The Friday Five: AJGA things to know for March 5

Join us weekly for a skim of highlights from around the AJGA
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Join us weekly for a skim of highlights from around the AJGA:

1. Georgia Junior Cup makes history

The inaugural Georgia Junior Cup, hosted by David and Maxwell Ford, took place over the weekend at Atlanta Athletic Club. The two-day event featured a par-3 contest on Saturday and 18-hole Ryder Cup style singles matches on Sunday.

The Georgia Junior Cup kicked off the 2021 State Cup Series schedule, which features several events across the country where junior golfers earn entry through fundraising.

In total, Georgia Junior Cup participants raised more than $75K, with proceeds benefiting the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, Summit Counseling and the AJGA's Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant.

Their fundraising total is the most ever raised through Leadership Links for a State Cup Series event.

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The Ford family with a check from the Georgia Junior Cup (additional funds came in after the event concluded).

2. BIOLYTE signs on as newest sponsor

BIOLYTE will become the Preferred Hydration Drink of the Southeast. The first liquid supplement that contains the same number of electrolytes as an IV bag will be provided at 40 AJGA events across the southern portion of the United States.

As the Preferred Hydration Drink of Southeast AJGA events, BIOLYTE will provide product to 40 plus events over the course of the three-year deal.

The physician formulated liquid supplement contains one third of the sugar of leading sports drinks and more than seven times the number of electrolytes. The three-year deal will provide product at AJGA events across the following southern states: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina.

3. adidas giveaway goes live on Instagram

Check out the Instagram post below to see how you can win a brand new pair of ZG21 BOA golf shoes. The latest from adidas Golf offers lightweight comfort without sacrificing stability.

4. AJGA alumni selected to 2021 Walker Cup

Nine of the 10 golfers selected for Team USA at the 2021 Walker Cup are AJGA alumni. Swipe through the Instagram gallery below to see throwback photos of the nine players.

5. Initial committee selections for 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup announced

Of the 12 initial players named to the event, 11 are AJGA alumni.

The United States is made up entirely of AJGA alumni, led by returning golfers Ricky Castillo (Florida), Pierceson Coody (Texas), Allisen Corpuz (USC), and Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest). Castillo, Coody, Corpuz, and Kuehn combined for 5.5 points at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. They will be joined by Brooke Matthews (Arkansas) and Trent Phillips (Georgia).

Four of the six international selections are alumni returning from December's victorious team, led by England’s Alex Fitzpatrick (Wake Forest), China’s Yuxin Lin (Florida), Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad (LSU), and France’s Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (South Carolina). They will be joined by fellow AJGA alumna and Swedish newcomer Beatrice Wallin (Florida State).