April Seminar

April Seminar

Seminars with Dr. Rick Jensen, Hannah Bermel, Hailey Bermel and Tripp Kinney

 April 6 | Seminar Video, click here

Mark your calendars for our Virtual Junior Seminar which will be held on April 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. Feature Topics include Lessons from the Pros, Practice like a Champion and Think like a Pro.  The Iowa PGA is excited to have Dr. Rick Jensen as our Keynote speaker and guest speakers Hannah and Hailey Bermel and Tripp Kinney. The Iowa PGA will also provide information on the 2021 season.  Lots of time for Q & A as well.  This seminar will be interactive and will last about 1 hour, questions are encouraged.
Topics that they will touch on
  1. Lessons from the Pros | What Junior golfers can learn and apply from their idols on Tour.
  2. Practice like a Champion | How to Make Practice fun and effective.
  3. Think like a Pro | Mental toughness, strategies to play your best in competition.
Meet Dr. Rick Jensen
Dr. Rick Jensen is a world-renowned performance coach, sport psychologist, and author. In golf, his clients include more than 50 touring pros on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours who have combined to win over 200 tour victories and 33 major championships. Dr. Jensen has also trained tennis champions including winners of all four Grand Slam championships.
Dr. Jensen is the author of Drive to the Top: 5 Timeless Business Lessons Learned from Golf’s Greatest Champions and Easier Said Than Done: The Undeniable, Tour-Tested Truths You Must Know (and Apply) to Finally Play to Your Potential on the Golf Course. He has been featured on ABC, ESPN, CNN, and the Golf Channel, and is also a contributing writer for Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.
Dr. Jensen has served as a performance consultant to the PGA of America, the Canadian PGA, the United States Olympic Training Center, and Golf Channel Academy. He is a licensed psychologist having received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology and Exercise Science.
For more information on Dr. Rick Jensen, click here.
Learn more about the other speakers below

Meet the Bermel’s

Hannah and Hailey Bermel will join us to talk about the transition from Junior Golf to College Golf and share their stories and memories of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. Hailey and Hannah Bermel are the daughters of PGA Professional John (Pheasant Ridge Golf Course) and Tracy. They have three siblings (Abby, Jacob and Ben).

Meet Hailey Bermel
Hailey is majoring at the University of Northern Iowa in biology and biochemistry with a minor in psychology.
Some of Hailey’s Records throughout College and High School:
2019-20: Played in 11 rounds as a junior... recorded a 80.4 stroke average... shot 4 rounds in the 70's... shot a season low 76 at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.Spring season canceled due to COVID-19.

2018-19: Played in 15 rounds for the Panthers...posted a 83.87 average...shot two rounds in the 70s...best round was 76 at the ISU Spring Invitational (4/6-7).

2017-18: Played six rounds ... 83.67 stroke average ... shot a season-best round of 81 in the second round of the MVC Fall Preview held at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas (Oct. 17).

High School: First Team All-Conference from 2014-2017 ... selected to First Team All-State in 2017 ... Metro Champion in 2016 ... First Team All-Metro 2014-2017 ... 2-time State Champion (2016 and 2017).
For more information on Hailey Bermel, click here.

Meet Hannah Bermel
Hannah is majoring at the University of Northern Iowa in communications sciences and disorders.
Some of Hannah’s Records throughout College and High School:
2019-20: MVC First Team Scholar Athlete... played 11 rounds as a junior...recorded a 76.1 stroke average... recorded all 11 rounds in the 70s... show a season low 71 in the second round of the Rainbow Wahine Invitational... Won the MVC Preview with a 229 (73-79-77)... Won the Creighton Classic with a 149 (74-75)... Spring season canceled due to COVID-19.

2018-19: Earned MVC First Team Scholar Athlete recognition...Played in 27 rounds for the Panthers...had a 78.15 average for the season...posted a score in the 70s, 19 times...season low was a 71 and was at the MVC Championship(4/14-16)...finished tied for fifth at the MVC Championship.

2017-18: Made nine starts ... played 24 rounds ... 79.75 stroke average ... posted 13 rounds in the 70s ... shot a season-low round of 70 in the final round of the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Championship ... tied for sixth at the MVC Championships held at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas (April 15-17) ... fired rounds of 82-73-70 (225) at the MVC meet.

High School: First Team All-Conference from 2015-2017 ... First Team All-Metro from 2014-2017 ... Metro Champion in 2015 and 2017 ... set a record for Metro Tournament in 2017 ... All-State in 2016 and 2017 ... 2-time State Champion (2016 and 2017).
For more information on Hannah Bermel, click here.

