AJGA Junior Championship has been named the recipient of the 2018 Charitable Giving Award and the Junior-Am Fundraising Award. This is the tournament’s third-straight year winning both awards, with an additional win in 2015 for the Charitable Giving Award.
Each year, the AJGA presents awards to the tournaments with the best individual hospitality, Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament, charitable giving and volunteer base. Awards are also given to the events with engaged media and social media participation. Finally, the AJGA recognizes the year’s most outstanding golf professional, superintendent and golf course executive, as well as the most game changing event, best new event, best Junior Golf Hub Preview Series tournament, best AJGA Junior All-Star Series tournament, best Invitational and overall tournament of the year. Tournament awards for the 2018 season will be presented on-site at the 2019 tournaments.
“Our goal is to help young boys and girls with talent, but without the resources to compete,” Co-Tournament Chair, Bob Edwards said. “We believe that if players, sponsors and volunteers have a good experience this will ensure the future success of our event.”
The tournament, hosted at the Woodlands Country Club, has given $560,000 back to charity since their start in 2014. The charitable giving helps fund the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant as well as local high school golf programs in an effort to support the AJGA mission.
“We would not win any awards without the passion the Insperity Invitational and Patrick and Justine Reed have for the AJGA ACE Grant Program,” Edwards said. “We see the enthusiasm from our Woodlands Country Club membership when we have local fundraisers and explain where their contributions go.”
The Insperity Invitational is a PGA Tour Champions event entering its 11th year. The event has been a title sponsor of the AJGA tournament since 2015. Patrick Reed has hosted the event since 2014.
The AJGA returned to the Woodlands Country Club for the ninth-consecutive year of the Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship, June 17-20.