Random golf news from the week ending February 8, 2020: Sponsors for the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship and the AJGA-Junior Am Series; Valentines Gifts; A new Podcast From Myrtle Beach Golf Trips.
Fujikura Named Title Sponsor of Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship
Carlsbad, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2020) – Fujikura, the leader in performance golf shafts, will be the title sponsor of the 5th Annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, set for February 28 – March 1, 2020 at TPC Myrtle Beach and hosting an international field of 90 of the world’s elite junior golfers.
Fujikura Tour reps will be on site providing product demos and Tour-level fittings to the juniors in the field, showcasing Fujikura’s new performance golf shafts including the acclaimed Ventus line and the new Motore X line. Players will have the opportunity to be fit into the new shafts using launch monitors under the watchful eye of experienced Fujikura representatives, bringing the Tour-level experience these event participants receive to a new level.
The tournament, for boys and girls ages 13-18, will feature 90 players from around the world and will be played at TPC Myrtle Beach February 28 – March 1, 2020. The renowned Tom Fazio/Lanny Wadkins design was home to the 2000 Senior Tour Championship and 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Southeast Regional and was built with the idea of hosting Tour-level events. Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship participants get the Tour-caliber experience both on and off the course – including commemorative gift packages, names on their lockers, named placards on the practice range and a PGA TOUR-style scoreboard overlooking the 18th green – to provide players an overall experience similar to what Dustin Johnson enjoys in his professional events.
“We have a renewed focus on junior golf and growing the game, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this world-class event,” said David Schnider, president of Fujikura Composite America.
FOX Sports becomes title sponsor of AJGA Junior-Am Series
BRASELTON, GA – FOX Sports joins the AJGA to support the AJGA Junior-Am Fundraising tournament series and 2020 FOX Sports Championship. FOX Sports has major broadcasting contracts with NFL, MLB, NASCAR, soccer, college football and basketball, WWE and USGA events.
The AJGA Junior-Am Fundraising series is similar in format to a Pro-Am, designed to help local junior golf programs and the AJGA Foundation. The events offer an opportunity for members of the community to play a round of golf with the nation’s top-ranked juniors at AJGA venues. FOX Sports will have 25 Junior-Am teams to use throughout the AJGA schedule.
As the title sponsor of the FOX Sports Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf ‘74, the event brings a national junior golf event back to Princeton, New Jersey, for the first time since 2018. Springdale Country Club plays host to the 54-hole stroke play event, July 27-30.
Since acquiring broadcasting rights to USGA events, FOX Sports has helped progress several new technologies during its production including drone flyovers, live shot tracers and green contour displays. FOX Sports’ Sunday final round coverage of the 119th U.S. Open peaked with more than 10-million viewers on FOX.
FOX Sports televised eight USGA Championships in 2019, including the 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. The two events combined had more than 275 current AJGA members and alumni competing.
“The involvement of FOX Sports gives us a great opportunity to involve a nationally recognized sports broadcast partner,” said AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen. “The support of FOX Sports on a junior golf level will help preserve and grow the game for years to come by keeping players interested in the possible career options in addition to playing professional competitive golf.”
For more information about the AJGA visit online through Facebook, Twitter or at www.ajga.org.
Say ‘Be Mine’ To Your Valentine With Golf Accessories From Glove It
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Feb. 3, 2020) – Straight from your heart to the favorite golfer in your life, Glove It—the leader in fun and fashionable women’s golf accessories—offers an array of colorful, affordably priced products perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Rose Gold Quilt, Nine & Wine, or Watercolor are just three of dozens of products available through Glove It. These seasonal colors and patterns are available in all product lines including golf bags, golf gloves, visors, carry all bags, tennis totes, club covers and wristlets. And, there are several more patterns to choose from. For a complete product showcase access the Glove It website. Of course, if the sweetheart in your life is particular, there’s always the option of a Glove It gift certificate.
The namesake Glove It golf glove is featured in vibrant solid colors and signature prints. Each glove is made of stretch Lycra with a soft cabretta leather palm. Glove It golf gloves include UV 50 sun protection, maximum breathability, and comfort in a range of sizes.
MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com Launches ‘Gimme Golf’ Podcast, Exploring The Best Of Myrtle Beach And Beyond
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com, one of the game’s leading vacation companies, has launched Gimme Golf, the first podcast dedicated to telling the story of the Grand Strand golf community, on and off the course.
Gimme Golf (LISTEN) is hosted by Meredith Kirk, a LPGA member and one of South Carolina’s premier instructors. Kirk will take listeners into every facet of the Myrtle Beach golf community, talking with head golf professionals, course superintendents and media members during the weekly show, which is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Pandora and Tune-In.
Powered by MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com, 13 Gimme Golf episodes are already available to listeners, covering topics ranging from the Grand Strand’s best courses to the decision to overseed during the winter, among a host of other subjects.
“Meredith is as knowledgeable about the area as anyone and there are so many stories to tell along the Myrtle Beach golf scene,” said Justin Binke, Director of Marketing for MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com. “Gimme Golf will provide people the chance to enjoy an insider’s perspective on Myrtle Beach, allowing them to learn and laugh along the way.”
Listeners can subscribe and listen to Gimme Golf on major podcast platforms, and each episode is embedded on https://www.myrtlebeachgolftrips.com/podcasts/. While the content to date has focused entirely on Myrtle Beach, Kirk will periodically interview guests from outside the area in the future.
To follow all the latest news on the Myrtle Beach golf scene, go to www.MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.