CANON U.S.A., INC., a global multimedia corporation, is in its 18th year as the sponsor of the prestigious Canon Cup. Canon also donates valuable office and photographic equipment to the AJGA.
The picturesque ninth hole at The Honors Course.
the past 17 years, the Canon Cup has been hosted by some of the
finest courses in the country, and this year is no exception. For
the second time in the history of tournament, the Canon Cup returns
to The Honors Course which first hosted the event in 1995. Designed
by Pete Dye, The Honors Course now becomes only the third course
to host the Canon Cup twice.
“After a 12-year absence it is great to bring the ultimate team competition
back to The Honors Course,” said Andrew Greenfield, AJGA Director of Education
and Canon Cup Tournament Director. “This special course and outstanding
staff has played host to many top amateur events. Canon Cup and The Honors Course
are a perfect match.”
Named to honor amateur golf, the course opened in 1983 and has never been the
site of a professional tournament, but rather has hosted several prominent amateur
tournaments such as the 1991 U.S. Amateur, the 1994 Curtis Cup and the 1996 Men’s
NCAA Championships. This dedication to amateur golf is represented by The Honors
Course logo, which is the outline of a cup, depicting the Martin Condon Tennessee
state amateur trophy.
Often described as “difficult but fair,” this links-style course
is known for its fast, undulated greens and numerous water hazards. The Honors
Course is said to be straightforward course where good shots are rewarded. The
course is mostly flat and tree-lined, but there are no hidden shots; what you
see is what you get.
A course that was named specifically with amateurs in mind is the perfect venue
to host 40 the nation’s most talented junior golfers for this competitive