Tournament Title Partners
AARON'S, the leader in lease ownership and specialty retailing of office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances, joined the AJGA in 2010 with its support of the Aaron’s / Bob Estes Abilene Junior.
ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS, annual partner of the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship, Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship, Under Armour® / Steve Marino Championship, Under Armour® / Jeff Overton Championship and Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship, is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of high-quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and more. The Texas-based company operates over 125 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
ANNIKA FOUNDATION, an integral part of the ANNIKA Invitational since its inception in 2009, is dedicated to providing inspirational experiences, and education and financial resources that will help children in need realize their full potential.
ARNOLD PALMER GOLF MANAGEMENT / CENTURY GOLF PARTNERS, one of the leading and most-experienced companies in the golf industry, began support of the AJGA and its membership in January 2011. Century operates more than 70 courses and clubs and offers its members unique golf, traveling and local benefits through a club network program called "Palmer Advantage".
ARROWHEAD JUNIOR GOLF TOUR, Louisiana-based junior golf tour, joined the AJGA in 2013 as title sponsor of the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs.
AT&T, Inc., one of the world’s largest telecommunications holdings companies and the largest in the United States, partners with the AJGA to host the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T. AT&T has supported an Alabama event since 2008.
AVIS RENT A CAR / BUDGET RENT A CAR, the world’s leading car rental brands, are the preferred rental car choices for the AJGA and its family of supporters. Members receive free access to Avis Preferred and Budget Fastbreak loyalty programs. Avis offers more than 2,200 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region.
BASS PRO SHOPS, a major catalog and Internet retailer, has supported the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship since 2007. Established in 1972, Bass Pro Shops has evolved into the No. 1 "Outdoor Retailer in America," according to the Sporting Goods Business magazine in 2007, and annually serves more than 75 million sportsmen. The AJGA event is held in Springfield, Mo., where the company’s national headquarters is located.
BENTONVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU supports tourism for the city named after Missouri senator Thomas Hart Benton, who played a key role in persuading Congress to admit Arkansas as a state in 1836. It was the 25th state. The Bentonville CVB supports the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open.
BILLIARDFACTORY.COM HOME ENTERTAINMENT, leading retailer of home game room furnishings and entertainment products, is a business founded in Houston, Texas, from a single store with four employees. The customer-service driven billiard and game room furniture retailer is the title sponsor of the BilliartFactory.com Junior Championship.
ESTES, PGA TOUR professional, continues his hometown support of an event in Abilene. The AJGA alum has sponsored the Bob Estes Abilene Junior since 2006 – the long-running event celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010.
BOYNE HIGHLANDS, a ski and golf resort located on the Upper Peninsula of Northern Michigan, has hosted an AJGA event since 2001.
BRIDGESTONE GOLF, INC., based in Covington, Ga., manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including Fred Couples, Nick Price, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Paula Creamer, and Brandt Snedeker. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo. In 2011, Bridgestone began its sponsorship of the Bridgestone Award, offered to the AJGA juniors who achieve the low first-round score in the Boys and Girls Divisions. Bridgestone Golf began its support of the Bridgestone Golf / Brandt Snedeker Music City Junior presented by Toyota in 2013.
THE CLUB AT CARLTON WOODS began its partnership with the AJGA in 2009, co-sponsoring the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, one of the longest-running events on the Association's schedule. Carlton Woods, named "Best Private Club" in The Woodlands, Texas, by The Houston Chronicle, annually provides a top tournament experience.
CLUBCORP, the world leader in private clubs, is the host of the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior. The event features play on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, home to the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship since 1972, and as is tradition for the pros, AJGA winners follow up their win with a honorary “Champion’s Leap” into the water surrounding the 18th green.
COCA-COLA, the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, returns to the AJGA schedule in support of the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands. The event has been supported by Coca-Cola in Michigan since 2006. In 2013, Coca-Cola began its sponsorship of the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf.
