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The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

 

Capital City Club

The clubhouse at Capital City Club’s Brookhaven course will play host to the 2005 Canon Cup Opening Ceremonies.


Founded in 1883, the Capital City Club boasts a commitment to progress that goes hand-in-hand with its reputation as one of the finest social clubs in the United States. As host to several of the nation’s presidents and royalty from other countries, the Capital City Club is well qualified to welcome golf’s most promising talents, found this week in the form of the East and West Canon Cup teams.

Progress has taken the Capital City Club from the heart of Atlanta, where its current City Club was built in 1910, to Brookhaven, known as the Country Club, and most recently to the Crabapple course.

Completed in 2002, Crabapple immediately lived up to the repuatation of its sister course in the Capital City Club family. Brookhaven had already seen great champions such as Bobby Jones, who won the Georgia State Amateur in 1916; Byron Nelson, who won the Atlanta Open in 1945; and Louise Suggs, who won the Women’s Western Amateur Championship in 1947 and again at Brookhaven in 1953.

The clubhouse at Crabapple course over looks the 16th fairway and green.

The Crabapple Course continued Capital City Club’s tradition when it was named site of the 2003 World Golf Championship–American Express Championship.

With barely over a year under its belt, the Crabapple Course shined throughout the tournament week, yielding only a score of 6-under-par to champion Tiger Woods. Only the British Open and the PGA Championship could claim a higher winning score in 2003.

The Crabapple Course is once again set to test golf’s best during this week’s 2005 Canon Cup. Created by renowned course designer Tom Fazio, the course will test the shotmaking skills of the nation’s elite juniors in a variety of match play formats.

Two examples of the need for solid shot-making can be found on the first and third holes. A good test straight out of the gates, the green on Crabapple’s opening hole features two large front and back “punch bowl” hole locations separated by a ridge in the middle of the green.

At the course’s third hole, players will be met by the longest par-3 on the course at 216 yards. With a series of bunkers planted on the front left and side of the green, creative shot-making will be required to get at hole locations positioned in the back left of the green.

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Since 1990, Canon has supported junior golf and the American Junior Golf Association. The Canon Cup has produced countless memories while focusing the spotlight on golf's next generation of champions.

A LOOK BACK AT 2004
Last year, the East Canon Cup team completed an impressive two-day rally to edge the West 25 ½ to 24 ½.