Atlanta, Ga. (Jan. 17, 2013) – In an effort to continue developing junior golfers and grow the game of golf, Canongate Golf, the Southeast’s leading private golf club network, has partnered with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour to bring a better competitive tournament golf experience to more juniors in the Southeast participating in the Nike Series. This partnership will provide juniors with a higher level of competition, have the ability to be ranked via the Junior Golf Scoreboard and be provided the opportunity to play on Canongate’s Nike Cup Team, a Ryder Cup style team that plays against the Southeastern Junior Tour’s top players.
As the Southeast’s top-tier junior golf tour, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour provides easy online registration, live scoring and interactive tournament results. With the goal of these junior golfers being to try and attain collegiate scholarships, this partnership between Canongate Golf and the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour also provides the opportunity to leverage the National Scouting Report to increase the athlete’s exposure to all levels of collegiate golf programs. “We are committed to providing our members and their guests with the latest and most advanced player development and training technology available. This unique partnership offers a new, convenient way for players to work with our highly trained instructors when it best fits their schedule, from the comfort of their own home,” said Joe Guerra, president and CEO of Canongate Golf. “We believe Swingpal’s online technology is a game-changer when it comes to how players connect with instructors and we are excited to be the first golf course network to offer this branded solution to our members.” “This partnership is one of the most exciting things we have done here at the HJGT, “ said Mario Conte, Executive Director of the HJGT. “ Through these 8 events players will battle for not only HJGT points which count towards the Hurricane Cup and year end honors but now can earn them for the coveted Nike Cup in October. Canongate is a phenomenal company to partner with and they truly have one of the best junior programs in the country and we are excited to bring even more value to all junior golfers” The tournament fee for each of the Nike Series events will be $149 for Canongate members and $179 for HJGT members. All players are eligible to play in the Nike Cup events and top points earners from these 8 events will be invited to compete in the final Nike Cup event. Figures have been sorted out and it has been determined that from the Boys 15-18 age division the top 7 leaders in points will be invited to play and from the Girls 15-18 divisions the top 4 will be invited. From the Boys 11-14 age divisions the top 7 point earners will be invited *of the 7 invited from the division 4 must be 13 or under by the age deadline of June 1'st, to maintain impartiality across the division*. Of the Girls 11-14 age division the top 2 point earners will be invited to the Nike Cup. Those invited are selected based on points standings from the 8 events. In addition to tournaments, Canongate Golf offers a wide selection of player development services to help golfers of all levels improve their game. To learn more about the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour visit http://www.hjgt.org or visit http://www.canongate360.com.
About Canongate Canongate Golf Clubs is a unique community of golf clubs consisting of 23 private clubs in the metro-Atlanta area, five in Houston and two in the Denver area. For more than 45 years, Canongate has provided the ultimate in golf variety and value. Canongate members now have access to 23 different clubs, with 26 championship courses available for their enjoyment. For more information about Canongate Golf Clubs, visit www.canongategolf.com. To follow Canongate Golf on Twitter visit www.twitter.com/canongategolf and go to www.facebook.com/canongategolf to become a fan on Facebook. About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the southeast, with stops in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina and North Carolina.