John’s volunteer career with the CJGA started 2004 when CJGA Team Canada traveled to Scotland to compete against an American team in the annual World Junior Golf Cup in St. Andrews, Scotland. John always a keen follower of the rules of golf supported the event as a referee.
The next year saw some turmoil as the American squad pulled out from the event on short notice. John quickly rallied a team from the Fife Golf Union to join the Canadian team in a Ryder cup match.
In 2006, another American organization, the International Junior Golf Tour, joined the Scotland and Canadian squads to form the first Euro Junior Golf Cup. The organizations honoured John by naming the annual trophy the John Clark Trophy. The trophy resides at John’s home club the New Golf Club in St. Andrews Scotland.
John will be greatly missed by his friends at the CJGA.
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. 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.
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Managing Director, Tour Operations