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Geared to Golf Performance Center Launches

Posted on February 7 2014

Eldorado G.C. Lakeridge Links G.C. Whispering Ridge G.C.

Geared to Golf

The Geared to Golf Performance Center, a golf performance center located at the Lakeridge and Whispering Ridge Golf Courses. The Geared to Golf Performance Center has been designed to provide high level coaching services to players with passion to improve while specializing in junior athlete development. The opportunity to improve their development and reap measurable results is our passion.

We are currently in the design stage of a 2000 square foot indoor training centre that will be completed November 1, 2014, at Lakeridge Golf Club. This will provide high level PGA of Canada Coaching programs to junior athletes from the ages of 4 to 18. The Geared to Golf Performance Center gives our junior athletes the facilities to participate in a comprehensive golf program, designed for each stage of development in the LTPD model. The Geared to Golf Performance Center is recognized by the Golf Association of Ontario as a Junior Golf Development Center providing clear golf development pathways through comprehensive coaching support.

Welcome Jake Patte, Head Coach, Geared to Golf Performance Center

PGA Of Canada Professional

Coach New Competitor Certified & Head Coach

Jake Patte is a native of Oshawa, and a graduate of the University of Akron, with a degree in Physical Education. With his background in teaching, and a strong passion for junior golf development, Jake is quickly making his mark as a specialized junior golf coach.

Jake comes to ‘Geared to Golf’ from the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. He was an Assistant Pro with a focus on Junior Development at the club.

During Jake’s tenure at Akron, he was leader of the Men’s Golf Team (NCAA D1), was a perennial on the Akron Dean’s List, and was the Mid-American Conference Sportsman of the Year in 2010.

Jake has five professional wins under his belt, was a member of the victorious 2011 Willingdon Cup Team, and tied for third at the 2011 Canadian Amateur. Having competed at the NCAA Division 1 level; competed in many PGA Section events and Professional Mini Tour events, Jake Draws on his competitive experience as a coach.

Jake is Head Coach for the Gear programs, and is a major advocate of contact time for junior golf development, similar to the very successful hockey development model in Canada. The structuring of the Gear programs aims to develop junior golfers like no other program in Ontario. Jake strives to support his athletes in every way: Pre-event preparation, support in competition, as well as regular play with players to teach and reinforce effective game management and scoring skills. Students of all ages and abilities are sure to benefit from his passion to help others improve and enjoy the game.

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