Athlete of the Week: Jennifer Borocz, LPGA

Jennifer Borocz, senior director of membership and finance for the PGA, is one of eight golf pros to qualify for the Women’s PGA Championship.

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Local PGA of America Golf Professional Jennifer Borocz is the PGA senior director of membership and finance for the Winter Garden-based North Florida PGA Section and former women’s golf coach at Jacksonville University.  

Borocz has qualified to play in the 2024 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to be held June 20-23 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington. Borocz is one of eight golf pros to earn a spot on the Corebridge Financial team competing in the championship. It will be her third time appearing in the LPGA major.

The Basics

Sport: Golf

Alma mater: Sam Houston State University

Position: PGA senior director, membership and finance for North Florida


How does it feel to be named Athlete of the Week?

Being named Athlete of the Week is a great honor. There are so many talented athletes doing amazing things on and off the course.

What does it mean to you to qualify and compete at the highest level of the sport?

I am very lucky to be able to play at the highest level. Golf is unique where PGA of America golf professionals have the chance to compete with the best of the best.

What is your goal for this tournament?

The ultimate goal for this tournament is to enjoy the experience with my family by my side. Making the cut would be an added bonus.

What do you like the most about playing golf?

I like to be challenged, and golf provides a good challenge whether it be the desire to get better or playing different courses.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from golf?

Golf is not a game of perfect. I am a perfectionist at heart, but I’ve had to learn to accept that not every shot is going to be perfect.

Who is your favorite athlete?

Tiger Woods. I grew up in the Tiger era, and he is likely the reason I play golf. I rarely watched tournaments that he wasn’t competing in.

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, NM - APRIL 30: Jennifer Borocz hits her tee shot on the second hole during the 55th PGA Professional Championship at Santa Ana Golf Club on Sunday, April 30, 2023 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

What is your favorite youth or high school golf memory?

I competed in the Minnesota Section PGA Junior Tour, and that afforded me the opportunity to play a lot of really nice golf courses around the Twin Cities area. 

Without that tour, I would not have been able to play some of the nicest courses in Minnesota.

What is your go-to pre-match meal?

Steak, although this week it might be salmon being that we are so close to the Pacific Ocean.

What is your go-to pre-match hype song?

Whatever my favorite song is at the time; currently “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” by Shaboozey.

What is your favorite non-golf hobby?

(Going to) Walt Disney World.

What are three things you would take with you to a deserted island?

Soap, a razor and water. 

I would bring soap and a razor for cleanliness, and water to stay hydrated.

What is your favorite movie?

Any Disney movie. I am a big Disney fan and can watch these movies over and over again.

Looking back, what piece of advice would you give your younger self?

Give everything you have and have no regrets.

If you could ask your future self a question, what would it be?

Did you give 100% of yourself, all the time?

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

The ability to teleport, so I can go anywhere, at any time.

If you could travel to three places in the world, where would you go and why?

Scotland, Ireland and England, because that is where golf originated.

If you could be an animal for a day, which one would you be and why?

Dog, they have the (best) life and get to go so many places nowadays. They are so loved by their humans and get to experience the world.

Does pineapple belong on pizza?




Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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