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CJGA Members Wowed at Exclusive March Break Camp at The Oven

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Fort Worth, TX – Members of the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) were provided with an exclusive opportunity over the March Break – a three-day golf camp at The Oven, Nike Golf’s Research & Development facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The CJGA members who participated in this camp was the first group of juniors to go through the facility and received the full “Oven” experience, one that will not be forgotten.

The CJGA participants had the ultimate golf camp experience during the three day camp, kick-starting their 2011 season and enjoying The Oven experience which included a custom fit experience that only The Oven provides to its Nike Golf Tour Staff.
Opening the camp at Leonard Golf Links, right next door to The Oven, participants were taken through a full day of fundamentals with Ralph Bauer, Men’s National Team Assistant Coach.  Using video tape analysis, juniors worked through various aspects of their game, taking away vital information and tips of what to work and how to improve their game.
Come Monday morning, juniors were abuzz as the group was let inside The Oven for a full tour of the facility which started with a few short videos in the “Augusta Room”. Travelling throughout the facility while looking at pictures and autographed paraphernalia of some of their favorite processional golfers, juniors learned the history of the Nike Golf brand and the evolution of the product.
Following the facility tour, juniors were paired off and sent for their custom fitting, the same fitting Nike Golf athletes such as Tiger Woods, Stephen Ames, Stewart Cink, and Anthony Kim all go through. Junior also had the chance to get some personal insight from a Nike Golf Tour player as young sensation Dustin Garza was on hand the entire first day.
As the camp neared its end, juniors were put through “spark testing” with the Nike Golf staff, giving juniors the chance to measure physical attributes and measure themselves against some Tour athletes.
After three days of being treated like professional athletes, juniors and parents were overwhelmed by the experience and the opportunity. The CJGA would like to extend a great deal of appreciation to all the staff at The Oven for their hospitality and accommodation during the camp. 
A special thank you goes out to Cricket, Matt, Brooke and Brad for their efforts and professionalism with the entire group as well as the Leonard Golf Links for their accommodation and access to their facility.
To view pictures of the camp, visit the CJGA Facebook page.
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About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada.. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.



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