Juniors Take on Tough Greens at National Pines

 Richmond Hill, ON (June 11, 2015)- This weekend the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)  Junior Series makes its way to National Pines Golf Club in Innisfil, ON, where golfers will battle for multiple tournament exemptions. On the line will be spots in the CJGA Ping Canadian Junior Match Play Championship, CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship, AJGA/CJGA Junior Championship, and spots on Team East for the US Kids Teen World Championship.

The course, which opens with a front-nine meadowlands layout, transforms its personality as it routes through the thick stands of pines on the back nine. On most holes, strategic decisions need to be made off the tee, offering the choice of a demanding high risk-high reward drive (including nine forced carries) or a more conservative line. National Pines Golf Club also requires players to think their way through the course in order strategically position approach shots into the undulating greens.

On Saturday morning, juniors will be treated to a clinic hosted by sports psychologist Trista Hill. Trista is certified as a Sport Psychology Consultant with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. She has worked with athletes across various sports and levels of competition. Trista will be speaking to golfers about the importance of the mental game towards their overall golf games.

The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures on Saturday. For Sunday there will be some cloud cover with a chance of shower.

Some players to watch this weekend are:

Girls 14 & Under

Emily Zhu- Richmo nd Hill, ON

Victoria Zheng- Markham, ON

Boys 14 & Under  

Carlito Reyes- Mark ham, ON

Freddy D’Angelo- Fonthill, ON

Girls 15-19

Olivia Trieu- Richmond Hill, ON

Nicole Gargarella- Etobicoke, ON

Boys 15-19

Matthew Anderson- Mississauga, ON

Dee Xie- Toronto, ON

Schedule of Events : 

Saturday June 13, 2015 

10:30 AM- Registration opens

12:00 PM- 3:30 PM- First round tee times

Sunday June 14, 2015

10:30 AM- Registration opens

12:00 PM- 3:30 PM- Second round tee times

8:00 PM- Award ceremony

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.

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:
Brian Newton
Tournament Operations Assitant
Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)
brian.newton@cjga.com

 

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