BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association announced Thursday a new partnership with AccuSport International, Inc., the leading developer and marketer of golf launch monitors.
The partnership features the AccuSport Championship hosted by Webb Simpson, AJGA alumnus and current PGA TOUR player. The event will be held Aug. 16-19, 2010, in Winston Salem, N.C., home to Simpson’s alma mater, Wake Forest University, and AccuSport’s headquarters.
As the “Official Launch Monitor of the AJGA,” AccuSport’s Vector Launch System, recognized throughout the golf industry for its accuracy, portability and affordability, will be available for AJGA junior golfers’ use during 2010 events.
Players will have access to Vector launch monitors to gather data on their swing, including launch angle, ball speed, backspin, side spin and side angle instantly.
“Our new partnership with the AJGA will truly benefit aspiring, young golfers all across America as they come to learn more about their ball flight, spin rates and overall shot characteristics,” said Don Thorup, AccuSport’s President. “Additionally, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Webb Simpson, one of the truly great rising young stars on the PGA TOUR.”
AccuSport International, Inc., located in Winston Salem, N.C., is driven by technology and a desire to improve the game of golf, and make it more enjoyable and accessible to golfers of all skill levels. AccuSport introduced the Vector Launch System to the commercial market in 2003 and has rapidly become the industry leader in launch monitor technology and market share. With distribution in Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia, the Vector Launch System products have become the tools that are changing the way the golf industry looks at fitting, teaching and practice. For more information, please visit www.accusport.com.
“We are very excited to partner with AccuSport starting in 2010,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA Chief Business Officer. “All AJGA members will benefit from their launch systems and support of junior golf. It’s going to be fantastic for our players to be exposed to the same level of technology as a tour professional on a weekly basis.”
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.
For more information, please contact Roseanna Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (678) 425-1741.