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Staying Focused on Our Mission to Educate, Motivate and Inspire

By April 1, 2020No Comments

Partners, Sponsors and Golf Family,

(L to R) Preston Summerhays, Tucker Clark, Ben Lorenz

The JGAA continues to stay focused on its mission to educate, motivate, and inspire Arizona’s future leaders through golf by instilling the positive life skills and unique qualities inherent to the game.

The entire JGAA team, including board leadership, is diligently preparing to best serve all members when programming resumes. Although events are canceled through April, we remain optimistic about offering a robust yet abbreviated 2020 season, which got off to a great start.

For example, 32 JGAA members signed National Letters of Intent to play college golf in the fall of 2020. Three JGAA members – the most in a single year – were invited to play in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, which features 54 of the best worldwide. And we are all rooting for the two JGAA qualifiers for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at the Masters, now rescheduled for 2021.

As we look forward to resuming the 2020 season, please take a moment to celebrate and review last year’s accomplishments compiled in the 2019 JGAA Annual Report/Executive Summary. A few include Preston Summerhays’ epic wins at U.S. Junior Amateur and Junior Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. Ashley Menne’s low-am finish at the Champions Tour’s Pure Insurance Open at Pebble Beach, and 50 graduating seniors moved on to college golf in 2019. Many of these highlights were made possible by continued support of our sponsors, partners and private donors. Thank you!

The unexpected impact of COVID-19 left golf associations around the globe navigating uncharted waters. The JGAA is in constant communication with allied associations, members and partners, as we all incorporate best practices for safeguarding a bright future.

Our approach has been to follow the recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), and we encourage you to do the same. Ensuring the health and safety of our JGAA members, and those in our community, is our top priority.

The JGAA office will have limited office hours. The best way to contact the staff is via email. JGAA questions – Scott McNevin: and Katya Lewis: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix questions – Cori Matheson:


Scott McNevin
JGAA Executive
Alex Clark
Director JGAA Board Chairman