CJGA Restructures Age Divisions to Align with LTPD

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:12 Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:00

CJGARICHMOND HILL, Ontario (Golf Canada with files from the Canadian Junior Golf Association) — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) announced it will be restructuring its age divisions effective January 1, 2016. After careful consideration and a thorough review of the changing junior golf landscape in Canada, the decision comes in an effort to align with the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Guide developed by Golf Canada and PGA of Canada.

“As a stakeholder in the development of junior golf in Canada, we felt it was important to align ourselves closer with the LTPD Guide and Junior Competitive Pathway,” said John Lawrence, CJGA Managing Director of Tour Operations. “We believe this restructure will satisfy the current LTPD model and we will continue to integrate the information conveyed in the LTPD 2.0 into our programs.”



Wildfire Golf Club Set to Host the 9th Annual Canadian International Junior Challenge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 06:30 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 06:27

altDOURO-DUMMER, Ontario — The 9th annual Canadian International Junior Challenge is set to begin at Wildfire Golf Club in Ontario cottage country, with six teams ready to challenge for the coveted title. Teams will look to knock off defending champion England in the three day stroke play competition.

Conducted by the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) with the support of Nike Golf Canada, the event is excited to welcome the Chilean Golf Federation, Colombian Golf Federation, Costa Rica Golf Association, English Golf Union and the San Diego Junior Golf Association (USA) in addition to CJGA Team Canada. Each team is comprised of four junior golfers aged 18 years or younger with the top three scores from each team counting towards the total team score for each round.



CJGA Inks Three Year Partnership with Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 22:44 Monday, 17 August 2015 22:39

Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy and CJGARICHMOND HILL, Ontario — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy for the next three years. The partnership with the North Mrytle Beach, Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy will see the creation of the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Series on the CJGA schedule.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy” said CJGA Executive Director Earl Fritz. “The Greg Norman Academy is a leading training academy for junior golfers and young professionals and our alignment with the academy will only benefit our membership through exposure and opportunity.”



Sunny Skies Mask Difficult Conditions in Day One of the Nike Golf Junior Series at Northumberland

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 May 2015 19:35 Sunday, 31 May 2015 19:30

Matt WestRICHMOND HILL, Ontario — From the onset, sunshine and warm weather made conditions appear welcoming for the first round of the Nike Golf Junior Series at Northumberland Links in Pugwash, NS. But as the day went on, wind conditions picked up making low scores hard to come by. Coming off a T5 finish last week at the CJGA Cabot Links Junior Open, Matthew Chandler of Chandler, NS continued his strong play with an opening round 77 to take the overnight lead in the Boys 15-19 Division. Calvin Ross is Chandler’s closest competitor, opening with a round of 79, and is also building off of a top 5 finish at last weeks event in Inverness, NS.



Canadian Junior Golf Association Partners with PGA TOUR Canada Event in Cape Breton

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 06:02 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:59

altRICHMOND HILL, Ontario — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce it has reached a partnership agreement with the Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial, the 11th tour stop on the PGA TOUR Canada schedule. The 2015 event will take place from September 7th to September 13th at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, N.S.

The partnership has multiple elements, most notably a tournament exemption for a CJGA member directly into the PGA TOUR Canada event. Juniors vying for the spot will compete in a three event junior series, accumulating points at each stop, in line with the CJGA National Order of Merit points structure. The junior to accumulate the most points over the series of events will be awarded with the tournament exemption.



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