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CANADIAN JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW

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2013 Year in Review Table of Contents Section 1 – Highlights of 2013 1.1

CJGA Partners with PGA TOUR Canada – Operates The Great Waterway Classic

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CJGA Partners with Linx Marketing – Two PGA TOUR Canada events

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CJGA Partners with The Players Cup – PGA TOUR Canada event

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CJGA Partners with American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)

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CJGA Partners with Blue Bay Curacao

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CJGA Partners with Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club for Inaugural Junior Event

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CJGA Partners with KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation Grant

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CJGA Support Kyle Sayani Charity Golf Classic

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Stephen Ames Junior Classic, presented by RBC

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Canadians Capture First CIJC Team Title in Event History

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Family Tee Program – York Downs G&CC

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CJGA Founder Elected to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame

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Section 2 – CJGA Six-Stage Development Program 2.1

Level 1 - CJGA Junior Linkster events & clinics

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Level 2&3 – CJGA Junior Tour; Regional& Provincial Events

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Level 4 – CJGA National & Invitational Events

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Level 5 – CJGA Team Canada

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Level 6 – NCAA & Amateur Events

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Alumni Succeeding at Next Level

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Section 3 – CJGA Junior Tour 3.1

Junior Tour Summary

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Provincial Breakdown

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Section 4 – CJGA Tournament Series 4.1

Nike Golf Junior Series

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Section 5 – CJGA National Championships/Invitational’s 5.1

CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship

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CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship

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Nike Golf Junior Championship

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Lipton Brisk Canada Cup

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Humber College Invitational

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Section 6 – International Competitions 6.1

Canadian International Junior Challenge (Canada)

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MCB Curacao Invitational Pro-Am (Curacao)

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Euro Junior Golf Cup (Scotland)

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North America Cup (Canada)

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Junior World Golf Championships (United States)

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Veritas World Junior (United States)

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PonCat Dutch Junior Open (The Netherlands)

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US Kids Golf World Championship (United States)

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US Kids Golf Teen World Championship (United States)

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East Aurora International Junior Masters (United States)

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Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship (China)

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Junior America’s Cup (United States)

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Section 7 – Junior Linkster Tour 7.1

Junior Linkster Tournament Summary

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Provincial Breakdown

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CJGA Website

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CJGA Social Media

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Media Coverage

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Sean Foley

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Sean Casey (National Coach)

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Dr. Craig Davies (Advisor)

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Ralph Bauer (Advisor)

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Mentoring from PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Canadian Tour Professionals

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Section 10 – CJGA Awards and Recognition 10.1

Mizuno All-Canadian Award

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Helena Harbridge Award

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CJGA – Year in Photos

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Section 12 – CJGA Partners & Associations 12.1

CJGA Partners & Associations

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Section 1 – Highlights of 2013 1.1

CJGA Partners with PGA TOUR Canada – Operates The Great Waterway Classic

THE GREAT WATERWAY CLASSIC ADDED TO 2013 PGA TOUR CANADA SCHEDULE Canadian Junior Golf Association to operate event in Morrisburg, ON The Great Waterway Classic has been added to the 2013 PGA TOUR Canada schedule. The event will take place August 19-25 at Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg, ON. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will be the host organization conducting the event, which will see players deep in the race for the five Web.com Tour cards that will be handed out at the end of the season. “We’re extremely pleased to add The Great Waterway Classic to this year’s schedule,” said PGA TOUR Canada President, Jeff Monday. “This tournament is going to showcase some of the great golf in the region, and the players will be spoiled by the area’s activities and scenery.” Laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, this stunning region serves up all the ingredients of a perfect golf getaway. On its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights at every turn. On its waters, enjoy world-class sailing, scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises. “The Great Waterway Tourism Region is pleased to be back for a second year as the title sponsor of The Great Waterway Classic,” said Stephen Paul, Chair of The Great Waterway. “We are excited to be partnering with PGA TOUR Canada and the Canadian Junior Golf Association to produce an event that will highlight our beautiful region and our fabulous golf courses. This year promises to be even bigger and better and will most definitely be the highlight of the golf season in The Great Waterway.” As part of the CJGA’s management of the event, a select number of junior golfers will gain entry into the tournament through a series of qualifiers across Canada. The CJGA operates a competitive development program that focuses on all areas of the sport including clinics, tournaments, mentoring programs with Tour professionals and sending teams to represent the CJGA and Canada in international competition. “The CJGA is delighted to be involved with The Great Waterway Classic and to be affiliated with the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Canada,” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer of the CJGA. “Bringing a first class event to The Great Waterway Region will showcase not only the some of the TOUR’s top players, but it will enable some of the country’s top junior players to gain an invaluable experience during tournament week.” The CJGA has been a stepping-stone for thousands of juniors across Canada and is no stranger churning out top performing players across the country. With an extensive alumni list playing on professional tours around the [

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world, notable former members include the top four players on the PGA TOUR Canada’s 2012 Order of Merit, Matt Hill, Michael Gligic, Cory Renfrew and Eugene Wong, respectively. Stephen Ames, a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Canada alumnus, has been the CJGA National Spokesperson since 2009. Upper Canada Golf Course has long stood as one of golf’s hidden gems in Eastern Ontario since its construction in the 1960s. At 6,922 yards, the Robbie Robinson design winds through evergreen and deciduous trees and along waterways, challenging beginners and skilled players alike. The Great Waterway Classic becomes the eighth event on the 2013 PGA TOUR Canada schedule which starts in June and ends in September of this year. Eugene Wong won the inaugural playing of The Great Waterway Classic in 2012 at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course in Gananoque, ON, defeating Daniel Im by a single shot for his second PGA TOUR Canada victory. -30About PGA TOUR Canada PGA TOUR Canada is a series of $150,000 events to be played across Canada this summer. The leading five money winners at the end of the season will earn highly placed status on the Web.com Tour in 2014. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit. About the Canadian Junior Golf Association The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-forprofit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com. About The Great Waterway The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, from Prince Edward County in the West to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall.

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CJGA Partners with Linx Marketing – Two PGA TOUR Canada Events

CJGA Partners with PGA TOUR Canada Events in Alberta -Will Host Junior Qualifiers for Tournament ExemptionsThe Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Linx Marketing, operators of two PGA TOUR Canada events in Alberta, the ATB Financial Classic presented by TELUS and The Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON. The partnership will see the creation of the ATB Financial Junior Qualifier and The Syncrude Junior Qualifier with a tournament exemption into each of the aforementioned PGA TOUR Canada events up for grabs. The ATB Financial Junior Qualifier will take place June 15-16 at The Carstairs Golf Club in Carstairs, AB, while The Syncrude Boreal Junior Qualifier will take place June 8-9, 2013 at RedTail Landing Golf Club in Leduc, AB. Both events will be two-day qualifying events that will award the winner of the Boys 15-19 division with respective tournament exemptions into the PGA TOUR Canada events. The ATB Financial Classic, presented by TELUS is set to take place at Country Hills Golf Club (Talons Course) in Calgary June 17-23. The Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON will take place July 8-14 at Fort McMurray Golf Club in Fort McMurray, Alberta. “The CJGA is delighted to partner once again with Linx Marketing in 2013 to provide our membership with such a unique opportunity” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer of the Canadian Junior Golf Association. “Adding The Syncrude Boreal Open to the mix this year provides even greater opportunity for juniors in this country” he added. “There is no better way for juniors striving to take their game to the next level than having the chance to play and rub shoulders with professionals in a professional setting.” About Linx Marketing Linx Marketing is a Western Canadian-based sports management firm that offers a comprehensive level of expertise in the management, sponsorship, promotion and production of world-class sporting events presented to the highest standards of professionalism. Formed in 1999, Linx Marketing has offices in Vancouver and Edmonton. About PGA TOUR Canada PGA TOUR Canada is a series of $150,000 events to be played across Canada this summer. The leading five money winners at the end of the season will earn highly placed status on the Web.com Tour in 2014. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

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CJGA Partners with PGA TOUR Canada event in Manitoba – The Players Cup

