Canada’s Most-Played Junior Tour Coming to Two Outstanding Okanagan Venues
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-07-08
By THE MAPLE LEAF JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
KELOWNA, British Columbia — The Boston Pizza-presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT)’s 2019 BC circuit features two events in the beautiful Okanagan area during the month of July, and young golfers ages 11 through 23 are encouraged to come and try out Canada’s number one-played junior tour at either or both stops.
First up is the MJT Ford Series at Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna, July 18 and 19, featuring 36 holes of competition, seven divisions, and the chance to qualify for MJT Team Canada to Australia for the 2019 JNJG International Junior Classic. Entry fees include green fees, TaylorMade tee gifts, great prizes, refreshments and the chance to win a new Ford EcoSport with a hole-in-one. The deadline to enter for this event is July 15.
The second tournament is the MJT BC Series presented by PLYR Golf at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in neighboring Vernon, July 22 and 23, which has a qualifier for spots on Team West to the 2019 National Team Challenge in Niagara Falls. The deadline to enter for this event is July 19.
While in the Okanagan, the MJT will also host two free Ford Go Golf! Junior Clinics to introduce golf to boys and girls ages six to 12 in the community — the Kamloops Ford Lincoln clinic at The Dunes Golf Club in Kamloops, on July 17, and the Orchard Ford clinic at the Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna on July 20.
Registration for all events is on the MJT website. After the Okanagan swing, the MJT’s next tournament in BC is the popular MJT Odlum Brown Classic at Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, August 6 to 8.
As Canada’s number one-played Junior Tour, the non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour encourages young golfers to play in professionally-run tournaments with the objective of improving skills through competition. Participation and performance are rewarded by an impressive list of sponsors. More details on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour can be found at www.maplejt.com.
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 close to 80 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7 to 12 year olds, the Collegiate Tour for 19 to 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, see www.maplejt.com.