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Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy Partners with AJGA for Hilton Head Tournament

78 players to compete at Bear Creek Golf Club for Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open

The American Junior Golf Association is proud to announce Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy as title sponsor of the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open, June 25 - 28. The tournament will be conducted on Hilton Head Island, S.C. This tournament marks the 30th AJGA event held at Hilton Head and the first partnership with Hank Haney IJGA.

"The AJGA is excited to have Hank Haney IJGA on board to support our annual Hilton Head tournament," said Jason Etzen, AJGA Chief Business Officer.

Also located on Hilton Head, Hank Haney IJGA is a full-time golf school (grades 5-12) featuring players from five continents and 27 countries. The Academy blends premier golf instruction with academics to provide a unique learning environment where students can realize their full potential on and off the course. Students receive daily instruction from some of the world's most distinguished instructors, including Haney.

Bear Creek Golf Club will open its doors to the AJGA for the first time, as 78 juniors head to Hilton Head to compete in this 54-hole stroke play event. A shotgun practice round will be held Monday, June 25, at 1:30 p.m. First-round play will begin Tuesday, June 26, with first- through final-round tee times running from 8 - 10 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Bear Creek Golf Club. An awards ceremony will immediately follow Thursday's final round. Guests are welcome to attend and admission is free.

During the tournament week, some of the top juniors participating in the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open will also take part in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament on Monday, June 25. The Junior-Am will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Bear Creek Golf Club. In 2012, the proceeds of the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open Fundraising Tournament will benefit the Heritage Classic Foundation and the AJGA Foundation. To sponsor a team or for more information, contact Tournament Chairman Terry Finger at (843) 384-7340.

About the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,500 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.

For more information, please contact Amanda Herrington ( in the AJGA Media Relations department at (678) 425-1791 or visit

About Junior Sports Corporation (JSC)

Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, JSC owns and operates:

Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy ( is the world's only academy to combine training, competition and academics for serious junior golfers. Director of Instruction Hank Haney - coach to winners of every major championship on the PGA Tour - and his elite staff train junior golfers from more than 27 countries across five continents.

The International Junior Golf Tour ( hosts 60 tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year.

Established in May 2011, the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy ( produces the finest tennis training and competition for junior students to ultimately reach the college or professional ranks. Ivan Lendl, former World No. 1 player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, serves as Director of Instruction and is dedicated to the development of each junior tennis player.

Heritage Academy ( provides progressive, diverse academic instruction for students from grades five to 12 who pursue extra-curricular passions, such as golf at Hank Haney IJGA and tennis at Ivan Lendl IJTA.

Hilton Head Island is easily accessible by most major airlines through Hilton Head Island (HHI), Savannah (SAV), Charleston (CHS) and Columbia (CAE) airports.



Posted June 15, 2012 || Viewed 2,799 times || View Course Profile

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