Kanata, ON (June 2, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association is excited to head to Kanata Golf and Country Club this weekend for a Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Series event just outside of our nations capital. Players will have a chance to potentially earn a spot on CJGA Team Canada at the Euro Junior Golf Cup being hosted in St. Andrews, Scotland in August.
The Kanata Golf and Country Club is a classic parkland style course that originally opened back in 1968. Since then the course has been redesigned to introduce strategically placed trees, rolling mounds and large bunkers. Although the greens can be on the smaller size it requires players to be accurate and place a premium on their shot selection and ball control. Juniors should prepare for the short but difficult par-3 16th hole which is considered the most challenging in the Ottawa region.
The forecast predicts for a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees. Juniors may face some light rain fall during the final round Sunday as the temperature is predicted to drop a few degrees.
Along with being a qualifier for the Euro Junior Golf Cup, players will also be battling it out for a potential spot in the FCG Callaway World Championship in California later this summer. This event is officially ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Schedule of Events
June 3rd – 10:30am – Registration
June 3rd – 11:30am – Round One
June 4th – 11:30am – Round Two
June 4th – 6:00pm – Award Ceremony
For more information, including tee times and results please visit the official tournament website.
About the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy
Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy was created to meet the needs of top golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development.
The GNCGA is built on the professional playing career and instructional know-how of Greg Norman to provide a comprehensive development platform for golfers seeking to dramatically improve their ability to compete effectively and win.
GNCGA provides expert coaching and instruction based on a proprietary teaching methodology that effectively develops and reinforces proper fundamentals while integrating the individuality of each player’s body and swing, with the state-of-the-art equipment.
Our aim is to provide golfers in the U.S. and abroad with an instructional program and training environment in which the ability to play collegiate and professional golf can be fully developed. By opening our doors to these young players, we can provide them with consistent, effective training based on direct experience of what it takes to compete and win at every level of the game.
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. Currently in its 25th year, 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:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications and Media Assistant