Great Golf Expectations
GGE Application Form (Deadline
- Fri., Dec. 14, 2013)
Great Golf Expectations (GGE) program is seeking applicants for
the 2013 season. GGE is a program run under the Nebraska Golf
Foundation umbrella that provides a select group of dedicated
and hardworking junior golfers ages 13 and older the avenue to
potentially play golf at a college scholarship level and provide
life skills to lead productive lives thereafter. There is no cost
associated with the program other than normal travel expenses.
is run under the direction of Mr. Tom Sieckmann. Tom has played
golf at a high level his entire life. After a successful college
career at one of the country's premier college golf programs,
Tom played on the Asian and European Professional Tours for 7
years and then went on to a very successful career on the PGA
Tour. After retiring from the tour Tom has been Director of Instruction
for the Pelz Golf Schools, the Omaha Country Club and is a sought
after teacher of individuals throughout the country.
goal of Great Golf Expectations is to prepare the player to compete
at the collegiate level and receive a college education, there
is no guarantee that a participant will receive a post-secondary
golf scholarship. However, the program will coordinate and work
very closely with coaches and the college golf community and make
every effort to match Great Golf Expectation players with the
appropriate programs and golf scholarships.
of an application into the program will be based on financial
need, strong desire and an aptitude for golf. Each person selected
to the program will begin on the instructional team. Instructional
team members will be evaluated and given instruction over the
course of a year. At the end of that time instructional team members
will be considered to become members of the competitive team.
Competitive team members may also receive reimbursement for tournament
entry fees and travel expenses as well as equipment. Opportunities
will be available but ultimate success is up to the individual.
who receive entry into the instructional team program must understand
and be committed to the following requirements:
a minimum cumulative B grade average in school
" Minimum of 10 hours of winter instruction
" Minimum of 2 to 3 major tournaments per summer
" Minimum of 5 hours of in season instruction
will be reviewed annually. Continued involvement in the program
will be based on academic performance, demonstrated commitment
to the program, and behavior on and off the golf course.
The 2013 season
will begin in January with instruction taking place at the practice
facilities of the Omaha Country Club. Although there is no cost
associated with the program, proximity to the facilities and ability
to attend the required sessions at the club should be considered
It is anticipated
that once or twice a year the program will host a reception with
supporters of Great Golf Expectations. Participants will be encouraged
to attend, meet some of these key people and briefly speak to
the group about themselves and their experiences. In addition,
participants are expected to write regular letters of thanks to
donors and the foundation.
for the 2013 GGE program is attached. It must be submitted no
later than Friday, December 14th. Please send completed forms
to the Nebraska Golf Foundation, 6618 118th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
If you have
further questions, please feel free to contact Craig Ames at (402)
505-4653, ext. 102 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.