AJGA's 2003 Schedule Approaches Finish Line

The AJGA’s 2003 schedule is nearing completion, as more than 70 tournaments are expected to fill the slate for the coming year. While the final pieces are being put together, visitors to are now able to take a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2003.

Continuing with tradition, the Ashworth Preseason Junior Series gets the year started. For five straight weeks, beginning March 7-9 in Dothan, Ala., the Series will provide playing opportunities for juniors who have not yet played in an AJGA tournament.

At the conclusion of the Preseason, the AJGA will roll right into the Easter Weekend lineup, with the annual tournaments in Georgia, Texas and Arizona.

The summer season gets under way with a Memorial Day favorite -- the Thunderbird International Junior at Grayhawk Golf Club. After that, the action is unrelenting. From the beginning of June to the end of August, the summer schedule is packed with four tournaments per week.

The Rolex Tournament of Champions comes to the AJGA’s backyard, as the mid-summer major visits Chateau Elan Resort, where three of the four rounds will be played at the magnificent Legends Course.

Canon Cup is heading to the Georgia coast, as Sea Island Golf Club, located on St. Simon’s Island, plays host to the East-versus-West rivalry.

Looking for new cities on the tournament schedule?

Ringgold, Ga., Pittsburgh, Pa., Tucson, Ariz., and Garland, Texas, are first-timers for the AJGA. Also in the mix are return visits to Austin, Texas, and Lake Geneva, Wis., -- cities where the AJGA used to visit routinely before a brief hiatus.

The Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series will add a trip to Ames, Iowa, while the season-ending All-Star Championship will be moved to Portland, Ore., over Labor Day Weekend.

The PING Junior Solheim Cup moves to Sweden, following its successful first year in which the United States claimed the inaugural Cup.

Wrapping things up will be the Ashworth Postseason Junior Season, allowing more opportunities for first-time AJGA players. A stop in Norman, Okla., brings this Series up to five tournaments.

Holding with tradition, the Polo Golf Junior Classic rounds out the year at Walt Disney World Resort.