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Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Releases 2021 Schedule

October 19, 2020
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ORLANDO,FLORIDA – The HurricaneJunior Golf Tour, the largest junior golf tour in the world, is back for the2021 season, bigger and better than ever. This season we will host MORE events, come to MORE cities, and crown even MORE champions than ever before. Established in 2007, the HJGT’s 14th season will boast over 350+ events, on more new premier courses and in more states than ever! Beginning Monday October 19th, the first half of the 2021 schedule will be released, and 2021 memberships will be available for purchase.

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Lisa Marie Rudometkin Commits to the University of San Francisco

October 5, 2020
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One of our very own Hurricane Junior Golfer’s, Lisa Marie Rudometkin, has recently committed to University of San Francisco to continue her golf career. Lisa started playing golf when she was just four years old. She played a lot of other sports, but it wasn’t until her dad’s friend suggested she try golf that she truly found her love for the sport. After hitting her first ball, she knew she had to follow her heart. Lisa started playing with HJGT in 2016 when the tour moved out to California. And was quickly crowned the girls 14-18 Justin Timberlake Division winner. Thanks to the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, she moved to Florida to play for Saddlebrook Prep. She enjoyed playing with HJGT because she thought the staff was super friendly and the environment was always great. This season, Lisa has a scoring average of 74 in HJGT events.

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Joseph “Joey” Neal Graham commits to play golf at Division II Virginia Union University

September 17, 2020
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HJGT alumni, Joseph “Joey” NealGraham, has recently committed to play golf at Division II Virginia UnionUniversity in Richmond, Virginia. Joey, a 2020 graduate of DeMatha Catholic College Prep High School in Hyattsville, MD, and 2020 Player of the Year, was a member of the school’s varsity golf team, lettering all four years.

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Reece Massei commits to the US Naval Academy.

September 4, 2020
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Reece Massei was raised in a golf family and found his love for golf at a young age. Massei started playing in HJGT tournaments when he was just a freshman in high school. Since playing in the HJGT golf tournaments, he has had the opportunity to play in the National Championship Weekend twice! Playing on the tour for a couple years Massei continued to play because he loved the management and layout of the HJGT tournaments. During Massei’s time with the HJGT he was able to meet new friends from around the country and keeping in touch with them in various tournaments. Not only did the HJGT expose him to a variety of college coaches, Massei mentions that the tournaments prepared him for college because they were a competitive style of play and larger fields. With hard work, dedication, and the preparation by the HJGT, Massei committed to the United States Naval Academy (USNA).

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Demi Di Matteo commits to Furman University

August 31, 2020
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In 2015 Demi Di Matteo started his golf journey. In only 5 short years he has gone from playing in his first HJGT tournament to playing on the golf team at Furman University! Demi is originally from London, United Kingdom and has hopes to one day represent his country, and Europe, in the Ryder Cup. With his hard work and passion for the game, he is well on his way to meeting his goal.

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Vasundhara Thiara Commits to the University of South Carolina.

August 21, 2020
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Vasundhara, originally from India, started playing golf at the age of 4. At a young age, she immediately knew that golf was her passion. Vasundhara started playing golf because it made her feel happy, made her feel like the course was where she belonged, and kept inspiring her to get better each day. Growing up in India, it was difficult to participate in golf tournaments that would allow her to showcase her abilities to colleges in the United States. In 2018, she moved to the US and joined the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA). After joining IJGA, she started playing HJGT events.

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Aidan O’Hagan has committed to the University of Washington.

August 17, 2020
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Aidan O’Hagan has committed to the University of Washington.

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Tips and Tricks on the Green

July 9, 2020
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Putting is the most important aspect of a golfer’s score. Putting can make or break the scorecard, just by having a countless number of strokes. Here are a few tips on how to set up the perfect putt.

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A Beginner's Guide on How to Learn Golf

July 9, 2020
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Want to try your hand at golf but don’t know where to begin?

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How to Store Golf Clubs Properly

July 9, 2020
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How to store golf clubs in cold weather? What if it's hot outside? These tips can help you preserve your clubs!

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How to Build a Sports Resume

July 9, 2020
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The job market is a competitive place. Hunting for jobs takes acute preparation and attentiveness.

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NEW DIVISION AMBASSADORS

July 9, 2020
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November 29, 2017 - ORLANDO, Florida – Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is pleased to announce new division ambassadors – Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, Justin Rose, Will Smith and Ernie Els – each representing a different division within the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as it furthers its mission to grow the game of golf amongst juniors.

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NEXUS INVESTS IN THE HJGT

July 9, 2020
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Why Golf is a Great Sport for Kids

July 9, 2020
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Considering a sport for your child to try? There are many choices out there…but golf is an wonderful choice can offer many benefits for kids! Here’s our top reasons why.

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Gear Talk: How to Take Care of Golf Balls

July 9, 2020
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We answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding golf ball care.

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Be Cool Sports Become Official Sponsor

July 9, 2020
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Are You Mentally Prepped for Your Golf Tournament?

July 9, 2020
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As an athlete, you’re conditioned physically, but what about mentally? It’s important to remember positive mental prep before a tournament, and here are some of the best tips to do so.

