Sylvania, OH - The American Junior Golf Association is proud to honor the 2021 PING Junior Solheim Cup with the Media and Social Media Award.
The Media and Social Media Award is selected based on an event’s success with engaging local media, and overall creativity and interaction on social media.
Throughout the week, the tournament hashtag #JrSolheimCup made a splash all over social media. The AJGA, tournament participants and parents, PING Golf, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Ladies European Tour (LET), LPGA - USGA Girls Golf, the ANNIKA Foundation and European Captain Annika Sorenstam herself plus many more were posting, telling the stories of the event.
The 2021 PING Junior Solheim Cup proved to be the most exciting yet. In the firs session of competition, four-ball, Team USA and Team Europe split the points 3 to 3. Team USA came out swinging in the afternoon foursome session winning five of the six matches. At the close of day one Team USA lead Team Europe 9 to 4.
The Europeans came storming back during the Thursday singles matches. They won 8 matches outright and halved two of them to win their first cup on U.S. soil 13 to 11.
The victorious Team Europe was invited to the media center at Inverness Golf Club to meet with the Solheim Cup Media to end the week and commemorate their win.
The event encouraged people to get involved on social by using #TeamUSA and #TeamEurope signs for photo opportunities as well as displaying signage on property that promoted the various social media handles being used to cover the event including @AJGAGolf, @pingtour and @jrsolheimcupeurope.
The girls on each team were also invited to attend the Solheim Cup Gala and Opening Ceremonies. At each the junior teams got to interact with and meet the LPGA professionals competing on each team resulting in many posts with the stars and next generation of stars.
At the Opening Ceremony a recap video of the weeks event, created by AJGA Staff, was played in front of a large crowd of Solheim Cup attendees in downtown Toledo.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup broke the AJGA record for a tournament hashtag reach on Twitter, reaching over 8,947,905 individuals.
For a look at the entire event check out the recap video that was made and played at the opening ceremonies for the Solheim Cup below.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup returns in 2023, September 18-19, at La Zagaleta Golf Club and will serve as a prologue to the 2023 Solheim Cup, which will be held a few days later, September 22-24, at the neighboring Finca Cortesín in Spain.
About the PING Junior Solheim Cup
The PING Junior Solheim Cup is owned and hosted by PING and will be operated by the American Junior Golf Association with assistance from the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Ladies European Tour.
Founded by Karsten and Louise Solheim, the Karsten Manufacturing Corporation is a long-time sponsor of the LPGA and AJGA. As the makers of PING golf equipment, the Solheim family continues to ensure the same superior workmanship today that they built into their original clubs more than 46 years ago. Now under the direction of John Solheim, Karsten and Louise’s youngest son, the company continues in its efforts to manufacture the highest quality golf equipment. The PING name is known world over. Besides its presence in the United States, PING markets custom-fit and custom-built equipment to more than 70 countries.
The tournament owner and title partner, PING, designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, putters, and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 by the late Karsten Solheim. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim's youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit ping.com .