By NEMS Daily Journal
Ingomar High School golfer Molly Hale represented the Gulf States PGA Section at the inaugural Ryder Cup Junior Academy hosted by the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance in Port St. Lucie, Fla. last week.
Hale, along with junior golfers from other PGA Sections, spent seven days learning about the physical and mental aspects of the game from former Ryder Cup captain Lanny Wadkins, 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team member Dustin Johnson, PGA of America president Allen Wronowski and several award-winning PGA professionals from across the country.
Hale was recommended for the program by Gulf States Section President and PGA Head Professional Jim Dorman of Laurel Country Club.
“I knew it was going to be the opportunity of a lifetime, and it was,” she said.
“The coaching staff helped me so much with my game,” she added. “One of my favorite teachers of the week, Charlie Lanzetta, taught us not to play everybody else; just play yourself. It’s important to remain focused and play your best no matter what happens on each hole.”