Alex Krofl from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, started golfing by going to the driving range around 11 years old. He took an interest in golf and would tag along with his dad every chance he got. His dream was to make his high school golf team.

At 13 years of age in the fall of 2022, Alex started his first lessons with Dr. Sharon Barley, an LPGA and USGTF teaching professional. She works out of Injoy Golf Club, an indoor facility in Lancaster; the Manor Golf Club in Sinking Spring, PA; Iron Valley Golf Club in Lebanon, PA, and is a Division II assistant coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams at Millersville University in Millersville, PA.

“When I met Alex, he had a lot of natural talent, but needed to improve his balance, swing plane and impact to improve his ball flight and consistency,” remarked Barley. “Alex worked hard in lessons and in practice through the winter of 2022, and also into the spring and summer of 2023. He showed extraordinary improvement in distance and ball flight and controlling his shots around the green. Alex was a natural putter, having an uncanny gift for reading greens, and a natural sense of distance, too. He made it look easy.”

At the end of the summer 2023, at 14 years old, Alex made his high school golf team as a freshman. He was the only freshman to make the team for his high school, the Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers. This past summer, Alex and his father also competed together in the Philadelphia U.S. Kids golf tournament. His parents are Bryan and Sonja Krofl. Alex is continuing lessons this spring and looks forward to making an even greater contribution to his team this fall.
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