Meet the HJGT Staff

Mario Conte

Mario Conte

FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mario Conte serves as the Executive Director and founder of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Mario started the HJGT back in 2007 due to his passion for junior golf and turned it into the largest junior tour in the country. In 2017 Mario announced one of the biggest partnerships in the history of junior golf bringing the Nexus group on board as a new partner of the HJGT. Lead partners in Nexus include Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, and the Tavistock Group.

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Mike Barbato

Mike Barbato

Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as the Chief Operating Officer in March of 2018 based out of Orlando FL. In this role Mike is responsible for designing and implementing the day to day business operations of the tour, including establishing policies that promote company culture and vision, as well as drive performance and growth.

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Chip Hoch

Chip Hoch

Director of Sales and Marketing

Chip joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in January of 2017 as a Tournament Director based out of Orlando.

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Dan F. Crowther

Dan F. Crowther

Director of Business Development

Dan joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as the Director of Marketing in March of 2013. Originally from the New York area Dan is a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

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Chad Hodges

Chad Hodges

Manager of Course Scheduling & Recruitment

Chad joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as of February 2019 as the Manager of Course Scheduling and Recruitment.

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Casey Katz

Casey Katz

Manager, Corporate Sponsorship

Casey joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in February of 2019 as a Manager of Corporate Sponsorship. Casey grew up in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and attended Prep School at Cushing Academy in New England.

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Thomas Byrne

Thomas Byrne

Director of Operations

Thomas joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in 2015 as a Tournament Director based in Los Angeles and focused on the west coast of the United States .Thomas is now the Director of Operations for the HJGT and oversees all full time tournament directors and all 275 events from coast to coast.

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Aaron Westlake

Aaron Westlake

Senior Tournament Director

Aaron joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in February of 2018 as a Tournament Director based out of Orlando, Fl. Born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, Aaron was a multi-sport athlete which included basketball, soccer, and motocross.

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Alex Scitti

Alex Scitti

Tournament Director

Alex joined with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in the spring of 2018 as an operations intern based out of Atlanta. Hired full time in May 2018 as a tournament Director. Alex was born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelors degree in sports administration.

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Logan Gettis

Logan Gettis

Tournament Director

Logan joined Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in the Summer of 2017 as an operations intern and then full time in November of 2018. He was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated in August of 2018 from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Sport Management and minor in Sustainability Studies.

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Brandon Monrose

Brandon Monrose

Tournament Director

Brandon joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in December 2018 as a Tournament Director based out of Orlando, FL. Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Brandon was a multi-sport athlete which included football, basketball, and baseball.

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Brian Chafin

Brian Chafin

Kentucky Director

After forty years in college athletics Brian Chafin retired from Centre College as the Director of Athletics and Director of Golf. Brian joined the HJGT in 2011.

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Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Tournament Director

Steve Jones retired from Nationwide Insurance Companies in 2006 after 26 years and joined the HJGT in 2008.

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Paul Ellis

Paul Ellis

Tournament Director

Paul Ellis joined the HJGT in 2015 as a Tournament Director after serving as President of the Plantations Junior Golf Tour.

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RECENT RESULTS

Charlotte Junior Open

March 23, 2019
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March 24, 2019
Winner : 

College Prep Series at University of Louisville

March 23, 2019
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March 24, 2019
Winner : 

Central Florida Junior Open

March 23, 2019
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March 24, 2019
Winner : 

Laurel Hill Junior Open

March 23, 2019
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March 24, 2019
Winner : 

Huntsville Junior Shootout

March 23, 2019
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March 24, 2019
Winner : 

Chateau Elan Junior Open

March 16, 2019
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March 17, 2019
Winner : 

Hilton Head Junior Open

March 16, 2019
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March 17, 2019
Winner : 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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A NEW and improved HJGT app will be released soon for both Android and iPhone!

coming soon!