Canadian Junior Golf Association renews Partnership with Humber College PGM

-Partnership expands to 3 events spanning three provinces in 2017-

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Richmond Hill, Ont. (March 6, 2017) – While celebrating its 25th year, the Canadian Junior Golf Association is delighted to announce its partnership renewal with the Humber College Professional Golf Management program for the 2017 season.

The partnership will expand to three events on CJGA National schedule. The partnership will see the continuance of the annual Humber College PGM Invitational tournament, and expand with ownership of the Humber College PGM Western Canadian Junior Championship and the Quebec Junior Open, presented by Humber College PGM.

“We are very pleased to continue with our longstanding relations the Humber College Professional Golf Management (PGM) program” said Brad Parkins, COO of the CJGA. “The Humber College PGM program offers great opportunity for individuals looking to turn golf into a profession, something many of our juniors aspire to do.  It is hard not to notice the CJGA alumni enrolled in the program and filling out the Humber College men’s and ladies golf teams.”

The Humber College Professional Golf Management Program offers students a play and practice program and provides tournaments for its members to take part in for player development.

“Our Humber PGM program has been a proud sponsor of the CJGA for many years and we are excited to be expanding our sponsorship program with them” stated Andrew Vento, Program Coordinator of the Professional Golf Management Program.  “A large majority of our students are CJGA alumni who have led our varsity golf team to many championships and advanced into promising business careers in the golf industry.”

About Humber College

Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management program is recognized as Canada’s premiere golf business program.  We provide you with the business knowledge and skills you need to start a career in many areas of business and the specialized expertise required of a PGA of Canada Golf Professional. Our 3-year business diploma runs annually on a 6-month in-class/6-month paid work placement basis. Our on-campus Golf Lab is an industry leading golf performance training facility run by PGA Professionals. Our students have the opportunity to play on the Humber Hawks varsity golf team, the most decorated golf team in Canada. Pathways to Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce Degrees and other degree programs are also available. For more information please visit our website at business.humber.ca/golf.

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. Currently in its 25th year, 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:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1-877-508-1069 x221

brad.parkins@cjga.com

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