For the first time in the history of the AJGA, the Tournament Players Clubs will host three events on the 2006 schedule. These great courses play host to a number of PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour events. Eight of the 23 TPC courses across the country offer people the chance to play the same courses as their favorite golfers.
In April, the AJGA will visit the TPC at Craig Ranch as its first stop in 2006. The AJGA Craig Ranch Junior will be held April 7-9 in McKinney, Texas. Open for play on September 16, 2004, the course has been home to many qualifiers during its short history. In 2005, the course played host to the U.S. Amateur Qualifier as well as the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier. The Tom Weiskopf design plays at 7,438 yards from the PGA tees.
The next stop on the TPC course tour brings the First American Title Junior Classic to the TPC of Tampa Bay. This course is well respected and considered one of the most challenging courses on the Champions Tour. Home of the Champions Tour’s Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, the TPC of Tampa Bay boasts many great winners including Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus and Larry Nelson. The event will be held June 26-29.
The final TPC course on the schedule is the TPC at Southwind. Set in the heart of Memphis, Tenn., this will be the second consecutive year that the course will host the True Temper/David Gossett Junior Championship. From July 31–August 3, the juniors will be able to play the same course as the PGA TOUR’s FedEx St. Jude Classic. With challenging holes and a beautiful landscape, the course is set to bring a lot of excitement to the 2006 schedule.
With just a few more tournaments set to be added to the 2006 AJGA schedule, the year is already shaping up to be one of the best in AJGA history. Continue to check out ajga.org for updates to the schedule.
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