The first events of our inaugural Winter Leagues season are in the books! This past weekend, the CJGA conducted both the Polair Golf Winter League Halloween Junior and Linkster Openers Presented by BirTee Golf at Polair Golf in Acton, Ontario, where we saw fun, fierce competition as we would see on the course during the outdoor season.

The first ever Winter League events were played on two different courses utilizing TrackMan simulator technology on one of their abundance of clubs worldwide. The junior event was played on the notable Pebble Beach Golf Links club in Pebble Beach, California, and the Linkster event was played on the virtually created “Aces Club” course that is made up of unique holes that one might not see in real life.

Polair Golf Winter League Halloween Opener Presented by BirTee Golf

Karolyn Zeng continued her strong play from the outdoor season after winning the last CJGA Ontario Fall Series event of the year and won the Junior Girls division with a final score of 85 (+13) on the ever so tough Pebble Beach Golf course.

In the Junior Boys division, Braden Wallhouse captured his first CJGA event win of the season. Wallhouse fought some tough bounces throughout the round to win his division, proving that even virtually, battling adversity is always present in the game of golf.

In the Bantam Boys division, Gabriel Yazdani edged out 2021 GolfTec National Order of Merit winner Manav Bharani to win. With a final score of 79 (+7), Yazdani also brought home lowest score of the tournament honours on the virtual Pebble Beach course.

Polair Golf Winter League Linkster Halloween Opener Presented by BirTee Golf

In the Linkster portion of our first ever Winter League weekend, Theo Wittemund and Nathan Dyke battled it out in the Novice Boys (U9) division on the “The Aces Club” course created by TrackMan. With a final score of 69 (-1), Wittemund won the division and claimed the title of first ever Linkster winner on the CJGA Winter Leagues.

“It was great to see all of the familiar faces we see at our outdoor events at our first Winter League weekend of the season. We made the CJGA Winter Leagues with the vision of them being a fun way for young Canadian golfers to develop their games during the harsh winter months while maintaining their competitive spirit, and our first events of our inaugural season proved that they are just that. We look forward to hosting more events at the state-of-the-art Polair Golf facility throughout our inaugural Winter Leagues season!” said CJGA Director of Tour Operations Tyler Torrieri.

The next CJGA Winter League events will take place in less than two weeks over the November 13th-14th weekend. See the full schedule and register today at CJGA.onpar.golf

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