April 8, 2021

Episode 55

On this episode, Gianna Augustine. In High School, at St. Thomas Aquinas, Gianna won three individual Kansas State High School Championships. Gianna went on to play collegiate golf at Kansas State University from 2010-2014. While at Kansas State, she competed all four years as the top performer, with the lowest scoring average, and was a member of the traveling team. ​Please welcome to the show Gianna Augustine.

Gianna Augustine

In High School, at St. Thomas Aquinas, she won three individual Kansas State High School Championships. Going undefeated in her sophomore year led her to winning 29 or 35 high school tournaments over the course of her 4 years. She was selected as a National High School Golf Coaches Association All-American in 2009. Other junior golf highlights including winning two Kansas Amateur Championships, qualifying for eight USGA Championships (2 US Girls Juniors, 2 US Women’s Amateurs, and 4 US Women’s Amateur Public Links), and making it to matchplay at the 2011 US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at Bandon Dunes. One of Gianna’s favorite junior golf memories was competing with hometown hero, Tom Watson, in the 2009 Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The duo finished 11th in an impressive field of Champions Tour players and juniors alike. Gianna went on to play collegiate golf at Kansas State University from 2010-2014. While at Kansas State, she competed all four years as the top performer, with the lowest scoring average, and was a member of the traveling team for all 44 events played. After graduation she worked her way through LPGA Qualifying school, obtaining status on the LPGA Symetra Tour.

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PGA Jr. League

PGA Jr. League exists to bring communities together through fun, team golf experiences… plus those experiences that transcend golf itself, like friendships that last for years to come or a newfound sense of confidence.

In 2020, nearly 1,700 PGA Professional Captains rose to the challenges of the pandemic by creating responsible team golf experiences for nearly 37,000 kids. PGA Jr. League developed program-specific guidelines within the framework of the industry-wide Back2Golf Guidelines that were approved by medical advisors in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), with the intent of resuming PGA Jr. League in the most responsible way.

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Drive, Chip and Putt

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.

By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel.

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Kansas City Junior Tour

The KC Junior Tour is comprised of 10 events throughout the Kansas City metro area in June and July with the Tour Championship taking place on July 29th. To play in KC Junior Events, players must register for the KC Junior Tour membership program for $45 or the All-Inclusive Junior Tour membership program for $65.

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