CJGA Partners with The Players Cup in Manitoba -Set to Host Junior Qualifier for PGA TOUR Canada EventThe Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce today it has reached a partnership agreement with The Players Cup, a tour stop on the PGA TOUR Canada national schedule to conduct the Players Cup Junior Qualifier in the province. The Players Cup is the only tour stop in Manitoba and has always been a popular stop on the Tour. With the partnership, the CJGA will award a tournament exemption directly into The Players Cup to the low overall champion in the Boys 15-19 division. As announced back in December by PGA TOUR Canada, The Players Cup will continue to be a pivotal event on the Tour’s schedule for the next three years. The 2013 edition is set to take place July 15-21 at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Winnipeg. “Partnering with the CJGA is a natural fit. Growing the game of golf has long been a pillar of The Players Cup and we feel that this partnership will continue to build on this tradition,” said Ryan Hart, President of mf.1. “The CJGA is delighted to partner with The Players Cup in 2013 and provide juniors with such a unique opportunity” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer of the Canadian Junior Golf Association. “The stature of The Players Cup on Tour and in the community is second to none and we are very pleased to be able to bring this new opportunity to the junior golfers in the province.” The Players Cup Junior Qualifier date and location will be announced in the coming weeks. About mf.1 Founded in 1989, mf.1 is one of Manitoba’s leading marketing agencies offering a full spectrum of creative, strategic and brand building services. With a client- centered focus, they are both brand builders and brand champions, committed to helping their clients achieve their most ambitious goals. For more information please visit mf1.ca. About PGA TOUR Canada PGA TOUR Canada is a series of $150,000 events to be played across Canada this summer. The leading five money winners at the end of the season will earn highly placed status on the Web.com Tour in 2014. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

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CJGA Partners with American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)

AJGA TO PARTNER WITH CANADIAN JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION -First AJGA event to be held in Canada since 2003BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association, in conjunction with the Canadian Junior Golf Association, will conduct an AJGA Open event in London, Ontario, in 2013. The event will run August 12-15 at Greenhills Golf Club and the field will include equal participation from AJGA and CJGA members. “The AJGA is excited to partner with the CJGA,” AJGA Vice President of Tournament Development Jason Ross said. “By adding this event to the 2013 schedule, we are able to open more playing opportunities to our growing membership.” The AJGA last hosted two events on Canadian soil in the 2003 season: the Toldo Group Eastern Canadian Junior at Roseland Golf and Curling Club in Windsor, Ontario, and the BMO Financial Group Future Links Junior at Caledon Woods in Bolton, Ontario. “The CJGA is delighted to partner with the AJGA as we continue to provide new opportunities for our membership in Canada,” CJGA Chief Operations Officer Brad Parkins said. “Joining forces with the AJGA is a merging of the two leading junior golf associations in our respective countries and this joint event will provide our membership a chance to compete against their American counterparts on home soil.” The CJGA will become the exclusive Canadian junior golf association to work with the AJGA in a partnership both organizations will look to continue to grow in future years. CJGA members wanting to qualify for the event can click here to view qualifying sites and requirements. Greenhills Golf Club, which is comprised of an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole academy course, opened in 1975. For more information on the event visit: www.ajga.org or www.cjga.com. About the Canadian Junior Golf Association The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-forprofit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer.

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The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com. About the American Junior Golf Association 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 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 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 Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Britney Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

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CJGA Partners with Blue Bay Curacao

Canadian Junior Golf Association Joins Forces with Blue Bay Curaçao in Marketing Partnership Three Top CJGA Players to Compete in Curaçao Pro-Am in 2013 The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) reached an agreement with Blue Bay Curaçao and the MCB Curacao Invitational Pro-Am, striking a marketing partnership. Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort is home to the 7 th annual MCB Invitational Pro-Am tournament on April 8-14, 2013, an event that brings together professionals and amateurs from around the world to compete in both an individual stroke play and team competition. The partnership will also enable the CJGA to send the top three boys (aged 15-19) on the CJGA National Order of Merit to Curaçao to compete in the MCB Invitational Pro-Am. This once in a lifetime experience will provide the juniors with a chance to play golf in one of the most beautiful settings in the Caribbean while playing alongside top professionals from around the globe. ''We are looking forward to a long-term partnership with the CJGA” said Rogier van der Meer, Commercial Manager at Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort. “Together with the Curaçao Tourist Board we will show our Canadian visitors why Curaçao is the ideal destination for golf fans and, with new direct flights from Toronto and Miami, easier than ever to get to,” he added. “One of the main goals of the annual MCB Curaçao Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament is to promote the game of golf among youngsters and the partnership with the CJGA is a great vehicle to support that goal.” In additional to the marketing partnership with Blue Bay Curaçao, the CJGA has joined forces with Canadian professional golfer Danny Sahl (PGA Tour Canada member) that will see the creation of a series of tips and seminars hosted by Sahl himself. The program will span the course of the 2013 season and will be available exclusively for CJGA members. [

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“The CJGA is delighted to partner with Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort and the MCB Invitational Pro-Am tournament” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer with the Canadian Junior Golf Association. “We are even more thrilled to once again work with a true professional, Danny Sahl. The juniors will greatly benefit from his experience to assist in their development, on and off the golf course.” Sahl, a member of PGA Tour Canada (formerly the Canadian Tour) since 2005, will make his second appearance at the MCB Invitational Pro-Am in Curaçao after attending in 2012 for the first time. “The MCB Invitational Pro-Am is a fantastic event to be part of,” said Sahl. “For the juniors this is a once-in-alifetime opportunity and thanks to the partnership between the CJGA and Blue Bay Curaçao, it promises to be an experience they will never forget.” About Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort On your way to the golf course you hear a rustling sound. A bright green iguana emerges from the grass. You remain motionless, admiring the rich colors of this pre-historic creature. On sensing that it is not alone, the iguana raises itself high on its paws and quickly disappears in the shrubs. You continue walking towards the golf course, where you and your neighbor plan to play a relaxing round. Will you succeed this time in conquering that notorious water hazard at hole five? Blue Bay is the most versatile resort in Curaçao, where the residential and vacation destination combine harmoniously. Its major assets include its central location at Curaçao’s Southern coast, its breathtaking sea views and a varied landscape where you can meet tropical animals in the wild. And if you consider the many facilities that include the beautiful and lively beach, the restaurants and bars and the unique 18-hole golf court along the sea, you will understand that this is an attractive residential and vacation venue in sunny Curaçao. Meet and mingle The vision behind the Blue Bay concept is, that both permanent residents and vacationers should have a great time. This is why the residential and holiday accommodations are located in different parts of the resort. The binding elements are the facilities like the beach, the golf course and the tennis courts, where people meet and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. Vacationers enjoy the freedom of their own luxury apartment or villa and the use of the pools, combined with typical hotel amenities such as a linen service, cleaning and room service. Many of the house owners are former vacationers who chose to settle down in Blue Bay. Blue Bay is also popular with second homeowners. The real estate offering in Blue Bay is remarkably varied and includes villas and apartments as well as an ample selection of construction plots. For some of the apartments and villas a hotel formula applies, enabling you to earn back your investment under attractive conditions. Do you want to know more? Follow the example of many present Blue Bay proprietors: book a holiday in Blue Bay and experience it for yourself! www.bluebay-curacao.com About Curaçao Curaçao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches and an eclectic mix of history and culture. For centuries, Curaçao has held a vibrant and rich culture rooted in its history. The heritage of the island is both European and African – representing more than 50 nationalities. Dutch, Spanish, and English – as well as the local language, Papiamentu are spoken on the island today. Art and music are an important part of Curaçao’s culture as the island is home to a multitude of talented artists, photographers, sculptors, and designers, many with galleries on the island. Known amongst foodies as a culinary heaven, Curaçao boasts a variety of sidewalk cafés, gourmet restaurants offering international dishes and local eateries influenced by a melting pot of nationalities. From fresh fish to fine dining, gumbo to the grill, Curaçao has something to delight every palate. Explore the undiscovered, exclusive hideaway that is Curaçao and uncover its many wonders. Relax and unwind amidst Curacaoäns working, playing and enjoying life to its fullest – the same as they have done for generations.