CORSEMAX, an integrated business solutions company, returns to support the CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior, an event which began in 2005 and is conducted in the Philadelphia area.
DAVID LEADBETTER, legendary golf instructor to PGA, European PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours joins Golf Pride to host the Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic in ChampionsGate, Fla., and the JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship.
DAVID TOMS FOUNDATION, which provides opportunities for at-risk boys and girls through funding programs meant to enhance character, self-esteem and career possibilities, lent its name to the AJGA’s event in Shreveport, La. David Toms, a Rolex Junior All-American and former National Chairman of the AJGA, has made more than $3 million in grants through his charitable works in Louisiana. In 2013, the David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior was named the "Sports Event of the Year" by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES, one of the world's largest producers, distributors and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, became a supporter of the AJGA in 2010 through the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno.
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles. The company joined the AJGA as a tournament title partner in 2011 to support an event in Augusta, Ga.
FINNEY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, provides promotion and marketing to Finney County, Kan., as a meetings, events and travel destination. The Bureau is a title sponsor for the AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes.
FURMAN GOLF CLUB, located on the campus of Furman University, annually has hosted a tough field of junior girls over Labor Day weekend since 2009.
GOLF PRIDE, the #1 grip on Tour, sponsored its North Carolina event at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in 2006 and 2008-2010. Other venues for the Golf Pride Junior Classic include: Forest Creek (2011), Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (2012), National Golf Club (2007) Country Club of North Carolina (2005) and The Peninsula Club (2004). In 2013, Golf Pride added sponsorship of the Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic.
GOLFSMITH, America's largest golf retailer and the Preferred Golf Retailer of the AJGA, will provide AJGA Member Days, discounts to AJGA members and 50% off on swing evaluations from GolfTEC, America's #1 lesson provider. AJGA members will also have access to Golfsmith's store locations which provide custom fitting services, lesson packages from GolfTEC PGA Professionals, indoor hitting bays and golfsmith.com.
GOODMAN NETWORKS, a leader in telecom services innovation and integration, helps its customers engineer, deploy, integrate and maintain complex and converging networks. Since its founding in 2000, Goodman Networks has grown to become one of the largest end-to-end communications solutions providers in the United States. Goodman Networks supports the Goodman Networks at Traditions and the Goodman Networks at Timarron.
HANK HANEY INTERNATIONIAL JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY trains junior golfers by combining training, academics and competition. The Academy is a title sponsor of the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open.
HUNTER MAHAN, the 1999 Rolex Junior Player of the Year and three-time Rolex Junior All-American, worked with sponsor Under Armour® to create a unique spring-Open tournament – one of the most competitive for boys on the yearly AJGA schedule. Mahan has provided additional support to the AJGA since 2009, also appearing at The PING Invitational in 2011 where he played a few holes with the best AJGA talent, and endowing an ACE Grant. Mahan attended USC for a year, where he won Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors, before transferring to Oklahoma State. At OSU, Mahan was a two-time Big-12 Player of the Year, first team college All-American and received numerous awards. In his professional career, Mahan has been visible, winning several events including the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
IMG Academy, the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational institution, joined the AJGA in 2012 as Title Sponsor of the IMG Academy Preseason Series. The IMG Academy Preseason Series includes 12 events in 2013 and will offer 1,044 playing opportunities to aspiring junior golfers, ages 12-18.
IZOD, the modern sportswear, high-tech golfwear and performance wear company, began its sponsorship with the AJGA in 2013 with the IZOD AJGA Championship.
JOS. A. BANK, a leader in classic tailored and casual men's clothing, began its sponsorship of the AJGA in 2013 with the Jos. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship.
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, teamed up with AJGA alumnus Stacy Lewis beginning in 2012 to host the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open.
INC., a diversified food service concern that was established in 1890, annually supports the Lessing's AJGA Classic since 1999.
LEUPOLD®, the leader in sport optics technology, committed to a seven-year partnership of the Pace of Play program in 2013 and is the Official Rangefinder of the AJGA.
