Western Pennsylvania Junior Golf Night
Presented by the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Oakmont Country Club
Rachel Rohanna, LPGA Tour member
Now sold out. New registrants will be placed on a wait list in the event space becomes available.
All Western Pennsylvania junior golfers (ages 11-18), parents and high school golf coaches are invited to attend WPGA Junior Golf Night at the Oakmont Country Club, host of the 2016 U.S. Open Championship. The evening is complimentary, space is limited and registration must be done online. In order to accommodate the most number of junior golfers, we ask that no more than one adult accompany any registrant or group of registrants.
The program will be focused on providing attendees information on how to best prepare themselves to be a better player and what opportunities may be ahead of them in the game of golf. The evening will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance via email. The panel will share their experiences and knowledge of golf. The panel will focus on answering questions about championship preparations, scheduling, routines, opportunities in the game golf, and balancing the game with life.
Nathan Smith, six-time USGA champion
The evening will be moderated by Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Famer, Sean Knapp and WPGA Director of Competitions, Matt Rusinko.
The evening’s panel will consist of:
Jeff Groff • Allegheny College Men & Women's Head Golf Coach, 2004 Golf Pride Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year, Two time NGCA Coach of the year (2008 - Women) (2009 - Men), Three time NCAC Coach of the Year, Became the 5th coach in NCAA history to lead both Men's & Women's teams to the NCAA Championships in the same year.
Rachel Rohanna • Current LPGA Tour Member, Winner of Symetra Tour 2015 Guardian Retirement Championship, Ohio State University Golf Team 2009-13, All Big 10 2010 & 2012, Academic All-Big 10 2011 & 2012, All NCAA Central Region 2011 & 2012. WPGA Frank Fuhrer III College Player of the Year 2009-10 & 2011-12.
Nathan Smith • Four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, 2015 U.S. Four-Ball Champion, Member of three U.S. Walker Cup Teams, 2009 USGA State Team Champion - Pennsylvania Team, Winner of four West Penn Amateurs, One West Penn Open, Winner of 23 WPGA Titles, Winner of two PA Amateurs. Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee.
5:30 – Reception with Pizza and Soft Drinks
6:10 – Welcome from WPGA Director of Competitions, Matt Rusinko
6:15 – Introduction of the Panel
7:00 – Interactive Discussion between Panel & Audience
7:30 – Closing Comments
Dress for the evening will be golf casual. Blue jeans are not permitted.
We look forward to seeing all the young golfers come out for this special evening.