Congratulations to Pacific Golf Academy student Vanessa Zhang for finishing 3rd last week in the 10th annual FCG National Championship located at Sycuan Resort in San Diego, California. Vanessa played some amazing golf and was tied of the lead with only 4 hole to play. While her playing competitors caught her in the end she still played some stellar golf all week. Well done Vanessa, we strongly feel there will be many many championships in the near future.
The FCG provides an excellent platform for junior golf development. We have students as young as 6 years old, all the way up to 18 and have been attending FCG events for many years now, we have seen first hand the positive effects on the students of Pacific Golf Academy. The FCG allows our students to compete in major international events that are hosted at world class venues such as the Westin Mission Hills, La Costa, Primm Valley and Sycuan which usually are played under perfect weather conditions and being from Vancouver, Canada this is a major bonus. We focus our students mainly on the World Series events offered by the FCG such as the SoCal Championship, National Championship, Las Vegas Championship, International and the World Championship.
The FCG not only allows our students a highly competitive and international field, it also offers many exemptions into major events such as the Callaway Junior World Championships held annually in San Diego in July. These exemptions are crucial for our student’s resumes and we focus diligently on training our students to gain these valuable spots. We want all of our students to become champions in both golf and life and this tour is perfect to watch our young stars grow and compete. We love travelling to the US for the best competition available and being only a short 2.5 hour direct flight to Southern California, it allows us to easily get to the hot spot of Junior Golf in America. We love the FCG and all of their staff, Chris and Antrone have always been so easy to contact and engage with and the tournaments are exceptionally well run by an incredible team of staff and volunteers. The FCG has been integral in the growth of Pacific Golf Academy and we are grateful for the opportunities they are providing junior golfers. Together, we are able to continue growing the game of Golf.
The Pacific Golf Academy students were in Las Vegas last for the Future Champions Golf Las Vegas Invitational. This was also a World Series event and direct qualifier for the IMG Junior Worlds.
Freddy finishd 2nd in the Boys 11-12, Elise 3rd in the Girls 9-10 and Aaron 4th in the Boys 9-10. Also having a solid but poor putting round was Steven Wang as he had 38 putts for a round of 83. Way to go team!!
Three Pacific Golf Academy students headed down to Dallas,Texas last week for the FCG Texas Championship.
Elsie Liu 2nd Place
Aaron Huang T2nd Place
Freddy Sun 4th Place
Congrats to Freddy Sun who along side Coach Daryl Stubbs recently won the US Kids Regional- 2016 Desert Shootout in Phoenix, Arizona. Freddy fired rounds of 75-75 on an extremely difficult layout for a two shot victory in the Boys 11 division, great playing Freddy.
Please join us Sunday January 17th for our Grand Re-Opening!
We are currently under construction! The Pacific Golf Academy is currently under going renovations and doubling in size. Classes are running as normal however we are very excited about our expansion. We are building a massive indoor short game area, expanding our hitting bays and building a gym. Stay tuned for our Grand Re-Opening!
We are very excited to announce that Richard Choi is joining the Pacific Golf Academy team. Richard will be a vital part in developing our fitness programs for our students as well as instructing at the highest level.
The start of Richard's golf career began at the age of 11 when he lowered his index from 20 to a 6 within two months. His love for the game flourished when he joined the local junior golf tours, eventually advancing to the national and international stage. After a successful junior golf career, Richard went on to compete at the NCAA level at Western Washington University, where he studied business and recreation.
In 2012, Richard turned professional and joined the PGA of Canada. He is now a certified TPI instructor and is eager to share his knowledge and experiences with those that wish to elevate their golf game.
Richard is dedicated to exploring and analyzing the modern advancements of the game of golf. Whether it is through innovative swing mechanics, leading-edge gear and club fitting, or physical and mental preparation, he believes there is always a way to achieve a higher level of golf.
PGA of BC Member
TPI Certified Level I Instructor
Welcome to the team Coach Richard!!!
All four Pacific Golf Academy players were simply amazing down at the US Kids World Championships at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina!
Anna Huang 4th (Girls 7 and Under)
Freddy Sun 5th (Boys 11)
Elise Liu 8th (Girls 8)
Aaron Huang 13th (Boys 9)
How good is that ?!?!?!?
Great coaching and caddying Sergej Dronov, Dave Bolton and Daryl Stubbs.
Breaking news! Yesterday Pacific Golf Academy student Anna Huang won the 2015 FCG International JR Golf Championship 6 and under division. This is a major international event that has more than 600 players from more than 30 countries worldwide. Congrats Anna!
Great day out at The CJGA Junior Linkster and US Kids West Qualifier on Saturday June 13th. Our amazing 6 year old Anna shoots -3 under par for nine holes and finishes 2nd and Elise comes in 3rd! In the 9-10 Aaron finishes t3rd. In the 11-13 Freddy finishes with a solid 2nd place and newcomer Steven plays awesome and comes T3rd. Very solid playing heading into the summer season!
On Sunday it was another amazing day for our students. The team was out at Sunshine Woods for the Junior Linkster Event. The Brother/Sister duo of Anna and Aaron both won their divisions while our hottest rookie Olivia placed 2nd. Well done everybody!!!
Dynamic brother and sister duo Aaron & Anna both win their age groups at the Jrlinkster tournament at Musqueam yesterday, well done!! Another solid showing by Elise finishing 2nd and 8 year old Chris finished 4th. Another great weekend for the Pacific Golf Academy students.
On Saturday 8yr old Olivia playing only her second tournament loses in a playoff. Great showing she's a veteran now. 9 yr old Aaron also finishes second losing in a playoff as well. Nice playing team!
This past weekend the Pacific Golf Academy girls dominated the local golf scene. Two of our 8 year olds, Elise and Melinda finished 1st and 2nd on The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour shooting solid scores of 76 & 77 on the Par 70 Tsawwassen Springs. On the Junior Linkster Tour 8 year old Olivia made her tournament debut and finishes 2nd place in her division, 10 Year old Sierra wins the 9/10. At the Optimist Junior World Qualifier 6 year old Anna wins the 9/10 division shooting 84 on the Par 71 Langara Golf Course. Great playing girls!!!!!
Aaron - 9 Years Old
Qualifies for the US Kids World Juniors at Pinehurst. Next event IMG Junior Worlds qualifying in Calgary next week.
Elise - 8 Years Old
Qualifies for the US Kids World Juniors at Pinehurst, IMG Junior Worlds and will play in the San Diego International this summer. Way to go Elise!
Anna - 6 Years Old
Has qualified for both the US Kids World Juniors at Pinehurst and IMG Junior Worlds in San Diego.
Freddy - 10 Years Old
Has qualified for both the US Kids World Juniors at Pinehurst and IMG Junior Worlds in San Diego. He will also play the San Diego International and Worldstars of Junior Golf in Las Vegas.
Big weekend ahead for Pacific Golf Academy students Aaron, Chris, Melinda and Sierra are playing in the IMG Junior Worlds qualifier at Kennsington. Good luck team!!