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What Should You Eat for a Golf Tournament?

July 9, 2020
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The right foods and drinks will fuel your body and mind with the nourishment it needs to compete soundly. Here are some tips to reshape your diet for the next golf tournament!

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4 Big Prep Tips for Your First Golf Tournament

July 9, 2020
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You’ve signed up for y tour first golf tournament, which is the first crucial step towards living your passion out on the golf course. These extra tips can help you feel prepared and confident- now get out there and have a blast!

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Alumni Spotlight States Fort

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight features Coastal Carolina University golfer States Fort.

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4 Reasons Why a Sports Internship is Beneficial for Your Career

July 9, 2020
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Looking for the perfect internship experience? If you love sports, why not apply for a sports internship? Here are 4 reasons why it can be beneficial for your career.

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How to Apply for a Sports Internship

July 9, 2020
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Applying for an internship is like reaching a pinnacle in your fledgling career. It’s that stepping stone between school and a professional job, where you’ll get to put your education to the test while developing new skills.

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How to Choose the Right Sports Organization for Your Internship

July 9, 2020
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Applying for a sports internship may seem daunting at first, but the process shouldn’t be if you go into it prepared.

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Everyday Safety Tips for Junior Golfers

July 9, 2020
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No game is fun if you have to sit on the sidelines with an injury! Here are our top safety tips to keep in mind when kids start playing golf.

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4 Top Tips For Successful College Recruitment Visits

July 9, 2020
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Planning some unofficial recruitment trips with your parents? Here are some pro tips to help you make an unforgettable first impression.

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5 Biggest Tips to Maintain a Golf Cart

July 9, 2020
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Golf carts need love too- that is, they need regular maintenance to ensure longevity. Make sure you’re taking proper care with these vital tips.

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What to Know Before Signing Up for Your Child's First Golf Tournament

July 9, 2020
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As a parent, do you know what to expect if your junior golfer hasn’t been involved in a tournament before?

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Contact Lenses May Help Golfers of All Ages

July 9, 2020
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Patrick Reed credits his Masters win in April to his newly prescribed contact lenses by his optometrist—only 10 days before the tournament, but are contacts right for junior golfers?

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Important Golf Etiquette Every Junior Golfer Should Know

July 9, 2020
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Golf, like any sport, is meant to be enjoyed. But, with it comes a certain etiquette to follow out on the course.

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3 Big Questions a College Coach Might Ask During Recruitment

July 9, 2020
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The recruitment process puts every young athlete to the test. Playing golf in front of curious coaches is one thing, but what about face-to-face or over-the-phone interviews? That can be more nerve-wracking than showing off your stuff on the green.

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3 Tips to Become a Golf Caddy This Summer

July 9, 2020
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What’s so great about being out on a sweltering green for long hours at a time? We’ll tell you why.

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Beat the Heat this Summer on the Golf Course

July 9, 2020
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With how hot it gets during the day, you might think the best way to deal with the heat is to stay inside and sit directly under the air conditioner. No way! With our tips, you can play to your heart’s content while staying smart about hot weather.

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Alumni Spotlight Adelyn Deery

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature UNC Asheville golfer Adelyn Deery. Deery was very successful as a junior golfer in her tournaments with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, playing as a member in 2014 and 2015.

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Alumni Spotlight Macy Langan

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is proud to feature Furman University women’s golfer Macy Langan for this week’s Alumni Spotlight. Macy was a very active member of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, competing in over 10 tournaments between 2010 and 2013.

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How to Pick Yourself Up After a Bad Game

July 9, 2020
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It happens to every athlete. There will always be a tournament performance that doesn’t go as smoothly as you would’ve hoped.

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Alumni Spotlight Chip Hoch

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature former Florida Atlantic University golfer, Chip Hoch. Hoch’s success started as a junior golfer in his tournaments with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in 2010 and 2011. He continued his achievements in college and was lucky enough to play professionally in the 2013-2014 season.

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HJGT Announces New Elite Series

July 9, 2020
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August 1, 2018 – ORLANDO, Florida – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is excited to announce the launch of the newly formed Elite Series coming in October of 2018 with the support of the International Junior Golf Tour, Bishops Gate Golf Academy, and International Junior Golf Academy. The first event will be held October 13-14, 2018 in Orlando and another in November in Hilton Head Island November 17-18. In 2019, there will be 4 events in the spring and 4 in the fall. In its first full season, the series will be concentrated in Orlando, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina with one open Boys division and one open Girls division.

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This is How You Can Make the Most of Your Golf Internship

July 9, 2020
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To make the most of your internship, here are a few key things to remember.

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Alumni Spotlight Austin Hitt

July 9, 2020
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Austin’s first event on tour was in 2012 at the Orlando Junior Challenge, followed by the Palm Beach Jr. Challenge, just a few weeks after, placing 8th in both. In April, he played in back-to-back tournaments, the Orange Lake Junior Open and the IMG CC Junior Classic, where he finished 11th and tied for 11th, respectively. Austin’s best result finish of the year came at the 54 Hole Mid-Season Championship in June where he placed 4th. His last tournament of the season was the Central Florida Junior Classic that resulted in a T31 finish.

