-To become the Official Ball of the CJGA with its Z-Star and Soft Feel models-

Richmond Hill, Ont. (January 18th, 2023) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the partnership of Srixon / Cleveland Golf Canada for the next three years.  The new partnership will see Srixon become the Official Ball of the CJGA with its Z-Star and Soft Feel models.

“The commitment Srixon / Cleveland is making to junior golf is remarkable and we could not be happier to kick-start our partnership with them in 2023 and have them as a long-term CJGA partner through the 2025 season” stated Tyler Torrieri, Director of Tour Operations for the CJGA.  “Srixon’s desire to get their innovative and tour tested products into the hands of juniors throughout Canada aligns with their overall junior golf strategy and we are pleased to be the Canadian leaders in that regard.”

Srixon Z-Star and Soft Feel golf balls will be made available at select Junior and Linkster events for CJGA members throughout the golf season. Srixon / Cleveland Golf provides award-winning equipment that performs no matter the playing conditions.  Their Tour staff trusts the reliable performance of Srixon products to help elevate their game to the highest levels.  Their premium Z-Star golf balls are used by Srixon athletes including 2021 Masters Champion, Hideki Matsuyama, and several other top PGA and LPGA golf professionals:  Shane Lowry, Brooks Koepka, Minjee Lee, In Gee Chun, Nasa Hataoka, Inbee Park, and CJGA alumnus – Taylor Pendrith.

“We’re really excited to become the Official Ball of the CJGA and get our products into the hands of the next generation of great Canadian golfers” said Max Christiansen, Director of Marketing for Mint Green, Srixon / Cleveland Golf Canada. “We have a ball to suit every golfer’s needs, from youngsters just getting into the game on the Linkster Tour to more accomplished players on the Junior and Amateur Tours.”

ABOUT Srixon®:

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Srixon®, is part of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes players such as Hideki Matsuyama, Shane Lowry, Brooks Koepka, Minjee Lee, Inbee Park, as well as many others. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to providing “Tour-proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf.”

For more information, please visit ca.dunlopsports.com

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

About the Mint Green Group

Established in 1974, the Mint Green Group is a premium, full-service distribution company, servicing the golf, tennis and licensed sports markets. Since its inception, Mint Green has partnered with some of the world’s iconic sports, driven by its outstanding sales, customer service, operations, brand building and marketplace expertise.

For Additional Information:

Tyler Torrieri
Director of Tour Operations
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1-800-598-CJGA (2542)
tyler.torrieri@cjga.com

Max Christiansen
Director of Marketing
Mint Green Group
(416) 710-5689
mchristiansen@mgg.ca

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