I.R.I. Golf Group Combine Efforts for Mixed Team Event
Nation’s top junior golfers to play in
one-of-a-kind team event in Tucson
I.R.I. Golf Group and the American Junior Golf Association
will once again combine efforts by adding the AJGA I.R.I.
Golf Group Arizona National Mixed Team Challenge to the 2004
schedule, the AJGA announced Monday.
The mixed team event will take place May 7-9, 2004, at Arizona
National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz. The teams, made up of
one boy and one girl, will compete using the four-ball, foursome
and modified scotch formats.
National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz.
AJGA is trying to create some different formats that are fun,
unique and will get the kids excited about the upcoming season,”
said Stephen Hamblin, AJGA executive director. “We have
enjoyed this relationship with I.R.I. Golf Group and hope
to see events such as this continue and grow over the years.”
The I.R.I. Golf Group also sponsored events at Highland Creek
Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C., and Oakridge Country Club in
Garland, Texas, in 2003 and will continue through 2005.
Golf Group is a Southern California-based company that has
been involved in the acquisition, development and management
of more than 55 golf courses. Run by PGA golf professionals,
I.R.I. brings practical, insightful knowledge to every aspect
of creating and operating a golf course.
Arizona National has received numerous accolades in such publications
as Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Golf for Women and the Arizona
The par-71, 6,776-yard layout Arizona National played host
to the AJGA I.R.I. Golf Group Arizona National Junior in 2003.
Esther Choe of La Quinta, Calif., took top honors in the Girls
Division while Daniel Lim of Gilroy, Calif., was victorious
in the Boys Division. Choe and Lim were both named honorable
mention Polo Golf Junior All-Americans.
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 a junior membership (boys and girls ages
13-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states
and 30 foreign countries.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and
professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently
play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than
280 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods,
Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk,
Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.
For more information, please contact Matt
Crouch in the AJGA Communications Department at (770)
868-4200, ext. 795.