Harvey Penick Junior All-Star
Horseshoe Bay Resort - Ram Rock Course
Horseshoe Bay, Texas • June 30 - July 3, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The Harvey Penick Junior All-Star is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 112 boys and 18 girls from 24 states, Canada, China and Colombia.
- The event is one of 12 in the Junior All-Star series sponsored by the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy.
|AJGA visits Horseshoe Bay Resort - Ram Rock Course|
|Named one of the top 15 courses in Texas, Ram Rock is well known for its dramatic elevation changes, narrow fairways and rolling greens.|
|Remembering Harvey Penick|
|Harvey Penick, PGA professional and coach to many Hall of Fame players, was an Austin native. Penick was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, seven years following his death and penned the book "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book." The book is filled with easily understood golf anecdotes and is one of the highest selling golf book ever published. Penick was passionate about students and the game of golf, in addition to coaching professionals such as Davis Love and Betsy Rawls. Penick coached at the University of Texas from 1931 to 1963.|
|53 players from Texas will compete in the tournament, with seven hailing from the Austin area. Henrik Olsson, a sophomore at Westlake High School, competed at another AJGA Austin-area event in April, the 2013 Preseason Junior at Cimarron Hills.|
Schedule of Events
|Sunday, June 30|
|1:45 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Monday, July 1|
|7:30 – 9 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (First Wave)|
|Noon – 1:30 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Second Wave)|
|Tuesday, July 2|
|7:30 – 9 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (First Wave)|
|Noon – 1:30 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Second Wave)|
|Wednesday, July 3|
|7:30 – 9:09 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|1:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The Harvey Penick Junior All-Star 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.
ACDS Junior All-Star Series
The Harvey Penick Junior All-Star is one of 15 events in the ACDS Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the ACDS Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in ACDS 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.