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.
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The Phoenix Metro Junior Championship presented by Van’s Golf Shops teed off February 20-21, with the Boys Championship division competing at Stone Creek Golf Club. Bryan Beyer of Mesa opened a four-stroke lead in the first round after firing a 5-under 66, which included four birdies and an eagle.
Three former Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) members recently posted collegiate golf wins within days of each other. Trevor Werbylo earned a share of the individual and team titles at The Prestige held February 15-17 while Michael Feagles won both titles at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate contested Feb. 14-16. And Gavin Cohen prevailed in a playoff at the Nick Watney Invitational Feb 8-9.
Arizona’s best junior golfers – 30 girls and 48 boys – gathered at Longbow Golf Club February 13-14 to compete in the Fisher-Bryan Invitational, the second coveted PING Junior Masters Series tournament of the 2021 JGAA season.
Arizona’s best junior golfers – 30 girls and 48 boys – will gather at Longbow Golf Club February 13-14 to compete in the 2021 Fisher-Bryan Invitational, the second prestigious PING Junior Masters Series of the JGAA season.
The New Year Classic teed off January 30-31 with low scores in the Boys Championship division. Joseph Lloyd of Scottsdale led the way with a sensational 63 at Raven Golf Club, the second time he shot 9-under-par since his win in June at the Mesa City Jr Championship.
The beginning of the calendar year brings another opportunity for kids 8-18 to sign up for 2021 JGAA membership. In addition to special events such as rules clinics to College Golf Night, membership includes eligibility to enter golf events on the JGAA’s 2021 tournament schedule.
The Warren Schutte Invitational presented by Hilgers Orthodontics, the first PING Junior Masters Series tournament of the 2021 season, teed off January 23-24 at Wigwam Golf Resort, with round one contested on the Gold Course and the final round on the Red Course.