Halifax, N.S. (June 23, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association Linkster Series is excited to have their first Atlantic event this weekend. The field of golfers will play at Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax, N.S., on the Old Course.
Ashburn’s Old Course is among the most historic golf courses in Canada. Crafted under the watchful eye of Stanley Thompson, the architect known for his work at St. George’s in Toronto, Highlands Links in Cape Breton, and Alberta’s great mountain courses-Banff and Jasper-Ashburn is a throwback to another era. Measured at 5,210 from the tips, the apparently short yardage obscures the challenges of the course. As was his custom, Thompson utilized the naturally rolling landscape to create a course with great vistas and challenging holes. Canadian golfing great George Knudson, who would win eight times on the PGA Tour, only managed 4-under par while playing the 1964 Canadian PGA Championship at Ashburn. More recently the course has seen restoration work conducted by Ian Andrew, one of Canada’s most noted golf designers.
June 26 – Round One – 2:00 p.m.
For more information regarding tee times, please visit the official tournament website.
About 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
Its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians, generously supports the Canadian Junior Golf Association.
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