COMPANIES, one of the largest, most respected and experienced insurance brokerage firms in the country, has supported a Kansas City-area event since 2003.
LONGBOW GOLF CLUB, listed by Golfweek as one of 2009’s Best Resort Courses, has hosted one of the most-competitive AJGA Easter weekend 54-hole stroke play Open tournaments since 1999. Past champions of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow Golf Club include Paula Creamer (2003, 2004) and Hunter Mahan (1999).
McARTHUR TOWEL & SPORTS, the leading manufacturer of licensed terry products, first supported a junior golf tournament – the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends event – in 2009. McArthur Towel & Sports is best known for its production of the Super Bowl Trophy Towel, Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Towel and Gatorade Bench Towel in association with its production of licensed towels for professional sports teams and the NCAA.
The MEXICAN GOLF FEDERATION, responsible for overseeing national golf including rankings and national and special events, has supported the AJGA since 2010.
MIZUNO USA, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear, resumed its partnership of the AJGA in 2012 as a presenting sponsor of the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno.
MONTVERDE ACADEMY, a coeducational independent college preparatory boarding and day school, partnered with the AJGA as the title sponsor of the Montverde Academy Junior-All Star Invitational from 2009-2012, the culminating event on the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. In 2012, Montverde Academy became co-title partner of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series.
RESOURCE PARTNERS, a company that owns and manages coal properties, as well as handles and transports coal in the three regions of the United States, has supported the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior at Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland, Ky., beginning in 2004 as a title sponsor. The event has a long history with the AJGA – as it found its permanent home at Bellefonte Country Club in 1984 after no event in 1983 and rotating courses from 1981-1982.
NIKE GOLF, located in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf returns to sponsor the Nike Golf Junior All-Star Invitational, an event Nike hosted in conjunction with the Junior All-Star Series from 2003-2006.
NUUN and Company, based in Seattle, WA, is the pioneer of electrolyte enhanced drink tablets that turn water into an optimally-balanced sports drink without the sugars and plastic waste of traditional sports drinks. Founded in 2004, Nuun is used by the world's best athletes and enthusiasts in cycling, running, triathlon, golf, outdoor, and general fitness.
OCALA-MARION SPORTS COMMISSION, a variety of outdoor leisure and sport opportunities, began supporting an AJGA event in 2010.
THE PAYNE STEWART FAMILY FOUNDATION began its support of an event in Stewart’s hometown of Springfield, Mo., in 2007. The Payne Stewart Junior Championship honors the memory of the charismatic professional golfer – and each year during the final round, AJGA tournament directors wear his signature cap and knickers.
PHIL & AMY MICKELSON FOUNDATION, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit started in 2004, has supported youth and family initiatives and kept a focus on charitable, educational and scientific opportunities. In 1999 AJGA alumnus and three-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year Phil Mickelson challenged Arizona-based charitable organization The Thunderbirds to help create a top event for international junior golfers. Mickelson, who retains the AJGA title of most career individual wins, 12, and other sponsors have supported the Thunderbird International Junior at Grayhawk Golf Club ever since.
The PGA TOUR will again support The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf at TPC Sawgrass over Labor Day weekend. Started in 2007, the event features the tournament setup of The PLAYERS Championship, and offers an extremely competitive opportunity for a field of select AJGA boys.
PHILADELPHIA RUNNER, located in the heart of Center City, is the place to gear up, run and have fun. Philadelphia Runner has supported the CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior since 2005.
PNC BANK joined the AJGA in 2013 to present the PNC Bank Junior Championship presented by London & Laurel County in London, Ky.
PRIZE POSSESSIONS, a leader in custom awards with styles available in silver, pewter, crystal, leather and wood, has been the Preferred Custom Award Company of the AJGA since 2010. Prize Possessions supplies trophies for AJGA championships, custom appreciation gifts and season-ending awards.
