-24th season of CJGA ready to take flight-

Burnaby, B.C. (February 19, 2016) – While much of Canada is still reeling in winter like conditions, junior golfers in British Columbia are readying themselves for tournament play. This weekend the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will begin its 24th season as Burnaby Mountain Golf Course is set to host the participating juniors in the CJGA British Columbia Pre Season Opener.

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, situated in the greater Vancouver area of north Burnaby, has been rated by Golf Digest as “One of the Best Places to Play” in North America. This popular golf course boasts 5,800 – 6,400 yards of natural tree-lined beauty and gentle rolling terrain which offers a blend of charm, character and serenity. It requires precise shot-making to achieve par but recreational players find it very forgiving.

The forecast for the weekend currently shows high single digit temperatures with a slight chance of rain on Saturday and showers Sunday.   The golf course will be in good shape with full, fresh cut fairways and greens. The field of juniors should be in a position to attack the golf course and put forward some great rounds to kick off their 2016 competitive season.

Schedule of Events:

February 20 – First Round – 11:30am – 1:07pm
February 21 – Final Round – 11:30am – 1:07pm

Tournament InformationCJGA British Columbia Pre Season Opener

Junior golfers in British Columbia will have a number of competitive opportunities over the course of the season through the 14 event CJGA schedule in the province this season. Juniors will have the opportunity to qualify for national and international competitions through local qualifiers while also playing for valuable order of merit points with CJGA, British Columbia Golf, and Golf Canada.

An exemption into the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Freedom 55 Financial Open will be on the line at the CJGA Western Canadian Junior Championship March 17-19 at Northview Golf & Country Club.

Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe 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 Ewart
BC Tournament Director
Canadian Junior Golf Association