Pickering, ON (June 9, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association is heading to Cherry Downs Golf and Country Club in Pickering, ON this weekend to host a CJGA Junior event. On the line this weekend for the players is a chance to earn a spot on Team CJGA for the Euro Junior Golf Cup.
Juniors will have to excel in golf course management this weekend as Cherry Downs demands focus and correct shot selection. The course has dense forests and roller coaster fairways which are challenging for all golfers. The greens at Cherry Downs were designed similarly to the greens at Augusta National as they have slippery slopes, plateaus, run-offs and protective surrounds which will test players putting. Cherry Downs Golf and Country Club was designed by Canadian architectural icon Howard Watson and was the first golf course in the ClubLink family.
Juniors in Ontario are finally looking forward to a weekend of beautiful golfing weather. Weather forecasts predict for warm temperatures above 23 degrees with mainly sunny skies and lower wind gusts. It has been a wet and cold start to the season in Ontario but this weekend looks to be an exception.
This tournament will be officially ranked by Golf Ontario and Junior Golf Scoreboard. The Euro Junior Golf Cup is being hosted in St. Andrews, Scotland this summer in August. Juniors will be invited to play on CJGA Team Canada with good scoring throughout tournament qualifiers.
Schedule of Events
June 10 – Registration – 10:00am
June 10 – Round 1 – 11:32am
June 11 – Round 2 – 11:32am
For more information, including tee times and results please visit the official tournament website.
About the Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. Currently in its 25th year, 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.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.
For Additional Information:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications and Media Assistant