–CJGA to Co-Sanction Two Major OVGA Events in 2020-
Richmond Hill, Ont. (March 6, 2020) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) for the 2020 season. The partnership will see the CJGA co-sanction two major events on the OVGA schedule to greater showcase the talented junior golfers in the Ottawa area as well as increasing the opportunities for the juniors through additional rankings and qualifying opportunities.
“We are delighted to partner with the Ottawa Valley golf Association and partner with a great organization to increase the junior opportunities to those in the area” said Brad Parkins, CJGA Chief Operating Officer. “The opportunities the CJGA can provide through our various international relations and international event rankings will give greater exposure and opportunities for junior golfers in the Ottawa region.”
“The Ottawa Valley Golf Association is pleased to work with the CJGA to further support junior golf. Both organizations have a long history of excellence in running championships, and through this partnership we will be able to combine forces to promote the historic OVGA junior championships as the premier junior events in the region”, says Jim Davidson, OVGA Director of Player Development.
The two events that will be included in the partnership between the two organizations are:
OVGA Junior Spring Classic presented by the Optimist Club of Nepean
eQuinelle Golf Club & GreyHawk Golf Club (Talon course)
May 23-24, 2020
OVGA Junior City & District Championship presented by Gowling WLG
Eagle Creek Golf Club & Gatineau Golf and Country Club
July 4-5, 2020
Registration for all OVGA junior events opens March 6, 2020.
About the Ottawa Valley Golf Association
Founded in 1948, the Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the growth and development of golf in the Ottawa Valley Region. Supporting its affiliates – Golf Québec, Golf Ontario, and Golf Canada – the OVGA is responsible for golf tournaments, junior programs, handicap supervision, the rules of golf, and course rating in the district.
In these efforts, the OVGA supports and works with its approximately 80-member clubs and is proud and appreciative of its 4,000+ boys, girls, women, and men who participate in and volunteer for its competitions.
About the Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The 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 www.cjga.com.
For more information please contact:
Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association