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How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Golf Shoes

July 9, 2020
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Here are some helpful tips that’ll allow you to shop smart by getting an accurate fit and staying within your budget, all while looking exceptionally dapper.

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4 Interview Mistakes to Avoid For a Sports Internship

July 9, 2020
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An interview can be nerve-wracking, but even if you don’t know what to expect, you can still be prepared to avoid certain rookie mistakes.

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Support Advice for Parents of Junior Golfers

July 9, 2020
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How can you offer the best support as a parent? Here’s some golden nuggets of advice that can help set the path for a parent-child relationship of positivity rather than negativity.

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How to be a Stand Up Junior Golfer

July 9, 2020
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Playing a sport seriously teaches you life lessons in ways you never imagined.

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How to Communicate With a College Coach Like a Pro

July 9, 2020
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It’s a competitive world out there, so how can you up your chances of scoring with coach communication? Here are our 3 biggest tips.

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HJGT Announces Revolutionary Partnership

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) and Junior Golf Hub are excited to announce a ground-breaking and innovative partnership. The collaboration is designed to help junior golfers realize their dreams of playing golf in college by connecting digitally on a unique network created exclusively for student athletes, parents, and college golf coaches.

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Alumni Spotlight Logan Perkins

July 9, 2020
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Logan’s first event on tour was in 2015 at the Valdosta Junior Open, followed by the Canongate Series #1 just a week later, placing 2nd and 9th, respectively. In his next three events, The Central Alabama Junior Open, The Canongate Series #2, and Canongate Series #5, he caught fire and took home 1st place in each event. Logan’s finished off the year with 4 first-place finishes (Central Alabama Junior Open, Canongate #2, Canongate #5, and Bears Best Junior Shootout). His last tournament of the season was the Tournament of Champions, where he finished tied for 11th place.

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Alumni Spotlight Makenna Brown

July 9, 2020
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Makenna’s first event on tour was in 2017 at the Canton Junior Classic, followed by the Major Championship at Trophy Club just a week later. Finishing T-3rd and T-2nd, respectively. In her next three events, The Major Championship at Birdsfoot, The Columbus Junior Open, and the Midwest Regional Invitational, Makenna finished in 10th, T-6th, and 7th place. Her last tournament of the season was the College Prep Series at Kent State that ended with a 5th place finish.

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Here's How to Hit a Bunker Shot

July 9, 2020
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If bunkers aren’t your cup of tea (are they anyone’s?) you can tackle them head on by learning how to hit a bunker shot.

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HJGT Announces Revolutionary Technology Partnership with ShotStat

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour powered by Junior Golf Hub (HJGT) and ShotStat LLC are excited to announce a new and revolutionary partnership. As part of this ground-breaking relationship, all HJGT participants will now be at the forefront of innovation, customization, and technological capabilities. Starting in 2019, every player that participates with the HJGT will now have access to a completely customized and state of the art technology platform. This will include new registration software, a redesigned and user-friendly App, as well as innovative on-line/live scoring devices for every participant during every round.

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Be-Cool Winter Exposure

July 9, 2020
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3 Common Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

July 9, 2020
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What are the most common injuries that plague golfers? These are the 3 injuries to know and here’s how you can prevent them from putting a stop to your game.

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A Beginner's Guide to Golf Clubs

July 9, 2020
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Here is our quick guide on the duty of each golf club in your bag.

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2018 Player of the Year Standings

July 9, 2020
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The year was a monumental year for the HJGT. In 2018, we held over 250+ events in 20+ states across the country. We have revolutionized our tour with new partnerships with the Junior Golf Hub and ShotStat. To close out the 2018, season, we held our National Championships in Orlando, FL. Our National Championship events were a huge success with over 700+ players from over 30 different countries coming to compete at our 8 different events over the weekend.

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Alumni Spotlight Lauren Guiao

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Purdue University golfer, Lauren Guiao. Lauren was a very accomplished junior golfer with the Hurricane Tour and made the most of her rounds at our College Prep Series events that were held at Purdue University.

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Alumni Spotlight Ivy Shepherd

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Clemson University Golfer Ivy Shepherd. Ivy was a very accomplished junior golfer with the HJGT from the moment she started playing on the tour. Ivy was able to leave her mark on the HJGT in a few events during her time with the tour. Ivy started her dominant performances with the HJGT with a victory as a 13-year-old while playing in the Girls 15-18 division. Ivy also turned in an incredible performance at the Cannongate Series #1 on Feb 25-26 with a two-day total of 145 (70-75). Ivy’s play at Cannongate earned her an 8-stroke victory over the weekend.

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The 3 Biggest Differences Between Junior Golf & College Golf

July 9, 2020
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It’s a critical transition period between junior and collegiate that calls for adaptation and challenges how a player will evolve. Here are the biggest differences to be aware of and how it can impact exponentially.

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The Best Clothes for Winter Golfing

July 9, 2020
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If you plan on getting out into the cold, it’s imperative to wear the right gear to stay warm and loose for optimal performance and comfort.

