Canada’s Most-Played Junior Golf Tour to Launch 21st Season in Vancouver
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-03-13
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The 21st season of the Boston Pizza -presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), Canada’s number one-played Junior Golf Tour, will see over 75 events conducted from coast to coast, and after another record-breaking early bird membership registration, junior golfers are set to start the 2019 season at the MJT Humber College PGM Classic presented by TaylorMade in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 16 to 18.
Wait-listed more than one month prior to tee-off, this 54-hole tournament’s full field of over 100 young golfers will play all three competitive rounds at the 90-year-old University Golf Club. This traditional west-coast golf course with long, narrow fairways and towering old growth trees is sure to provide a solid test for the participants, who will also benefit from tournament gifting and prizes courtesy MJT’s valued national sponsors, Humber College Professional Golf Management Program and TaylorMade Golf Canada.
The tournament is set to tee off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, and juniors are vying for titles in seven age divisions as well as various International qualifying opportunities. These include exclusive exemptions for Canadians into the FCG International Championship, and spots for the Low medalist out of Juvenile and Junior Boys into the 66th Annual International Junior Masters in New York State and the 2019 BC Golf Junior Boys Championship. Finally, the MJT event will be ranked at various levels by Golf Canada, British Columbia Golf, the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Junior Golf Scoreboard, Global Junior Golf Rankings, the American Junior Golf Association’s PBE Stars and more. For full event details, please visit the MJT’s website.
The non-profit MJT was proud to distribute over $55,000 in scholarships, awards and international event funding last year alone, and is the most-played junior tour in Canada with the largest field sizes for competitive multi-day tournaments. The 2019 schedule features premier golf facilities across the country such as Fairmont Banff Springs, Kananaskis Country, Predator Ridge, Breezy Bend, Tangle Creek and Fox Harb'r. Registration is available online at www.maplejt.com.
About Humber College PGM Program
Humber College’s Business Administration - Professional Golf Management program is recognized as Canada's premiere golf business program. You will gain business knowledge and skills to start a career in many areas of business, as well as, specialized expertise required for a career in the golf business. Our 3-year business diploma runs annually on a 6-month in-class, 6-month paid work placement basis. Our on-campus Golf Lab is an industry leading golf performance training facility run by PGA Professionals. Our students have the opportunity to play on the Humber Hawks varsity golf team, the most decorated golf team in Canada. Pathways to Humber's Bachelor of Commerce Degrees and other degree programs are also available. For more information please visit our website at business.humber.ca/golf.
About TaylorMade Golf
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high performance golf equipment with industry-leading innovative products like M5/M6 metalwoods, M5/M6 irons and TP5/TP5X golf balls. TaylorMade is the #1 Driver in Golf and also a major force on the PGA TOUR with one of the strongest athlete portfolios in golf, which includes Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, and Tiger Woods.
About the MJT
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza is Canada’s number one-played Junior Golf Tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada. The organization is presented nationally by Boston Pizza and supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts more than 75 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7-12 year olds, the Collegiate Tour for 19-23 year olds, and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11 to 18 which are also qualifiers for international competitions. The program offers annual awards, scholarships, and frequent player incentives to help reward player's performance and participation throughout each season. MJT alumni include many Professional Tour players and PGA of Canada Professionals, as well as Canadian Amateur, National and Provincial Junior Champions. The MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life, promoting the game from grassroots through to provincial, national, university and professional level. For more information, please see www.maplejt.com.