Preseason Junior at Winnetka
Winnetka Golf Club
Winnetka, Ill. • April 25 - 27, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA returns to Winnetka Golf Club in 2014.
- The Preseason Junior at Winnetka is a 36-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 63 boys and 21 girls from 12 states, Canada, Germany, Mexico and China
- The event is one of 13 IMG Academy Preseason Series events in 2014.
|Winnetka Golf Club|
|Winnetka Golf Club has everything a golfer could ask for. With beautiful woodland areas, creeks, ponds and an abundant amount of wildlife, golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing. Winnetka works the natural elements into the course to provide challenges and offer opportunities to the adventurous golfer.|
|IMG Academy Preseason Series|
|The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.|
|Illinois players in the field|
|Of the 84 players in the field, 49 of them are from the state of Illinois. This means almost 60 percent of the field is from the host state.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, April 25|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, April 26|
|8 - 10:13 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Sunday, April 27|
|8 - 10:00 a.m.||Final Rounds off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
The Preseason Junior at Winnetka 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.
The Preseason Junior at Winnetka is one of 13 events held as part of the Preseason Series. The Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and 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.