For the last six years we've had the privilege to assist Coach Dave Pezzino with the Men at the University of Connecticut. In that time, our players have recorded dozens of team wins, individual championships, and US Amateur and US Four Ball qualifications.
Team GQ, which stands for "Golf Quotient", began when two of our college players turned pro. They both earned PGA Latin America status on their first attempt. One of them, after three years, earned this in Q-School finals a week ago.
We met a guy from the University of Minnesota at a tournament at Penn State and he signed up after he graduated. He has won three times as a professional and earned his card on PGA Tour Latin America. He named the team. The meaning of GQ? We are the smartest golfers in the game. We end world hunger with our sticks. When little kids see us swing, they get big dreams.
The first teammates introduced us to a few of their buddies. What followed was more tour cards in Latin America and Canada, mini-tour wins, and this summer, we were part of the team that got one of these.
It turns out that special attention to the way you think every day takes great athletes and makes them even greater competitors.
As the 2017 season is upon us, we are a team of seven young pros who value improving our brain health and performance as a daily part of our swing and physical development. We don't worry about results; we train so they happen naturally. We can't wait to see what we learn in 2017.