The PUERTO RICO GOLF ASSOCIATION, a non-for profit organization founded in 1954 as the governing body of amateur golf in Puerto Rico, supports the Puerto Rico Junior Open, the AJGA’s first event held on the island of Puerto Rico. The PRGA first began its event in 2011 and has won the AJGA Newcomer of the Year Award (2011) and Volunteer Award (2012).
WISE AUTOMOTIVE TEAM, which consists of five automobile dealerships in southeast Michigan, is the title sponsor of the Randy Wise Junior Open. The Flint, Mich., event is one of the AJGA's longest running (since 1985) and has been supported by the Randy Wise Automotive Team since 2007.
TELEPHONE COMPANY (Ga.) a local telecommunications provider, returns to the AJGA schedule as partner of the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star. An event has been conducted in Ringgold, Ga., since 2003.
RYAN MOORE, three-time AJGA champion and PGA TOUR player, brought an event to his home state of Washington in 2013, the Ryan Moore Junior Championship.
SPORT LINK was the title sponsor of the Puerto Rico Junior Open sponsored by Sport Link in 2013.
STATE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, extends its sponsorship of the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic. The Rome, Ga., based insurance company has been involved since 2006.
STOCKTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, provides promotion and marketing to the City of Stockton as a meetings, events, and travel destination. Continuing the City of Stockton's support of the AJGA, the Bureau welcomes juniors and their families to the area for the annual event, begun in 2008.
SUNDOG EYEWEAR, a worldwide leader in sport sunglasses, is the Preferred Eyewear of the AJGA and provides an exclusive discount to AJGA members through the Player Center. Sundog Eyewear is available in thousands of fine golf shops and retailers worldwide, featuring the Sundog Mela-Lens™ lines. The Mela-Lens™ absorbs light seamlessly over a broad spectral range providing superior blue light filtration with minimal color distortion and 100 percent UVA/B protection.
SUNRIVER RESORT, an outdoor enthusiast’s dream in Bend, Ore., features nearly 250 guestrooms, more than 300 vacation rentals, 63 holes of championship golf, 28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, an on-site marina, stables, observatory, world-class spa and fitness center. Sunriver Resort hosted the 2011 Rolex Tournament of Champions and will continue to host AJGA families in 2013.
THE LEGEND AT BRANDYBROOK, a top course in Wisconsin and rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest, will again host the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends event.
THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT, one of the most prestigious and well-regarded tournaments on the PGA TOUR, will sponsor the Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament. A part of the AJGA’s annual schedule since 2004, the Memorial Tournament has provided many opportunities for Midwestern junior golfers to showcase their skills for college golf coaches.
THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, top-notch PGA TOUR Event, is the driving force behind The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, an annual Labor Day weekend event for top junior boys from around the world. The event offers a unique tournament experience, with caddies, tour yardage and setup, and play on one of golf’s largest stages.
THE TOWN OF KILLINGTON, located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, continues its support of the Killington Junior Golf Championship, begun in 2010
TOM HOLZER FORD, one of Michigan’s largest new and used vehicle lots, sponsors the 2013 Junior All-Star at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford.
TRUE TEMPER, the world’s No. 1 shaft manufacturer, will offer a unique ambassador program for AJGA members as well as provide content for The Insider on custom fitting. True Temper will share its expertise to the AJGA and its members with a direct focus on equipment education and player/sponsor interaction.
UNDER ARMOUR®, a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories, partnered with PGA TOUR pro and AJGA alumnus Hunter Mahan to support an AJGA event in Texas for the first time in 2009. The apparel company also supports AJGA events with Vicky Hurst, Jeff Overton, Steve Marino and Scott Stallings.
TEXAS OPEN, a San Antonio tradition since 1922 and the third-oldest PGA TOUR tournament, has supported the Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout since 2004. The San Antonio junior event began in 1992 and features impressive past champions such as Tiger Woods, Brittany Lang and Morgan Pressel.
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com) and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. In 2012, Wells Fargo will serve as the presenting sponsor of all Players Meetings and provide information to AJGA families about how they can join the one in three households in America which bank with Wells Fargo.