North York, Ontario (March 21, 2019) The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is set to kick-off the 27th season this weekend at University Golf Club in Vancouver, B.C. After snow prevented the season opener at Bear Mountain to be rescheduled to a later date, the season will finally get underway with the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy BC Spring Classic.
The start of the season signals the beginning of the GOLFTEC CJGA National Order of Merit, presented by TaylorMade. Mirrored after the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup, the GOLFTEC CJGA National Order of Merit presented by TaylorMade is comprised of the entire tournament schedule where juniors compete nationally in their respective age divisions. Tiered events on a national scope provide equal opportunity for juniors to accumulate points. Events are tiered based on field size, strength of field, and length of competition to name a few.
Juniors should have favorable conditions to kick-off their season as weather conditions are currently forecasted to fall between 7 and 10 degrees with limited cloud.
Having been around since 1929, University Golf Club is a traditional golf course with long, narrow fairways and towering old growth trees. It is only minutes away from the city but it feels like you’re in the country and away from it all. The golf course is accessible to all levels of players and can be walked or driven at your leisure.
Schedule of Events:
March 23 – First Round – 11:00am – 1:30pm
March 24 – Final Round – 11:00am – 1:30pm
Tournament Information – Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy BC Spring Classic
This is the first of 10 CJGA Junior Tour events set to take place in British Columbia this season. Juniors will have the opportunity to qualify for national and international competitions through local qualifiers while also playing for valuable order of merit points with CJGA, British Columbia Golf, Golf Canada, WAGR, and AJGA PBE.
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 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 more information please contact:
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association