A new direction
A New Direction It has been a while since I last wrote a blog and much has changed in my life since then. I have switched roles from player to…
I am a born and raised Floridian who grew up playing boys ice hockey. Golf didn’t really become a part of my life until about two weeks before my freshman year in high school. I needed a sport to play as my high school didn’t have a hockey team, so I decided I would try out for the golf team. Going from one of the most aggressive sports to the most docile was definitely the decision any rational human being would have made. Actually my only reason for picking the sport was that I whacked something with a stick in hockey and you whack something with a stick in golf so how hard could it be. I grew to love the game very quickly partially because I became involved in The First Tee program and that made it fun and exciting to learn.
I was a participant of The First Tee program all throughout high school. I had the opportunity to go to every National Academy, whether it was Life Skills and Leadership or and Advanced Players Forum. I even qualified to play in the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach 2 years in a row. At The First Tee Open I was paired with Andy Bean my first year and Jeff Sluman my second year. My second year was a little more special as I had the opportunity to play with Bill Murray…talk about a hilarious individual.
By the end of my senior year I had earned a full golf scholarship to Daytona State College, a junior college in Daytona Beach, Florida. I played two years at DSC where we won just about every tournament we played in; as well as back to back national championships, I earned 1st Team All American honors both years at DSC.
After I was done with my two years at DSC I was able to be recruited again, which is how I ended up at The University of Mississippi. I earned another full golf scholarship to Ole Miss, where I finished out my collegiate golfing career. After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications I attended LPGA Tour Qualifying School where I earned status for the LPGA Symetra Tour. I just finished my third season on the Symetra Tour and recently took the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham….GO BLAZERS!!!!
This website was dedicated to those of you who wished to follow my professional golfing career but now it is dedicated to the next chapter of my life, college coaching. I hope you have enjoyed following my journey and continue to do so, feel free to contact me with any questions regarding lessons or whatever else pops into your mind. God Bless and Go Blazers!!!
Name: Ericka Schneider
Home Town: Bradenton, Florida
Lives in: Birmingham, Alabama
High School: Lakewood Ranch High School
College: Daytona State College 2009-2011 The University of Mississippi 2011-2014
Major: Integrated Marketing Communications
Turned Pro: 2014
Tour: Symetra Tour
Now: Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at UAB
Titleist Vokey, 50, 54 & 58
Scotty Cameron Golo R5
67 as an amateur and 66 as a professional.
My Big Brother.
Dreaming about playing golf professionally when I was younger and making that dream become a reality.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
I would probably be in marketing/advertising, college coaching, interior design or maybe a personal shopper. I love fashion
Because I can’t count higher than 5… Just Kidding. Originally I picked it up just so I would have a sport to play in high school. But as time went on I grew to love the game and the fact that you can never attain perfection but will always strive for excellence. It is a constant competition with yourself to be better than you were the last time you played and I love that.
My strengths are my ball striking and my attitude and my weakness is my short game.
When I was 14 Years Old.
I had a short stint as a dancer, played water polo for about two years and even played boys Ice hockey for about 6 or 7 years.
Anything with a good beat that gets you moving!
I do not discriminate when it comes to food. I love it all especially Sushi
Beach/Paddleboarding, Workout, Netflix, Spending Time With Family and Friends.
It is on my bucket list to vacation in Santorini Greece.
Mark Wahlberg, JJ Watt, Scott Eastwood and Me.
Scott Eastwood or Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson.