The Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award is presented annually to an AJGA golfer who displays integrity and respect for the game. Golf is a game rich in tradition and the AJGA believes it is important to promote honor and sportsmanship among golf’s next generation.
2007 Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award winner Joe David
Is there an AJGA golfer who you would like to nominate for the Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award? Past recipients of the award have displayed sportsmanlike behavior on the golf course and in life. This can be seen in the way they overcome adversity, serve others, live their lives with integrity, and impact others with their positive attitudes.
Last year’s recipient, Joe David of Madison, Tenn., represented all these ideals. His quality behavior on the course was only part of his story. His dedication to the game, willingness to help children learn the game, and the lasting impressions he made on so many people, gave a more complete picture of the type of person David was and continues to be.
These are the type of stories the AJGA wishes to tell each year in its effort to promote the ideals of golf. To submit a nomination, please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Name and hometown of nominee
Detailed explanation supporting your nomination
Your name and contact number
The deadline for nominations will be Wednesday, September 19. The recipient will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet November 18 at Ginn Reunion Resort. The player will also be invited to participate in the Polo Golf Junior Classic November 17-23.
Past recipients include Jonathan Moore, Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Virada Nirapathpongporn and Jason Gore.
The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
What is Leadership Links?
Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.
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.