GCU Club Golf has two levels of participation: Regional and Academy. Our goal is to provide an out of classroom experience that students will remember for a lifetime! Instruction is available for everyone and getting out and enjoying this great game, meeting new friends and participating in a sport you can play for the rest of your life is what we are all about! The GCU Club Golf season begins in September and goes until late April.
The Regional Team at GCU, our competitive teams, play within an organization called the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA). Club Golf plays two regional tournaments each semester against other universities like Arizona State, The University of Arizona, The University of New Mexico and the Golf Academy of America. These regional events are qualifying events for Nationals. Currently the GCU “A” Team is the defending National Champion!
GCU Club Golf Academy is where students participate if they are newer golfers, golfers who are not comfortable competing or for those that did not qualify for the Regional Team. We want everyone to be able to learn the game at their own pace. We have instruction available and the Academy program has all of the same benefits of the Regional team other than playing in the regional tournaments. We also will be hosting intra-squad tournaments at the GCU Golf Course twice per month. This is how you will become a better golfer. There will be different formats and prizes available at each event. Of course, none of this is mandatory, but participating is what it’s all about!
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|Sunday||09/02/2018||Regional Team Qualifier 1||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||NA||FINISHED|
|Sunday||09/09/2018||Regional Team Qualifier 2||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||NA||FINISHED|
|Saturday||09/15/2018||NCCGA Regional 1||Palm Valley Golf Course (Goodyear)||NA||1st PLACED|
|Sunday||09/16/2018||NCCGA Regional 1||Palm Valley Golf Course (Goodyear)||NA||1st PLACED|
|Saturday||09/29/2018||vs||Nine Hole Event||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||4:00 PM||TBA|
|Saturday||10/06/2018||Group Practice and Instruction||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||4:00 PM||TBA|
|Saturday||10/13/2018||vs||Nine Hole Event||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||3:00 PM||TBA|
|Saturday||10/27/2018||NCCGA Regional 2||AZ National Golf Course (Tucson, AZ)||NA||TBA|
|Sunday||10/28/2018||NCCGA Regional 2||AZ National Golf Course (Tucson, AZ)||NA||TBA|
|Saturday||11/03/2018||Group Practice and Instruction||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||3:00 PM||TBA|
|Saturday||11/10/2018||vs||Nine Hole Event||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||3:00 PM||TBA|
|Friday||11/16/2018||NCCGA Nationals||Barefoot Resort (Myrtle Beach, SC)||NA||TBA|
|Saturday||11/17/2018||NCCGA Nationals||Barefoot Resort (Myrtle Beach, SC)||NA||TBA|
|Sunday||11/18/2018||NCCGA Nationals||Barefoot Resort (Myrtle Beach, SC)||NA||TBA|
|Saturday||12/01/2018||vs||Nine Hole Event||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||3:00 PM||TBA|
|Saturday||12/08/2018||Group Practice and Instruction||Grand Canyon University Golf Course||3:00 PM||TBA|
John Wasson heads into his third season as head coach of the GCU Club Golf team, and has turned the Lopes into the premier club golf team in the nation. Wasson made an immediate impact upon his arrival to GCU, first leading the Lopes to the regional tournament, winning it twice in 2016-17, and one more time in 2017-18. He then went one step further each of the past two years, taking them to a national runner-up finish two years ago before taking home the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) National Championship trophy in 2017-18..
Wasson has more than 25 years of experience of competing and teaching. He has been a volunteer rules official for the Junior Golf Association of Arizona. His most recent position was as an instructor for one of the world’s largest golf schools, the John Jacobs Golf Schools in Scottsdale.
Originally from Colorado, Wasson was a key player on consecutive Denver city high school championship teams. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and became a member of the PGA.
Wasson and his wife, Tabbatha, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, have two daughters, Savannah and Zoe.