Paul Weyland Golf Strive For Excellence Students shine at Idaho State High School Golf Championship

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Carly Carter

In the 1A/2A Ambrose High School Freshman Carly Carter posted rounds of 73 and 77 for 2nd place finish, 3 shots behind the winner senior Tyler Erickson.

Carly struck the ball great on day one but putting kept her from a round in the 60’s. On day two, she had some distance control issues on approach shots, but she putted better and finished out a good round.

I am very proud of Carly for the hard work she has done on her game in recent months. Congratulations Carly!!

Christine Cho

In the girls 5A tournament Christine Cho a freshman at Eagle High School led her team to the 5A State High School Golf Championship title. Christine had her struggles off the tee on day one and some putting issues the second day. However, she never gave up and managed to post rounds of 81, 77. She was medalist for her team and finished 3rd overall.

Christine was also named the Eagle High Athlete of the Year for Golf.   Congratulations Christine!!

Jake Slocum

In the boys 5A State Golf Championship sophomore Jake Slocum of Rocky Mountain High finished T4 overall and contributed to his team’s third state championship in a row.

The first day Jake faced a great deal of adversity posting an 80, one of his highest scores in the past couple years.  The second day Jake came back with a great 5 under par 67.

I am so proud of Jake for not getting discouraged and giving up. He went out the second day to post the best score he could. Jake showed me yet again his great character, tenacity and grit, things essential to play championship golf.  Congratulations Jake!

Hard Work Paying Off For Paul Weyland Golf Strive for Excellence Students

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Christine Cho

Carly Carter

It’s been a great Spring of golf for Paul Weyland Golf Strive For Excellence Junior Golf Academy student’s Carly Carter and Christine Cho.

Christine Cho, a freshman at 5A Eagle High School, has had two first place finishes and a second, posting rounds of 74, 76, and 75 in three separate tournaments with large fields of twelve different high schools.

Christine led Eagle High School to victory in Districts posting a 77. Although struggling with her game that day, she still finished T2 overall.

Christine also played in her first AJGA Preview in California and finished 5th place with rounds of 76,74. It was a tight leaderboard, and Christine came to her final hole needing par for second place on her own. She faltered on that hole making a double bogey. Christine learned a valuable lesson as she got to thinking about results instead of the shot at hand and what her target was. A mistake she said she won’t make again. We will see😊

Carly Carter, a freshman at 1A/2A Ambrose High School, posted a 76 and won the girls Idaho State 1A and 2A Districts Golf Championship by several shots. Carly has won every high school 2A tournament posting rounds in the 70’s. Carly has been working hard on all aspects of her game and is improving all the time. She will be playing as an individual in the 1A/2A State Championship!!

Congratulations to Carly and Christine!  Off to State Championships – – Play well and have fun!

Paul Weyland Golf Strive For Excellence Students Selected For Idaho Junior Tour Travel Team

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Congratulations to Carly Carter and Christine Cho who were selected for the Idaho Junior Tour Travel Team to play in the North Pacific Junior Ladies golf tournament.  This event, administered by the Oregon Golf Association, is like the Curtis Cup Matches for Amateur women which is known for friendly competition between the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland.  This year the event will be held on May 25th-27th at Rock Creek Country Club in Portland, Oregon.

Carly and Christine have participated in my elite junior golf academy, since they were 12 years old.  Both are now freshmen in high school and have progressed into my Strive for Excellence program.  This program is designed to prepare them for the demands of college golf.  Juniors aren’t just coached on swing mechanics in this program.  They are required to participate in a golf specific fitness program which is managed by fitness professional, Casey Crowell.  They are taught about accountability and taking ownership of their game through various assignments such as goal keeping, journaling their practice, and recording their tournament stats.

I am very proud of Carly and Christine.  They are not just incredible players who have no limits to what they could accomplish in golf.  They are, more importantly, fine young women who will be outstanding representatives on Team Idaho in the Idaho Junior Tour Travel Team (as freshmen)!

Paul Weyland Golf Student Natalie Mullins Named Golfer of the Week for Sixth Time

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Congratulations to Paul Weyland Golf student Natalie Mullins for medalist honors at the Northwest Christian Invitational. With rounds of 77 and 74, Natalie won by seven strokes.  This is Natalie’s third win as a student at the College of Idaho and her sixth time being named conference Golfer of the Week.

Natalie is a junior in college and has aspirations to pursue a medical degree.  She somehow manages her studies while continuing to perform at a high level in women’s collegiate golf.  I’ve been working with Natalie for over three years.  She is an incredible young woman who continues to impresses me both on and off the course.

Congratulations Natalie!  Well done!

Exciting Summer for Paul Weyland Junior Golf Students

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It’s been a great start to the summer for Paul Weyland Golf Junior Academy students.


Strive for Excellence students –

Starting back in June at The Dropping tournament at Banbury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, this competitive, regional junior golf tournament played at 6,700 yards.  Jake Slocum, Strive for Excellence student and incoming sophomore at Rocky Mountain High School, posted 73-74-74 total 221 finishing in 4th Place.  Jake O’Neil, Strive for Excellence student and incoming junior at Fruitland High School, finished T18.  Both of these boys have stepped up their games this year resulting in better scores at more challenging tournaments.  Their hard work is paying off.

