-Top Juniors on CJGA National Order of Merit Earn Trip to Curacao-


Richmond Hill, Ontario (April 3, 2015) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) and three top juniors from the 2014 CJGA National Order of Merit presented by Core Golf Academy will be making a trip to the island of Curacao on Monday to participate in the MCB Curacao Masters. The event will take place April 9 thru 11 on two different courses – Blue Bay Golf and Emmastad GC.

Ty Celone (Long Sault, Ontario), Keaton Gudz (Victoria, B.C.), and Charles Thompson (Delta, B.C.) will represent the CJGA in Curacao after finishing at the top of the national order of merit in 2014.

The team will play the ‘Team Championship’ as Team CJGA and will also get the chance to contend for the amateur golf title (Top Amateur Championship). Last year, CJGA’s David Yoon of Richmond Hill, ON finished runner-up in the amateur competition.

At first, Blue Bay’s golf course will seduce you purely with its astonishing appearance. The course is located right at the Caribbean Sea, providing guests with spectacular views and possesses a beautiful tropical environment along the fairways.

Blue Bay Curacao owes the amazing golf course to designer William “Rocky” Rocquemore who took full advantage of the natural surroundings. Elevation changes, rocks, sand and seas are all part of the Blue Bay Golf experience, all of which come into play on the courses signature hole, the par 3 5th hole.

The Curacao Golf & Squash Club Emmastad is a small club with approximately 600 members. The golf course consists of 18-holes with a par 70, 10 greens that are set in a brilliant oasis of tranquility, rare trees, bushes, birds (wild doves and parrots) and reptiles (iguanas).

Excel Art Academy has been named the official charity for this year’s event and a special Charity Kids Clinic will take place on Wednesday afternoon at Blue Bay Golf encouraging participation and getting kids involved in the sport. All 28 international professionals and the three CJGA juniors will all participate in the afternoon festivities, giving back to the local kids and charity.

Andrew Jensen, James Love, and Scott Stiles are three Canadian professionals that will lead the charge in Curacao. All three are CJGA alumni, now playing professional golf on various tours around the world.

For tournament information and to follow the results check out the official tournament website.

MCB Curacao Masters Tournament Website

With direct flights from Curacao to Canada, the chance has never been easier to get away to this spectacular Caribbean island, whether it be for a golf getaway or family vacation, Curacao has it all.

About Blue Bay Curacao Golf & Beach Resort

Curacao-Photo-1On your way to the golf course you hear a rustling sound. A bright green iguana emerges from the grass. You remain motionless, admiring the rich colors of this pre-historic creature. On sensing that it is not alone, the iguana raises itself high on its paws and quickly disappears in the shrubs. You continue walking towards the golf course, where you and your neighbor plan to play a relaxing round. Will you succeed this time in conquering that notorious water hazard at hole five?

Blue Bay is the most versatile resort in Curacao, where the residential and vacation destination combine harmoniously. Its major assets include its central location at Curacao’s Southern coast, its breathtaking sea views and a varied landscape where you can meet tropical animals in the wild. And if you consider the many facilities that include the beautiful and lively beach, the restaurants and bars and the unique 18-hole golf court along the sea, you will understand that this is an attractive residential and vacation venue in sunny Curacao.

Meet and mingle
The vision behind the Blue Bay concept is, that both permanent residents and vacationers should have a great time. This is why the residential and holiday accommodations are located in different parts of the resort. The binding elements are the facilities like the beach, the golf course and the tennis courts, where people meet and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere.
Vacationers enjoy the freedom of their own luxury apartment or villa and the use of the pools, combined with typical hotel amenities such as a linen service, cleaning and room service.
Many of the house owners are former vacationers who chose to settle down in Blue Bay. Blue Bay is also popular with second homeowners. The real estate offering in Blue Bay is remarkably varied and includes villas and apartments as well as an ample selection of construction plots. For some of the apartments and villas a hotel formula applies, enabling you to earn back your investment under attractive conditions.

Do you want to know more?
Follow the example of many present Blue Bay proprietors: book a holiday in Blue Bay and experience it for yourself! www.bluebay-curacao.co

About Curaçao:

Curaçao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches and an eclectic mix of history and culture. For centuries, Curaçao has held a vibrant and rich culture rooted in its history. The heritage of the island is both European and African – representing more than 50 nationalities. Dutch, Spanish, and English – as well as the local language, Papiamentu are spoken on the island today.

Art and music are an important part of Curaçao’s culture as the island is home to a multitude of talented artists, photographers, sculptors, and designers, many with galleries on the island. Known amongst foodies as a culinary heaven, Curacao boasts a variety of sidewalk cafés, gourmet restaurants offering international dishes and local eateries influenced by a melting pot of nationalities. From fresh fish to fine dining, gumbo to the grill, Curaçao has something to delight every palate.
Explore the undiscovered, exclusive hideaway that is Curaçao and uncover its many wonders. Relax and unwind amidst Curacaoäns working, playing and enjoying life to its fullest – the same as they have done for generations.

About the 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:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1.877.508.1069 x 221