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Jupiter Hills Club to host Team TaylorMade Invitational in 2022

<i>Tradition-rich club to host second edition of the top boys event</i>
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The AJGA’s Team TaylorMade Invitational will be conducted at the tradition-rich Jupiter Hills Club in 2022. TaylorMade Golf, the AJGA and Jupiter Hills Club announced the venue change in the event’s second year of competition.

"Jupiter Hills is proud to serve as the host of the 2022 Team TaylorMade Invitational because it clearly illustrates our commitment to amateur golf and major golf events," said Jupiter Hills Club president Robert Hofmann. "We are honored to partner with the AJGA and TaylorMade so that these highly skilled young players can experience our impressive golf facilities. We anticipate that our Hills Course will be a great challenge for them. Additionally, our membership is eager to build some strong new relationships within this great game."

Jupiter Hills Club, located in Tequesta, Fla. is the brainchild of architects George Fazio in collaboration with businessmen William Clay Ford and William Elliott and entertainer Bob Hope. Established in 1970, the Hills Course has long been recognized as one of the country’s premier golf courses. Its distinctive design weaves through the sand dunes of southern Florida presenting unique elevation changes and spectacular vistas. It served as the host to the 1987 U. S. Amateur Championship as well as the 2018 U. S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The club’s Village Course, also designed by George Fazio along with his nephew Tom Fazio, opened in 1979. The membership of Jupiter Hills Club is excited to host the future stars of golf through the AJGA Team TaylorMade Invitational in 2022. 

TaylorMade has been involved with the AJGA as a product supplier and partner for more than 25 years, joining as an Official Partner in 2011 and investing fully as a National Sponsor in 2016. The Official Golf Ball of the AJGA, Team TaylorMade athletes Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, Sierra Brooks, Maria Fassi, Sung Hyun Park, and Charley Hull all have ties to the AJGA as player alumni, tournament hosts or program supporters.

The 54-hole tournament will take place May 27-30, 2022 and will launch the AJGA’s summer season of events. In 2021 the event was played at Streamsong Resort on the Blue Course. Ben James of Milford, Connecticut, took home the title shooting a 14-under-par 202. James would go on to win two more AJGA Invitationals in 2021 at The Junior PLAYERS Championship and The PING Invitational. James would be named a first team Rolex Junior All-American to end the year.

“We are so excited to bring this premiere junior golf event to Jupiter Hills Club,” said AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. “The partnership we have with TaylorMade and Jupiter Hills is going to elevate this event to a new level in just its second year and we cannot wait to help promote junior golf at such a premiere venue.”

The event will feature 72 of the world’s top male junior golfers. AJGA Invitationals are the highest level of competition in junior golf and regularly feature the future stars of the college and professional game. The tournament field will be filled via the Rolex AJGA Rankings with priority given to the highest ranked players.

For more information about the Team TaylorMade Invitational please contact Tim Jackman (tjackman@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department. Learn more about the AJGA through FacebookTwitter or at www.ajga.org.

About TaylorMade Golf

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high performance golf equipment, golf balls and accessories with industry-leading innovative products like SIM2 metalwoods, SIM2 irons, P Series irons, TP5/TP5X golf balls and Spider putters. A major force across the world's professional tours, TaylorMade has an unrivaled athlete portfolio that includes Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, Harry Higgs, SH Park, Charley Hull, Maria Fassi and Sierra Brooks.

About Jupiter Hills Club

Jupiter Hills Club, established in 1969, is an exclusive, member-owned private golf club located in Tequesta, Fla., just north of the Palm Beach County line. Jupiter Hills Club is the #17 ranked Platinum Club of America Golf Club highlighted by two championship golf courses, world class practice facilities, a state-of-the-art Performance Center, and Fitness Center with golf specific attributes. The club has built an impressive Instructional Team with a mission to provide tour-like and unparalleled opportunities for the members and their guests to improve. Jason Baile, a top 100 teacher for instruction, directs a team that includes Master Club Fitter and Builder Neil Marc, former Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Lance Gill for a transformative body/swing connection, PGA Tour winner and Ryder Cupper Brad Faxon as Director of Putting, and Hall of Famer Judy Dickinson.

Jupiter Hills has been guided by three generations of the Fazio Family. George Fazio and his nephew Tom Fazio designed the Hills Course, which opened in 1970 and has hosted the 1987 U.S. Amateur Championship (won by Billy Mayfair) and the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship (won by Garrett Barber and Cole Hammer). The Village Course is also a George and Tom Fazio design and was opened in 1979. In 2017, Tom’s son, Logan Fazio revitalized the Village Course and expanded the legacy of Jupiter Hills. The 2020 renovation of the Hills Course was completed by Tom and Logan Fazio and coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the club.

Jupiter Hills, with an allegiance to honor the game by giving back through hosting future national championships for all categories of skilled players is the only club or course in southeastern Florida to have hosted two USGA Championships.