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CJGA Partners with Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club for Inaugural Junior Event

CJGA Partners with Sagebrush to host Inaugural Junior Tournament This coming season, members of the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will have the chance to experience golf in it’s finest form as Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club in Merritt, BC is set to host the inaugural CJGA Sagebrush Junior Classic April 27-28. During the two-day event, juniors will get to experience first hand what the international golfing community and the clubs members (know as the Sagebrush Posse) have been raving about since opening its doors in 2009. Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club together with the CJGA will host 64 boys and girls (ages 11-19) in a 36-hole event. In addition to the tournament, competitors and their families will also enjoy a Western Cookout, putting & long drive competition, fishing derby, as well as other activities throughout the weekend. The tournament will be a qualifying tournament for the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship and CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship. The event will be ranked on Junior Golf Scoreboard and CJGA National Order of Merit. Entries are limited and will be available to CJGA members on a first come, first serve registration basis. “Sagebrush endorses the growth of golf at the junior level and is pleased to start a long term relationship with the CJGA” said Bob Garnett, Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club President. “We hope the challenges and competition these juniors meet today help lead them to a successful future.” Now entering its fifth year, Sagebrush has matured into unquestionably one of the finest layouts in the game. In its first-ever ranking of Canadian courses, Golf Digest ranked Sagebrush 16 th in the country in the February 2013 issue. In 2012, Golfweek ranked Sagebrush #3 among courses in Canada built since 1960, and Golf Digest named the club to the select 100 best courses outside the United States. “We are extremely proud to partner with Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club and provide an exclusive opportunity to our membership” said John Lawrence, CJGA Managing Director, Tournament Operations. “The event will provide juniors with such a unique golfing experience and extra-curricular activities, building camaraderie amongst the junior golfers and their families. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.” (To watch video of Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club click on link and use password.) Vimeo password protected link: https://vimeo.com/58995008 Password: s13v05fin About the Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club: Set in the spectacular and rustic Nicola Valley just outside Merritt in south central British Columbia, a three-hour drive from Vancouver, Sagebrush commands panoramic views of Nicola Lake and the surrounding rolling ranch land that stretches as far as a cowboy can ride in a day. The wide sweeping fairways (where #11 and #14 pass each other, they span 150 yards); rugged fescue-topped bunkers (like original links courses, there are no rakes); massive greens (up to 22,000 sq. ft.); multiple tee boxes stretching the course from 4,872 yards to 7,399 yards combine to create a place where the game can be played as it was intended. The Rod Whitman-Richard Zokol-Armen Suny design is one of a kind. Sagebrush – In the Spirit of the Game.

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CJGA Partners with KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation Grant

CJGA Partners with KRG Children's Charitable Foundation Each year the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) supports hundreds of junior golfers across Canada to enable them to play a sport they love. While golf is a healthy, wholesome game that relies on physical and mental discipline, it is not accessible to everyone. The CJGA is proud to announce a partnership with KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation. KRG has been supporting thousands of children for almost 20 years; through their generous support, kids are able to lead healthy and physical lives. In addition, KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation allows kids to gain important life skills such as etiquette, independence, sportsmanship and leadership. KRG Chairman and CEO, Steven Wise, has dedicated his career towards raising funds and awareness for children charities. His recent contribution to the CJGA will allow junior golfers who do not have the accessibility to play golf to compete in the sport they love. Wise’s ultimate goal is, ‘to make the world a better place for children and to help enrich their lives and experiences’. “The CJGA is pleased to partner with the KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation and Steven Wise” said Earl Fritz, Executive Director of the CJGA. “Both KRG and the CJGA have a common goal to support our youth and develop them as individuals who will in future contribute positively to their community.” “With our mandate ‘making the world a better place for children,’ it is natural to support an association that thrives on making the game of golf available to those who may not be able to afford it,” said Wise. Through the KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation’s involvement, a CJGA Fund will be set up to support the growth of our youth through the sport of golf. Through this fund, junior golfers who wish to gain access to the game can apply for financial aid through the CJGA. Families will be required to submit the appropriate application form found on the CJGA website. Successful applicants will be notified within four weeks of applying. About KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation KRG Children's Charitable Foundation's prime focus is to raise much-needed funds and awareness for children's charities. For almost 20 years, KRG Children's Charitable Foundation has committed themselves to helping thousands of children lead happier, healthier and more proactive and productive lives. Under the leadership of Steven Wise and his senior Management Team at KRG Insurance Group, the KRG CCF has donated over six million dollars to registered children's charities including (but not limited to): The Hospital for Sick Children, Variety Village, Camp Oochigeas, Autism Speaks, Giant Steps, The Centre for Abuse Awareness, York Region Community Safety Village. Jean Tweed Centre, Canadian National Institute for the Blind - Children's Summer Program, Ontario Science Centre, Today's Parent - For Kid's Sake.

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CJGA Supports Kyle Sayani Charity Golf Classic

In an emotional, heartfelt day at the Lionhead Golf & Country Club in Mississauga, Ontario, the second annual Kyle Sayani Charity Golf Tournament took place to celebrate the life of former CJGA member Kyle Sayani, whose life was lost much to early in May of 2012. The day, highlighted by a full tournament field, was capped off by a dinner in which Kyle’s life was celebrated with family and friends alike. The event, hosted by the Sayani family and friends, aimed at raising funds to help junior golfers gain the same opportunities which Kyle Sayani had been blessed with during his life. During his time with the Canadian Junior Golf Association, Kyle was part of CJGA Team Canada, which claimed the gold-medal at the 2009 Euro Junior Golf Cup. “The response and support from the Sayani family and friends has been over whelming” said John Lawrence, Managing Director of Tour Operations for the CJGA. “With the assistance of the Kyle Sayani Memorial Fund more juniors will be able to follow in Kyle’s path, and once again lead CJGA Team Canada to gold.” With the support of the Sayani family and friends, a significant step is being taken to ensure the future shines bright and help build upon the sport which Kyle loved so much. “The CJGA would like to offer our gratitude to all those involved with the event and support of our future junior golfers” continued Lawrence. The event planners intend to continue the event for many years to come and continue to generate opportunity for young aspiring golfers like Kyle and where the life of such a talented young athlete will be remembered. About the Kyle Sayani Charity Golf Tournament: Established in 2012, the Kyle Sayani Charity Golf Tournament aims to enhance the opportunities available to junior golfers across Canada, by helping to relieve some of the financial burdens placed on golfers as they make the journey through their golfing careers. The tournament is held in memorial for former CJGA member Kyle Sayani, who was tragically lost, aged just 19-years after a motorcycle accident in April 2012. We strongly encourage you to support the memory of Kyle, and keep his spirit alive through the sport which he held most dear.

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Stephen Ames Junior Classic, presented by RBC CJGA Set to Conduct Stephen Ames Junior Classic presented by RBC at The Hamptons Ames to Conduct Private Clinic for CJGA Juniors

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is set to conduct the Stephen Ames Junior Classic presented by RBC this coming weekend at The Hampton Golf Club in Calgary. The limited field event will see 40 junior golfers compete in the CJGA Alberta season finale. Stephen Ames, PGA TOUR professional and CJGA National Spokesperson will be on-site during the two-day event, supporting the next generation of Canadian golfers. Ames will conduct a clinic for the junior golfers in the field on Saturday morning at The Hamptons, before heading out onto the course to watch the kids play. “Supporting junior golf has always been one of the key mandates of my Foundation," said Ames from his home in Calgary. “I have had the pleasure of working closely with the CJGA for many years and am excited about the initiatives we have been able to forge together to help kids in both Canada and my native Trinidad. I am also thrilled that my friends at RBC are involved again this year.” The CJGA and Ames have had a relationship dating back to 2004 when Stephen attended the CJGA Junior Golf Fundraiser just outside of Toronto. The following year, the Stephen Ames Cup was formed, an annual Ryder-cup format event that pitted Trinidad & Tobago against Canada in an event that rotated between the two countries. Taking a hiatus this year, Ames felt it still important to give back to the juniors in his home province. The limited field of CJGA members will look to close out the domestic schedule on a high note and capture their respective division titles. Juniors will also be grinding for valuable National Order of Merit points as the top two players in each division will gain entry in the CJGA World Junior Challenge in Tampa, FL in December. Follow tournament results on the tournament website – Stephen Ames Junior Classic About RBC GOLF RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships with the PGA TOUR and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services partner of touring professionals Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell, Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames, Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Morgan Pressel. As the title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through Golf Canada’s grassroots developmental programming, their Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and high performance national team. RBC is one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization. About Nike Golf Canada Based in Thornhill, Ontario, Nike Golf Canada markets, sells and distributes industry leading Nike Golf golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories throughout Canada. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to honouring and respecting the traditions and heritage of the game, and to providing committed golfers with the absolute best equipment in the game. Editors and journalists seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit www.nikegolf.com/presscenter. For more information on Nike Golf Canada, visit our Web site at www.nikegolf.ca

