Shubenacadie, NS (May 11, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association is excited to start the Atlantic Canada season this weekend in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia at The Links at Penn Hills. This tournament will serve as a qualifier for a spot on Team East for the DeLaet Cup, which is being hosted in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from June 12-15.
Juniors will face a creative golf course this weekend at The Links at Penn Hills. The course was designed and crafted by the land itself. Rolling hills, beautiful vistas, wooded areas and tidal river dyke lands are some of the unique features of the golf course that players will experience. The players front nine will see them playing holes in the woodlands portion of the course before they return back across the highway for the grasslands style back nine, which was strategically designed by Les Furber.
The players will be playing in warm weather over the weekend with mainly sunny skies predicted in the forecast. There is no rain in the forecast and golfers should be prepared to perform under temperatures hovering around 17 degrees.
Not only is this tournament a qualifier for the DeLaet Cup, juniors could also potentially qualify for the North America Cup, which is being played at Weston Golf & Country Club in Toronto. The North America Cup is a Ryder Cup style event which sees Team Canada take on Team USA, an event in which Rickie Fowler played in back in 2003.
Schedule of Events
May 13 – First Round – 11:00am
May 14 – Second Round – 11:00am
For more information, including tee times and results please visit the official tournament website.
About the DeLaet Cup
Formally known as the Junior Canada Cup, the DeLaet Cup is the only national junior Ryder Cup style event in Canada. A one-of-a-kind experience for the next generation of Canadian golfers, the Delate Cup will feature a 12-person team in a East vs West showdown. The event was developed to stretch beyond the typical stroke play format in order to provide juniors with the opportunity to test their skills in other formats, such as fourball matches, foursome matches and singles matches. Experience in these different formats serve as an excellent preparation tool for juniors, as it helps them gain exposure to different types of play and develop mental toughness.
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.
For Additional Information:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications & Media Assistant