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Young Golfers Learn Best On The Course, Not The Driving Range

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Anne Walker was named the Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women’s Golf (@StanfordWGolf) in 2012, quickly establishing herself as one of the top college coaches in the country. She has guided the Cardinal to four consecutive NCAA Championships berths and captured the first national title in program history during the 2014-15 season.

Walker notes that the best way for young athletes to improve is by playing on a course, not countless hours in the driving range. She compares it to basketball, where it is important to practice shooting, but players learn the most by playing games and scrimmages where they learn about the always changing game. Not only do they learn more by playing, but it is also a lot more enjoyable. This fosters a passion for the game which results in better players.