-Orange County National’s Crooked Cat Course will test full field of juniors-

Tournament Information / First Round Pairings

Winter Garden, FL (March 17, 2016) – Junior golfers from around the world are arriving at the beautiful Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge in Winter Garden, FL for the CJGA Spring Break Junior International presented by Core Golf Academy.

Hosting the CJGA for the first time in the event’s five year history, Orange County National’s Crooked Cat course will prove a strong test to the international field. Over 70 juniors from 16 countries will be welcomed to one of the top ranked public facilities in the United States and the home of the Core Golf Academy.

Returning for a fifth year as presenting partner of this event, Core is a full residential golf academy designed to prepare young golfers for success in junior golf, collegiate golf and beyond. With the event taking place in their own backyard, competing juniors will see first-hand the first-class facilities, coaching, and programming Core has to offer to its students.

Featuring significant elevation changes, rolling fairways and large, contoured greens, the Crooked Cat course has played host to final stages of Q-school for both the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. But with fewer trees, wider landing areas, native heather and mounding framing the fairways, Crooked Cat presents golfers more of a links-style look. It may well be the most naturally beautiful Orlando Florida golf course.

In the summer of 2012 Orange County National completed a successful renovation of Crooked Cats greens using the highly regarded Champions Bermuda Ultra Dwarf Turf Grass.

Tournament play gets underway at 10:00am on Saturday and will conclude on Sunday with the final round teeing off at 11am.

About Core Golf Academy

Core-Logo-140x140Core Golf Academy is a full time residential golf academy designed to prepare young golfers for success in junior golf, collegiate golf and beyond. Core Golf Academy pursues the highest standards of excellence. We attract and develop the best coaches in junior golf, who themselves pursue the highest level of character and competence. Core Golf Academy coaches support all students in the pursuit of their goals in a hardworking but fun environment where staff and students challenge, encourage and respect each other.

Our world class team of coaches are trained and mentored by Sean Foley, PGA TOUR coach to such stars as Hunter Mahan, and Justin Rose.

For more information visit www.coregolfacademy.com

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 Parkins
Tournament Director
Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)