NEXUS INVESTS IN THE HURRICANE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR TO EXPAND THE GAME OF GOLF
Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake are Lead Partners in NEXUS
February 9, 2017 – ORLANDO, Florida – The NEXUS Luxury Collection, Ltd. (NEXUS), through its U.S. subsidiaries, has acquired a stake in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT). Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake are the lead partners in NEXUS. The group will assist the Hurricane Tour in its continued growth across the United States and now globally.
Founded in 2007, the Hurricane Tour has become the largest junior “grass roots” golf tour in the United States, hosting over 250 tournaments each year across 32 different states. In 2016, more than 8,000 boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18 played in a Hurricane Junior Golf event. Hurricane Tour events are typically either 36- or 54-hole events and provide their players detailed online information including real-time scoring and stat collection throughout the year. The platform is built for junior golfers and their parents living in a digital age.
The Hurricane Tour was started by CEO Mario Conte with a singular vision for developing junior golfers. To date, more than 30,000 boys and girls have competed in a Hurricane Tour event and over 3,500 golfers have made it to the collegiate golf ranks since the Tour started in 2007.
“The success of junior golf is an important element in growing the game,” said Woods. “Helping boys and girls compete, and be involved in golf, will benefit the kids and help strengthen our sport.”
“From my role as Executive Producer of The Short Game I have always been a committed supporter of junior golf, and through the Hurricane Tour we can continue to help grow the game amongst the junior ranks,” said NEXUS Partner Justin Timberlake.
“Our goal from day one was to provide junior golfers between the ages of 8 and 18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. We have strived to offer great competition and superb hospitality for the players and their families,” stated Conte. “I am delighted to partner with NEXUS to help expand the Hurricane Tour. Together, I know we can broaden our number of tournaments, enhance the quality of our fields and golf courses and attract an entirely new level of support. Needless to say, NEXUS’s involvement takes us to the next level.”
Each Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS), and most also feature a chance for players to earn American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) stars.
“We believe we can help Mario and his team make the Hurricane Tour the most important ‘grass roots’ junior golf tour in the world,” said Christopher Anand, Managing Partner of NEXUS. “Our resources, investment and commitment to the game of golf go far beyond our top golf properties of Isleworth and Lake Nona in Central Florida and Albany in The Bahamas. We want to help ensure the future of the sport by helping to develop young stars from around the world, and we know the Hurricane Tour is going to play a big part in this mission.”
About the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers with 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. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a one of a kind partnership with NEXUS, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger
Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake. This unique combination between Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and the Tavistock Group was established to further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, as well as broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.
About The NEXUS Luxury Collection, Ltd.
NEXUS Luxury Collection is an international real estate development and asset management company owned by Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor and musician Justin Timberlake. The NEXUS portfolio of businesses includes the 600-acre luxury resort community of Albany in The Bahamas, The Sanctuary, a state-of-the-art recording studio, NEXUS Club New York, NEXUS Club at Baha Mar, NEXUS Club at Exumas in The Bahamas, the Hero World Challenge, and the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. For more information, visit nexusluxco.com.