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AJGA, GCAA align to provide joint membership for college coaches

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The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced a new initiative to provide joint memberships for college golf coaches in 2018.

“We are thrilled to enhance our partnership with the AJGA with the announcement of joint memberships with the GCAA,” said GCAA President Andrew Sapp. “It is a wonderful benefit, not only financially for our coaches, but also a recruiting benefit for the AJGA to provide Coaches Corner memberships to our GCAA members. This is a great win-win relationship.”

As part of the new joint membership program available in 2018, GCAA member coaches can access the AJGA’s Coaches Corner, which houses important recruitment information such as contact information, swing video and player resumes. GCAA members will also receive results from all AJGA events, credentials and promotion on tournament scoreboards including on-site displays of TaylorMade-adidas Golf Live Scoring.

“We believe this partnership enhances our stated mission and purpose,” said AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. “To provide greater access to opportunities at the next level will continue to increase our members’ ability to earn a college golf scholarship and fulfil their dreams.”

Over the past 10 years, more than 7,000 alumni have reported signing a National Letter of Intent to play college golf. The AJGA has implemented several strategies to continue to grow this number, including offering Senior Showcase events in December, coinciding with the college golf coaches’ conventions in Las Vegas, and February to give seniors who have not yet made a college golf decision the opportunity to showcase their interest. A combined 80 percent of the past 30 years of Division I individual national champions have been AJGA alumni.