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Alumni Spotlight Brady Arnett

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature University of Denver golfer, Brady Arnett.Brady was a force to be reckoned with since the day he joined the tour, and his hard work along the way led him down a path to success.Brady is a Minnesota native and began his time on the tour in early 2017. Throughout his time with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, he played in tournaments across the nation. His first tournament was the College Prep Series at USF, and since then he also played in Clemson, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Phoenix where he shot a two-day total of 148, landing him on the podium. At the Minneapolis Junior Shootout, he also shot an impressive 148 (74 & 74) to take 1st place in the Tiger Woods Division.

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This is What College Golf Coaches Look For When Scouting Players

July 9, 2020
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Graduating from Junior golf to college golf is a big step, taking hard work and determination to beat the competition and prove your worth.

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Alumni Spotlight Lauren Freyvogel

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Penn State University golfer, Lauren Freyvogel. Lauren became a member of the HJGT in the start of the 2018 season.

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3 Ways That Other Sports Can Help You Play Better Golf

July 9, 2020
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As an athlete, you already understand that supplementing your game by eating a nutritious diet and perhaps adding in some golf-specific exercises can help. But, did you know that by playing other sports, this can positively influence how you play golf?

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Alumni Spotlight Connor Neighbors

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville golfer, Connor Neighbors.

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Alumni Spotlight Arielle Keating

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Florida Atlantic University golfer, Arielle Keating.

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Alumni Spotlight Carlo Pizzano

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Loyola University Maryland golfer, Carlo Pizzano.

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Golf Bag

July 9, 2020
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There are numerous types of golf bags on the market offering a berth of features.

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3 Tips For Choosing the Right Golf Camp For You

July 9, 2020
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If you want to sign up for a junior golf camp this year, how do you even begin? Before making a choice to spend the time and money, there are a few ways to prepare.

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Alumini Spotlight Blake Kollin

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature University of West Georgia golfer, Blake Kollin.

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Alumini Spotlight Armani Shepherd

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Notre Dame College golfer, Armani Shepherd.

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Jakob Lemieux Alumni Spotlight

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Chestnut Hill College golfer, Jakob Lemieux.

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HURRICANE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR AND FRANKLIN GROUP ANNOUNCE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

July 9, 2020
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April 2, 2019 – Franklin Group announced today a partnership with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Franklin Group will serve as the "Official Marketing Solutions Partner" for the tour. The partnership is a multiyear deal.

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5 Golf Stretches to Help Improve Flexibility and Increase Muscle Recovery In the Game of Golf - By Sara Davis

July 9, 2020
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When a tournament is approaching athletes are constantly preparing. We spend countless hours at the course perfecting all areas of our game. A pre-shot routine is crucial for success in the game of golf. One area of the game that I feel lacks emphasis is stretching before playing. Whether you are playing with a group of friends or heading into a big tournament stretching your muscles before playing is extremely important. In this article, I am going to give you some good stretches to incorporate in your “pre-round” routine that will help improve flexibility and increase your muscle recovery.

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5 Protein Filled Snacks to Keep You Fueled on the Golf Course

July 9, 2020
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Unlike most sports golf is a sport that you are outside on the course for 4-6 hours; these circumstances make it challenging to access protein-filled food to keep you fueled until you finish playing. Whether you are playing a competitive round or a round for fun, the snacks that are offered at the clubhouse are often times unhealthy and do not work in a “fuel-based” fashion.

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Key Tips to Help Improve Your Aim from the Tee Box and Fairway - by Sara Davis

July 9, 2020
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In the game of golf, we are instructed to do many things. A lesson helps teach you how to hit the ball properly, a practice round gives us insight on the course to help you properly execute the golf course. However, when it comes to aiming to hit a golf shot, many golfers are unclear what exactly to do. Although there are many ways to aim a golf shot, this article is going to give you two simple strategies that can help improve your target accuracy and make you feel more confident when hitting a golf shot.

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Junior Golf Network

July 9, 2020
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Junior Golf Network is the only network in the world that showcases a variety of young golfers from all different age groups. JGN is an amazing experience for all junior golfers, it is going to give them professional experience with competing on camera, interacting with reporters for interviews, and gives them the opportunity to share some of their golf tips with the audience.

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HJGT & Junior Golf Hub Powerhouse Partnership

July 9, 2020
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Whether you are looking to take your golf game and college recruitment to the next level or are just starting out with competitive golf, the Junior Golf Hub has all of the tools to help get you achieve your goals and more! In 2019 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) and the Junior Golf Hub (JGH) came together and formed a powerhouse partnership. Utilizing the collective resources of each organization with the singular goal of changing the paradigm of junior golf and allowing every junior the opportunity to have a pathway to play college golf.

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HJGT Announces the First Ever Junior Long Drive Competition

July 9, 2020
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New for the 2020 season, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will be hosting the first ever Junior Long Drive (JLD) Championship series. This new competition will allow juniors to test their Long Drive skills against the top competition across the U.S. throughout the year, and it will culminate with the first ever Junior Long Drive Championship “Under the Lights” on December 4th, 2020 at the HJGT National Championship in Orlando, FL.

