Visit Monroeville Sports Tourism joins the American Junior Golf Association for the next two years, 2020 & 2021, in hosting the VM Sports Preview at Westmoreland. Westmoreland Country Club in Export, Pennsylvania, will play host to its first AJGA tournament, October 2-4.
Located just east of Pittsburgh at the junction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 376, Monroeville offers area visitors some distinct advantages when it comes to location, price, and amenities. Monroeville is just a short drive to both the City of Pittsburgh and the mountains of the Laurel Highlands. With city attractions including theaters, museums, amusement parks and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, and rafting.
“We are honored to be hosting the AJGA in 2020 and for years to come,” said Amy Capcara, Sales and Marketing Manager for VM Sports and Visit Monroeville. “We are always looking to attract new events to the area, and this was an especially prestigious win for us.”
The AJGA is committed to enriching the communities in which AJGA tournaments are held. The 78-player field from around the world will be eligible to receive a $50 dollar housing reimbursement courtesy of Visit Monroeville Tourism as an incentive for staying in a Monroeville, Pennsylvania, area code: 15146, hotel. All participants in the VM Sports Preview can take advantage of this unique partnership between the AJGA and Visit Monroeville Tourism. This opportunity will help reduce the cost to participating families, making this event more accessible to a wider segment of the AJGA’s membership.
The AJGA Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet played/been accepted to an AJGA tournament. This series, conducted during the spring, offers these new and returning members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and AJGA Junior All-Star Series events. The Preview Series aids in establishing the foundation for a junior golfer’s career moving forward within the AJGA.
The tournament begins Friday, October 2nd with the official practice round. The 36-holes of stroke play begin Saturday, October 3rd, and culminate with the awards ceremony the afternoon of Sunday, October 4th.
For direct questions about the tournament, contact Tournament Director, Jay Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About VM Sports
Visit Monroeville was established in 1987 to increase and serve the convention, trade show, entertainment, and sports industries. The agency also works closely with the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce to promote local businesses and services – including hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments – to visitors to the region. The staff markets the Monroeville Convention Center, hotels, and other indoor and outdoor venues in the area to promote the region as a low-cost, high-quality location for trade shows, conventions, entertainment, and sporting events.
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 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 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.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.