BRASELTON, Ga. The American Junior Golf Association will partner with the Golf Performance Center for seven events during the 2015 season.
A leading golf academy in the Northeast, the Preseason Junior at Worthington Manor presented by Golf Performance Center will be the first event of the partnership, and it will be conducted April 24-26 at Worthington Manor Golf Club.
The inaugural Golf Performance Center Junior Championship will be held Oct. 9-11, at The Redding Country Club in Redding, Connecticut, just a few miles from the Golf Performance Center national headquarters in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
"The American Junior Golf Association is the premier junior golf association in the world, and we are extremely pleased to be partnering with the AJGA this season," said Golf Performance Center Founder Roger Knick. "We believe our common vision of helping junior golfers reach the next level will benefit junior golfers across the country and grow the game of golf."
Other events supported directly by the academy include the Preseason Junior at Chesapeake Bay presented by Golf Performance Center (May 1-3) in Rising Sun, Maryland, and AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center (July 26-28) in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
Additionally, Golf Performance Center will serve as a Tournament Partner to three Northeast events: Killington Junior Golf Championship (June 22-25) in Killington, Vermont, Lessing's AJGA Classic (August 17-20) in Mt. Sinai, New York, and the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf (Aug. 24-27) in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
"We are excited to work with the Golf Performance Center this year," said AJGA Northeast Regional Director Scott Geary. "The Northeast membership directly benefits from additional opportunities to play close to home thanks to a dedicated local supporter."
About Golf Performance Center
The Golf Performance Center is a revolutionary golf academy located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Its experienced staff combines for more than 50 years of experience, and includes the highest level PGA and TPI Certified instructors. The basis of training is focused around the five Elements of Success: desire, coaching, physical performance & nutrition, mental game and equipment. The facility works with state-of-the-art technology to allow players to perform at their top level. Expert Coaches, Undeniable Results.
About the AJGA
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 AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-18) of more than 6,300 members from 48 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf's next generation.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA 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. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.