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Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Releases 2021 Schedule

October 19, 2020
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ORLANDO,FLORIDA – The HurricaneJunior Golf Tour, the largest junior golf tour in the world, is back for the2021 season, bigger and better than ever. This season we will host MORE events, come to MORE cities, and crown even MORE champions than ever before. Established in 2007, the HJGT’s 14th season will boast over 350+ events, on more new premier courses and in more states than ever! Beginning Monday October 19th, the first half of the 2021 schedule will be released, and 2021 memberships will be available for purchase.

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Lisa Marie Rudometkin Commits to the University of San Francisco

October 5, 2020
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One of our very own Hurricane Junior Golfer’s, Lisa Marie Rudometkin, has recently committed to University of San Francisco to continue her golf career. Lisa started playing golf when she was just four years old. She played a lot of other sports, but it wasn’t until her dad’s friend suggested she try golf that she truly found her love for the sport. After hitting her first ball, she knew she had to follow her heart. Lisa started playing with HJGT in 2016 when the tour moved out to California. And was quickly crowned the girls 14-18 Justin Timberlake Division winner. Thanks to the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, she moved to Florida to play for Saddlebrook Prep. She enjoyed playing with HJGT because she thought the staff was super friendly and the environment was always great. This season, Lisa has a scoring average of 74 in HJGT events.

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Joseph “Joey” Neal Graham commits to play golf at Division II Virginia Union University

September 17, 2020
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HJGT alumni, Joseph “Joey” NealGraham, has recently committed to play golf at Division II Virginia UnionUniversity in Richmond, Virginia. Joey, a 2020 graduate of DeMatha Catholic College Prep High School in Hyattsville, MD, and 2020 Player of the Year, was a member of the school’s varsity golf team, lettering all four years.

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Reece Massei commits to the US Naval Academy.

September 4, 2020
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Reece Massei was raised in a golf family and found his love for golf at a young age. Massei started playing in HJGT tournaments when he was just a freshman in high school. Since playing in the HJGT golf tournaments, he has had the opportunity to play in the National Championship Weekend twice! Playing on the tour for a couple years Massei continued to play because he loved the management and layout of the HJGT tournaments. During Massei’s time with the HJGT he was able to meet new friends from around the country and keeping in touch with them in various tournaments. Not only did the HJGT expose him to a variety of college coaches, Massei mentions that the tournaments prepared him for college because they were a competitive style of play and larger fields. With hard work, dedication, and the preparation by the HJGT, Massei committed to the United States Naval Academy (USNA).

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Demi Di Matteo commits to Furman University

August 31, 2020
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In 2015 Demi Di Matteo started his golf journey. In only 5 short years he has gone from playing in his first HJGT tournament to playing on the golf team at Furman University! Demi is originally from London, United Kingdom and has hopes to one day represent his country, and Europe, in the Ryder Cup. With his hard work and passion for the game, he is well on his way to meeting his goal.

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Vasundhara Thiara Commits to the University of South Carolina.

August 21, 2020
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Vasundhara, originally from India, started playing golf at the age of 4. At a young age, she immediately knew that golf was her passion. Vasundhara started playing golf because it made her feel happy, made her feel like the course was where she belonged, and kept inspiring her to get better each day. Growing up in India, it was difficult to participate in golf tournaments that would allow her to showcase her abilities to colleges in the United States. In 2018, she moved to the US and joined the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA). After joining IJGA, she started playing HJGT events.

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Aidan O’Hagan has committed to the University of Washington.

August 17, 2020
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Aidan O’Hagan has committed to the University of Washington.

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Tips and Tricks on the Green

July 9, 2020
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Putting is the most important aspect of a golfer’s score. Putting can make or break the scorecard, just by having a countless number of strokes. Here are a few tips on how to set up the perfect putt.

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NEW DIVISION AMBASSADORS

July 9, 2020
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November 29, 2017 - ORLANDO, Florida – Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is pleased to announce new division ambassadors – Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, Justin Rose, Will Smith and Ernie Els – each representing a different division within the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as it furthers its mission to grow the game of golf amongst juniors.

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NEXUS INVESTS IN THE HJGT

July 9, 2020
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HJGT Announces New Elite Series

July 9, 2020
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August 1, 2018 – ORLANDO, Florida – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is excited to announce the launch of the newly formed Elite Series coming in October of 2018 with the support of the International Junior Golf Tour, Bishops Gate Golf Academy, and International Junior Golf Academy. The first event will be held October 13-14, 2018 in Orlando and another in November in Hilton Head Island November 17-18. In 2019, there will be 4 events in the spring and 4 in the fall. In its first full season, the series will be concentrated in Orlando, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina with one open Boys division and one open Girls division.

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2018 Player of the Year Standings

July 9, 2020
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The year was a monumental year for the HJGT. In 2018, we held over 250+ events in 20+ states across the country. We have revolutionized our tour with new partnerships with the Junior Golf Hub and ShotStat. To close out the 2018, season, we held our National Championships in Orlando, FL. Our National Championship events were a huge success with over 700+ players from over 30 different countries coming to compete at our 8 different events over the weekend.