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Canadians Capture First CIJC Team Title in Event History

Canadians Capture First Canadian International Junior Challenge Team Title -Canadian Tony Gil Goes Wire to Wire to Capture Medalist TitleThe Canadian team of four boys from the Canadian Junior Golf Association captured the Canadian International Junior Challenge title today at OslerBrook Golf & Country Club. Entering the final round with an eight stroke lead over England Golf, the Canadian squad put together a great final round team effort to capture their first team title in since the event started in 2007. “I am extremely happy for our players” said an elated Sean Casey, Canada’s team manager. “It was a challenging day out there with the wind blowing in a different direction than normal. The English closed the gap on the back nine and it was nice to see the boys stay focused and finish strong to capture our first ever title.” Canadian team member Tony Gil made it a sweep for the Canadian side as he went wire to wire, capturing medalist honors after a final round 72 (E) and a four stroke victory. The fifteen Vaughan, Ontario native opened the tournament with a two-under par (70) round and never looked back, finishing at two-under par for the tournament. “I am thrilled to capture this title and happy for the team and my teammates” said a smiling Gil. “I have to thank OslerBrook, the course was absolutely perfect this week, and all the members for hosting us this week. Everything this week was special, and being able to capture both team and individual titles make it that much more special.” Patrick Murphy led the Canadian side today shooting a final round 71 (-1), firing a 32 (-4) on the back nine. His final round catapulted him up the individual leader board to finish in a tie for second place. Nicholas Brisebois of Kanata, Ontario contributed his final round 79 (+7) to the team total, along with Gil’s final round of even par. Matt Williams of Calgary shot a final round 83 (+11). The Canadians finished the tournament at 658 (+10), nine strokes ahead of England Golf. The English squad put forth a serious charge midway through the round closing the gap to one stroke thru 11 holes before eventually giving way to a strong Canadian finish. Billy Spooner again led England Golf shooting a final round 73 (+1), also finishing runner-up in the individual portion. Spooner finished the tournament with a two-over par (218) score. Ben Amor and Hadyn McCullen both shot rounds of 75 (+3), followed by Jonathan Thomson at 76 (+4). England Golf’s finished at 667 (+19). Norway vaulted their way up the leader board with a strong final round effort, shooting a team total 225 (+9) to finish in third spot. The Norwegians were led by Sigurd Aune with a final round 73 (+1) and Henrik Ellingsen with a 74 (+2). Costa Rica finished in fourth spot with a team total 224 (+8) in today’s final round, 698 for the tournament. Theo Poncon led his team, firing a tournament low 68 (-4) in the final round. Colombia slipped to fifth spot, finishing with a 705 total, followed by Mexico (729) followed by the United States (756). Official Tournament Website – Canadian International Junior Challenge Tournament Photo’s – Canadian International Junior Challenge

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About the Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC) The Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC), now in its 7 th year, is one of the marquee events conducted by the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) and is the only multi-team international junior golf championship conducted in Canada. This highly recognized event was developed to provide elite junior golfers around the world the opportunity to compete in an international ranked event while experiencing Canadian culture in one of Canada’s finest regions. The event is sponsored by Nike Golf Canada and is held at the highly decorated OslerBrook Golf & Country Club, one Canada’s most prolific golf courses. The event also promotes the building of international relations between juniors and golfing federations. About Nike Golf Canada Based in Thornhill, Ontario, Nike Golf Canada markets, sells and distributes industry leading Nike Golf golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories throughout Canada. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to honouring and respecting the traditions and heritage of the game, and to providing committed golfers with the absolute best equipment in the game. For more information on Nike Golf Canada, visit www.nikegolf.ca. Editors and journalists seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit www.nikegolf.com/presscenter.

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Family Tee Program – York Downs G&CC

York Downs Golf & Country Club to Receive CJGA Family Tees Endorsement The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the endorsement of the Family Tees Program to York Downs Golf & Country Club in Unionville, Ontario. The Family Tee’s program, developed in 2010 through a partnership with Granite Golf Club and the Canadian Junior Golf Association, was implemented to offer families a way to spend quality time together on the golf course while making it a fun experience for everyone. The program offers tees of varying yardage to accommodate children of different ages and ability. Family Tees are split into three categories; Levels 1, 2, and 3. Level 1 is targeted to golfers 7 to 8 years of age, with a total 9 hole distance of 1,100 to 1,500 yards. Par 3's range from 45 to 85 yards, par 4's from 85 to 135 yards, and par 5's from 135 to 195 yards. The next level, intended for golfers 9 to 10 years of age is 2000 yards for 9 holes. Level 2 has par 3's from 75 to 115 yards, par 4's between 185 and 245 yards, and par 5's from 285 to 345 yards. Level 3 Tees for golfers 11 years of age and older are 2,500 yards for 9 holes, or 5,000 for the full 18. Par 3's are between 105 to 130 yards, par 4's range from 215 to 345 yards, and par 5's between 385 to 400 yards. York Downs will implement the Level 2 in 2013 and will look to phase in Level 3 in the future. “With the new addition of our family tees at York Downs it will enhance the experience for our new golfers from young children to adults and make them feel more comfortable on the golf course at the same time as the rest of the general membership” said Golf Professional Ian Crebbin. “It also is a great marketing tool for our

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new membership drive in attracting new members to York Downs and makes the game more fun for all that will be playing the golf course from a whole new perspective from the new family tees introduced to York Downs this year.” “The CJGA is very pleased to endorse York Downs and the Family Tees program, one that falls directly in line with the mission of the CJGA to grow and promote the game of junior golf in Canada” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer at the Canadian Junior Golf Association. “We could not be happier to see York Downs involved in such a program, one that directly targets the promotion and development of junior golf at their facility.” About York Downs Golf & Country Club This Club has been in existence for over 90 years and has a long tradition of excellent golf and quality service to its members. York Downs was founded by Edward Cronyn in 1922 and was one of two prominent courses in Toronto, along with Toronto Golf Club in Mississauga. Designed by the Golf Course Architects, Cornish and Robinson and recently updated by Thomas McBroom, the first official match played at York Downs was an exhibition on May 6, 1923, featuring George S. Lyon, the Toronto Golf Club's Olympic Gold Medalist, George Cummings, Frank Thompson, Stanley Thompson's younger brother and Willie Freeman, the newly appointed Head Professional at York Downs. After this auspicious opening day the games would continue at the Bathurst and Sheppard property for forty-seven years, followed by its current location at 16th Avenue and Kennedy Road for over 40 years. The Club property consists of 27 well-groomed and challenging holes of golf in an environment that is natural with few houses visible. It is an easy walking course with gentle sloping terrain and a creek meandering through the property.

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CJGA Founder Elected to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame

On Friday November 15, 2013 the Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) announced the four new inductees into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. Headlining the list was Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Founder & Executive Director, Earl Fritz. Founded in 1993 under the tutelage of Fritz, the CJGA has been a driving force in the development of the game of golf across Canada. Fritz’s passion for sport development was born out of his career as a competitive hockey player, where he gained an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of amateur sport in Canada. As he reached the twilight of his hockey career, his passion shifted to golf, where he was able to identify gaps in the junior golf development process and saw the need for a competitive tour for aspiring young players. Working from his basement, Fritz was determined to create a development program that focused on all aspects of the sport including camps, clinics, and competitive events for all ages that would allow young golfers to build fundamental skills and learn how to compete at the high performance level. Not long after launching the CJGA in Ontario in 1993, Fritz had many of his junior tour players representing Canada in international events. While working full time as a teacher, Fritz donated countless hours to growing the association and within five years the CJGA was offering its programs across the country. He also built mentoring programs for his players that included several PGA Tour professionals including Stephen Ames and Ian Leggatt.

