Richmond Hill, Ont. (April 16, 2015) – As warmer temperatures are welcomed across Ontario the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is set to begin their 23rd season in the province this weekend at Willow Valley Golf Course in Hamilton. The event will be the first of over twenty events on the CJGA Junior Tour in Ontario for junior golfers aged 11-19 years old.
Golf course architect Graham Cook and Darrell Huxham started shaping the course in 1998. The last fairway seed was put in the ground in September 1999 with the course opening in June 2000. Modern design ideas were used to blend the natural beauty with the challenge/risk and reward concepts into a unique course accented by gently rolling fescue. Four sets of elevated bentgrass tee decks, sweeping well-defined bentgrass fairways, dramatic bunkering and magnificently sculptured greens greet you on every hole. The course offers tee selections from 5,200 to 6,522 yards to cater to golfers of all skill levels.
The CJGA will be returning to Willow Valley for the first time since 2013.
The strong fields of juniors are sure to provide excitement over the two days of competition. Favourable weather conditions are forecasted for the weekend providing juniors with a great start to the 2015 season.
Schedule of Events:
April 18 – First Round – 12:30pm – 2:00pm (first tee); 18 degrees and sunny
April 19 – Second Round – 12:30pm – 2:00pm; 11 degrees and mainly cloudy
Awards Ceremony – 7:00pm
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.
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 Additional Information:
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)