Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2005 01:47 Thursday, 28 April 2005 16:00
CJGA Partners with Ames
The Canadian Junior Golf Association has announced a new partnership with PGA Tour Professional Stephen Ames and the Trinidad & Tobago Golf Association with the creation of the Stephen Ames Cup, an elite international event for junior golfers aged 11-19. Additionally, the CJGA has been named as the principal beneficiary of the Stephen Ames Foundation.
The Stephen Ames Cup will be conducted in Toronto, Ont. in 2005 at a private golf club from July 28th to 30th. The three day event, hosted by Stephen Ames, will take on a Ryder Cup format, pitting eight of Canada’s finest junior golfers against a team from Trinidad & Tobago. In addition, members of the Trinidad & Tobago team will enter several CJGA events during their visit to Canada and will receive instruction from CJGA national coach Sean Foley at the Clublink Academy at Glen Abbey.
“I am very grateful for the opportunities presented to me by both Trinidad & Tobago and my new home,” said Ames, the top Canadian money winner on the PGA Tour in 2004. “I am more than happy to assist in the development of junior golf in both countries and I look forward to attending the inaugural event in July.”
“Stephen Ames has done a great deal to increase the opportunities for junior golfers in Canada through his work with the CJGA,” said Earl Fritz, CJGA executive director. “Since the CJGA‚s inception in 1993, we have worked towards increasing the international opportunities for Canada’s elite junior golfers and developing strong relationships with international golf associations. The Stephen Ames Cup fits the criteria perfectly.”
The CJGA will conduct qualifying tournaments for the Stephen Ames Cup through the CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series, a national nine tournament series that begun with the Nike Golf Junior Series at Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey, B.C. in late March. Eight junior golfers aged 11-19 will represent CJGA Team Canada for the event. The Trinidad & Tobago Golf Association will appoint its team members.
Established in 1993, the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in the game. Through its six stage competitive development program, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi–day events for the more advanced golfer. In 2005, the CJGA will conduct over 90 tournaments across Canada including ten regional, provincial and national championships. For more information on the CJGA, please call 1–877–508–1069 or look us up on the web at www.cjga.com.