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Today, the CJGA is a major contributor to the game of golf across the country, hosting more than 80 provincial, national and international events every year, and it is the largest feeder system into Golf Canada’s development programs. CJGA programs have impacted thousands of golfers from coast to coast, with many going on to receive golf scholarships and compete on professional tours. Fritz’s perseverance and dedication to junior golf development has made the CJGA an internationally recognized organization that is a pillar of junior golf development in Canada. The other inductees are John Henrick, Bob Weeks and Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe. The Ontario Golf Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in the game of golf in Ontario. Founded in the year 2000 by the Ontario Golf Association and the Ontario Ladies’ Golf Association, the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame is housed at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge. The four new members will be inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in a ceremony taking place on May 7, 2014 at Wooden Sticks Golf Club.

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Section 2 – CJGA Six-Stage Development Program

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Level 1 - CJGA Junior Linkster Events & Clinics

The CJGA continues to see growth in the developmental stages of the game in Canada – Level 1. The CJGA Junior Linkster program continues to see new competitors getting involved in the sport and participating at the introductory level. The Junior Linkster program currently takes place in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The CJGA has a long standing partnership with Junior Linkster Tour in British Columbia who continues to run the program in the province.

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Level 2&3 – CJGA Junior Tour; Regional & Provincial Events

The CJGA Junior Tour continues to show strong signs, conducting over 60 events across the country, providing multi-day competitions to juniors in every region of the country. The CJGA saw growth in participation across all provinces with the greatest coming in the western provinces.

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Level 4 – CJGA National & Invitational Events

For elite junior golfers in Canada, the CJGA provided four national events as well as an additional invitational event to provide those players with heightened competition, on a championship set-up golf course. The four national events included: Nike Golf Junior Championship, CJGA Mizuno National Golf Championship, CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship, and the Canada Cup. The lone invitational event was the Humber College Invitational, incorporating college and university players alongside CJGA members. This invitational event enables CJGA members to benchmark their talents with those playing at the post-secondary level.

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Level 5 – CJGA Team Canada

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The CJGA continued to strengthen its relations in 2013 with international golfing bodies and organizations, competing in 12 international competitions during the 2013 season. New to the schedule this season was the MCB Curacao Invitational Pro-Am in Curacao. As part of a marketing partnership, the top three juniors from the CJGA National Order of Merit made up a team of amateurs and partnered with CJGA alumni Cory Renfrew at the 7th annual MCB Curacao Invitational Pro-Am on the island of Curacao. The Canadian team finished runner-up at the event, with Cory finishing in 4th place and Patrick Murphy finishing runner-up in the individual amateur competition. A the opportunities continue to grow for Canadians in international competition, 2013 saw it’s share of exceptional Canadian performances. -

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Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ontario) captures medalist honors at Canadian International Junior Challenge, first Canadian to do so. CJGA Team Canada captures team title at Canadian International Junior Challenge, becoming first Canadian team to do so in events 7 year history. Matt Williams (Calgary, Alberta) finishes in 9th place at Junior World Golf Championships, San Diego, CA, the lowest Canadian in the field. Dylan Hughes (North Vancouver, British Columbia) birdies the 54th hole at the PonCat Dutch Junior Open to make the cut on the number. Hughes missed the cut the first year he played in 2012. Inaugural trip to Curacao for CJGA OOM merits to play in official Pro-Am

Level 6 – NCAA & Amateur Events

The CJGA is extremely proud of the continuous opportunities it provides for young golfers across the country. As leaders and front-runners of junior golf development in Canada, the success of the association is driven by the success of its membership. In 2013, the CJGA is proud to highlight the successes of its alumni at the post-secondary level in both Canada and the United States. CJGA alumni are having great success at the collegiate level, making Canada one of the more sought after recruiting countries outside of the United States.

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CJGA Members & Alumni on Canada’s National & Development Team Men’s Amateur Team Corey Conners Eric Banks Chris Hemmerich Garrett Rank

Development Team (Men) Hugo Bernard Kevin Kwon Matthew Scobie Adam Svensson Mark Valliere Matt Williams

Women’s Amateur Team Brooke Henderson Augusta James Jisoo Keel Christine Wong

Development Squad (Women) Jennifer Ha Taylor Kim Naomi Ko Kathy Lim Valerie Tanguay

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Alumni Succeeding at Next Level

The CJGA is now seeing the impact it has made in the Canadian golf industry as a number of alumni are making waves at the next levels of golf. Former members are beginning to put together successful professional careers and put more of a spotlight on the talent level of Canadian golfers. Some notable alumni making headlines: Michael Gligic Michael starting playing golf at the age of seven and has become one of Canada’s most promising players without following the typical route of playing at an American college. In 2008, after claiming the three Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) National titles, Michael turned professional and finished 7th on the on the Great Lakes Tour Order of Merit and 3rd at PGA TOUR Canada’s Q-School. His breakthrough came in 2012 when he won PGA TOUR Canada’s ATB Financial Classic and earned an exemption into the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton G&CC. He finished 2nd on PGA TOUR Canada’s Order of Merit in 2012.

Adam Hadwin Adam came to the attention of golf fans in 2010 at the RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s G&CC when he shot 66 in the second round, vaulting him up the leaderboard, finishing as low Canadian for the first of consecutive years. He finished T4 in 2011 at Shaughnessy G&CC and followed that up with a T7 at the PGA TOUR’s Frys.com Open three months later. Adam is currently playing on the Web.com Tour.

Matt Hill One of the most acclaimed amateurs in Canadian history, Hill has become one of the country’s most noted professionals. Growing up in Bright’s Grove, Ontario, the home of Mike Weir, his extraordinary career at North Carolina State saw him win eight times, including the NCAA individual title and was named the Haskins Award winner as the most outstanding collegiate golfer of the year, while also being named ACC Male Athlete of the Year. Turning pro in 2010, Hill has played in four of the past five RBC Canadian Opens as well as a number of other PGA TOUR events. Mackenzie Hughes After a breakthrough rookie campaign in 2013 on PGA TOUR Canada, where both his humble personality and skillful performance turned many heads, Hughes is quickly ascending as one of Canada’s top touring professionals. During his standout 2013 on PGA TOUR Canada, he recorded four top-10 finishes, including a victory at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic. He was also named Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Year in the tours inaugural year. Finishing first on the PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit, Hughes successfully secured his 2014 Web.com Tour card. He also qualified for and played in the 2013 US Open Championship at Merion Golf Club. [

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Riley Wheeldon Riley is an up and coming Canadian talent. During the 2013 season on PGA TOUR Canada, he posted one win and third place finish, placing second on the Order of Merit and securing his Web.com Tour card for the 2013/2014 season. He was named Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Week twice during the season, earning him an exemption into his first PGA TOUR event, 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey GC. Riley attended the University of Louisville where he was named the 2010 BIG EAST Player of the Year and 2009 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year.

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Section 3 - CJGA Junior Tour 3.1

Junior Tour Summary

The CJGA conducted 61 events on the Junior Tour in 2013, an increase of five (5) events from 2012. The events spanned the country, taking place in seven (7) provinces. The program continues to provide opportunity to young aspiring junior golfer’s right across the country and a stepping stone to the next stages of their career. 3.2

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Section 4 – CJGA Tournament Series 4.1

Nike Golf Junior Series

The Nike Golf Junior Series continued in 2013, conducting 12 events across the country throughout the course of the season. As an extension to the junior series, the CJGA conducts the Nike Golf Junior Championship, a national winners-only event that is filled with the divisional winners of each Nike Golf Junior Series stop. Juniors participating in the Nike Golf Junior Series each receive a dozen NIKE golf balls as well as a Nike hat. Schedule  March 9-10  April 20-21  May 4-5  May 18-19  May 25-26  May 25-26  May 25-26  June 1-2  June 1-2  June 8-9  June 15-16  June 15-16  June 22-23

Hazelmere Country Club, British Columbia Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, Ontario Bethesda Grange Golf Club, Stouffville, Ontario Pheasant run Golf Club, Sharon, Ontario Holiday Park Golf Course, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Collicut Siding Golf Course, Crossfield, Alberta Timber Ridge Golf Course, Brighton, Ontario Northumberland Links Resort, Pugwash, Nova Scotia Riverbend Golf Course, Red Deer, Alberta Greyhawk Golf Club, Cumberland, Ontario Pagoda Ridge Golf Course, Langley, British Columbia Green Hills Golf Club, London, Ontario Club de Golf Le Victorien, Mirabel, Quebec

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Section 5 - CJGA National Championships/Regional’s/Invitational’s 5.1

CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship

Location  Grey Silo Golf Club, Waterloo, Ontario Dates  August 6-9, 2013 Event Info The CJGA Mizuno National Golf Championship is the national stroke play championship for the CJGA. This year 112 juniors were accepted from across the country to compete in this prestigious tournament. The tournament consists of four rounds of stroke play competition. The event has a cut after two days of play that see the top 60% plus ties of players in each age division making the cut. This year, 75 players made the cut (division breakdowns as follows): Boys 14 & Under: Boys 15-19: Girls 11-19:

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Results Boys 14 & Under Champion: Jack Simpson, Toronto, Ontario (75-72-73-73-293) Boys 15-19 Champion: Sam McNulty, Port Perry, Ontario (66-67-70-70-273) Girls Champion: Selena Costabile, Thornhill, Ontario (69-76-75-76-296)

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CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship

Location  St. Andrews Valley Golf Course, Aurora, Ontario Dates  July 22-25, 2013 Event Info The CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship is one of four national championships on the CJGA schedule and is the only match play event on the calendar. The event, a staple on the schedule for the past 13 years, features two rounds of stroke play before a cut is made in each age division to determine the match play brackets. This year’s edition of the event began with over 100 participants in the field representing Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan along with England. Results  Boys 14 & Under Champion: James Parsons (def) Kelvin Lim 3&2  Boys 15-19 Champion: Ben Sear (def) Hugh McLaren 3&1  Girls Champion: Ella Ofstedahl (def) Ellice Hong 5&3

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Nike Golf Junior Championship

Location  Smugglers Glen Golf Resort, Lansdowne, Ontario Dates  August 26-29, 2013 Event Info The Nike Golf Junior Championship is the only invitational of its kind in Canada, featuring a field of division winners from the Nike Golf Junior Series events across Canada. The division winners at each of the 12 Nike Golf Junior Series events receive an invite to the Championship. For the third consecutive year, Smuggler’s Glen Golf Resort has hosted the Nike Golf Junior Championship providing staff and players with exceptional hospitality in a peaceful island-view setting. Results  Boys 14 & Under Champion: Jake Bryson, Dunrobin, ON (71-76-75—222)*  Boys 15-19 Champion: Peter Beneteau, Odessa, ON (71-80-70—221)  Girls Champion: Kelsi McKee, Spring, TX (79-76-81—236) * Won in playoff

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Canada Cup (East vs West Matches)

Location  Hunters Pointe Golf Club, Welland, Ontario Dates  July 7-10, 2013 Event Info The Canada Cup is the only national Ryder Cup style event in Canada. Team members earn a spot on their respective teams through a series of qualifying events held across Canada. This year’s event brought juniors to the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario to Hunters Pointe Golf Club. CJGA Team Canada West Mitchell McPhail, La Ronge, SK Max Sekulic, Rycroft, AB Andrew Chelack, Calgary, AB Nathan Wright, Warren, MB Carter Lewis, Calgary, AB Shu Nan Liu, Surrey, BC Logan Carver, Calgary, AB Toby Lau, Richmond, BC CJGA Team Canada East Jesse Hogan, Kingston, ON Sam Meek, Peterborough, ON Adam Taylor, Port Robinson, ON Ty Celone, Long Sault, ON Greg Piper, Oakville, ON Jasmine Mussani, Greely, ON Mitchell King, Kingston, ON Victoria Mazzarolo, Ancaster, ON Official Results Round Round 1- Fourball Round 2- Foursomes Round 3 - Singles Total

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5.5 Humber College Invitational

Location  Station Creek Golf Club, Stouffville, Ontario Dates  May 6-8, 2013 Event Information  The 8th annual Humber College Invitational was held in 2013 at Station Creek Golf Club as Team CJGA faced off against Canadian college and university teams in a two-day stroke play event. Humber College (Professional Golf Management Program) is the title sponsor and tournament host of the event. The event consists of a team portion as well as an individual portion, providing junior golfers the opportunity to compete against post-secondary athletes to measure where they stand. Competing Teams  Team CJGA (Men & Women)  Humber College Hawks (Men)  University of Toronto Varsity Blues (Men & Women)  University of Waterloo (Women)  Glen Abbey Golf Academy (Men) Team CJGA (Men)  Tony Gil  Sean Chung  Matthew Meharg  Nick Quesnel  Josh Travers Team CJGA (Women)  Rachel Pollack  Danielle Sawyer  Kristen Wong Results  University of Toronto Varsity Blues captured the Mens team title over Team CJGA by a ten stroke margin for their second victory in three years. The team put together identical rounds of 297 (+13) during the two day competition and led wire-to-wire. The Varsity Blues, coached by Chris Tortorice, was led by former CJGA member Truman Tai, finishing fourth in the individual competition. Other team members included Phillip Arci, Marcus Lam, Michael Troiano, and Ryan Tsang, all former CJGA members. 

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Section 6 - International Competitions 6.1

Canadian International Junior Challenge

Location  OslerBrook Golf & Country Club, Collingwood, Ont. Dates  September 10-12, 2013 Event Information The 7th annual Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC) returned to OslerBrook Golf & Country Club in Clearview Township, Ont. in 2013. Hosting the event for the 6th consectutive year, OslerBrook has continued to prove itself as good test of golf for the elite international junior competitors. Nike Golf Canada continues to support the only junior international competition held within Canada. For the first time in the events history, the Canadian side, made up of four boys from the CJGA, captured the team title by an impressive nine stroke margin over Team England. The English had captured the five previous team titles and Norway captured the inaugural team title in 2007. Participating Countries Canada England United States Results Team Champion: Individual Champion:

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Canada (220-216-222—658) Tony Gil (Canada) - 70-72-72—214

CJGA Team Canada Nicholas Brisebois, Kanata, ON Tony Mak, Toronto, ON Patrick Murphy, Crossfield, AB Matt Williams, Calgary, AB

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MCB Curacao Invitational Pro-Am

Location  Blue Bay Resort, Curacao Dates  April 10-13, 2013 Event Information The MCB Curacao Invitational Pro-Am entered its 7th year in 2013. The tournament is a yearly highlight at Blue Bay. The event brings professional golfers from different countries to Curacao to compete. This year, professionals from Canada, Colombia, Curacao, England, Germany, Jamaica, Scotland, The Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, and Venezuela competed in the event. Participants, both professional and amateur compete in a team competition and individual competition. In 2013, three CJGA members competed in the event as amateurs while being paired with former CJGA member and PGA TOUR Canada professional Cory Renfrew in the team competition. Results Professional 1st – Cameron Glen Booth (United States) +1 2nd – Peter Horobin (United States) +2 T3 – Cory Renfrew (Canada) +3 T3 – Mike Mezei (Canada) +3

CJGA Individual Results (Amateur) 2nd – Patrick Murphy, Crossfield, AB 9th – Eric Macrow, Kingston, ON 11th – Nicholas Quesnel, Sudbury, ON

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Euro Junior Golf Cup

Location  Scotscraig Golf Club, Levin Golf Club, and Drumoig Hotel & GC, Scotland Dates  July 31–August 2, 2013 Event Information Formerly known as the World Junior Golf Cup, the Euro Junior Golf Cup was developed in 1998 and is held in Fife, Scotland every year. The event provides junior golfers with an opportunity to visit golf's history and maybe make some of their own. Three countries participate each year - Canada, represented by the Canadian Junior Golf Association, the United States, represented by the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT), and Scotland represented by the Fife Golf Union. The tournament takes on a unique format with the three teams competing in singles matches over three days to determine a winner for the John Clark Trophy. Scotland claimed their first John Clark trophy this year since 2010 with a by just ½ a point over defending champions, CJGA Team Canada. CJGA Team Canada Girls Sophie Liu, Surrey, BC Susan Wang, Vancouver, BC

Boys 15-19 Bradford Curren, Hammonds Plains, NS Christopher Wilson, Timmins, ON Mike Flegel, Moose Jaw, SK Mitchell McPhail, La Ronge, SK Adam Schoettler, Regina, SK Ryan Rody, Calgary, AB Alex Corrigan, Calgary, AB Scott Kerr, Vancouver, BC

Boys 14 & Under Michael Lavorato, Calgary, AB Chris Horton, Calgary, AB Nathan Wright, Warren, MB Max Sekulic, Rycroft, AB Final Standings Scotland 46 ½ Canada 46 USA 33 ½

