2019 Junior Presidents Cup Dates, Venue Announced
2 May, 2018
The PGA TOUR, in partnership with the American Junior Golf Association, announced today that the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup will take place on Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9, 2019 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. The Junior Presidents Cup will precede the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will be contested at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club for the third time later that week.
The 24 best junior boys from the U.S. and around the world, excluding Europe, will reunite Down Under for a two-day competition between the two teams of 12 to kick off Presidents Cup week. Junior Presidents Cup participants will have the unique opportunity to compete at Royal Melbourne prior to their golfing heroes taking center stage in the Presidents Cup, which commences on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
The U.S. Team captured the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup in 2017 at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., by a score of 14-10, with three Americans going undefeated in the three sessions. David Toms led the U.S. Team, while South Africa’s Trevor Immelman captained the International Team. Honorary Captains Jack Nicklaus (U.S.) and Gary Player (INT) were on hand during the Singles matches to provide added encouragement and inspiration and distribute medals to both teams. Three Australians – Joshua Armstrong, Fred Lee and Karl Vilips – all qualified for the International Team.
“It was a great experience – I learnt a lot out of it,” said Armstrong.
“Having the 2019 edition at Royal Melbourne is a great initiative to keep everyone at the same venue, it’ll draw some more crowds for the juniors, which would be a great thing and be a great build up to the Presidents Cup.”
Lee was also thrilled to be a part of the 2017 edition in New Jersey.
“When you get chosen to represent your country and play against the world’s top juniors, you really identify the weaknesses as well as the strengths in your game,” said Lee.
“For me it was a real eye opener and encouraging knowing that I had some game against the top juniors in the world.”
Additional information including eligibility criteria and qualification deadlines will be made available at a later date.
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Tiger Woods and Ernie Els are headed to Melbourne as captains of the U.S. and International Teams, respectively, for the 2019 Presidents Cup in an announcement that created global headlines.
The star duo will be joined by the biggest names in golf, and indeed world sport, for the team match play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe. The Presidents Cup is held every two years, and since 1996 has alternated between United States and international venues and it will be third time the event has been played at Royal Melbourne.
The Presidents Cup is unique in that there is no purse or prize money. Players are not paid for their participation, but each competitor allocates an equal portion of the funds generated to charities of his choice. Since the event’s inception, more than $49.1 million has been raised for charity from event proceeds, as well as contributions made on behalf of the Presidents Cup, including a record charitable donation of $10.7 million from the 2017 event alone.
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About the Junior Presidents Cup: The Junior Presidents Cup is a two-day, spirited team match-play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top junior boys 19 years old and younger – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – that takes place just days before the start of the biennial Presidents Cup. The Junior Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best non-European juniors a unique playing opportunity to compete in an international team match-play competition and showcase the global reach of junior golf. The next generation of Presidents Cup participants will take center stage when the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup matches take place at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on December 8-9 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
About the AJGA: Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, the American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.
About the Presidents Cup: The Presidents Cup, a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – is held every two years, and since 1996 has alternated between United States and international venues. The Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition. The U.S. Team has won nine of the 11 previous Presidents Cups, and the only outright win by the International Team came at the 1998 event in Melbourne. A historic 17-17 tie came in 2003 when the event was held in South Africa.
Citi, Alfa Romeo and Rolex are the exclusive Global Partners of the Presidents Cup.
Citi and Rolex are the exclusive Global Partners of the Presidents Cup.
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Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programmes and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.
Melbourne is recognised as one of the event capitals of the world. It is the host city to many annual international events, including the famed Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Australian Open Tennis Championships and the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.
In August 2017, Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city for the seventh year running by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual lifestyle survey. The survey ranks all cities according to factors such as healthcare, education, environment and infrastructure.
Melbourne is a thriving cultural capital, home to a world-class gastronomy, fashion and arts scenes. It is a gateway to the state of Victoria, including 21 wine regions, the iconic Great Ocean Road and abundant native wildlife.
Melburnians are warm, welcoming and enthusiastic about their city, enjoying a lifestyle that embraces the great outdoors, all things coffee and food, and a vibrant music and arts scene.
About the Melbourne Sandbelt
The Melbourne Sandbelt boasts a fabulous group of golf courses that epitomise the golden age of golf architecture.
Spanning the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the courses are built on grey sand, boast stunning fairways and are conveniently located within a short distance of each other.
Royal Melbourne (East and West), Kingston Heath, Metropolitan, Victoria, Commonwealth, Huntingdale, Yarra Yarra, Peninsula (North and South) are all championship venues masterminded by acclaimed architects.
Enthusiasts can also access the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley for further golf experiences.