BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association has announced that Polo Ralph Lauren will continue its support of the AJGA as an Official Partner in 2017.
As a part of its Official Partnership, Polo Ralph Lauren will sponsor a weekly series of digital content in the Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances, which will focus on AJGA members’ performances in junior golf events worldwide.
“Polo Ralph Lauren has shown a commitment to supporting junior golfers who become the next generation of college graduates and business leaders,” said Jason Etzen, chief business officer. “We are excited to join them in highlighting AJGA members that inspire others on a global scale.”
Polo Ralph Lauren also will continue its support of the Polo Golf Junior Classic, one of the AJGA’s longest-running invitation-only events, to be held June 26-30, 2017, at The Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, N.J. The event will keep its summer date moving forward, and rotate among top clubs in the New York City area.
Polo Ralph Lauren has supported the AJGA for more than 20 years and became the title sponsor of the Polo Golf Junior Classic in 1998. An impressive list of past champions of the Polo Golf Junior Classic is a tour of professionals including Stewart Cink (1989), Tiger Woods (1991), Trevor Immelman (1995), Hunter Mahan (1998), Paula Creamer (2002), Morgan Pressel (2004), Morgan Hoffmann (2006), Vicky Hurst (2007), Lexi Thompson (2009).
“Quote from Bill Huntington, President of Polo Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Golf & Tennis”
AJGA alumni and tournament hosts represent Polo Ralph Lauren on a national stage including Davis Love III, Billy Horschel and Justin Thomas.
About Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 48 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Sport, Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to http://investor.ralphlauren.com.
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 12-19) of more than 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 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.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 830 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Billy Horschel, Davis Love III, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.