The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), in cooperation with its long-time corporate partner, the NGA Pro Golf TOUR, features a monthly Q&A with former collegians who are currently playing or have played on the NGA TOUR
Norman, OK January 21, 2014 – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), in cooperation with its long-time corporate partner, the NGA Pro Golf TOUR, features a monthly Q&A with former collegians who are currently playing or have played on the NGA TOUR. Long considered the premier developmental tour in the United States, thousands of former college players have started their professional careers there while hundreds of NGA TOUR alumni have or continue to play on the PGA TOUR.
This month we spoke with James White, a current NGA Pro Golf Tour member. James played collegiately at Georgia Tech, where he was a three-time All-ACC selection, two-time All-American, a member of the 2012 Palmer Cup United States team, and winner of the Byron Nelson Award.
Q: What factors led you to ultimately decide to play golf for Georgia Tech?
White: The facilities and the courses we have access to are second to none. Secondly, I knew it was going to be challenge, and I wanted to test myself.
Q: What are some of your fondest memories during your time at Georgia Tech?
White: Winning ACC’s as a team every year I was there. For that tournament only, we took a private plane up to the event and stayed in a nice house on a lake. Spending that week in a house on a lake, playing a nice golf course with my teammates couldn’t be beat. On top of that we were always able to play well.
Q: What advice would you give young golfers that aspire to play professionally?
White: Aim to be the best in the world at as many skill sets as possible. When you become better than Steve Stricker at putting, Zach Johnson at wedges, Luke Donald with your irons, etc… look up and see where you stand. Until then, fall in love with mastering the skills required in golf.
Q: Are there any other professional golfers that have helped you in your transition from college student to pro golfer?
White: Roberto Castro, Chesson Hadley, Cameron Tringale, and Paul Haley have all been there to answer my questions. We also have a lot in common… Go Jackets!
For the full GCAA interview with James White please visit www.collegiategolf.com