Event Held on Sunday, April 1 at Augusta National Golf Club
PGA Golf Club’s junior member Gloria Nip will participate in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship on Sunday, April 1 at the famed Augusta National Golf Club.
Nip will be competing in the Girls 10-11 Division after winning the regional qualifier at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. It was a true family affair, competing against her younger sister, Angela. This will be Gloria’s second visit to the event, having participated in 2015 in the Girls 7-9 Division.
Nip credits the PGA Learning Center and playing one of its four courses daily for prepping her for this event.
“We are honored to have Gloria represent PGA Golf Club during her quest at Augusta National,” says Jimmy Terry, PGA Golf Club General Manager. “A product of our PGA Learning Center, her dedication and tremendous work ethic have allowed her to take her game to the highest competition for her age in the world.”
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.
Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which are conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and broadcast live by Golf Channel. A total of 80 finalists will compete in eight divisions — broken down by girls and boys, ages 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.
Known as the “Ultimate Golf Resort Destination,” PGA Golf Club is home to three distinct golf courses – Wanamaker, Ryder and Dye – designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio, Jim Fazio and Pete Dye.
Considered one of the top-50 ranges by Golf Range Association of America, the PGA Learning Center is an innovative performance enhancing facility housing expansive full-swing practice stations; several bunkers; spacious pitching and chipping areas; two 7,000-square-foot USGA putting greens; and the “Discover Golf Course,” a three-hole teaching course.
PGA Golf Club is less than a two-hour drive from Orlando and Miami – and under three hours from Tampa, Fort Myers and other Florida population centers. PGA Golf Club is conveniently located 50 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), off Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie. PBI offers nearly 100 nonstop flights to more than 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada.