Category: GPC News

On the road to college golf
14 April
2020
  • April 14, 2020

On the Road to College Golf

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The Golf Performance Center Ridgefield, CT
25 March
2020
  • March 25, 2020

WHAT JUNIOR GOLFERS NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE STATE OF GOLF AND THE
NCAA ACCORDING TO ROGER KNICK AND
RICK DOWLING

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Ethan Allen Preparatory's Field Trip
06 March
2020
  • March 6, 2020

Field Trip!

This week, EAP students took a break from the classroom and explored the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. They spent the morning racing to answer facts about sea animals and topped off the afternoon in an iMax movie about the Great Barrier Reef. Nothing fishy about it… it was an otterly great day!

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10 February
2020
  • February 10, 2020

Game On!

There’s a better way to improve one’s game than weekend lessons and patchwork fixes, and you can find it at The Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield, the Northeast’s leading full-time golf academy for athletes of all ages and skill levels seeking to transform their game. At both The Golf Performance Center and their new residential campus for student athletes in grades 9-12 at Ethan Allen Prep, improving golf performance is seen as a science.

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5 Under With Roger Knick The Golf Performance Center Ridgefield, CT
10 February
2020
  • February 10, 2020

Golf Academy Founder Launches New
Podcast

Ridgefield, Conn. — PGA Professional Roger Knick, founder of The Golf Performance Center (GPC) in Ridgefield, Conn. and winner of the Youth Player Development Award by the Metropolitan Section of the PGA, has launched a podcast featuring influential figure in the golf word. Entitled Five Under with Roger Knick, the new weekly podcast can be heard on Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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John VanDerLaan - The Golf Performance Center’s Ridgefield, CT
06 January
2020
  • January 6, 2020

GPC Elite Academy Alum John
VanDerLaan advances to Korn Ferry
Tour

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GPC Academy Member Asher Katz wins ‘Future Champions'
06 January
2020
  • January 6, 2020

GPC Academy Member Asher Katz wins
‘Future Champions’

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RICK DOWLING NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
06 December
2019
  • December 6, 2019

JUNIOR GOLF HUB’S RICK DOWLING
NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR BY THE
CONNECTICUT STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Rick Dowling III, an integral member of the team at The Junior Golf Hub in Ridgefield, was named Connecticut State Golf Association Player (CSGA) of the Year. Dowling finished 253 points ahead of the second place finisher and had one of the most successful seasons in CSGA history.

In May, Dowling won the Wilson Cup Invitational in Scarsdale. Later that month he was part of the winning amateur side in the Julius Boros Challenge at New Haven. In June, he captured his second Connecticut Amateur Championship in three years. In early August, Dowling finished T2 in the Public Links at Wintonbury Hills. He then finished third in the Mid-Amateur at Shuttle Meadow Country Club.

“This was a special year for me and I’m honored to receive the 2019 Dick Tettelbach Player of the Year Award from the CSGA,” said Dowling. “My game is improving and I’m in a good place now. I’m looking forward to next year.”

In his day job Dowling plays a key role as Customer Success Leader at The Junior Golf Hub (JGH), the premier online community for junior golfers. The JGH is designed to help juniors realize their dreams of playing golf in college by connecting digitally on a unique network created exclusively for student-athletes, parents, and college golf coaches.

The Junior Golf Hub was founded to help players and parents navigate the journey to college golf while helping coaches find top talent. Players create profiles that are searchable by college coaches, ‘Find and Follow’ college golf programs and receive education on the do’s and don’ts of the recruiting process. College coaches find and filter the top talent they are looking for.
“It’s rewarding to help junior golfers navigate the journey to the next level,” added Dowling, a 2015 graduate of Fairfield University and a two-time captain of the school’s Men’s NCAA Division-one Golf Team. “I was very fortunate to play golf at Fairfield for four years and I enjoy sharing my experiences with aspiring college players.”

“Rick is extremely dedicated to helping young golfers realize their goal of playing college golf and he’s a tremendous asset to The Junior Golf Hub,” said JGH Founder and President, Roger Knick, a PGA Professional who was named winner of the Youth Player Development Award by the Metropolitan Section of the PGA of America. Knick also runs The Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield. More than 100 junior golfers have gone through Knick’s programs and landed scholarships on Division-one college teams.

About the Junior Golf Hub
The Junior Golf Hub, is the premier online community for junior golfers, parents and college coaches. The Hub provides the industry’s most advanced, all-in-one suite of technology tools and education to help players on the journey to college golf. The Hub allows members to build compelling Hub profiles, become searchable by college coaches, “Find and Follow” programs of interest, learn about the college golf recruiting process with the Hub’s Essential Guide to College Golf Recruiting, and access a Tournament Suite, which includes a Tournament Finder, Custom Calendar and auto-loaded tournament results. The Junior Golf Hub, an extension of the Golf Performance Center (GPC), is the Official Sponsor and Partner of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT). HJGT members now get free access to the Junior Golf Hub.

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The Golf Performance Center’s Max Orwicz Signs Letter of Intent
19 November
2019
  • November 19, 2019

Max Orwicz Signs Letter of Intent

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