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5 Golf Stretches to Help Improve Flexibility and Increase Muscle Recovery In the Game of Golf - By Sara Davis

July 9, 2020
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When a tournament is approaching athletes are constantly preparing. We spend countless hours at the course perfecting all areas of our game. A pre-shot routine is crucial for success in the game of golf. One area of the game that I feel lacks emphasis is stretching before playing. Whether you are playing with a group of friends or heading into a big tournament stretching your muscles before playing is extremely important. In this article, I am going to give you some good stretches to incorporate in your “pre-round” routine that will help improve flexibility and increase your muscle recovery.

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5 Protein Filled Snacks to Keep You Fueled on the Golf Course

July 9, 2020
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Unlike most sports golf is a sport that you are outside on the course for 4-6 hours; these circumstances make it challenging to access protein-filled food to keep you fueled until you finish playing. Whether you are playing a competitive round or a round for fun, the snacks that are offered at the clubhouse are often times unhealthy and do not work in a “fuel-based” fashion.

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Key Tips to Help Improve Your Aim from the Tee Box and Fairway - by Sara Davis

July 9, 2020
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In the game of golf, we are instructed to do many things. A lesson helps teach you how to hit the ball properly, a practice round gives us insight on the course to help you properly execute the golf course. However, when it comes to aiming to hit a golf shot, many golfers are unclear what exactly to do. Although there are many ways to aim a golf shot, this article is going to give you two simple strategies that can help improve your target accuracy and make you feel more confident when hitting a golf shot.

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Junior Golf Network

July 9, 2020
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Junior Golf Network is the only network in the world that showcases a variety of young golfers from all different age groups. JGN is an amazing experience for all junior golfers, it is going to give them professional experience with competing on camera, interacting with reporters for interviews, and gives them the opportunity to share some of their golf tips with the audience.

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HJGT & Junior Golf Hub Powerhouse Partnership

July 9, 2020
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Whether you are looking to take your golf game and college recruitment to the next level or are just starting out with competitive golf, the Junior Golf Hub has all of the tools to help get you achieve your goals and more! In 2019 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) and the Junior Golf Hub (JGH) came together and formed a powerhouse partnership. Utilizing the collective resources of each organization with the singular goal of changing the paradigm of junior golf and allowing every junior the opportunity to have a pathway to play college golf.

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HJGT Announces the First Ever Junior Long Drive Competition

July 9, 2020
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New for the 2020 season, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will be hosting the first ever Junior Long Drive (JLD) Championship series. This new competition will allow juniors to test their Long Drive skills against the top competition across the U.S. throughout the year, and it will culminate with the first ever Junior Long Drive Championship “Under the Lights” on December 4th, 2020 at the HJGT National Championship in Orlando, FL.

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Alumni Spotlight States Fort

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight features Coastal Carolina University golfer States Fort.

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Alumni Spotlight Adelyn Deery

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature UNC Asheville golfer Adelyn Deery. Deery was very successful as a junior golfer in her tournaments with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, playing as a member in 2014 and 2015.

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Alumni Spotlight Macy Langan

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is proud to feature Furman University women’s golfer Macy Langan for this week’s Alumni Spotlight. Macy was a very active member of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, competing in over 10 tournaments between 2010 and 2013.

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Alumni Spotlight Chip Hoch

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature former Florida Atlantic University golfer, Chip Hoch. Hoch’s success started as a junior golfer in his tournaments with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in 2010 and 2011. He continued his achievements in college and was lucky enough to play professionally in the 2013-2014 season.

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Alumni Spotlight Austin Hitt

July 9, 2020
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Austin’s first event on tour was in 2012 at the Orlando Junior Challenge, followed by the Palm Beach Jr. Challenge, just a few weeks after, placing 8th in both. In April, he played in back-to-back tournaments, the Orange Lake Junior Open and the IMG CC Junior Classic, where he finished 11th and tied for 11th, respectively. Austin’s best result finish of the year came at the 54 Hole Mid-Season Championship in June where he placed 4th. His last tournament of the season was the Central Florida Junior Classic that resulted in a T31 finish.

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Alumni Spotlight Logan Perkins

July 9, 2020
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Logan’s first event on tour was in 2015 at the Valdosta Junior Open, followed by the Canongate Series #1 just a week later, placing 2nd and 9th, respectively. In his next three events, The Central Alabama Junior Open, The Canongate Series #2, and Canongate Series #5, he caught fire and took home 1st place in each event. Logan’s finished off the year with 4 first-place finishes (Central Alabama Junior Open, Canongate #2, Canongate #5, and Bears Best Junior Shootout). His last tournament of the season was the Tournament of Champions, where he finished tied for 11th place.

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Alumni Spotlight Makenna Brown

July 9, 2020
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Makenna’s first event on tour was in 2017 at the Canton Junior Classic, followed by the Major Championship at Trophy Club just a week later. Finishing T-3rd and T-2nd, respectively. In her next three events, The Major Championship at Birdsfoot, The Columbus Junior Open, and the Midwest Regional Invitational, Makenna finished in 10th, T-6th, and 7th place. Her last tournament of the season was the College Prep Series at Kent State that ended with a 5th place finish.