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North America Cup

Location  Weston Golf & Country Club Dates  June 30–July 3, 2013 Event Information In 2003 the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) & the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) developed a partnership to enhance the international opportunities for junior golfers in both countries. The North America Cup is unique to both Canada and the USA as it was the first international junior event to take on a Ryder Cup format. Following the 2013 event, the United States lead the overall series 9-2. CJGA Team Canada Boys 14 & Under Khan Lee, Surrey, BC Michael Lavorato, Calgary, AB Jason Chung Thornhill, ON Tristan Vandette, Beaconsfield, QC

Boys 15-19 John Mckiernan, Calgary, AB Conaire Kehoe Calgary, AB Mitchell McPhail, La Ronge, SK Mike Flegel, Moose Jaw, SK Rhys Davis, Waterloo, ON Trent Abraham, Burlington, ON Matthew Cholod, Bownmanville, ON Nolan Windsor, Gatineau, QC

Girls Marie Donnici, Vancouver Jany Martin, Gatineau, QC Official Results Round Round 1- Fourball Round 2- Foursomes Round 3 - Singles Total

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6.5 Junior World Golf Championships

Location  Seven courses, including Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA Dates  July 16-19, 2013 Event Information The Junior World Golf Championships is truly unique with a total field size exceeding 1000 golfers from an impressive number of countries and states. Since 1968, junior golfers have represented over 56 countries and 42 states. Many Junior World champions have gone on to enjoy successful careers on the PGA and LPGA Tour’s including, Notah Begay, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Corey Pavin, Pat Perez, Nick Price, David Toms and Tiger Woods. The CJGA has enjoyed some success at this international competition as former members Eugene Wong (2008) and Adam Svenson (2010) captured the Boys 15-17 titles. Wong was the first Canadian to capture the top prize at this illustrious championship. In 2012, Matt Williams finished 4th in the older division. In total, 48 junior Canadian golfers represented their country in San Diego in 2013. CJGA & Canadian Results Boys 15-17 Curtis Chan, Richmond, BC Chris Crisologo, Richmond, BC Jordan Lu, Vancouver, BC Conaire Kehoe, Calgary, AB Connor McLellan, Chilliwack, BC Patrick Murphy, Crossfield Matt Williams, Calgary, AB Girls 15-17 Jaclyn Lee, Calgary, AB Naomi Ko, Victoria, BC Sabrine Garrison, Calgary, AB Annie Songeun Lee, Surrey, BC Bria Jansen, Cochrane, AB Kathy Lim, Langley, BC Devon Spriddle, Lethbridge, AB Boys 13-14 Brendan Brown, Calgary, AB Logan Carver, Calgary, AB Damon Crane, Oakville, ON Khan Lee, Surrey, BC A.J. Ewart, Coquitlam, BC Keaton Gudz, Victoria, BC [

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VERITAS World Junior

Location  Brookside Golf Club & Tustin Ranch Golf Club, Los Angeles, CA Dates  July 23-25, 2013 Event Information VERITAS World Junior, an International Junior Golf Festival, was created to attract elite junior golfers from around the world for competition and relationship development in order to foster friendships and deeper understanding between youth from diverse cultures. Junior golfers hold the values, work ethic and personal discipline that will develop them into the world’s future economic, community and political leaders. VERITAS hopes that by bringing together these young leaders in a setting of healthy competition and social engagement, the future will be brighter for all people across the world. In total, 43 junior Canadian golfers represented their country in Los Angeles in 2013. CJGA Team Canada Boys 17 Connor Gunnell, Maple Ridge, British Columbia Boys 16 Kristofer Gibb, Surrey, British Columbia Boys 15 Noah Guise, Port Moody, British Columbia Girls 15 Ashley Omidi, Surrey , British Columbia Boys 14 Mackenzie Crawford, Utopia, Ontario Riley King, Toronto, Ontario Yufeng Shen, Vancouver, British Columbia Girls 14 Toby Lau, Richmond, British Columbia Mary Parsons, Delta, British Columbia Boys 13 Devin Cutforth, Mission, British Columbia Angelo Giantsopoulos, Richmond Hill, Ontario Top Lau, Richmond, British Columbia Khan Lee, Surrey, British Columbia Alexander Turchan, Conestogo, Ontario Girls 13 Jhunam Sidhu, Burnaby, British Columbia

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PonCat Dutch Junior Open

Location  Toxandria Golf Club, Breda, Netherlands Dates  July 17-20, 2013 Event Information Formally known as the Riverwoods Junior Open, the PonCat Dutch Junior Open is one of the best junior tournaments in Europe. The low boy and girl of the tournament receive an invitation to the European Tour KLM Open (men) and the Ladies European Tour ABN AMRO Ladies Open (ladies). The tournament is organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Golf Federation and is ranked on the R&A’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. In 2013, with a birdie on the 54th hole, Hughes was the lone Canadian to make the cut on the number and went on to finish 41st. CJGA Team Canada Dylan Hughes, North Vancouver, BC Mitchell McPhail, La Ronge, SK Alex Park Vancouver, BC James Chang, Vancouver, BC Matt Yustin , Gormley, ON

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US Kids Golf World Championship

Location  Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North Carolina Date 

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Event Information The US Kids Golf World Championship is truly unique with a total field size exceeding 1000 golfers over the last four years. Representation from most US states and over 20 countries from around the world participate in this event. The five-day tournament format includes: opening and closing ceremonies, practice rounds, a three-day stroke play tournament as well as other activities. Canadian Participants Boys 6 Andre Zhu, Richmond Hill, Ontario Nathan Yoo, North York, Ontario Boys 7 William Tu, Vancouver, British Columbia David Ursu, Markham, Ontario Alex Long, Toronto, Ontario Boys 8 Ethan Posthumus, Coquitlam, British Columbia Beni Long, Toronto, Ontario Nima Ashkar, Guelph, Ontario Owen Kim, Brampton, Ontario Boys 9 Jeevan Sihota, Victoria, British Columbia Peter Blazevic, Burlington, Ontario Freddy Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia Troy Tsai, Richmond Hill, Ontario Vasily Konachenkov, Verdun, Quebec Tyler Dawson, North York, Ontario Boys 10 Daniel Li, North York, Ontario Shawn Sehra, Windsor, Ontario Markus Yiu, Vancouver, British Columbia Kavith Ranchagoda, Richmond Hill, Ontario Nicholas Lin, North York, Ontario [

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US Kids Golf Teen World Championship

Location  Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North Carolina Date 

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Event Information The US Kids Golf Teen World Championship has grown significantly providing young golfers who are no longer eligible to participate in the US Kids Golf World Championship with a comparable world-class tournament. Canadian Participants

Boys 13 Justin DiCienzo, Niagara Falls, Ontario Jacob Presutti, Brampton, Ontario Peyton Callens, Langton, Ontario Peter MacDonald, Mississauga, Ontario Nicklaus Naumovski, Georgetown, Ontario Marcus Khaw, Burlington, Ontario Keith Ng, Richmond, British Columbia

Boys 14 Damon Crane, Oakville, Ontario Cole Hague, Markham, Ontario

Boys 15-18 Philip Mak, Vancouver, British Columbia Samarth Harjai, Thornhill, Ontario

Girls 13 Chloë Currie, Mississauga, Ontario Sukriti Harjai, Thornhill, Ontario Cynthia Zhao, North York, Ontario

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61st Annual East Aurora International Junior Masters

Location  East Aurora Country Club, East Aurora, New York Date 

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Event Information This is a Golfweek performance index designated tournament. The tournament consists of a 36-hole medal play qualifier to determine match play brackets. The low 32 players qualify for the Championship bracket. The 16 losers of the opening matches will continue in the Championship Consolation bracket. The next 48 qualifiers will be flighted in 16 man brackets; Gold, Silver and Bronze. CJGA Team Canada Henry Moon, Thornhill, Ontario Matthew Cholod, Bownmanville, ON Garrett Atkinson, Oakville, ON Rhys Davis, Waterloo, ON

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Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship

Location  Lion Lake Country Club, Qingyuan, China Dates  November 21-24, 2013 Event Information The Aaron Baddeley International Junior Golf Championship is truly a remarkable event! Beyond being a great cultural and competitive experience, it also provides a tremendous award to the winning boy and girl of the event. The winning girl receives a start in the Women's Australian Open as well as the ANZ Ladies Masters! The winning boy receives a start into both the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Tour event, the Heritage Classic. For more information please visit www.abijc.com.

