United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (US NCAA) Division 1 coaches Andrew Larkin, Richard Mueller and Christopher Massoletti expressed admiration for 35 young Filipino golfers. The junior golfers joined the DreamBig Gold Series Golf Camp at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines on December 16-17, 2019.
Larkin is from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California, United States while Mueller is from Columbia University in New York, New York, USA. Massoletti is from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in Berkeley, California. Besides the skills that the Filipino junior golfers showed, the three coaches said it was their attitude towards the game that impressed them the most.
“Filipino players, compared to other players we’ve conducted the camp with are more eager and willing to learn,” Massoletti said. “They’re more open to instruction and also to criticism. I never had to repeat myself because no one was interrupting. Everybody was eyes on when I was giving a demonstration.”
“There was instantaneous attention to detail and they also asked very intelligent questions,” the UC Berkeley coach continued. “To me, that was very impressive. There’s a lot of talented players that will definitely play high level golf in the U.S.”
DreamBig continues its premier camps with the Gold Series Tennis Camp set to open in January 2020 at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. According to the sports events company’s founder and CEO Akshay Maliwal, the DreamBig Gold Series Golf Camp in Dasmariñas City was a “brilliant opportunity for golfers in the Philippines to get an evaluation about their golfing ability and whether they would have a chance to get recruited to one of these colleges in the future.”
“We have many more events coming to Philippines annually,” Maliwal continued. “Stay tuned!”
Meanwhile, here is a message from Massoletti: