Milkshakes, Guitar Hero and Ping-Pong...Oh My!
 

Milkshakes, Guitar Hero and Ping-pong...Oh My!

Milkshake stations, extreme player gifts and Guitar Hero are just a few of the amenities juniors had access to during the Thunderbird International Junior at Grayhawk Golf Club last May. These are just a few of the reasons the 2007 Thunderbird International Junior was awarded with the Hospitality Award during the Digger Smith Awards Banquet.


A magician is just one of the small touches the Thunderbird International Junior sets forth for the players.

“Year in and year out, the Thunderbird International Junior continues to raise the bar in hospitality,” said Tournament Director Tommy Tangtiphaiboontana. “They continue to be a guide that other tournaments look up to in terms of generating their game plan for hospitality.

AJGA juniors always hail the Thunderbird International Junior as one of the top events during the season. In 2007, local organizers made sure to keep up this reputation. Juniors were treated to a special “Players Only Area,” where they enjoyed a milkshake station, ping-pong, racing games, NFL Blitz and Guitar Hero, in addition to many other amenities. Another highlight of the event came during the Glowbird Putting Contest. Staff members used more than 600 glow sticks to create a nine-hole putting course and the winners were awarded with an autographed Phil Mickelson photo.

In addition to receiving their traditional dozen Titleist golf balls and Polo shirts, players received gift packages from Callaway that included a shirt, a leather carrying case, a Callaway golf bag, an Odyssey putter, sunglasses and a Fossil watch. The staff of Grayhawk Golf Club and the Thunderbirds ensured juniors would continue making this a must-attend event each year.

“We are very proud and happy to host this great event,” said Doug Hodge, head golf professional at Grayhawk Golf Club. “We will continue to do all we can to make the Thunderbird International Junior a special event.”

 

 

 

 
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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
Gabriela Coello
148
T
3
Amy Zhang
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
Mason Glinski
141
T
1
Taisei Negishi
141
T
1
Wocheng Ye
141
T
1
Joshua Suh
141
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
135
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
136
T
3
Alyaa Abdulghany
140
T
3
Minjou Chen
140
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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