Srixon, a golf ball and equipment manufacturer, will pair up with I.R.I. Golf Management Group to sponsor the I.R.I./Srixon Mixed Team Championship hosted by Jim Furyk to be held May 4-6, 2007, the American Junior Golf Association announced Tuesday. The event will be held at Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.
The 54-hole stroke play team event consists of 36 teams, each comprised of one boy and one girl, and will feature three scoring formats over two days. The formats include modified Scotch, foursomes and four-ball competition. The event, in its fourth year, is again hosted by AJGA alum Jim Furyk, who in 2006 finished a career-high second on the money list and won the Vardon Trophy for the first time. He also had a career-best thirteen top-10 finishes, including nine top-3s, four second-place finishes, and two victories on the PGA TOUR.
“We at the I.R.I. Golf Group are very pleased to have Srixon join us as a co-tournament sponsor,” said Jeff Silverstein, I.R.I. Golf Group owner. “Their involvement, along with Jim Furyk, will ensure that the Mixed Team Championship will continue to be one of the finest junior golf events played each year.”
SRIXON Sports USA, Inc., based in Norcross, Ga., has been distributing premium golf balls and equipment in the U.S. since 1997 and is a subsidiary of SRI Sports. SRI Sports is one of the world’s leading patent holders in golf ball technology and manufactures several golf balls played in the United States. SRI Sports-made balls have won 73 PGA TOUR events since 1989, including seven majors. For more information about SRIXON, please visit www.srixon.com.
“Srixon is very excited about expanding our relationship with the AJGA and a partner like I.R.I.,” said Marty Olinger, Srixon Executive Vice President, Sales. “One of the most successful events on the AJGA schedule will hopefully only get better with our involvement.”
The California-based, I.R.I. Golf Group L.L.C., has grown its portfolio to 19 golf facilities located in Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Washington. The company owns and operates golf courses and provides course management and administration. Texas courses include: Los Rios Country Club, Plano; The Shores Country Club, Rockwall; Oakridge Country Club, Garland; Blackhawk Golf Club, Pflugerville; Red Wolf Run Golf Club, Huffman; Elm Grove Golf Club, Lubbock. For more information about the I.R.I. Golf Group, please visit www.irigolfgroup.com.