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CJGA Announces 2011 Team PUMA

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Richmond Hill, Ont. (November 22, 2011) The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) in partnership with PUMA Golf is proud to announce the names of the four juniors who have been selected as members of the 2011 Team PUMA. 

Selena Costabile, 13, of Thornhill, Ont., Brandon Gauthier, 15, of Laval, Que., Richard Manocchio, 15, of Toronto, Ont., and Peter Skynner, 16, of Oakville, Ont. were all named to the squad. 
Juniors were required to submit a video application highlighting their own golf style, musical interests, and why they were a good fit for the team. These four junior golfers will be outfitted head to toe in the newest PUMA Golf product and recognized on the CJGA website as a member of Team PUMA 2011.
Below, is a brief excerpt from each of the winning contestants:
Selena Costabile – “This is my first year competing in tournaments, and I won five events, including the PUMA Challenge in Toronto.” “It is important to have confidence before every swing, and that is what drives me to win.”
Brandon Gauthier – “Golf is my passion; it is literally all I think about”. “Fair, honest, positive, and creative are the four keys of staying true to the PUMA vision”.
Richard Manocchio – “I would classify my golf style as smart”. “My favorite player on Tour is Rickie Fowler because he is a bomber like me.”
Peter Skynner – “I have a unique fashion sense.” “I have a confident golf style, a successful golf game, and when I look better, I feel better, I play better”
About PUMA
PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE Sustainability and Peace, and by staying true to the principles of being Fair, Honest, Positive and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and ends in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. Sport Fashion features collaborations with renowned designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Mihara Yasuhiro and Sergio Rossi. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Tretorn. The company, which was founded in 1948, distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 9,000 people worldwide and has headquarters in Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London and Hong Kong.
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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.
For more information:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1.877.508.1069 ext 221



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