JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA
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JGAA STAFF: Scott McNevinExecutive Director Zach Cox Tournament Director Brianna Espinoza -Communications Manager Chaun Groeneveld Office Assistant Kathy Knadler LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Site/Instructional Director Cori Alberdi LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Director
IN THIS ISSUE: New Year’s Shootout
Tucson Conquistadores Charity Raffle
Dream Day ‘14
LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Finkelstein & Kim Rep USA
These Boys Are Good! Clinic
Phx Metro Sponsor
GOLF FOR LIFE!
2014 Itty Bitty Open In partnership with The Thunderbirds and the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department, the Junior Golf Association held its annual Itty Bitty Open. Not only does the Itty Bitty Open serve as a great introduction to the game of golf, but it is a lot of fun for parents and kids alike. The event's 15 locations throughout the valley had great participation with over 650 kids in attendance. The Junior Golf Association of Arizona would like to thank its sponsors, The Thunderbirds and the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, as well as the volunteers, for their overwhelming support each year. For all Itty Bitty Open event photos, click here.
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New Yearâ€™s Shootout Boys 10 & Under: 1. Anawin Pikulthong 2. Comeron Kaiser 3. Vincent Cervantes 4. Jeffrey Huether 5. Benjamin Gugger
Girls 10 & Under: 1. Aaryanna Morris 2. Lauren Garcia 3. Mary Beth Doss 4. Makenna Cabardo 5. Drucelle Pedrosa
Boys 11-12: 1. Chaz Aurilia 2. Daniel Thompson T3. Nicholas Kling T3. Mahanth Chirravuri T3. Gavin Aurilia
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Girls 11-12: 1. Jenny Bae 2. Lauren Metcalf 3. Ashley Menne T4. Alexandria Schmunk T4. Alicia Shindo
Boys 13-14: 1. Jack Guertz T2. Nicholas San Miguel T2. Gavin Hultman 4. John Menne 5. Mitchell McGuire
Girls 13-14: 1. Eve Worden 2. Katelyn Allen 3. Isabella Cantwell T4. Sloane Van Zanen T4. Annabelle Huether
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Boys 15-18: 1. Matthew McCarty 2. Timothy Heslin 3. Mason Andersen T4. Tommy Dougherty T4. Michael Lawson Jr.
Girls Championship: 1.
Boys Championship: 1.
The JGAA kicked off its 2014 season with the New Year's Shootout on January 11, hosted by Rolling Hills G.C., Toka Sticks G.C., and Ken McDonald G.C. With over 120 players competing, it was a great way to start the year. Thank you to all of the golf courses for their hospitality and thank you to our many volunteers who came out to help. None of what the JGAA does would be possible without everyone's involvement. Congratulations to the champions in each division! For full field results, click here.
For event photos, click here.
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FEBRUARY 2014 Sun
FORE JR GOLF SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: February 8: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf—Sweetheart Tournament February 8: Boys Golf Club—Fore the Love of Golf February 15: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf—These Girls Rock! Clinic February 15-16: JGAA—Phoenix Metro Junior Championship February 17: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf—Future Stars Academy Camp March 1-2: JGAA—Thunderbird Invitational
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UPCOMING REGISTRATION DEADLINES: February 10: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf—Future Stars Academy Camp March 5: Boys Golf Club—Shamrock Classic
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Tucson Conquistadores Charity Raffle The Tucson Conquistadores are holding their annual Charity Raffle for a BRAND NEW 2014 Cadillac ATS! Tickets are $10 each. And the best part is $8 of the ticket donation will be donated back to the JGAA! The Grand Prize drawing will be held Sunday evening, April 13, 2014 at The EVENT at La Encantada. (Winner need not be present.) Please contact the JGAA Office at (602) 9446168 to purchase your raffle tickets today!
R.S. Hoyt Jr. Dream Day Event
The JGAA had the opportunity to be apart of the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Dream Day event held on Tuesday, January 28th by The First Tee of Phoenix at TPC Scottsdale in conjunction with the Waste Management Phoenix Open as well as the Thunderbirds. With almost 400 kids in attendance, the event was undoubtedly a success! From the SNAG Station to the Chuck The Hit Man golf trick shot show, the day was a blast for kids and adults alike. The JGAA also hosted the winners of the Itty Bitty Open's Best Dressed contest where the crowds determined the ultimate Best Dressed winner of all 15 Itty Bitty Open locations! To view more photos from the event, click here.
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LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix members spent the morning of February 3rd with Stacey Lewis at Wildfire Golf Resort to kick off the return of the unique Founder’s Cup event which takes place March 18th – 23rd. Members ranging in age from 7-17 asked questions of Stacey as she thoughtfully responded by sharing her personal experiences on her road to success. Each girl created her own question and was able to engage with Stacey and local media personalities including Channel 3 news. Following the Q and A session, the group gathered on the practice range to watch Stacey hit drives, pitch and trick shots that you might see on the Big Break! Stacey was first to break the pane of glass with her iron shot but was soon followed by other girls golf members in shattering the second pane! One of our lucky girls golf members was asked to take part in an interview on Channel 3 airing later that evening in the sports segment which can be viewed below. The event takes place March 18 – 23 and will again showcase our members representing all LPGA-USGA Girls Golf programs in an effort to raise funds for the girls golf programs through the LPGA Foundation. Numerous opportunities will be offered throughout the week for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix members which will be updated regularly on the front page of the website at www.girlsgolfofphoenix.org.
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Dana Finkelstein & Kyung Kim to Represent USA Congratulations to former JGAA members, Dana Finkelstein and Kyung Kim, for being selected to represent the United States at the prestigious World University Golf Championship to be held in Crans-Montana, Switzerland in June, 2014. This year's event will be played at Severiano Ballesteros course. Each country can take five female players. Three will play as a team, counting the best two scores each day over a total of 72 holes for the tournament, while the other two play for medalist honors as individuals. The tournament features teams from Spain, Germany, Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Great Britain, France, Czech Republic, Candada, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Italy, Malaysia and China, in addition to the United States. For more information about the 15th Annual World University Golf Championship, click here.
These Boys Are Good! FREE Clinic—Feb 22 Our next These Boys are Good! FREE clinic is coming up on Saturday, February 22, at 11AM at Western Skies G.C. in Gilbert, AZ. Special Instruction will be provided by PGA Professional Craig Hocknull, PGA. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Tina Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the These Boys are Good! clinic series, click here.
Phoenix Metro Junior Championship— Sponsored by Van’s Golf Shops The JGAA's annual Phoenix Metro Junior Championship, held on February 15-16, will be sponsored this year by Van's Golf Shops. Vans Golf Shops has 7 locations throughout the valley. Each player will receive a 2 -ball pack, lunch after the first round, $10 gift card, as well as a chance to win a pair of FootJoy golf shoes, which will go to the Top-2 finishers in each division. This is a spectator event so we hope to see you out there!
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