AJGA to USGA: Sanfilippo conducts U.S. Junior Amateur

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Sanfilippo at the awards ceremony of the 2011 W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek.

AJGA connections run deep this week at The Golf Club of New England as former AJGA staff member Greg Sanfilippo takes on the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship as tournament director. Sanfilippo, who joined the USGA in February after a successful career at the AJGA will conduct his first USGA national championship in Stratham, N.H.

Sanfilippo’s career in the golf industry began at the AJGA. Sanfilippo served two summer internships (2005-2006) with the AJGA before joining the full-time staff as a tournament director in January 2007. Known for his professionalism and always being prepared for the next step, Sanfilippo was promoted to Director of Tournament Operations, a post he served from November 2009 to March 2012.

“When you think of golf administration, it really does require a lot of talents and not all are golf-course related,” Sanfilippo said. “The job incorporates professionalism, customer service, critical thinking, teamwork, the ability to work under pressure and problem solving abilities. The AJGA has provided me with the opportunity, the responsibility and the experience in these essential and concrete foundations to serve as a golf administrator for the United States Golf Association.”

Several of the AJGA’s current programs and policies are results of Sanfilippo’s critical thinking. He helped improve the AJGA internship program by encouraging year-round training and helping to implement the Continuous Education Program, a series of exercises for spring and summer interns to help improve the execution of AJGA policies and standards.

Since the AJGA’s inception, the organization has seen 27 members win the U.S. Junior Amateur including reigning champion and two-time winner Jordan Spieth, as well as Cory Whitsett, Hunter Mahan, Willie Wood and three-time champion Tiger Woods.

Sanfilippo will also be the tournament director at the Senior Amateur Championship at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., Sept. 29-Oct. 4.

 
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