Kanata to Host CJGA Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Series

Kanata, Ont. (June 3, 2016) –ClubLink’s Kanata Golf and Country Club in Kanata, Ont., will play host to the second Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Series event of the season. Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Junior Tour golfers will compete in six divisions with winners earning an invitation to play in the International Junior Masters. Also being featured at Kanata will be the CJGA Linkster Tour on Saturday, June 4 for a one-day tournament.

One of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the USA, the International Junior Masters is the oldest International Junior Golf Invitational in North America. Since 1953, juniors have flocked to East Aurora, NY to test their mettle in the 5 rounds of stiff competition. Known for having some of the quickest greens and rolling hills, the East Aurora Country Club has proudly hosted the IJM since the tournament’s inception. For more information, please visit www.internationaljuniormasters.com

Opened originally in 1965, the course was completely redesigned by renowned architect Tom McBroom in 1990. The strategically placed mature trees, rolling mounds and large bunkers set the tone for the course, while its small/mid sized tricky greens place a premium on shot selection and ball control.

Known as one of the best maintained courses in the Ottawa area, Kanata Golf and Country Club played host to the 2001 Nations’ Cup featuring teams of the best female pros from Canada, the U.S., and Sweden. In fact, it was on the short but difficult par-3 16th hole (considered one of the most challenging in the region) that proved critical during Lorie Kane’s match against Annika Sorenstam.

CJGA Junior Tour Schedule

June 4 – Round One – 11:57 A.M.
June 5 – Round Two – 11:57 A.M.

CJGA Linkster Tour Schedule

June 4 – Round One – 2:47 P.M.

For more information regarding the CJGA Junior Tour, please visit the official tournament website.

For more information regarding the CJGA Linkster Tour, please visit the official tournament website.

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About the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy

Greg-Norman-Logo-140x140Greg 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 Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe 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:
Jordyn Battista
Communications Assistant
Jordyn.battista@cjga.com

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