Meet Tripp Kinney

Tripp plays for the Iowa State University and will join us as well. He will talk about the transition from Junior Golf to College Golf and share his stories and memories of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. He is the son of Dan and Ellen Kinney. He is a finance major. His grandfather lettered in tennis at Iowa State and his great grandfather Harrold Smith was a two-year letterman in football at Iowa State (1922-23) and was teammates with Jack Trice. 
2019-20: Ping All-Central Region ... First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholar ... preseason Third Team All-American by Golfweek ... led the team in stroke average (70.89), breaking his own single-season  stroke average record ... was the team leader in rounds below par (9), top-10s (3) and birdies (63) ... ranked No. 71 nationally by Golfweek and No. 68 by Golfstat ... had a stroke play record of 391-93-12, including a 14-12-2 mark vs. top-50 players ... finished third at the Badger Invite with a 206 ... recorded second top-10 of the season (T9)  at the Fighting Irish Classic... won two of five matches at Big 12 Match Play... played in the prestigious Sun Bowl All-America Classic, tying for 15th (71-72-68=211) ... represented Iowa State at the Patriot All-American, tying for 12th with a 209 ... tied his career low (65) in the final round  of the Arizona Intercollegiate... career 72.69 scoring average ranks fifth in school history ... has 11 career top-10 performances. 

2018-19: Honorable Mention All-American ... Ping All-Central Region ... Big 12 All-Tournament Team ... First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ... first player in school history to compete in three NCAA Championships ... first on the team in stroke average at 71.08, sub-70 rounds (14) and  top-10 finishes (6) ... season stroke average is now second in school history ... tied for the team lead in birdies (134) and led the team with five eagles ... ranked in the top-60 nationally by both Golfweek (#48) and Golfstat (#58) ... 28 of his 37 rounds were at par or below ... made the 54-hole cut and tied for 47th at the NCAA Championship at The Blessings Golf Club with rounds of 75-71-74-82 (302) ... was tied for 23rd after 54 holes ... only the second Cyclone to qualify to the fourth round of stroke play at the NCAA meet ... qualified as an individual to the NCAA Championship by winning the NCAA Louisville Regional with rounds of 69-65-72 (206) ... his second-round 65 tied a career low ... it was his first career tournament title and the second Cyclone to win a NCAA Regional (Nick Voke in 2017) ... his 206 is the second-lowest score by a Cyclone in NCAA postseason play ... first Cyclone to qualify as an individual to the national meet since 2012 (Nate McCoy) ... made the Big 12 All-Tournament team by tying for eighth at the Big 12 Championship (70-69-70=209) ... suffered only two bogeys in the final 36 holes at The Greenbrier in the conference meet ... fired a 212 and tied for fifth at the Hootie at Bulls Bay ... tied for fifth at the Colleton River Collegiate at 212 (71-69-72) ... carded a 66 in the final round of the Prestige at PGA West ... tallied career lows for 18-hole round (65) and 54-hole score (205) at the Arizona Intercollegiate to tie for eighth ... was the runner-up medalist at the Windon Memorial, posting a 207 ... won the Iowa Amateur in the summer of 2018. 

2017-18: First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ... competed in every tournament, compiling a 73.68 stroke average to rank third on the team ... third on the team in birdies with 103 ... tied for 68th at the NCAA Championship (74-77-72=223) ... aided in Iowa State’s NCAA Championship berth with a tied for 55th performance at the NCAA Pacific Regional (75-74-73=222) ... tied for 23rd at the Big 12 Championship (75-71-72-74=292) ... notched first top-10 of the season by tying for sixth at the Hawkeye Invitational (71-75=146) ... finished 11th at the NIT with season lows in 54-hole score (207) and 18-hole score (66) ... tied for 15th at the Colleton River Collegiate (76-74-76=226) ... tied for 25th at the Badger Invite (72-73-71=216). 

2016-17: Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team ... played in every tournament, recording a 74.02 stroke average, the sixth-best average by an ISU rookie in school history ...  averaged 2.56 birdies per round ... highlight came at the Seattle Redhawk Invite, firing a 54-hole career-low 209 (71-68-70) for his first career top-10 finish (T5) ... eagled the last hole to pace the team to a tournament vicotry ... tied for 16th at the Badger Invite in his first career tournament (217) ... tied for 13th at the Pinetree Invitational (222)... tied a career-low with a 68 at the Bridgestone Collegiate to tie for 16th ... matched career low for 18-holes (68) at the NIT, tying for 13th (212)... led the team at the General Hackler Championship with a 147... carded a 72-hole total of 323 to place 49th at the Big 12 Championships ... tied for 25th at the NCAA Austin Regional with rounds of 75-74-68 (217) ... T76th before the 54-hole cut at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 73-75-73 (221) ... won the Iowa Match Play state title in the summer of 2017.

High School: One of the top preps in Iowa throughout his high school career … named 2015 Class 4A Player of the year and selected to the Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa boy’s golf team (2016) … helped lead Waukee to team state titles in 2014 and 2015 … placed third at the 2014 Class 4A state meet and was the runner-up in 2015 … two-time Iowa Junior Amateur champion … qualified for the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur … competed in many AJGA events, placing third at the Hale Irwin Tournament … was fourth at the 2015 Midwest Junior Championship … four-time academic all-CIML selection.
For more information on Trip Kinney, click here.