The AJGA will return to Cape Cod again this year with a special
title sponsor. The Jeffrey M. Isner Memorial Junior at New Seabury
is scheduled to take place August 25-28 in Mashpee, Mass., at
the Country Club of New Seaburys Ocean Course.
Jeff Isner, as a world-renowned researcher of heart disease,
dedicated his life to helping the medical world understand and
make progress toward the treatment of an ailment that plagues
a vast number of individuals around the globe. Tragically, Isner
died Oct. 31, 2001, of a heart attack.
After his death, his wife, Linda, created a foundation with
the mission of continuing her husbands cardiovascular
research. As time passed, however, her memories of her late
husbands love of golf inspired her to give back to the
sport he held so dear.
He loved to play golf as much as he loved his work and
do his research, she said. So it made sense that
we could give back to both in his memory.
Isner always took a lot of pride in watching his sons, Joshua,
17, and Matthew, 10, play, Linda said. He used it as a way to
spend time with his two boys. He also left behind one daughter,
Hole Three at the
Ocean Course: One of the most photographed holes
at New Seabury. The Par-4, 3rd hole plays over 400 yards
with beach and ocean running the entire left hand side
My husband had two passions
in life: one was cutting-edge cardiovascular research and the
other was golf, as a participant as well as an enthusiastic
spectator who took great pride in watching his children play.
I feel that sponsoring the AJGA would be the perfect way to
keep his spirit alive.
The Country Club at New Seabury has hosted several AJGA events
over the years. In 1999, the Ocean Course hosted the Junior
Match that pitted the top juniors from the United States against
the top juniors from Europe in a format similar to the Ryder
For more information on the Jeffrey M. Isner Memorial Junior
at New Seabury, continue to logon to ajga.org.
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.