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Exciting Summer for Paul Weyland Junior Golf Students

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

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

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

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



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!


Paul Weyland Golf Junior Academy Students Excel at 2016 Idaho Junior State Championships

Some impressive results by my junior students at the 2016 IGAJ State Championship!

Carson Barry - 2016 Idaho Boys Junior Champion Ages 16-18

2016 Idaho Boys Junior Champion (Ages 16-18) -1st Place Carson Barry (70,67) – Carson won by 11 strokes!!

Jake O'Neil - Idaho Boys Junior Golf Champion Ages 14-15

2016 Idaho Boys Junior Champion (Ages 14-15) – 1st Place Jake O’Neil (72,73) – Jake won by 9 strokes!! T4 Jake Slocum (78, 78) (not in picture)

2016 IGAJ State Championship Girls Ages 13 - Christine Cho and Carly Carter

2016 Idaho Girls State Championship (Age 13) – 2nd Place Christine Cho (85, 80) and 3rd Place Carly Carter (87, 79)

Grace Singpraseuth - 2016 IGAJ Girls State Champion Ages 11-12

2016 IGAJ Girls State Champion (Ages 11-12) – 1st Place Grace Singpraseuth

Zach Carter T2 - 2016 IGAJ State Championship - Boys Ages 11-12

2016 IGAJ Boys State Championship (Ages 11-12) – T2 Zach Carter. 27 boys played in this age division!

Chloe Singpraseuth 2nd place - 2016 Idaho State Championship Girls Ages 9-10

2016 Idaho Girls State Championship (Ages 9-10) – Chloe Singpraseuth

Congratulations to all who participated!


Great Success by Paul Weyland Golf Junior Academy Golfers in Recent Events

Carson Barry

Carson Barry

I’m very proud of all my students and some recent tournament results reflect their hard work and dedication.

Carson Barry has had fantastic finishes in two top national junior tournaments this summer.  He finished T42 in the 15-17 age division at the Junior World Championships in San Diego and recently in Sacramento Carson finished T19 in the Big “I” National Championship. Carson has made great improvements in his game compared to last year when he missed the cut at the Junior World and failed to qualify locally for the Big “I”.

Carson also played in the AJGA Ryan Moore Junior Championship in Lakewood, Washington where he struggled some with his game until posting a 70 on the final day to finish T29. Even when he struggles, like all champions do, he finds a way to have a good finish.

Congratulations Carson on a great summer so far!

15-year-old Jake O’Neil played outstanding in his first AJGA event in Medford, Oregon and finished T31 shooting rounds 75, 72, and 73 on a very demanding 7,300 yard long course.

Jake also won the 14-15 year old Idaho State Golf Association District Championship on the challenging Falcon Crest Golf Club Falcon course shooting rounds of 75 and 73. Jake is playing really well and is gaining confidence at every event.

Congratulations Jake!

Jake Slocum recently finished 3rd in the 13-14 year old division in a Rocky Mountain Junior Golf tour event in Utah. Jake posted an outstanding level par 71 on a demanding 6,600 yard long course in the second day to capture a 3rd place finish.

Congratulations Jake!

Golf is about slow, steady improvement and getting better at something every day. All my students work not only on their swing but also on proper nutrition, mental conditioning/ attitude and perspective, game management, and fitness with TPI Fitness Professional Casey Crowell.

Jake Slocum, PWG Strive for Excellence Student, wins 2016 Utah Junior Amateur event

Jake Slocum wins 2016 Utah Junior Amateur, Boys 13-14 division

Jake Slocum wins 2016 Utah Junior Amateur, Boys 13-14 division

Congratulations to Jake Slocum for winning the Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour event Utah Junior Amateur Boys 13-14 division at Mountain View Golf Course in S. Jordan, Utah. Jake posted a 76 and 77 to win by one stroke. Jake is having a great tournament season this year so far. I am excited to see him progressing towards his goals to play college golf. Jake started in the PWG Rising Stars program and has progressed into the Strive for Excellence program for more advanced, competitive junior golfers. He works hard on his game, and I will not be surprised to see his name at the top of a lot of leader boards as he enters high school this year.

Carson Barry, PWG Elite Player Development Student, qualifies for 2016 Big “I” National Championship

Carson Barry qualifies for 2016 Big "I" National Championship

Carson Barry qualifies for 2016 Big “I” National Championship

Congratulations to Carson Barry for qualifying for the 2016 Big “I” National Championship with two day scores of 68 and 67. The Big “I” is the 3rd oldest junior golf event in the United States and many of today’s best professionals have make their way through the Big “I”. This year the boy’s field consists of 99 players from 41 states. The tournament starts on August 1st. Good luck Carson!

Click here to follow the results 2016 Big “I” Scoring

PWG Strive for Excellence students dominate IGA junior event

Jake Slocum (left) and Connor Mahoney (right) place 1st and 2nd in IGA Junior Golf event

Jake Slocum (left) and Connor Mahoney (right) tied for 1st place in IGA junior golf event

Congratulations to Jake Slocum, Connor Mahoney, and Jake O’Neil for placing T1, T1, and 3rd place respectively in an Idaho Golf Association junior event in the 14-15 boys division.

I am also very proud of Strive for Excellence student Nate Barkan.  Although he didn’t have the score he wanted he played so well that close the end of his round he started thinking about his score.  He learned that he needs to focus on the process and not the result.

All four of these juniors participate in the Paul Weyland Golf Strive for Excellence junior program which prepares juniors for collegiate golf and beyond.  The golf and fitness training and hard work these juniors put into their games is starting to show in their tournament results.  More importantly I am proud of how these fine young men present themselves on and off the golf course.