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U.S. golf’s National Development Program exec explains the program

U.S. golf’s National Development Program exec explains the program

The team from Denmark poses with the Eisenhower Trophy (left to right): captain Torben Henriksen Nyehuus, John Axelsen, Nicolai Hojgaard, and Rasmus Hojgaard at the 18th green following the final round of stroke play at the 2018 World Amateur Team at Carton House Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)

There’s more opportunity in the United States than arguably any other country in the game, but that’s also part of the challenge, part of the problem, that there’s so much. And it’s difficult to navigate. I will say that every player, every parent, every coach, every national team, virtually every person I have talked to in the game has identified this as a need.

I can’t think of somebody I’ve spoken to who is not excited about this, including other countries. We already have offers for inter-country matches, joint training sessions, to visit their facilities. To bring our kids overseas, to have their kids come here. I can make an argument that the rest of the global game is waiting for the United States to do this.

We go to the World Amateur Team Championship, we’re the only country without a coach. We don’t have three coaches, a doctor and a physio. … Everybody we’ve talked to, despite all of the opportunities we have here in the United States, players are yearning for that coordinated pathway and the same level of support. Particularly in the women’s game, you can look at the rankings and see the numbers. The rest of the world has caught up. It’s time for us to reestablish our foothold.


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