On July 8th, Jake O’Neil played in the qualifier for the ACDS Championship at Lake Merced AJGA. The qualifier was held at Coyote Creek Golf Club – Valley Course, Par: 37-35–72, Yardage: 6967, Rating: 73.9, Slope: 134.  O’Neil placed T1 posting 35-37–72 and qualified for the event.  He placed T34.  Jake was disappointed in his performance, but I had to remind him that he also enjoys playing basketball on his high school team and has not competed in many tournaments since last fall.

Rising Stars students –

Some outstanding playing by Carly Carter and Christine Cho at an Idaho Junior Golf event in the Girls 14-15 division at Falcon Crest Golf Club.   Both Carly and Christine are going to be freshmen this year and are moving into my new Strive for Excellence group.  These girls are just starting to learn their potential, and I’m expecting many more good scores like these!

Zach Carter and Dallas Jackson, have also been playing some great golf this summer.  Zach won the IGA Boys age 13 division at Falcon Crest Golf Club which was played on the Championship course from 6,100 yards.  Dallas placed T2 with a 9-hole score of 36 in the IGA Boys 11-12 division at Redhawk Golf Club.

Great playing and keep having fun!


Congratulations Sophomore Jake O’Neil – 3rd place at 3A State Tournament

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Congratulations to Fruitland High School Sophomore Jake O’Neil for placing 3rd at the 2017 3A State High School Tournament. After posting 75-78-153, Jake tied for second and lost in a playoff. Jake’s team did not qualify for State, but Jake won the District championship and qualified for State as an individual.

Jake has been posting some impressive scores at challenging tournaments. The day before playing at State he played in the US Open local qualifier and placed 13th posting a 74. Not bad for coming off a long winter and playing HS basketball.

Jake has endless potential and a true passion for golf. He has a loving and supportive family and is a great kid.  Congratulations Jake!

Congratulations to Freshman Jake Slocum – 4th at 5A State Tournament

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Congratulations to Jake Slocum, a freshman at Rocky Mountain High School, for his 4th place finish at the 5A State High School Tournament. He finished 73-76-149, tied for 3rd and placed 4th in a scorecard playoff. Jake’s team won the 5A HS State Championships for the second year in a row winning by 48 strokes.  It’s a strong team lead by two juniors in the top 300 in Junior Golf Scoreboard ratings.

I’m so proud of Jake.  Jake had to learn how to handle the pressure of being a freshman on a very competitive team, but he continued to believe in himself.  He struggled to make varsity at the beginning, but by the end of the season placed 4th at State.  Wow!

Jake works very hard on his game and fitness.  I am seeing a lot of growth in his game and his maturity on the course. He’s learning and getting better everyday. Best of all he’s a great kid and has a great family!

Congratulations to Paul Weyland Golf students at the RMJGT Tournament of Champions

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Congratulations to Paul Weyland Golf Junior Academy students for their fine play at the Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour year end 2016 Tournament of Champions 54 hole event in Scottsdale, Arizona. Three juniors from the PWG Strive For Excellence program participated in the Boys 13-14 age division. All three made the cut, and Jake Slocum, a freshman at Rocky Mountain High in Meridian, Idaho, placed 3rd overall. Congratulations Jake!

In the Girls U-14 age division, Carly Carter placed T6. After a rough start she finished her final two rounds strong with a 76-79. Congratulations Carly!

Congratulations to Carson Barry for his 3rd Place Finish at the AJGA Sunriver Junior Open

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Carson Barry 3rd at AJGA 2016Another congratulations to Paul Weyland Junior Golf student Carson Barry for his outstanding finish at the 2016 AJGA Sunriver Junior Open.  Carson posted scores of 72, 71, and 69 to finish in 3rd place.  I am really proud of Carson.  He played in this tournament last year and finished T16.

Carson has had a great summer and is showing consistent improvement each year.  He is focusing on the process of improvement in all aspects of his game including nutrition, fitness, mental, and swing.  His commitment to this process is showing in his scores and his Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking which is now 193!

I am looking forward to my upcoming trip in October with Carson, his dad, and my wife to the Michael Jacobs and Max Prokopy Golf School.   They are continuing to help all of us reach our goals!



Carson Barry finishes T4 at the 48th Eddie Hogan Cup, helping Team Idaho get 4th place

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Paul Weyland Golf Elite Player Development student Carson Barry finished T4 at the 48th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches held on August 13th and 14th at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon.

This was Carson’s second year on Team Idaho. Last year he finished T29 with a two day score of +9. This year he shot 74, 69 for a -1 total, helping Team Idaho finished 4th overall out of 12 teams. Carson is showing tremendous improvement in is game over the past year as he has also shown in previous tournaments such as the Junior World and the Big I.

The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches pit the best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada against each other in a team format with the three lowest scores each day determining the team total. Being selected to compete in Hogan Cup matches is an honor that has been bestowed to few individuals, and the excellence of past participants is indicative of the quality of the small, select field. There are some notable names who have participated in this event including Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Jason Gore, Beau Hossler, Patrick Cantlay, Eddy Lee, Charlie Wi, Bobby Clampett, Joe Rassett, Ricky Barnes, Jack Renner, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Rick Fehr, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, and Casey Martin.

Wow! Great playing Carson, and great job Team Idaho!