Eastern Florida Hosts High School National Golf Day
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida Athletic Communications // November 3, 2014
EFSC golf team served as instructors
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – High school golfers from around the county participated in the first NJCAA National Golf Day on Friday hosted by Eastern Florida State College at the Fred Gay Golf Academy in Cocoa.
Across the country a number of junior and community college programs have participated in similar events.
Members of the EFSC golf team served as instructors at five stations: putting, short game, green side bunkers, iron and fairway shots, and tee shots.
The high school students were offered insight on how they might approach and execute the shots as well as different training techniques to improve their skills.
Eastern Florida head coach Jamie Howell hosted a discussion with the high school coaches on recruiting and what college coaches are looking for in potential recruits.
Training techniques, statistical records and tournament preparation were discussed in an effort to better develop the next crop of student-athlete golfers coming from Brevard County high schools.
The premise for this event was to give back to the community by offering a high quality learning opportunity and having the high school golf team members and coaches interact with collegiate student-athletes and hear first-hand what their experience is like in college.
For EFSC golf team members it was an opportunity to be a coach and attempt to communicate ways to improve.