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July 17, 2013

JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship

 
AJGA joins forces with JoS. A. Bank, David Leadbetter and Turf Valley Resort for Baltimore-area event
 
BRASELTON, Ga. – JoS. A. Bank and David Leadbetter are teaming up to host the American Junior Golf Association’s JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md., August 19 - 22.

JoS. A. Bank was founded in Baltimore and is now headquartered 30 miles north in Hampstead, Md. The partnership with Turf Valley Resort, located just west of Baltimore, will provide key accessibility for AJGA members.

"We have been the proud and exclusive designer and retailer of The Leadbetter Golf Apparel line since 1996,” said Nick Rizzi, JoS. A. Bank Vice President of Corporate Sales. “We are very pleased to partner with David Leadbetter in order to bring an AJGA event to Turf Valley.  These exceptional, young golfers are not only the future of golf, but also the future leaders of their communities. Their dedication and commitment to golf excellence compels us to engage them through sponsorship of this tournament."

Leadbetter has an exclusive golf-wear collection and partnership with JoS. A. Bank. The David Leadbetter Collection was inspired to create the ultimate golf clothing line for any day on the golf course.

"I have been fortunate to have a long standing relationship with Jos. A. Bank,” said David Leadbetter, an AJGA Board of Directors member since 2001. “I truly am excited that we can partner together to support the AJGA and junior golf in the Baltimore region.

Notable AJGA players from the Class of 2013 in the Baltimore-area who have signed collegiate letters of intent include Ryan Cole, Connor Flach and Matt Oshrine.

“The AJGA thanks JoS. A. Bank and David Leadbetter for expanding the opportunities available for our golfers in the Northeast region,” said John Dolan, Northeast Regional Director. “We are looking forward to this year’s event and our growing relationship with JoS. A. Bank.

Turf Valley Resort, located in the rolling hills of Ellicott City, Md., will open the Original Course for the tournament. Strategically-placed bunkers and mature trees line the course to keep players honest, without punishing good shots.

The event field will feature 144 boys and girls, ages 12-18, in a 54-hole stroke play format with a 36-hole cut. The application deadline is July 16 and the field will be announced on July 19.
 
About JoS. A. Bank
JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., established in 1905, is one of the nation's leading designers, manufacturers and retailers of men's classically styledtailored and casual clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories. The David Leadbetter Collection, exclusive to JoS. A. Bank, was inspired by the golf coach to create the ultimate golf-wear collection. The Company sells its full product line in over 600 stores in 44 states and the District of Columbia, a nationwide catalog and an e-commerce website that can be accessed at www.josbank.com. The Company is headquartered in Hampstead, Md., and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “JOSB.”
 
About David Leadbetter
As a coach to countless PGA, European PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players, Leadbetter is known throughout the world for his innovative and creative teaching techniques.  Over the past 30 years, his players have amassed over a dozen Major Championship titles and over 100 individual worldwide tournament victories.  With 28 golf academies in 13 countries, David Leadbetter and the Leadbetter brand of golf instruction products and services spans the globe and continues to impact the game of golf worldwide.  
For more information about David Leadbetter, please visit: www.davidleadbetter.com.
 
About the American Junior Golf Association
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 approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
            AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.
 
For more information, please contact Leah Goldman (lgoldman@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at 678-425-1791, or visit ajga.org.