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- AJGA announces top Leadership Links fundraisers
- By Roseanna Smith (@AJGASmith), AJGA Communications It's that time of year at the AJGA: awards season. AJGA awards recognize the achievements of the talented, and in this case, altruistic, junior golfers in our midst. Earlier in the year, Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman) did a blog series on the charitable giving of some participants in the AJGA’s Leadership Links program. Established in 2009, Leadership Links allows AJGA juniors to participate in fundraising for a variety of charities in golf and outside of it. In 2014 alone, more 360 junior golfers raised $350,000 and supported 160 charitable causes. Even more amazing are the...
more...Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:05:00
- The #JASInv sponsored by NIKEGOLF
- The Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF is the only AJGA Invitational with an age limit, but the caliber of play on the course looked like the efforts of seasoned veterans rather than young players. The course The AJGA traveled to the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club – Ghost Creek course for the first time, and it was every bit as special as expected. The Ghost Creek course has been named one of America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses by Goll Digest, while Witch Hollow, the second course on the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club grounds has hosted the Women’s U.S....
more...Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:42:26
- Food, festivities and fun for staff at PING Invitational
- By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda), AJGA Communications We usually use tournament blogs to showcase the tournament experience for the players, but what about the staff experience – especially when it’s an experience that includes delicious food, visits to college stadiums, games and pranks. The PING Invitational is a staff favorite event. The food The food during The PING Invitational is second to none. Prior to the tournament, the staff takes advantage of the spacious kitchen at our home for the week, Boone Pickens lodge – and advantage of the AJGA’s resident culinary expert. What many people don’t know about Vice President...
more...Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:44:24
- #AJGAAlum in the headlines (Oct. 14)
- Hunter Mahan competed in AJGA events from 1996-2000, establishing a strong foundation to his golf career By Jared Dunn, AJGA Communications PGA TOUR AJGA alum Hunter Mahan tied for third at the Frys.com Open, the PGA TOUR season opener in Napa, California. Mahan finished just three strokes behind champion Sang-Moon Bae in a tightly bunched leaderboard that included six players within three strokes of the lead. Mahan played AJGA golf from 1996-2000, with a breakout year in 1999 where he won two AJGA events, the Polo Golf Junior Classic and the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf...
more...Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:46:08
- #HPScholastic Junior All-America Team by the numbers
- By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications With the release of the 2014 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team, let's take a look at some facts from the current team as well as explore some all-time numbers. 2015 All members of this year’s team represent the class of 2015. In 2013, Nineteen were seniors and five were juniors. 5-3-2 California claims the most team members with five. Three call Georgia and North Carolina home and two hail from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas, respectively. 2183 and 34 Average SAT and ACT score, respectively, for the 2014 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team members 4...
more...Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:53:12
- #AJGAAlum in the headlines (Sept. 29)
- By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda), AJGA Communications Ryder Cup Europe retained the Ryder Cup with a 16.5-11.5 victory over the all-AJGA alumni United States squad in Gleneagles, Scotland. The European team consisted of former AJGA players Victor Dubuisson and Sergio Garcia. Dubuisson posted a 2-0-1 record in his Ryder Cup debut, while Garcia won 2.5 out of 4 possible points to bring his career record to 18-9-5. Dubuisson competed at the first-ever Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf at TPC Sawgrass, an all-boys Invitational which features one of the most competitive and international fields on the AJGA schedule. Garcia played...
more...Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:26:53
- In the archives: Ryder Cup edition
- By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda) and Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications Before they were competing in the Ryder Cup, the 12 members of Team USA were just junior golfers with big dreams. We dug deep into the archives to uncover what Team USA was up to during their time at the AJGA. Keegan Bradley Bradley competed from 2002-04 and was named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American. Here he is after the last putt dropped (sporting his future college allegiance) in what would be his lone AJGA victory at the 2004 Lessing's AJGA Classic. Rickie Fowler The AJGA not only gave...
more...Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:00:25
- #AJGAAlum in the headlines (Sept. 22)
- Stacy Lewis held a Q&A session at her AJGA event, the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open, held in June. By Jared Dunn, AJGA Communications LPGA Tour AJGA alumna and tournament host Stacy Lewis earned runner-up honors at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Despite shooting a 6-under-par 66 in the final round, winner Mi Jung Hur matched Lewis stroke for stroke to steal the top spot. Lewis competed in nine AJGA tournaments as a junior, with her best showing being a tie for fourth at the 2002 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior. Following her junior career, she attended the University...
more...Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09:00
- Meet the 2014 Career Fair Team!
- The AJGA is kicking off the application for Spring and Summer #AJGAInternship positions by heading to career fairs at colleges and universities across the country. Meet the team of 23 full-time staff members who will be attending these fairs! Kathleen Adame Marketing Coordinator Intern Year: 2013 Began Full Time: 2014 School: University of Oregon Fairs Attending: University of Georgia, University of Oregon Blake Brittain Manager of Performance Based Entry Intern Year: 2010 Began Full Time: 2011 School: University of Alabama Fairs Attending: University of Alabama Casey Ceman Regional Director, West Intern Years: 2008, 2009 Began Full Time: 2010 School: UC...
more...Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:15:40
- #AJGAAlum in the headlines (Sept. 15)
- Billy Horschel competed in AJGA events from 2003-05, with his best finish at the PING Junior at Mirasol in 2005 By Jared Dunn, AJGA Communications PGA TOUR At the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, AJGA alum Billy Horschel took home the tournament win and the FedEx Cup title, while fellow alum Jim Furyk collected his fourth runner-up finish of the year. This was Horschel’s second victory in as many attempts, claiming the BMW Championship title in Colorado one week earlier. Furyk’s performance was good enough to land him fourth in the FedEx Cup Rankings. Horschel compiled six top-20 finishes...
more...Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:23:04
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