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TGA Students Sweep Podium at Drive Chip Putt Qualifier
6th August 2018

Greyson Drive Chip and PuttIn a city rich with memorable championship moments, TGA student Greyson Szokoly chipped in with a moment of his own at this summer’s Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier in Pittsburgh, PA.

Greyson, who has been participating in TGA programs for three years, secured a razor thin victory in the boys 7-9 year old division with a chip-in to win by 1-point in the local qualifying event at Green Oaks Country Club in Verona, Pa.

“It was all because of TGA and Michele (Psilos),” Greyson told his father, Doug, after accepting 1st place honors.

He wasn’t the only TGA junior golfer to advance, as TGA of Southwest Pittsburgh students swept the podium at this event.Drive Chip and Putt Qualifiers Michael Qualich finished second and Austin Glowacki took third. All three golfers advanced to a sub-regional round of the annual national competition that culminates at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters.

Michele, who became the franchise owner and director in 2017 after spending three years as a coach, loves to see her students succeed. Her passion for introducing juniors to the game of golf and first-hand knowledge of how to run effective classes has ignited the success of her local chapter.

“There is nothing better than seeing a student grow not only in their ability and skill, but for their love of the game as well,” said Michele.

Drive Chip and Putt ScorecardAustin, who finished second behind Greyson, currently holds the 21st ranking in the world for his age group by U.S Kids. He’s won various regional and national competitions, relying on the foundational skills he’s learned through the TGA program.

“TGA has been successful in producing highly talented golfers across the country, while also instilling pillars such as hard work, etiquette and fair play,” Michele said.

TGA students from across the country have been participating in local Drive, Chip and Putt qualifiers throughout the summer — with many qualifying to move on to future rounds. Email if you have a story to share about your child’s experience at Drive, Chip and Putt competitions.

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