The Raven Invitational – Fisher Bryan Golf Academy (FBGA) – PING Junior Masters Series is set for play this weekend, February 16-17, at Raven Golf Club Phoenix. The 36-hole, invitation only junior golf tournament marks the JGAA’s second PING Junior Masters Series event of 2019 attracting Arizona’s top junior golfers.
Founded in 1983, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is a non-profit organization that introduces Arizona’s youth to the game of golf and helps junior golfers develop golf and life skills through competitive programs and tournaments. In addition to developing programs at schools and assisting Arizona golf courses with their junior programs, the JGAA conducts more than 100 programs and activities, including etiquette clinics, tournaments, and college prep seminars throughout Arizona each year. The JGAA awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships. The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation continues to guide the organization and is instilled in all of its members.
News and Information
The Phoenix Metro Junior Championship sponsored by Van’s Golf Shops teed off February 9-10 with a field of more than 200 junior golfers – boys and girls – ages 8-18 competing in five age groups in a 36-hole tournament held at Ahwatukee Country Club and Arizona Golf Resort.
The Wigwam Invitational, sponsored by Warren Schutte Players Academy, the first PING Junior Masters Series tournament of the season, teed off January 26-27 at Wigwam Golf Club. After 36 holes of play, Ashley Menne of Surprise and Sydney Bryan of Mesa finished tied for first place with identical 4-over-par 148s (75-73).
The Wigwam Invitational kicks off January 26-27 at Wigwam Golf Club and sponsored by Warren Schutte Players Academy and PING. This is the season’s first PING Junior Masters Series tournament – the 36-hole, invitation-only, series of events tailored to Arizona junior golfers with the desire and ability to compete locally against top-ranked peers.
Preston Summerhays, 16, of Scottsdale successfully defended his title at the 2019 New Year Classic held at Dobson Ranch and ASU Karsten Golf Courses January 19-20 with a 5-under-par performance (68-70—138).
We will have our annual JGAA College Golf Night on Wednesday, January 23rd at Papago Golf Course—see address below. This is a great opportunity to learn about the college recruiting process….