: Emma Voelker (84) Girls 5-6: 1st: Catherine Cronin (66)


Boys 5-6 1st Place: Quinn Thomas (47) 2nd Place: Brian Gould (73)

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