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NCAA Division 1 golf coaches in Manila to scout junior golfing talent for the first time

The Road To U.S. College Golf

Junior golfers in the Philippines will get a chance before 2019 ends to showcase their game and talent and possibly get recruited to some of the best universities in the world. Dedicated to providing a positive, motivating and challenging platform for young athletes living in Asia to improve their sporting skills, sports events company DreamBig Events is bringing world-class golf coaches for the first time in Asia.

Headlined as “The Road To U.S. College Golf,” DreamBig Events’ Gold Series Golf Camp is open to junior golfers aged 12 to 18. It will be held at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines from December 17-18, 2019.

Golf Coaches from topmost schools in the U.S. NCAA Division 1-University of California- Los Angeles, Columbia University and UC Berkeley will run the two-day golf clinic while actively watching the young golfers participate in the two-day FCG Golf Tournament. At the camp, campers will experience guided range and short game sessions that will allow them to sharpen their practice and pre-tournament routines.

They will be given instruction that will help them expand their course management skills and prepare them for competition, as well as expose them to U.S. coaching styles and competition at a higher level. The camp is limited to 30 participants only to enable personalized and customized instruction for each athlete.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for young golfers to interact with world-class coaches and glimpse the future of how their game can evolve and take them to places they’ve never been before,” DreamBig Events founder and CEO Akshay Maliwal stated. “Learning under these top-caliber coaches is a privilege that only a few can experience and to have them right here in Manila to train and teach them is a big advantage in terms of savings on time and travel expenses.”

Maliwal explained that the camp opens up the pathway to college golf in the U.S., which in turn will help athletes develop their athleticism and prepare them to compete on the world stage while they become a legitimate part of the US College athletics ecosystem. He said, “These camps do not just hone young athletes’ skills, they introduce and familiarize athletes with the college recruiting process and lets them experience, even for two days, a day in the life of a college athlete at a top academic and athletic university.”

For the last three years, DreamBig Events has been working with coaches from top NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 universities. These include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, New York University, Tufts and Carnegie Mellon University, Claremont-Mckenna and Johns Hopkins University.

“Asia, the Philippines in particular, is rich in golfing talent that only needs to be discovered and honed,” Maliwal said. “All young talents need is one big break to change their lives and put this region on the world map of golf. It all begins in camps like these and because our camps offer a wide array of activities, campers have fun as they learn all the good stuff.”

Interested participants may register now at https://dreambig.events/gold-series-golf-camp/. Here is a clip from DreamBig:

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