AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic to be Held at PGA National
13 Nov, 2015
The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Polo™ Golf Junior Classic, which has been conducted annually since 1978, is one of the premier tournaments on the American Junior Golf Association's season and will take place at PGA National Resort & Spa from November 21-27, 2015. The 156-player invitation-only field is made up of boys and girls, ages 12-18, from 25 states and 12 foreign countries. The tournament is 36 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 32 boys and 32 girls qualifying for match play, which will determine overall champions in the Boys and Girls Divisions. Former champions include Stewart Cink (1989), Tiger Woods (1991), Paula Creamer (2002), Grace Park (1994, 1996) and Morgan Pressel (2004).
The AJGA is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Overall, the AJGA conducts more than 100 tournaments and 60 qualifiers around the country in a calendar year. The success of this organization is evident, considering that more than 300 AJGA alumni play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have earned more than 350 tour victories.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission established a relationship with the AJGA in 2005 and was instrumental in winning the bid to host the Polo Junior Golf Classic in the Palm Beaches. The event relocated from the Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando to PGA National Resort & Spa in 2005. In addition to the Polo Junior Golf Classic, the AJGA brings an invitational event to Delray Beach and the Seagate Country Club in April.
In addition to elevating Palm Beach County’s position as an elite golf destination, the Polo Golf Junior Classic will provide an enormous economic boost. The prestigious tournament is expected to generate approximately 1,100 room nights and $400,000 in economic impact. With over 160 golf courses and optimal year-round climate, Palm Beach County continues to be a leader in hosting national golf tournaments.