Western Pennsylvania Junior Golf Night 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Oakmont Country Club
1233 Hulton Road
Oakmont, PA 15139  

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Western Pennsylvania Golf Association 
Western Pennsylvania Golf Association 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Oakmont Country Club

All Western Pennsylvania junior golfers (ages 11-18), parents and high school golf coaches are invited to attend WPGA Junior Golf Night. The evening is complimentary for all attendees. Space is limited and registration must be done online. In order to accommodate the most number of junior golfers, we ask that no more than one adult accompany any registrant or group of registrants.

The program will be focused on providing attendees information on how to best prepare themselves to be a better player and what opportunities may be ahead of them in the game of golf. The evening will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance via email. The panel will share their experiences and knowledge of golf. The panel will focus on answering questions about championship preparations, scheduling, routines, opportunities in game may provide, and balancing the game with life.

Sean Covich
Men's Golf Coach, West Virginia University. Covich was named head coach in 2014 and built the program after reintroduced by WVU. In just their second year of varsity competition, the Mountaineers posted their first tournament win in over 30 years at the East Carolina Intercollegiate in April of 2017. A graduate of Mississippi State University, where he served as men's golf assistant coach from 2011-2014, he was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame for his time at Meridian Community College, where he served as head coach from 2006-2011.
Gary VanSickle
A golf writer for MorningRead.com, Gary has spent his life covering golf as a journalist. He started his career with The Milwaukee Journal after graduating from the University of Wisconsin where he was voted Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year. Gary then moved to Golf World magazine and eventually to Sports Illustrated in 1996. He was also also a regular contributor to Golf.com. He has won numerous Golf Writers Association of America and International Network of Golf honorsHe has also sucessfully navigated the world of junior golf with his son, Mike.
Mike VanSickle
A collegiate standout at Marquette University, Mike was a named First-Team All Big East selection twice and won the Pennsylvania Open twice. During his senior yearhe was named Big East Conference Player of the Year and was named the recipient of the Byron Nelson Award. He was also a member of the champion 2009 USGA State Team champion while representing Pennsylvania. Mike turned professional in 2009 and has since won the West Penn Open twice and played in multiple events on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.
Missie Berteotti
A native of Pittsburgh, Missie attended the University of Miami on a golf scholarship where she was medalist at the NCAA Championship. She then qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt where she played for 14 years, and won the Ping Welsh's Classic in Boston in 1993. After leaving the LPGA Tour, she has dedicated herself to her love of teaching, mentoring and developing young golfers. She previously coached the varsity women's golf team at Carnegie Mellon University, and has published The Mental Mastery Program.

Sean Knapp
The defending U.S. Senior Amateur Champion, Sean has won more events than any golfer in WPGA history at 35. He has won 18 individual titles and was a member of 17 team titles, and he was also a member of the champion 2009 USGA State Team champion while representing Pennsylvania. Sean was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame in 2015.

6:00 PM Registration
6:15 PM – Reception with Pizza and Soft Drinks
6:45 PM – Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:50 PM – Introduction of the Panel/General Discussion
7:20 PM – Interactive Discussion between Panel & Audience
8:00 PM – Closing Comments

Dress for the evening will be golf casual.  Blue jeans are not permitted. 
We look forward to seeing all the young golfers come out for this special evening.