With 2009 drawing to a close, the AJGA is pleased to announce its 2010 schedule. Here is a closer look at the events that will make up an exciting 2010.
Golf Academy of America Preseason Junior Series Events
Eight events in 2010
The Golf Academy of America will once again sponsor the AJGA’s preseason series,which will consist of eight events that occur before the summer schedule gets underway. The AJGA welcomes Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club in Ocala, Fla., and White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Ind., as courses that will host Golf Academy of America Preseason Junior Series events.
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series Events
Nine events in 2010
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior-All Star Series, specifically designed for AJGA members ages 12-15, will make an appearance at WindStone Golf Club in Ringgold, Ga., June 7-10.
Berkeley Hall Club and Robinson Ranch Golf Club will also host Junior All-Star Series events in 2010. The Hilton Head Junior All-Star will be held at Berkeley Hall Club's South Course, June 21-24, and the Aldila Junior All-Star will take place at Robinson Ranch Golf Club's Valley Course, July 12-15.
Penn State Golf Course in State College, Pa., returns to the AJGA schedule to host a Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star event, July 26-29.
Fifty-six events in 2010
Winn Grips joins the AJGA’s busy Easter weekend as title sponsor of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club, being held at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., for the seventh year in a row. Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club and Traditions Club at Texas A&M also return as hosts for Open events Easter weekend, April 1-4.
Three other Open events in April and May will give juniors the chance to test their skills before summer comes and golf gets into full swing. The Country Club of the South and TPC Craig Ranch will both host events, April 23-25, while Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club’s Prospector Course will challenge juniors, May 7-9.
Several new venues join the AJGA slate in 2010, with some hosting events for the first time and others rejoining the AJGA schedule. The AJGA Huntsville Junior will take place at The Ledges in Huntsville, Ala., July 12-15. Florida also gets a new event as Ritz-Carlton Members Club in Sarasota, Fla., will host the AJGA Sarasota Junior, June 14-17. The Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y., returns to the AJGA schedule after a long absence by hosting the AJGA Apawamis Junior, Aug. 9-12.
The northeast gains another new Open event with the Erie Junior Golf Classic, which will be hosted at the Kahkwa Club, host of the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur, in Erie, Pa., Aug. 16-19.
For the fourth year in a row, the AJGA will return to El Camaleón Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for the Mayakoba Junior Golf Classic, Aug. 16-19. Mayakoba is home to the PGA TOUR’s only event in Mexico and provides a unique opportunity for junior golfers to play a professional tour course outside the United States.
Eleven events in 2010
The ANNIKA Invitational joins the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods on Presidents’ Day weekend in 2010. Reunion Resort in Reunion, Fla., will host the unique all-girls event, while The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, will once again welcome 78 boys. Both events will take place Feb. 12-15.
The 33rd annual Rolex Tournament of Champions moves to Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., June 28 – July 2. Blessings Golf Club, home to the Arkansas men’s and women’s golf programs, hosted AJGA Open events in 2008 and 2009.
Labor Day weekend will once again highlight the best junior boys in the world when The Junior PLAYERS Championship returns to TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Sept. 2-5.
Where will you play in 2010?
No matter which level of junior golf you plan on playing during the 2010 season, the AJGA’s line-up of tournaments gives all its members the chance to play at some of the country’s greatest golf courses.
In addition to all of the courses mentioned, the AJGA will be returning to some of the traditional stops, including Coosa Country Club, Grayhawk Golf Club, Moon Valley Country Club, Bellefonte Country Club, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Sedgefield Country Club and Mission Hills Country Club.
Take advantage of the schedule release and start planning your year in junior golf now. Membership sign-up for 2010 is also available now - click here for more information. As always, continue to check ajga.org for the latest information on where the AJGA will be headed in 2010.
View the entire 2010 AJGA schedule.