Southern hospitality lends to tournament's success

The AJGA will announce a tournament award winner each week leading up to the AJGA's Annual Meeting and the announcement of the Digger Smith Award.

Thanks to the southern hospitality supplied by the Exide  Technologies Junior Open tournament committee, which took place at The Country  Club of the South in Johns Creek, Ga., April 15-17, 2011, the Atlanta-area  tournament has earned the Hospitality Award from the American Junior Golf  Association. This award honors the Tournament Chairman who creates a special  tournament experience for the juniors and families in attendance.

Tournament  Chairman Chuck Strong went above and beyond to make the tournament participants  and their families feel welcome at The Country Club of the South. Each junior  was greeted with a letter from Strong and The Country Club of the South General  Manager Jay Biggs which extended full privileges of the clubhouse and dining  areas to juniors and their families.  

“Chuck  and the members at The Country Club of the South are very deserving of this  award,” said Ryan Tahara, AJGA Southeast Regional Director. “Chuck fully  devotes himself to this event, making it a year-round project.”
 
 Thanks  to the large volunteer base, Strong was able to add many amenities to the Open  event, such as FJ Live Scoring on every hole, as well as having walking  standard bearers with leader groups during the final round.
                                                                                                                                                   

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Puerto Rico Junior Open

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The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf

Hospitality AwardExide Technologies Junior Open

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“Since  the AJGA began its partnership with The Country Club of the South and Exide in  2009, the members at The Country Club of the South have exemplified what it  means to support junior golf,” Tahara said. “It is thanks to their continued  dedication to the event and to junior golf that our members look forward to  returning to Johns Creek each year.”

Not  only do AJGA juniors feel welcome at the Exide Technologies Junior Open, the  hospitality extends to the local community as well. Big Brothers Big Sisters of  Metro Atlanta serves as the benefiting charity of the event, and each year  brings local bigs and littles out to The Country Club of the South for a youth  clinic.
 
The  Exide Technologies Junior Open will once again return to The Country Club of  the South April 13-15, 2012.

 
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