~ CJGA will operate U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours in Canada~
North York, Ontario (May 2, 2019) ~ The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) and U.S. Kids Golf have formalized a relationship that will see the CJGA operate U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours in Canada starting in 2019.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with U.S. Kids Golf and give greater opportunity for junior golfers in Canada to earn spots in the U.S. Kids Golf World Golf Championship” said Reegan Price, CJGA Director of Tour Operations. “We believe this partnership will create a greater level of interest from junior golfers as there is now a greater opportunity in front of them.”
The CJGA will begin with three Summer Local Tours in in 2019, in Alberta, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada.
“It’s certainly an honor to get the opportunity to serve the families and golf communities in Canada,” stated Chris Vonderkall, Vice President of U.S. Kids Golf. “We know that the best golf experiences revolve around family time, including the parent-caddie role, as well as the friends and fun that these tournaments will bring. This relationship will be a big part in providing those for the families here.”
Stated Doug Lawrie, Head Teaching Professional at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club and recognized on U.S. Kids Top 50 Master list:
“Junior Golf is a game played around the world. It is a game that allows Juniors from different countries and backgrounds to share a common thread that binds them together. I am so excited to see the Canadian Junior Golf Association and U.S. Kids Golf use their common thread of competition, as the reason to bring forward an incredibly beneficial and strategic partnership. Being on the ground floor and opening the doors for these two Junior-centric organizations to come together was not just a thrill but my pleasure. I know Junior Golf in Canada is now stronger than ever.”
About U.S. Kids Golf
U.S. Kids Golf is the world’s leading organization for growing, promoting, and enhancing golf among youth and families. Founded in 1997, U.S. Kids Golf offers equipment in three distinct lines of clubs in up to 10 sizes. The U.S. Kids Foundation hosts more than 1600 tournaments globally – including the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship held annually in Pinehurst, NC; and its Coaches Institute includes over 1500 members around the world. The Foundation also owns and operates Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC, a “Living Laboratory” of golf’s best practices and newest ideas to make golf a better game for everyone. In 2018, U.S. Kids Golf was recognized by the National Golf Foundation as one of the “Top 100 Businesses in Golf” based on influence, innovation, and social good among other criteria.
About the CJGA
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 visitwww.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 more information please contact:
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association