Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Championship
Barefoot Resort & Golf - Norman Course
North Myrtle Beach, S.C. • August 4 - 7, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Field: 78 boys and girls, ages 12-18
- Format: 54-hole, stroke play competition
- The field features players from 18 states and seven countries.
- The tournament will be contested on the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf for its inaugural year.
|Under Carolina skies|
|The field includes 13 players who call the state of South Carolina home. Georgia has the most players in the field with 14 and Florida claims 13.|
|Barefoot Resort & Golf|
|Rated a top-60 course in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest in 2010, the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf hosts the AJGA in 2014. Norman brought his philosophy of "bump and run" into the course design which features seven holes along the Intercoastal Waterway. The natural vegetation and water features create a unique blend of difficulty and beauty which challenges golfers of all skill levels.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, August 4|
|10:30 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, August 5|
|7:15 – 11:25 a.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, August 6|
|7:15 – 11:25 a.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, August 7|
|7:15 – 11:45 a.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|4 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Championship 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.
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 nearly 6,500 members from 49 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.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. 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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.