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Alumni Spotlight Lauren Guiao

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Purdue University golfer, Lauren Guiao. Lauren was a very accomplished junior golfer with the Hurricane Tour and made the most of her rounds at our College Prep Series events that were held at Purdue University.

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Alumni Spotlight Ivy Shepherd

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Clemson University Golfer Ivy Shepherd. Ivy was a very accomplished junior golfer with the HJGT from the moment she started playing on the tour. Ivy was able to leave her mark on the HJGT in a few events during her time with the tour. Ivy started her dominant performances with the HJGT with a victory as a 13-year-old while playing in the Girls 15-18 division. Ivy also turned in an incredible performance at the Cannongate Series #1 on Feb 25-26 with a two-day total of 145 (70-75). Ivy’s play at Cannongate earned her an 8-stroke victory over the weekend.

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Alumni Spotlight Brady Arnett

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature University of Denver golfer, Brady Arnett.Brady was a force to be reckoned with since the day he joined the tour, and his hard work along the way led him down a path to success.Brady is a Minnesota native and began his time on the tour in early 2017. Throughout his time with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, he played in tournaments across the nation. His first tournament was the College Prep Series at USF, and since then he also played in Clemson, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Phoenix where he shot a two-day total of 148, landing him on the podium. At the Minneapolis Junior Shootout, he also shot an impressive 148 (74 & 74) to take 1st place in the Tiger Woods Division.

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Alumni Spotlight Lauren Freyvogel

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Penn State University golfer, Lauren Freyvogel. Lauren became a member of the HJGT in the start of the 2018 season.

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Alumni Spotlight Connor Neighbors

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville golfer, Connor Neighbors.

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Alumni Spotlight Arielle Keating

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Florida Atlantic University golfer, Arielle Keating.

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Alumni Spotlight Carlo Pizzano

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Loyola University Maryland golfer, Carlo Pizzano.

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Alumini Spotlight Blake Kollin

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature University of West Georgia golfer, Blake Kollin.

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Alumini Spotlight Armani Shepherd

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Notre Dame College golfer, Armani Shepherd.

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Jakob Lemieux Alumni Spotlight

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight is proud to feature Chestnut Hill College golfer, Jakob Lemieux.

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HJGT Announces Revolutionary Partnership

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) and Junior Golf Hub are excited to announce a ground-breaking and innovative partnership. The collaboration is designed to help junior golfers realize their dreams of playing golf in college by connecting digitally on a unique network created exclusively for student athletes, parents, and college golf coaches.

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HJGT Announces Revolutionary Technology Partnership with ShotStat

July 9, 2020
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour powered by Junior Golf Hub (HJGT) and ShotStat LLC are excited to announce a new and revolutionary partnership. As part of this ground-breaking relationship, all HJGT participants will now be at the forefront of innovation, customization, and technological capabilities. Starting in 2019, every player that participates with the HJGT will now have access to a completely customized and state of the art technology platform. This will include new registration software, a redesigned and user-friendly App, as well as innovative on-line/live scoring devices for every participant during every round.

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HURRICANE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR AND FRANKLIN GROUP ANNOUNCE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

July 9, 2020
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April 2, 2019 – Franklin Group announced today a partnership with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Franklin Group will serve as the "Official Marketing Solutions Partner" for the tour. The partnership is a multiyear deal.

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A Beginner's Guide on How to Learn Golf

July 9, 2020
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Want to try your hand at golf but don’t know where to begin?

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How to Store Golf Clubs Properly

July 9, 2020
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How to store golf clubs in cold weather? What if it's hot outside? These tips can help you preserve your clubs!

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How to Build a Sports Resume

July 9, 2020
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The job market is a competitive place. Hunting for jobs takes acute preparation and attentiveness.

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Why Golf is a Great Sport for Kids

July 9, 2020
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Considering a sport for your child to try? There are many choices out there…but golf is an wonderful choice can offer many benefits for kids! Here’s our top reasons why.

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Gear Talk: How to Take Care of Golf Balls

July 9, 2020
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We answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding golf ball care.

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Be Cool Sports Become Official Sponsor

July 9, 2020
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Are You Mentally Prepped for Your Golf Tournament?

July 9, 2020
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As an athlete, you’re conditioned physically, but what about mentally? It’s important to remember positive mental prep before a tournament, and here are some of the best tips to do so.

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What Should You Eat for a Golf Tournament?

July 9, 2020
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The right foods and drinks will fuel your body and mind with the nourishment it needs to compete soundly. Here are some tips to reshape your diet for the next golf tournament!

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4 Big Prep Tips for Your First Golf Tournament

July 9, 2020
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You’ve signed up for y tour first golf tournament, which is the first crucial step towards living your passion out on the golf course. These extra tips can help you feel prepared and confident- now get out there and have a blast!

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4 Reasons Why a Sports Internship is Beneficial for Your Career

July 9, 2020
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Looking for the perfect internship experience? If you love sports, why not apply for a sports internship? Here are 4 reasons why it can be beneficial for your career.

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How to Apply for a Sports Internship

July 9, 2020
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Applying for an internship is like reaching a pinnacle in your fledgling career. It’s that stepping stone between school and a professional job, where you’ll get to put your education to the test while developing new skills.

