RASELTON, Ga. — Winn Grips, a golf industry leader in high-performance golf grip technology, will be the Official Grip Partner of the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA announced on Monday, Nov. 16. Winn Grips will sponsor the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club, will remain the Preferred Grip of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series and will continue to provide grips and grip services to AJGA members at select tournaments.
Additionally, in 2010 Winn Grips will debut the Winn Junior Cup Challenge, a tournament series featuring select events across the country. The Challenge will give high finishers at those events the opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas to play and compete with Winn Grips spokespersons Butch Harmon and Natalie Gulbis. The Challenge will kick-off Easter weekend 2010 with four events, including the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow Golf Club, which will be attended by Harmon and Gulbis.
“We had a great experience as an AJGA sponsor in 2009, and are excited about this opportunity to make a long term commitment to help serve and develop golf’s next generation,” said Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated. “We believe the new programs planned for 2010 partnered with our innovative grip technology will help AJGA members take their games to the next level.”
“Winn Grips has been a wonderful partner, and we are thrilled with their decision to elevate their level of support of junior golf,” said Larry Berroya, AJGA West Regional Director. “The continued energy and creativity they bring to all their programs is providing a lasting benefit to the AJGA and our membership.”
Based in Huntington Beach, California Winn Inc. has provided premier quality sports grips for more than 25 years. Winn Grips are sold worldwide at green grass and traditional golf retail centers. To learn more about the superiority of Winn grips and to find a retailer or distributor near you, please visit the company’s Web site at www.winngrips.com.
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, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.
For more information, please contact Larry Berroya in the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (770) 365-1699.