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-AHEAD to Become Official Headwear of CJGA-

Richmond Hill, Ont., November 5, 2018 – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce today a new partnership with AHEAD.  The partnership will see the brand become the Official Headwear of the Association.

“We are extremely delighted to partner with AHEAD” stated Brad Parkins, COO of the CJGA.  “AHEAD is a leader in the headwear category and we are delighted to be able to provide all of our members with a CJGA branded headwear piece.”

“We are excited to partner with the CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association) and offer our cap collection to their junior golf membership, and International teams.” says Chris Tamas, National Sales Manager of AHEAD.  “As part of the partnership with the CJGA, each junior member will receive an AHEAD hat at the beginning of the 2019 golf season in Canada.  Plus, the top junior golfers from around the world will be receiving our headwear at the CJGA World Junior Challenge event at Innisbrook Resort Dec 27-30.  We are looking forward to expanding our brand and golf merchandise to Canadian golfers and juniors through this unique partnership.”

AHEAD will also provide a custom headwear piece for all participants at this year’s CJGA World Junior Challenge at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, FL.  The event is celebrating it’s 26th year and welcomes over 160 juniors from over 20 countries.


Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort, and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to more than 20 years of continued growth and expansion. AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup, and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively.

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-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

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:

Chris Tamas

Brad Parkins
Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association