Hawkesbury, ON (May 11, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is proud to be host to the first event of the Quebec swing for the 2017 season. Humber College Professional Golf Management program presents the CJGA Quebec Junior Open this weekend at Hawkesbury Golf Course. The Quebec Junior Open will have a field comprised of Junior Boys and Junior Girls aged 15-18.
The Hawkesbury Golf Course will give the juniors a test this weekend with its signature tree-lined fairways which will demand players to be accurate off the tee. With multiple elevated greens throughout the course, juniors will have to determine elevation changes when hitting approach shots into the greens. Hawkesbury has a reputation of playing much tougher than the yardage on the score card may indicate, which juniors should take note of when mentally preparing for the tournament.
Players should prepare for light rain falls this weekend, which may adjust their game plan on attacking the golf course. With cloudy skies all weekend, juniors will be playing in temperatures in-between 12 and 16 degrees according to forecasts.
The Quebec Junior Open Presented by Humber College PGM will also be a qualifier for the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships which is hosted in San Diego in July. Players could also potentially qualify to represent CJGA at the North America Cup in July, a tournament that in 2003 Rickie Fowler participated in as a member of Team USA.
Schedule of Events
May 12 – Player Welcome Reception – 6:00pm
May 13 – First Round – 7:30am
May 14 – Second Round – 7:30am
For more information, including tee times and results please visit the official tournament website.
About Humber College
Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management program is recognized asCanada’s premiere golf business program. We provide you with the business knowledge and skills you need to start a career in many areas of business and the specialized expertise required of a PGA of Canada Golf Professional. Our 3-year business diploma runs annually on a 6-month in-class/6-month paid work placement basis. Our on-campus Golf Lab is an industry leading golf performance training facility run by PGA Professionals. Our students have the opportunity to play on the Humber Hawks varsity golf team, the most decorated golf team in Canada. Pathways to Humber’sBachelor of Commerce Degrees and other degree programs are also available. For more information please visit our website at business.humber.ca/golf.
About 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
Its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians, generously supports the Canadian Junior Golf Association.
For Additional Information:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications & Media Assistant