The HJGT is excited to announce the 5th annual Hurricane Cup, an annual event featuring teams of top junior golfers from across the country. The Hurricane Cup will return to Sea Island, GA home of the McGladery Classic. The Hurricane Cup will feature 10 teams of 10 players on each team. The teams will be as follows: Florida, Georgia, The Carolinas (North and South Carolina), Southeast (Mississippi/Alabama/Louisiana/Texas), Kentucky/Tennessee/Ohio, Northeast (New York/New Jersey/Massachusetts/Connecticut), Mid Atlantic (Virginia/Maryland/Delaware /Pennsylvania), Midwest (Illinois/Michigan/Indiana/Iowa/Minnesota/ Kansas/Nebraska/ Wisconsin/Missouri), West Coast (California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado), and International/Wildcard.
The Hurricane Cup will be November 24-November 26, 2017. Each team will be made up of 3 Boys 16-18 players, 2 Girls 14-18 players, 2 Boys 14-15 player, 1 Boys 11-13, 1 Boys Under 10 player and 1 Girls Under 13 player. Players who have earned the most points throughout the 2017 season will be selected to play and represent their state. Players can begin to accumulate points at the very first event on the 2017 schedule and the Hurricane Cup points race will end the weekend of July 29-30, 2017. Players will receive their invites shortly after and they have until no later than September 1, 2017 to sign up and guarantee their spot.
**In the event players do not accept their invitation by September 1, the HJGT reserves the right to take the next top players in each state regardless of gender and age.
The Retreat Course at Sea Island Golf Resort in Sea Island, GA has been selected as the site for this special event. The Retreat Course, designed by Sea Island resident Davis Love III, is one of the top golf resorts in the world. Players will be pampered all weekend and showered with gifts. The event will kickoff with a welcome dinner on Friday evening. The format of the event on day one will be nine holes of two-man best-ball and nine holes of alternate shot with states taking their top 4 of 5 scores. Day two will feature 18 holes of stroke play with states taking their top e8 of 10 scores. The state with the lowest two-day total will take home the Hurricane Cup.
*Once a player turns 16, his or her points will not carry over into the 16-18 year-old division. The points acquired up to that point will remain frozen in the 14-15 year-old division. The now 16 year-old junior golfer will start gathering points toward the 16-18 year-old division. If, at the end of the year, their frozen points in the younger division still rank them in the top two they will still qualify for the Hurricane Cup and be invited to play for that state representing the 14-15 division.
*In the event of a tie for the last spot, the player with the most Top 5 finishes will earn the final spot. If a tie were still to remain, the player with the most Top 10 finishes will earn the final spot.
*Under the “Player of the Year” wording click on overall and than select your state.