INDUSTRIES TO SPONSOR AJGA EVENT IN BOWLING
Houchens Industries Junior
Open to be held June 12-15, 2006
Industries will sponsor the Houchens Industries
Junior Open June 12-15, 2006, the American
Junior Golf Association announced Tuesday.
the necessities of life to its employee
owners and its customers, Houchens Industries
is proud to be a supporter of the AJGA,
and believes supporting the youth of today
insures the successes of tomorrow at every
level,” said Alan Larsen, merchandising
and marketing director of Houchens Industries.
54-hole national junior golf event, which
will bring 120 of the top juniors to Bowling
Green, Ky., will be held at The Club at
Olde Stone. The event will feature a qualifier
on June 11, a practice round and Junior-Am
(a fundraising tournament similiar to a
PGA TOUR Pro-Am) on June 12, followed by
three rounds of competition June 13-15.
from the No. 15 tee box at
The Club at Olde Stone
Club at Olde Stone was designed by internationally
acclaimed golf course architect Arthur Hills
and is set to fully open in the spring of
2006. The course features a combination
of hills, flatlands, trees, grassland and
water. The par-72, 7,400-yard layout features
bentgrass fairways and greens with water
hazards coming into play on five holes.
event will mark the first time the AJGA
has conducted an event in Bowling Green,
however the Association is no stranger to
the Bluegrass State as one of its longest-standing
tournaments is conducted in Ashland, Ky.,
each year. The AJGA has also had stints
in Lexington and Louisville.
AJGA is very excited about our relationship
with Houchens Industries,” said Lee
Pinchouck, AJGA vice president/regional
director for the Midwest. “This event
will give our juniors in the Bowling Green
area and the Midwest another opportunity
to play in front of college golf coaches.
I am confident that the support of Houchens
Industries and the Bowling Green community
will lead to a very successful event.”
Industries, founded in 1917 by Irvin Houchens
in rural Kentucky, employs more than 10,000
people in 13 states and is the largest 100
percent employee owned company in the United
States. With interests in grocery, convenience
stores, insurance, recycling, web-based
management, manufacturing, construction,
tanning supplies, agriculture and other
industrial applications, Houchens Industries
now conducts business in all 50 states.