Walt Disney World® Golf Is Pleased To Host The American Junior Golf Association Girls Junior
Walt Disney World® Golf, operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, will be hosting the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Girls Junior, April 13-16, 2017 at Disney’s Palm Golf Course. We are very pleased that the AJGA is returning to Walt Disney World® Golf.
The AJGA, founded in 1978, 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 a venue of over 100 nationally ranked, junior golf tournaments across the United States during the year and is considered by many to be the premier junior golf association in the world.
After an initial qualifier event on April 13, a final field of 78 girls, ages 12-19, will compete in 54 holes of stroke play.
Junior golfers from the United States and many other countries participate in AJGA tournaments and a number have gone on to play both collegiate golf and professionally.
AJGA alumni on the PGA TOUR include: Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink, Jason Dufner, Harris English, Bob Estes, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Russell Henley, Morgan Hoffmann, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan, Steve Marino, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Sean O’Hair, Jeff Overton, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Scott Stallings, David Toms, Bubba Watson, Mark Wilson, Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods and Scott Verplank.
AJGA alumnae on the LPGA Tour include: Paula Creamer, Katie Futcher, Julieta Granada, Pat Hurst, Vicky Hurst, Jennifer Johnson, Moriya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, I.K. Kim, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Paige Mackenzie, Kristy McPherson, Inbee Park, Morgan Pressel and Wendy Ward.
College Success: 25 of the past 30 NCAA Division I men’s champions and 23 of the past 30 NCAA Division I women’s champions are AJGA alumni.
Amateur Success: 24 of the past 30 U.S. Amateur champions and 25 of the past 30 U.S. Women’s Amateur champions are AJGA alumni.
We look forward to again welcoming the AJGA to the “Happiest Place on TURF!” and wish all players good luck!