Myrtle Beach to Host Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship
2 Dec, 2015
Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announce the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, a 54-hole tournament that will be played February 13-15 at TPC Myrtle Beach.
The invitational event will feature a 90-player field comprised of elite-level boys and girls from across the globe. More information on the tournament, including eligibility criteria, is available at www.WorldJuniorGolfChampionship.com.
With the support of Johnson, one of top 10 players in the world, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against their peers from others part of America and the world.
TPC Myrtle Beach, a former host of the Senior PGA Tour Championship, has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and will provide a tour-level challenge and participant amenities.
The February date, which takes advantage of Myrtle Beach's sub-tropical climate, provides juniors a chance to jump-start their 2016 season on President’s Day weekend.
“Junior golf was vital to my development as a player, and I’m excited to help launch an event that will grow into one of the nation’s premier tournaments,” said Johnson. “I lived in Myrtle Beach for nearly 10 years and still consider the area home, so I know it’s an ideal host for the event. I’ve played TPC Myrtle Beach more than any other course, and it will offer our players a great challenge.”
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Dustin Johnson, one of the world's best players, to launch the game's next great junior event," said Nick Dou, President of Founders Group International. "TPC Myrtle Beach, a top 100 caliber course, is an ideal host and will help us provide the best tournament experience in junior golf. We are looking forward to bringing golf's next generation of stars to Myrtle Beach."
“We will focus on attracting a world class field and providing Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship participants an experience similar to what they will one day enjoy at high-level collegiate or even professional events,” said Allen Terrell, the director of instruction at the Dustin Johnson Golf School. “TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the best public courses in America and an ideal venue for the event.”
Johnson’s involvement with the tournament reflects his long-time commitment to junior golf, particularly in South Carolina, where he grew into one of the world’s best players. Through the Dustin Johnson Foundation, which is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Johnson has donated more than $250,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance.
TPC Myrtle Beach is owned and operated by Founders Group International, one of the game’s fastest emerging and most forward-thinking owner-operators.
About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday : Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses and 99 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region’s thriving golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.
Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help to foster continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also runs the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic, the Preseason Classic, the March Championship and the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic. For more information about MBGH, visit www.MyrtleBeachGolfHoliday.com.
About Founders Group International: Founders Group International is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeast. Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, Founders Group International owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., the world’s most popular golf destination. Founders Group International also has a division that does residential and retail development. And, it has partnered with one of the biggest travel agencies in China to bring golfers and wedding parties to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Founders Group International administers www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlets Ambassador Golf and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With the help of Golf Insider’s 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through Founders Group International’s assets, including “top-100 caliber” courses Pawley’s Plantation Golf and Country Club, Grande Dunes Resort Club, TPC of Myrtle Beach, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, Pine Lakes Country Club and over 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.
For more information about Founders Group International, visit www.foundersgroupinternational.com, www.mbn.com or MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.