FCA Golf JAX conducted its 5th Combine at the University of North Florida’s (UNF) Golf Complex on Thursday evening, August 11th. Web.com Tour Professional, J.C. Horne, joined us to lead a 30 minute driver clinic. Horne, an Ormond Beach native, now Jacksonville resident, and Mens Golf Alum at University of North Florida, shared experiences and stories from his own life and journey from junior to tour golf. He finished his time with a Q & A for participants and parents.
Following J.C.’s clinic, Combine participants finished by competing their way through each Combine station: putting, short-game, and full swing. Participants receive points based upon the result of each shot hit at each station. Points are recorded on combine scorecards and used to determine Combine winners, while also helping participants assess where their golf game is both strong and weak. This baseline understanding helps participants focus their practice in the areas where improvement is needed most. This simple, yet effective and efficient form of practice and competition taught in an FCA Golf JAX Combine is a model of practice that participants can take along with them and repeat as they practice on their own.
Three participants took home Combine honors Thursday. These winners include: Janie Grace Wang, Daniel Dyches & Preston Shields. Congratulations to each of our winners!
“FCA Golf JAX does a great job of providing participants with some valuable strategies to make practice more fun and help identify both the strengths and weaknesses within their game. My favorite part of the Combine is the positive and encouraging coaching combined with a short message about our faith and how it can help us in both golf and life.” -Combine Parent
“My son loved it today. He had so many great takeaways and what was said today really resonated with him. He is already looking forward to coming back to the next one!” -Combine Parent