American Junior Golf Association
Polo Golf Junior Classic
- News and Notes: Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
- By: Michelle Hantak, Communications Intern Parkville In Art Cathy Cline, Secretary for the Parkville in Art, painted a photo of the scenic No. 9 hole for an art auction being held at the National Golf Club of Kansas City in November. All proceeds will go to the Parkville in Art’s charity, Feed Northland Kids. Cathy has been working for Parkville in Art for four years and has been painting her entire life. She loves being able to paint pictures of Parkville to showcase her talent as well as promote her city. Cathy hopes to have over fifty artists come and...
more...Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:21:12
- Gary, do you have a copy on the radio?
- When Senior Rules Official Gary Albin is on the course he is all business. He receives countless calls on the radio throughout each round with every golf ruling you could imagine. Whether a player wants cart path relief, a staff member wants to know exactly where to draw the out-of-bounds line, or an intern needs to know how many strokes a player should receive for a penalty, Gary is there to make the call! However, behind the man in the golf attire and nametag, there is a Marine Corps veteran with an affinity for doing things the correct way. Rewind...
more...Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:54:08
- News and Notes: AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
- By Kyle Ginty, Communications Intern Where the Pros Play TPC Southwind, host of the AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper, is one of the few courses on the AJGA schedule that also hosts a PGA TOUR event. TPC Southwind has hosted the FedEx St. Jude Classic since 1989. AJGA alumni have won two of the last three events, with Harris English winning in 2013 and Dustin Johnson in 2012. While the pros played at 7,239 yards this year, while the AJGA Juniors are at 6,888 this week. Players warmed up like the pros, using the FedEx St. Jude...
more...Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:47:18
- News and Notes: AJGA Philadelphia Junior
- By Laney Mullaney and Sofia Pettersson, Communications Interns Over 100 years of history According to the USGA, the oldest club still operating in the United States is the club of St. Andrews in Ardsley, New York, which opened in 1888. Huntingdon Valley Country Club was the first club in the Philadelphia area to be formed. The club began as a 9-hole course in 1896 and was first played in 1897. A year later it was decided that a full 18 holes should be constructed. Since then the golf course has been rebuilt multiple times before the committee was completely satisfied....
more...Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:18:13
- Bring Your Family to Work Week
- By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications Summer days can be long and tiring and time away from family and friends can be tough on the traveling summer interns. So, it is very special when they are able to see family and friends along the way. This week was the unofficial "Bring Your Family to Work Week" for several interns. Savanna Schubert and her sister Sophia Savanna (right) is a communications intern on Team 3. This week she is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, at the Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship. Her sister Sophia (left) plays in AJGA events and is...
more...Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:34:24
- The Heritage of Sea Island
- By: Katie Bonneau, AJGA Communications Intern In 1908, Howard Coffin, the founder of Sea Island Company, founded Hudson Motor Company. At the Age of 36, he pioneered a car design that could be mass produced and sold for less than one –thousand dollars. In 1911, Matilda and Howard Coffin were captivated by the island of Sapelo, located south of Savannah. Later, in 1926, Bill Jones and Howard Coffin found Sea Island Investments. Coffin continued to fall in love with the island of Sapelo and its surrounding area. He purchased tracts on both St. Simons Island and a sliver of land...
more...Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:54:25
- #AJGAAlum in the headlines (July 28)
- Azahara Munoz competed at the Thunderbird Junior Invitational in both 2004 and 2005, finishing inside the top 10 both years. By Jared Dunn, AJGA Communications PGA TOUR AJGA alumni showed up in force at the RBC Canadian Open, claiming five of the top six spots on the leaderboard. Tim Clark won the event, followed by Jim Furyk in second and Justin Hicks in third, while Matt Kuchar and Michael Putnam tied for fourth. Furyk led by three strokes entering the final round before Clark posted a 5-under-par 65 to secure his second career victory by a stroke. In his sole...
more...Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:50:01
- News and Notes: BBCN Bank Junior Championship
- About the Tournament This was the second year that Yorba Linda Country Club hosted an AJGA Tournament. BBCN Bank signed on as the title sponsor, part of a two-year agreement. From the get go, BBCN Bank was heavily involved with the tournament. BBCN Bank hired URI Global, a marketing and advertising agency, to help the AJGA staff set-up and run a world class tournament. The BBCN Bank Junior Championship featured a field of 96 juniors from seven states and six countries. The tournament was played as a 54-hole stroke play tournament. The course was designed by Harold Rainville to keep...
more...Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:47:43
- News and Notes: David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
- By Paula Toth, Communications Intern David Toms: PGA Champion David Toms is a pro-golfer from Monroe, Louisiana, he won a PGA Championship in 2001. He attended Louisiana State University and currently lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, proudly calling the Southern Trace Country Club his home course. He also owns a golf course design company and designed his first course at the Carter Plantation in Springfield, Louisiana. The David Toms Foundation proudly sponsors the David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior David Toms Foundation In 2003, David Toms founded the David Toms Foundation to help underprivileged, abused and abandoned children. Grants are made to...
more...Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:07:57
- News and Notes: Lipari Energy Junior Championship presented by City of London
- In your shoes Most AJGA juniors wouldn’t think of their tournament director playing the same golf course as them, but that’s exactly what happened. This year’s tournament director at Crooked Creek Golf Club, Ryan Flanagan, played junior golf at the course. Flanagan grew up playing golf in Somerset, Kentucky, about 30 miles away, and played tournament golf at the Crooked Creek. Then, after high school golf, Flanagan played collegiate golf at Campbellsville’s University, where he came back to his roots at Crooked Creek. So juniors, the next time you think that your Tournament Director should play the same course you...
more...Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:51:49
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