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Youth on Course members can now get playing tips fromTour pros. Recently, Youth on Course partnered with Secret Golf, one of golf's fastest- growing digital-media instruction companies, to provide an online learning program to its more than 30,000 junior members nationwide. Youth spanning 23 states will have free access to Secret Golf's educational curriculum and exclusive video content library from PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players. Tour trainers include World Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Burke, PGA Champion Jason Dufner and Pat Perez as well as two-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year Stacy Lewis and U.S. Women's Open winner Brittany Lang. "Secret Golf's mobile platform allows for seamless connectivity to the communities we serve, while stimulating engagement for juniors with the game," Youth on Course Executive Director Adam Heieck said. Registration information can be found at both and Get a FREE ROUND at Poppy Hills When You Sign Up To Volunteer for the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship Poppy Hills GC will make its USGA championship debut July 13-21 when it hosts the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior. Volunteers are still needed. A volunteer package fee of $60 includes a shirt, hat, one piece of outerwear, two meals for each day worked and a voucher for a free round at Poppy Hills following the championship. For more information visit 18 SPRING 2018 | NCGA.ORG S H A G B A G Putting on a Show at Pebble Beach B ill Murray (above), of course, took home honors for best dressed at the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but it was underdog Ted Potter Jr. (below) who stole the show. Having entered the week ranked 246th in the world, the guy known as 'The Wizard' took on the triumvirate of world No.1 Dustin Johnson, former world No.1 Jason Day and four-time champion Phil Mickelson and emerged victorious. It marked Potter's first victory since the 2012 Greenbrier Classic. "It's truly an unbelievable day," the 34-year-old said. "I will remember this day forever." Other highlights of the event included pro Kevin Streelman and his amateur partner, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, winning the Pro-Am team title. In a refreshing change, the 156-person amateur field featured a record nine female players including Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker and pro Denny McCarthy, who finished T-10, as well as actress and former Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former NBA International President Heidi Ueberroth. AP AP SPOTLIGHT NCGA Alumni: Topping the Charts Lauren Kim (top), a second-year-pro from Los Altos, fired a tournament-record 9- under 63 in the final round of the Symetra Tour's Florida Natural Charity Classic to win her first title as a pro. Kim, a Stanford graduate, eagled the 18th hole to secure a 1-stroke victory. "The putts were just rolling my way and I was hitting good shots," she said. "A lot to be proud of." How good of a season is two-time Junior Tour of Northern California Boys' Player of the Year Justin Suh (middle) having? As of March 11, Suh, now a junior at USC, held the No.1 spot in Golfweek's Men's Collegiate Individual Rankings. Over in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, meanwhile, the 2014 NCGA Junior Championship winner held the No.6 spot. Shintaro Ban (bottom), a senior at University Nevada-Las Vegas and winner of the 2016 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship, held the No. 10 spot in Golfweek's rankings and was No.22 in WAGR.

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