Youngstown State Head Women's Golf Coach Nate Miklos traveled overseas to Thailand earlier this month to serve as an instructor at the U.S. College Golf Camp for the third consecutive year.
The three-day camp, which is a combination of seminars and coaching, provides accomplished junior golfers with the unique experience of being instructed by prominent coaches from academic colleges and universities. The event took place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at The Bonanza Resort in Khao Yai, Thailand. Campers also compete in a 36-hole tournament to earn points toward their Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Participants receive in-depth expert instruction on the full swing, short game, course management, tournament preparation, mental game, fitness and nutrition. They also work with college golf coaches to learn about the process of becoming a student-athlete at U.S. institutions. Coaches are on the course during competition to provide interaction and feedback. Campers also receive NCAA education and life skills for the transition to college.
The U.S. College Golf Camp is a staple of the U.S. College Sports Camp organization which started six years ago. It has become one of the most popular and successful camps of its type in Asia and draws campers from all over the world. It is an interactive-oriented camp that is open to entrants ages 7-18 and of all skill levels. The camp is designed, supervised and taught by U.S. college coaches who are experienced in working with every level of golfer from beginner to PGA Tour champions.
The YSU women's golf team currently has two Thai golfers on its 2018-19 roster. Freshmen Puthita Khuanrudee and Rattika Sittigool each recently enjoyed a successful fall season with the Penguins. Khuanrudee earned three top-10 finishes in five events and was the team's top finisher on three occasions while carding a low round of 71. Sittigool claimed two top-20 finishes in four tournaments with a low round of 70. Both notched a number of scores which rank among the best in program history.
The Penguins will begin the spring portion of their 2018-19 season with the Motor City Cup at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Feb. 4-5.
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