Meet Julie Trace

Coordinator, Player & Youth Development

Julie organizes and oversees all Player & Youth Development programming in the San Fernando Valley community while assisting with several aspects of the PYD program in general. Julie will manage the equipment program and develop one-on-one lesson and golf assessment components for the greater PYD program. In SFV, she will organize and host leagues and other programming opportunities to continue building the local community. Julie previously worked as a part-time coach within the same community.

Julie joins the Foundation in a full-time capacity after having worked at the former First Tee LA organization as a strategic partnership manager and previously as the Program Director for First Tee Monterey County. She attended Notre Dame College where she was a two-sport athlete, lettering in golf and basketball, while earning a B.A. in Sports Management. She went on to earn an M.A. in Sports Administration from Fresno Pacific University.

What is your favorite golf memory?

Being able to meet and play with Lorena Ochoa. I played with her at Valencia CC in her charity tournament to raise money for schools in Mexico. Her short game was on point!

Why do you love working with kids?

I love working with kids because they are fun to be around and always keep me on my toes. Being able to teach golf and build relationships with them and watch them grow as golfers and people is what I look forward to.

Dream foursome?

Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Tiger Woods, Charles Barkley

Contact Julie Trace at: jtrace@scga.org.