Richmond Hill, Ont. (March 28, 2018) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce a partnership renewal with Georgian College for the 2018 season. The partnership will see Georgian College as the presenting sponsor of the CJGA event at St. Andrews Valley in Aurora, Ontario June 16-17.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Georgian College” said Brad Parkins, CJGA COO. “Georgian College has seen a number of our members go through the institution, and by way of this event, we will bring greater awareness to our members of the programs the College offers.”
The event will be open to junior golfers between the ages of 12-18 and a counting event on the CJGA National Order of Merit, presented by TaylorMade. Juniors competing in this event will also have the opportunity to qualify for two CJGA National Championships – PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship and Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship.
“We are excited to continue our relationship with the CJGA and look forward to a great weekend at St. Andrews Valley,” says Georgian College Golf Management Programs Coordinator, Tim Zado. “There are many talented young men and women competing on the CGJA circuit and it has been wonderful to be associated with such a great organization. Many of our students and alumni have been CJGA members and we look forward to many more joining one of our two golf management programs in the future.”
About the Two Golf Management Programs at Georgian College
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – Golf Management Degree
The four-year Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – Golf Management program is a one-of-kind education opportunity for students seeking a career in the golf industry. Focused on the business side of the golf industry, the 4-year university level degree includes three paid co-op work placements, international trips to St. Andrews, Scotland, and Orlando, Florida (twice), expert faculty, a wealth of industry networking opportunities, and a state-of-the-art golf lab.
Alumni of our program are enjoying careers as golf course General Managers, Directors of Golf and Head Professionals, Directors of Instruction, Clubhouse Managers, and Food and Beverage Managers, and off-course industry positions such as product sales, marketing, management, and administration. In addition to golf industry positions, graduates have also taken advantage of the business degree to transition into successful careers in non-golf related fields. Since its inception, the BAGM degree has enjoyed 100% job placement.
Golf Facilities Operations Management Diploma
Our two-year diploma program combines unique curriculum and a co-op experience designed to prepare graduates for a successful career in the diverse and competitive industry of golf facilities operations management. Program highlights include: Job-ready in two years, one paid co-op work term, one-week comprehensive course delivered in Florida (included in tuition), instructional staff of industry experts, state-of-the-art indoor golf lab, field trips to numerous golf properties, associations and manufacturers, additional industry certifications included in the curriculum, and a unique pathway to our four-year degree program.
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 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.
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Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association