Pride to Sponsor AJGA Event at the Peninsula Club
American Junior Golf Association to return
to Cornelius, N.C.
Corporation’s Golf Pride Grips will take over title
sponsorship of the Golf Pride Junior Classic for three years,
the American Junior Golf Association announced Thursday.
The 2004 edition of the 54-hole stroke play event will be
held July 19-22 at The Peninsula Club, in Cornelius, N.C.
“We are excited to have Golf Pride, the industry leader
in golf grips, join the list of AJGA sponsors,” said
Jason Etzen, the AJGA’s executive vice president of
Golf Pride is the leading supplier of grips to the club industry
and is the top choice in the golf market for grip replacement.
The 2004 season marks Golf Pride’s first year with the
“As the number one choice in grips among professional
and amateur golfers worldwide, Golf Pride is delighted to
support players who represent the future of golf,” said
Jim Ulrich, Golf Pride marketing manager.
During its 17-year history, the event has attracted the top
talent from around the Southeast and the nation. The event
was previously held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for 14 years, and
produced champions such as Beth Bauer and Charles Howell III.
In 2001, the tournament moved to The Peninsula Club, a Rees
Jones-designed course that features a par-3, 132-yard seventh
hole in which juniors are forced to hit over an inlet of Lake
Last year, two-time first-team Polo Golf Junior All-American
In-Bee Park of Eustis, Fla., tied the AJGA Girls Division
record for lowest 54-hole total with rounds of 65-68-67—200.