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Brinker Set to Host Second AJGA Impact Cup

DURHAM – Duke ladies’ golf junior Phoebe Brinker, alongside her companion Taylor Roberts of Florida, will have the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Impact Cup July 25-26 at the Bobby Jones Golf Club and East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.

Individual Blue Devil colleagues Megan Furtney and Rylie Heflin will join Brinker on the side of the Impact Cup and contend in the occasion. A sum of 22 golf players will contend in the competition one week from now.

The Impact Cup is a special school golf occasion giving cutthroat golf players the open door to exhibit their golf gifts and foster significant fundamental abilities like local area effort, initiative and cooperation. Members will acquire a more prominent comprehension and information on magnanimous giving while at the same time being commended for their achievements.

“My inspiration for the occasion originates from understanding the significance of emotional well-being and prosperity during my time at school during COVID,” said Brinker. “I have seen my companions and family members face difficulties, heard endless awful stories all through the pandemic of undergrads ending their lives too early, and I have confronted low snapshots of disappointment and overpowering pressure.”

The objective for the 2022 Impact Cup is to raise $100,000 for the Generation Next Project and the AJGA’s ACE Grant Program. For more data on competition organization, contact bdockter@ajga.org.

On Monday, July 25, golf players will jump start starting at Bobby Jones Golf Club. On Tuesday, there will be an emotional well-being stroll at 8:30 a.m., trailed by tee times beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the East Lake Golf Club.

Every golf player that acknowledges an encouragement to play in the Impact Cup will consent to raise no less than $1,000 for Generation Next Project and the AJGA’s ACE Grant Program.

“The pandemic and the pressure that accompanies being an understudy competitor is overwhelming and can appear to be unendurable on occasion, particularly when no discussions are being had encompassing emotional wellness among peers,” said Brinker. “For that reason Taylor and I chose to have the Impact Cup on the side of psychological wellness, explicitly Generation Next Project which uses the sport of golf to work with discussions encompassing psychological wellness and to lay out the existence examples that golf shows us profound mindfulness, persistence, among different ethics.”

In 2020, both Brinker and Roberts facilitated the Senior Cup with the assistance of the AJGA. The Senior Cup was held for secondary school golf players whose senior seasons were sliced short because of the COVID-19 flare-up. The occasion helped the Emergency Golf Relief Fund and the American Junior Golf Association’s Achieving Competitive Excellence Grant. It was played as a Ryder-Cup style competition and was facilitated at the Parkland Golf and Country Club in July of 2020.

The Senior Cup was an incredible accomplishment as it raised $40,000.

“I trust that uniting university golf players who have confronted comparable conditions and battles can begin the vital discussion encompassing psychological well-being, and that we can by and large raise an aggressive $100,000 for Generation Next to affect youth psychological wellness through the sport of golf,” said Brinker. “The occasion will be a great method for working with exercises and visitor speakers to share stories, give tips to how to adapt to psychological sickness, and play the astonishing East Lake Golf Club with companions who play university golf around the country!”

Brinker, a local of Wilmington, Del., was the 2022 ACC Individual Champion as she shot 10-under-standard at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawley’s Island, S.C. She was an All-ACC choice, subsequent to turning in a 73.24 stroke normal to oblige two top-five and four top-20 completions. As a freshman, she procured WGCA and Golfweek Honorable Mention All-America and checked a best five completion at the NCAA Championship. Brinker was given the Tom Cousins Award at the 2021 East Lake Cup, which perceives a university golf player best addressing the upsides of the honor – succeeding in scholastics and commitment to the local area.

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