The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Acquires the Plantations Junior Golf Tour
Current PJGT members receive a HJGT membership for 2015 season
Jacksonville, FL-The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) and the Plantations Junior Golf Tour (PJGT) announced Tuesday May 5, 2015 that an agreement has been reached for the HJGT to take over the PJGT and honor all memberships through December of 2015. After May 25, 2015 the PJGT operation will dissolve and the HJGT will oversee all administrative and tournament operations. Under the HJGT name, PJGT members now have the opportunity to play on the largest and fastest growing junior golf tour in the nation. This acquisition will strengthen competition throughout the east coast and will give the HJGT access to even more premier venues The HJGT was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The HJGT hosts more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. Since its inception, the HJGT has hosted over 550 events with over 15,500 players. Over 975 juniors golfers who played on the tour have signed letters of intent to play college golf. In 2015, the HJGT will conduct 195 events in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Connecticut. The HJGT events are highly successful due to the level of professionalism and attention to detail. “This is one of our most exciting projects we have taken on in the past 8 years,” said Mario Conte, Executive Director of the HJGT. “We couldn’t be more excited to acquire a tour with such rich history and professionalism. When we met with their staff it was an instant connection due to their core values they have preached for the past 21 years. ” Moreover, the PJGT has been a pioneer in junior golf since they started back in 1994. They are the country’s oldest three-season junior golf tour. For over 21 years, the PJGT has provided junior golfers the opportunity to showcase their talent while receiving national exposure. “After 21 years and 1,445 tournaments, the PJGT is excited to join in the announcement of a merger with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour,” said Bob Baker, PJGT’s CEO. “We have not made this decision lightly. Your future junior golf experience dictates that our motto “Integrity First” will be carried on and we are confident that your experience will continue to be a learning, fun and exciting one!” The HJGT embodies all that we have tried to instill in all our members; fair competition, a safe environment, and best of all, a motto to live by. You will find the competition worthy of a national junior golf tour and your pathway paved with much success!" Current members of the PJGT will be able to use their membership for the rest of 2015 with the HJGT at no additional charge. Being a member gets you member pricing at every HJGT tournament ($45 discount), full set of Lamkin grips ($89 value), 30% off all items at the Hurricane Tour Shop, and many other benefits! Playing on the nationally accredited tour gives all juniors an opportunity to gain nationwide exposure through multiple ranking systems including Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS), American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), and Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index, among others. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of five age divisions: Boys 11-12, Boys 13-14, Boys 15-18, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. For more information about the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, please visit www.hjgt.org, call the HJGT headquarters at (904) 379-2697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow the tour on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.