Billy Horschel was named as one of two National Chairmen on the AJGA Board of Directors. Horschel will join Annika Sorenstam in the role as advisors and active members of the AJGA Board of Directors.
“Joining the AJGA as their national chairman is something I am very excited about,” Horschel said. “My junior event with the AJGA is incredible and they have always been great to work with. The values of the organization align with Brittany and my values and I am looking forward to being able to make an even bigger impact on the next generation and continue to give back through this new opportunity.”
Horschel and his wife Brittany have hosted an AJGA event since 2017 near their home in Florida. The event has become a staple on the AJGA schedule and is unique as being the only Stableford format tournament the AJGA conducts. Horschel wanted to encourage a fun and aggressive style of play at his event, which lead to the Stableford format.
“For several years, Billy and Brittany have been incredible supporters of junior golf and the AJGA,” said AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. “Their desire to give back to charity and grow the game of golf aligns perfectly with the AJGA’s interest in developing golf’s next generation. Having Billy as our next National Chairman acknowledges our respect for the great work he and Brittany are doing. We look forward to a wonderful partnership for many years to come.”
Horschel’s AJGA tournament has generated significant money donated back to charity. In 2019, the tournament gave more than $115,000 and in 2020 almost $90,000. The money from the event is split between several local charities and the AJGA’s ACE Grant. In addition to the tournament donations, Billy and Brittany have also used proceeds from their event to endow an ACE Grant to help provide playing opportunities to junior golfers who have the skill but not the means to play a national junior golf schedule.
Both Billy and Brittany are AJGA alumni, playing in several events each during their junior golf days. Their junior golf schedules aligned at a few tournaments, allowing for a friendship during their high school days, before going on to play college golf at the University of Florida and eventually getting married.
Billy played in nine AJGA events, including three Invitationals. His best finish came in 2005 where he finished T2. Brittany played in 16 events, including four Invitationals, with her best finish coming in 2004 with a third-place finish.
Billy turned pro in 2009 and has since put together six PGA TOUR victories including the 2021 Dell Technologies Match Play. Horschel also claimed the FedEx Cup in 2014 after winning the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.