AJGA Team Up
Carolina Junior Championship Slated for First Week of June
Global sports equipment brand Dunlop joins
forces with the American Junior Golf Association in 2003 as
title sponsor of the Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship.
The tournament, in its third year, will be held at Green Valley
Country Club in Greenville, S.C., June 2-5.
"The AJGA has worked to make this the
top junior golf association in the world, and as a South Carolina-based
company, we're particularly excited about playing a key role
in such a prestigious event," said David Leverant, chief
operating officer of Dunlop's U.S. equipment licensee Focus
Golf Systems. "This gives Dunlop a great opportunity
to interact with some of the pros of tomorrow, as well as
to showcase some of our premium equipment for the serious
The 54-hole event will feature nearly 100
of the top juniors from South Carolina and around the nation,
and will be preceded by a qualifier on June 1 that will give
100 additional players a chance to earn entry into the tournament
field. Last season, juniors traveled to Greenville from 16
states, Canada, Mexico and Singapore to compete in the event.
"We're really excited Dunlop has gotten involved in
this national event," said Tournament Chairman Marshall
Bettendorf. "Their support will benefit junior golf both
in our area and on a national level."
Among the world's best-known athletic brands for over 90
years, Dunlop balls and equipment have been played by some
of the legends in sport to win 22 golf "Majors"
and two Grand Slams in tennis. The company continues to develop
leading edge technologies to meet the performance needs of
golf and tennis enthusiasts at all levels of play. Dunlop's
U.S. headquarters, as well as its world-class golf ball research
and manufacturing facility, are located in the Greenville,