Preseason Junior at Pine Island
Pine Island Country Club
Charlotte, N.C. • March 28 - 30, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA will host its first event at Pine Island Country Club.
- The Preseason Junior at Pine Island is a 36-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 63 boys and 21 girls from 22 states and Canada.
- The event is one of 13 IMG Academy Preseason Series events in 2014.
|IMG Academy Preseason Series|
|The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.|
|Pine Island Country Club|
|Dissected by a rambling stream known as "Long Creek" and populated with hardwoods and pines, Pine Island Country Club opened for play in October of 1968. In January 2005, Pine Island began a major renovation that included the reworking of all 18 greens and bunkers, installing four sets of tees on each hole, rerouting holes six through nine and dramatically improving drainage control and landscaping. This year marks the first time the AJGA will play at Pine Island Country Club.|
|There are 27 players from the state of North Carolina in the field, and of those 27, seven call the city of Charlotte home.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, March 28|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, March 29|
|8:30 - 10:10 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Sunday, March 30|
|8:30 – 10:27 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
The Preseason Junior at Pine Island will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.
After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.
For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.
Golf Performance Center Preseason Series
The Preseason Junior at Pine Island is one of 13 events held as part of the Golf Performance Center Preseason Series. The Golf Performance Center Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series 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 12-18) of more than 6,300 members from 48 states and more than 50 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.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.