2008 Annual Meeting
 

2008 Annual Meeting

The AJGA Annual Meeting is a gathering of tournament chairmen, Board members, sponsors and other supporters who are dedicated to helping the Association fulfill its Mission...

This year's meeting took place February 28-March 2 at Chateau Elan Resort, where the AJGA National Headquarters is located, in Braselton, Ga.

The meeting serves many purposes:


Award Winners Kris Strauss, Bobby Powell and Chris Dernick discuss their "best practices" during a breakout session.

Education: With breakout sessions this year focusing on media relations, Junior-Ams and a special session for new tournament chairmen, the AJGA prepares its local volunteers from across the country to run the best tournaments possible.

Saying Thank You: Because the volunteers provide so much time and energy to the AJGA, we say thank you in many ways. Tournaments and individuals are honored with awards at the Digger Smith Banquet, in recognition of their efforts to provide first-class tournament experiences. And with two rounds of golf in the afternoons, the AJGA makes sure the weekend is not all work and no play.

Idea Development: With the great minds in attendance, one session is devoted to small group discussions, geared toward charting the AJGA's path over the next five years and beyond.

Board Meeting: The first-quarter Board Meeting is always scheduled during the Annual Meeting, as the AJGA's Board of Directors gathers to discuss the AJGA's accomplishments, goals and opportunities.

Ultimately, the AJGA Annual Meeting is the launch pad toward what we hope will be another year of first-class tournaments that give our juniors the opportunities to earn college golf scholarships. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to learn from each other's experiences and share ideas that will lift each tournament to a higher level.

The success of the meeting will be proven at each AJGA tournament, as well as in the AJGA's day-to-day service from the National Headquarters.

Here, you will find stories about the dedication and hard work of some of the AJGA's outstanding volunteers.

Player Representatives are Big Part of the Board
Media Award - Kris Strauss
Volunteer Award - FootJoy Invitational
Hospitality Award - Thunderbird International Junior
Junior-Am Award - PING Junior at The Woodlands
Charitable Giving Award - Birks & Mayors Junior Championship at Mirasol
Golf Professional of the Year Award - Billy Dettlaff, TPC Sawgrass
Most Improved Tournament Award - Fidelity Investments Junior Classic
Newcomer of the Year Award - Bass Pro Shops/Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Invitational of the Year Award - The PING Invitational
Tournament of the Year Award - Dalhousie Junior Championship
Digger Smith Award - John A. Solheim, PING

 

 
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Weekly Results
AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala - Marion Sports Commission
Boys
Total
1
Austin Hitt
141
T
2
Tyler Strafaci
142
T
2
Luis Gerardo Garza
142
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
144
2
Taylor Tomlinson
147
T
3
Amy Zhang
148
T
3
Gabriela Coello
148
T
3
Kaeli Jones
148
Under ArmourĀ® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
131
2
Zach Norris
136
T
3
Will Chandler
139
T
3
Brian Clark
139
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
132
2
Angella Then
142
3
Kimberlee Tottori
145
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
T
1
Braden Thornberry
142
T
1
Trey Winstead
142
T
1
Davis Baxter
142
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
144
2
Jiayu Kong
145
3
Klara Castillo
148
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
144
T
2
Andrew Beckler
145
T
2
Aaron DeNucci
145
Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
141
T
2
Alison Chang
148
T
2
Anabelle Chang
148
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
T
1
Marc Toma
69
T
1
Henry Cassriel
69
T
3
Mason Glinski
70
T
3
Taisei Negishi
70
T
3
Eric Ghim
70
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
67
T
2
Alyaa Abdulghany
68
T
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
68
AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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