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Junior America’s Cup

Location  Wailea Golf Club, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii Dates  July 28-August 1, 2013 Event Info The Junior America's Cup (JAC) first started in 1973 at Pebble Beach, California. The team competition annually brings together an elite international field of up to 18 teams of the top four boys representing 12 western states, 2 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The 54-Hole tournament counts the best 3 scores of 4,daily, concluding with a formal Awards ceremony where Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are presented. The Junior America’s Cup has showcased some of the best junior golfers throughout the western region. Many former participants have gone on to become successful PGA Tour professionals. Notable JAC alumni include: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ricky Barnes, Fred Couples and Corey Pavin. Prominent BC players include Rick Gibson, Brent Franklin, James Lepp and Adam Hadwin. British Columbia Teams have won the JAC twice, in 2001 and 2009. For more information please visit www.junioramericascup.net. Team British Columbia Chris Crisologo, Richmond Roy Kang, North Vancouver Jooho Lee, Vancouver Diego San Pedro, Vancouver

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Section 7 - CJGA Junior Linkster Tour 7.1

Tournament Summary

The CJGA conducted 23 events on the Junior Linkster Tour in 2013. The program took place in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. The program continues to provide opportunity to young golfer’s to enter the game and participate in a fun competition environment. As well as introducing juniors to the game through the Junior Linkster program and events, a number of juniors excel at the young age and performed extremely well on the international stage representing their country. US Kids World Golf Championship Boys 6 & Under Andre Zhu, Richmond Hill, Ontario – 3rd place Girls 7 & Under Kelly Zhao, North York, Ontario – 4th place Girls 11 Savannah Grewal, Mississauga, Ontario – 11th place Junior World Golf Championship Boys 6 & Under Andre Zhu, Richmond Hill, Ontario – 2nd place

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Section 8 - CJGA Media Reach 8.1

CJGA Website

The CJGA website, www.cjga.com attracted over 60,000 hits per month during the season (AprilSeptember). During this time, the website is constantly updated with tournament information, association news and tournament results. 8.2

CJGA Social Media

In 2013, the CJGA continued to put a stronger focus on social media platforms to communicate with its members and show the successes of the programs. Whether it was posted media announcements of association news, or photo galleries from the events across the country, the CJGA social media platforms were being actively used by people around the world. Facebook (www.facebook.com/cjga.ca) The CJGA Facebook page continued to gain traction during the 2013, increasing the number of likes to over 1,200 and attracting a network of over 450,000 friends.

Twitter (@CJGA) The CJGA Twitter account was created in 2012 and was a major contributor to highlighting successes during the 2013 season. As the new social media buzz, Twitter has become a chance to highlight the ongoings of the CJGA and its members and sponsors to the online world. The CJGA follows key golf industry contacts, players, partners, and courses across the country. YouTube (CanadianJuniorGolf) The CJGA utilizes the You Tube platform to post video content from CJGA events across the country. Post round recaps and champion videos are posted to the CJGA YouTube Page. 8.3

Media Coverage

The CJGA receives a variety of coverage throughout the season spanning the evening news, made-for-tv events and print media. Here is just a small sample of the coverage the CJGA received in 2013: The Sagebrush hosts a windy Junior Classic Canadian Juniors and Pros Tip It Up In Curacao – Flagstick Magazine Ryan Ahrens Wins CJGA Events – Peterborough Examiner Team BC Set to Compete at The 41st Junior Americas Cup in Hawaii – Inside Golf Long Drive Contest – The Great Waterway Classic (YouTube Clip) CJGA Member Patrick Murphy Compete in PGA TOUR Canada ATB Financial Classic Richmond Hill resident to be inducted into Ontario Golf Hall of Fame Magazine Advertisements Flagstick Golf Magazine – full page (2 issues) Golfweek – ¼ page (2 issues) – CJGA World Junior Challenge, presented by Golfweek

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Section 9 CJGA Mentors and Mentoring Program 9.1

Sean Foley (Advisor)

Sean Foley continues his involvement with the CJGA as its national coach.

Foley continues to be involved with the The Core Golf Junior Golf Academy in Orlando, FL where he offers high performance, off-season training. The CJGA and the academy have formed a strategic alliance to offer opportunities for Canadian junior golfers at the facility during the winter months and over March Break.

In March 2012, Sean conducted an exclusive clinic to CJGA members and participants of the CJGA Spring Break Junior International, presented by The Core Golf Academy at Orange County National Golf Club. The 1 ½ hour clinic covered a range of topics and concluded with an open Q & A session.

Foley has enjoyed considerable success with PGA Tour pro’s, most notably, Tiger Woods. Other professional clients of Sean include PGA Tour pro Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, and Seung-Yul Noh.

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Sean Casey (National Coach)

Sean Casey currently works out of the Clublink Academy at Glen Abbey as the Lead Golf Instructor at the Academy.

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Sean has assumed non-playing captain duties for CJGA Team Canada at the Canadian International Junior Challenge for the past fiver years. He captained the team to the first team title in the events history in 2013 after a runner-up finish in 2012.

Dr. Craig Davies (Advisor)

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Dr. Craig Davies continues his involvement with the CJGA as its National Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Craig is currently working with a number of PGA Tour Professionals including Hunter Mahan, Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Kevin Chappell. His expertise in the field continues to grow and continues to be a leader in the field.

Dr. Davies was instrumental in the launch of a new website, Tourcouncil.com. Tourcouncil.com is the creation of the International Golf Performance Council – a body of the world’s foremost golf experts servicing the game’s most elite players.

Dr. Davies published his first book in 2010, Golf Anatomy. Ralph Bauer

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Ralph came on board with the CJGA in 2011, providing instruction through CJGA camps and clinics, as well as conducting the CJGA College Golf Combine.

Ralph worked as an advisor during the 2013 campaign, providing CJGA members with insight into post-secondary opportunities as well as instructional sessions throughout the season.

Ralph currently works with a number of touring professional and CJGA alumni, including: Kyle Stanley, David Hearn, Matt Hill, and Blair Hamilton.

Mentoring from PGA, LPGA & Canadian Tour Professionals

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The professional golf community in Canada has stepped up the support of junior golf in Canada and the CJGA through their involvement in CJGA programs. 

Stephen Ames hosted 40 juniors at The Hamptons Golf Club in Calgary this year during the Stephen Ames Junior Classic, presented by RBC. In an effort to give back to junior golf and provide a mentorship program to young aspiring Canadian golfers, Ames has donated countless hours and dollars to make this a reality. Ames’ dedication to junior development first began with the CJGA in 2005 with the creation of the Stephen Ames Cup.

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Section 10 - CJGA Awards and Recognition 10.1 Mizuno All-Canadian Award The CJGA with the support of Mizuno continued with the 11th annual Mizuno All-Canadian Award, the most prestigious award the CJGA offers. This award encompasses the all-around individual, tying together golf, academics, and community service. The 2012 Mizuno All-Canadian Award winners were Rachel Shi of , British Columbia and Eric Macrow of Kingston, Ontario. Each winner is awarded with a crystal trophy and custom set up Mizuno irons. Congratulations to both Rachel and Eric.

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Helena Harbridge Award Description In late 2006, the CJGA received news that one of its alumni, Helena Harbridge, had passed away during her freshman year of college. Helena was an outstanding junior golfer and a former CJGA Order of Merit winner. To preserve her memory, the CJGA has initiated an annual award that recognizes sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment in the game of golf. Genevieve Stelmacovich is the eight recipient of the Helena Harbridge Award. Along with the prestige of award recipient, the selected recipient is awarded a free lifetime membership of the CJGA.

The recipient of the 2013 Helena Harbridge Award is Genevieve Stelmacovich of Holland Landing, Ontario. Genevieve has been a member of the CJGA since 2011 and has displayed many of the same qualities Helena displayed. “I am very honored to receive the Helena Harbridge Award” said an elated Stelmacovich. “Helena represented traits that I find valuable in junior golf and I try to emulate these traits on and off the golf course.”

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2013 year in review with links revised