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How to Choose the Right Sports Organization for Your Internship

July 9, 2020
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Applying for a sports internship may seem daunting at first, but the process shouldn’t be if you go into it prepared.

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Everyday Safety Tips for Junior Golfers

July 9, 2020
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No game is fun if you have to sit on the sidelines with an injury! Here are our top safety tips to keep in mind when kids start playing golf.

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4 Top Tips For Successful College Recruitment Visits

July 9, 2020
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Planning some unofficial recruitment trips with your parents? Here are some pro tips to help you make an unforgettable first impression.

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5 Biggest Tips to Maintain a Golf Cart

July 9, 2020
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Golf carts need love too- that is, they need regular maintenance to ensure longevity. Make sure you’re taking proper care with these vital tips.

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What to Know Before Signing Up for Your Child's First Golf Tournament

July 9, 2020
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As a parent, do you know what to expect if your junior golfer hasn’t been involved in a tournament before?

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Contact Lenses May Help Golfers of All Ages

July 9, 2020
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Patrick Reed credits his Masters win in April to his newly prescribed contact lenses by his optometrist—only 10 days before the tournament, but are contacts right for junior golfers?

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Important Golf Etiquette Every Junior Golfer Should Know

July 9, 2020
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Golf, like any sport, is meant to be enjoyed. But, with it comes a certain etiquette to follow out on the course.

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3 Big Questions a College Coach Might Ask During Recruitment

July 9, 2020
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The recruitment process puts every young athlete to the test. Playing golf in front of curious coaches is one thing, but what about face-to-face or over-the-phone interviews? That can be more nerve-wracking than showing off your stuff on the green.

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3 Tips to Become a Golf Caddy This Summer

July 9, 2020
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What’s so great about being out on a sweltering green for long hours at a time? We’ll tell you why.

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Beat the Heat this Summer on the Golf Course

July 9, 2020
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With how hot it gets during the day, you might think the best way to deal with the heat is to stay inside and sit directly under the air conditioner. No way! With our tips, you can play to your heart’s content while staying smart about hot weather.

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How to Pick Yourself Up After a Bad Game

July 9, 2020
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It happens to every athlete. There will always be a tournament performance that doesn’t go as smoothly as you would’ve hoped.

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This is How You Can Make the Most of Your Golf Internship

July 9, 2020
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To make the most of your internship, here are a few key things to remember.

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How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Golf Shoes

July 9, 2020
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Here are some helpful tips that’ll allow you to shop smart by getting an accurate fit and staying within your budget, all while looking exceptionally dapper.

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4 Interview Mistakes to Avoid For a Sports Internship

July 9, 2020
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An interview can be nerve-wracking, but even if you don’t know what to expect, you can still be prepared to avoid certain rookie mistakes.

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Support Advice for Parents of Junior Golfers

July 9, 2020
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How can you offer the best support as a parent? Here’s some golden nuggets of advice that can help set the path for a parent-child relationship of positivity rather than negativity.

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How to be a Stand Up Junior Golfer

July 9, 2020
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Playing a sport seriously teaches you life lessons in ways you never imagined.

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How to Communicate With a College Coach Like a Pro

July 9, 2020
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It’s a competitive world out there, so how can you up your chances of scoring with coach communication? Here are our 3 biggest tips.

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Here's How to Hit a Bunker Shot

July 9, 2020
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If bunkers aren’t your cup of tea (are they anyone’s?) you can tackle them head on by learning how to hit a bunker shot.

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Be-Cool Winter Exposure

July 9, 2020
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3 Common Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

July 9, 2020
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What are the most common injuries that plague golfers? These are the 3 injuries to know and here’s how you can prevent them from putting a stop to your game.

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A Beginner's Guide to Golf Clubs

July 9, 2020
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Here is our quick guide on the duty of each golf club in your bag.

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The 3 Biggest Differences Between Junior Golf & College Golf

July 9, 2020
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It’s a critical transition period between junior and collegiate that calls for adaptation and challenges how a player will evolve. Here are the biggest differences to be aware of and how it can impact exponentially.

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The Best Clothes for Winter Golfing

July 9, 2020
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If you plan on getting out into the cold, it’s imperative to wear the right gear to stay warm and loose for optimal performance and comfort.

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This is What College Golf Coaches Look For When Scouting Players

July 9, 2020
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Graduating from Junior golf to college golf is a big step, taking hard work and determination to beat the competition and prove your worth.

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3 Ways That Other Sports Can Help You Play Better Golf

July 9, 2020
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As an athlete, you already understand that supplementing your game by eating a nutritious diet and perhaps adding in some golf-specific exercises can help. But, did you know that by playing other sports, this can positively influence how you play golf?

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Golf Bag

July 9, 2020
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There are numerous types of golf bags on the market offering a berth of features.

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3 Tips For Choosing the Right Golf Camp For You

July 9, 2020
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If you want to sign up for a junior golf camp this year, how do you even begin? Before making a choice to spend the time and money, there are a few ways to prepare.

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A NEW and improved HJGT app is available for both Android and iPhone!

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