Richmond Hill, Ont. (April 19, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association is pleased to announce a new partnership for the 2017 season with the Niagara College PGM program. This year represents milestone year for both the CJGA and Niagara College, celebrating 25 and 50 years in operation, respectively.
The partnership will see the Niagara College PGM program become the presenting sponsor of the CJGA’s kick-off event at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick, Ontario.
“We could not be happier to support the CJGA as the presenting sponsor of their season opening event in Ontario” stated Grant Fraser, Niagara College PGM Program Coordinator. “The CJGA is leading the way in promoting the game of golf to juniors, and doing so in the Niagara Region is extremely important to the College and the students in the golf management program at Niagara.”
In 2016, the Niagara College varsity golf team won the provincial and national golf championships. The majority of the team is comprised of Professional Golf Management students, two of which were provincial and national individual champions.
“We are very pleased to have the support of the PGM program at Niagara College” said Brad Parkins, COO of the CJGA. “Niagara College is an important institution in the Niagara Region and to be able to bring awareness to the school and it’s programs at the same time as promoting junior golf in the Region is a win-win.”
The event gets underway this Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club and will feature support materials from the Niagara College PGM program.
About Niagara College
The Busines Administration – Professional Golf Management program (PGM) at Niagara College is a 3-year business administration program that started in 2000. The program is comprised of both business and golf courses taught by industry experts from the golf industry. Core components of the program are the two co-op terms that students must complete prior to graduation. The program also features a state-of-the-art Trackman simulator, playing privileges at several of the best courses in the Niagara Region, and an experiential field study trip to Orlando, Florida. Graduates of the program work across Canada in a variety of positions, including Director of Golf, product sales, golf administration and club management to name a few.
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. 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 more information please contact:
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association