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.

For 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 team event.

 

In 2006, the West Team defeated the East Team 31-19. This year the East Team looks to gain back the elusive title that they have not held since 2004.
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