St. John Golf and Fitness to sponsor event at Penfield CC

BLUFFTON, S.C. The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce St. John Golf and Fitness as the tournament title sponsor for the event outside of Rochester, N.Y.  The St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield CC will be held on Sept. 19-20, 2015 in Penfield, N.Y.

Located in Rochester, N.Y., St. John Golf and Tennis’ mission statement believes that every individual should be able to reach their full potential as an athlete, unbiased to their abilities. Their unique approach helps engaged student-athletes not only on a golf level, but they take an interest in their player’s personal life as well.

Jeffrey St. John, Director of Instruction at St. John Golf and Fitness is a Rochester native who is a Class-A PGA professional and currently serves as the Junior Golf Academy Director at the Country Club of Rochester. Jeffery’s certifications include: Titleist Performance Institute certified, K-VEST certified, US Kids certified and Positive Coaching Alliance certified.

St John’s Golf and Fitness center offers two state-of-the-art golf simulators that allow athletes to view accurate ball flight and play golf indoors. Courses are displayed in three dimensions, using the latest in 3D graphics advancement. A key exceptional feature of St John Golf and Fitness is the K-Vest system. It offers precise measurements of swing efficiency and movement patterns.

The IJGT is excited to continue the partnership with St. John Golf and Fitness in order to bring top-tier tournaments to the junior golfers in Upstate New York. Combined with the outstanding training at St. John Golf and Fitness, these junior golfers are given all the tools they need to be successful on the course and continue their golf careers in college.

Tournament Exemptions – Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is committed to providing its members with the finest playing opportunities in the world. Again this year, the IJGT will be awarding an exemption into the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational. Here are the details:

Who: IJGT Boys 15-19 Division

What: 2015 Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational

When: September 19-20, 2015

Where: Country Club of Spartanburg – Spartanburg, S.C.

How: The Champion in the Boys 15-19 Division of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., will receive an exemption to the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational!

To register for the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, please click here.

About the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational

The Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational (BCJI) has become one of the nation’s premier junior championships. Golfweek ranks the BCJI as a top 10 tournament and awards points towards its national rankings. The National Junior Golf Scoreboard ranks it as a top 20 event as well. The AJGA also lists the BCJI as a top-tiered and POLO ranked event in regards to their performance based exemptions.

Notable past-participants include Bubba Watson (2012 Masters Champion), Lucas Glover (2009 US Open Champion), Bill Haas (2011 Fedex Cup Champion), William McGirt, Dustin Johnson, Jonathan Byrd, Carl Pettersson, Steve Marino, Sean O’Hair, D.J. Trahan, Kevin Kisner, Brian Harmon and Kyle Thompson.

We honor and remember Robert H. “Bobby” Chapman, Jr. through this tournament as a gentleman who loved golf and never forgot that the integrity of the game was more important than the score.  Additionally, Mr. Chapman is remembered as an outstanding junior and senior golfer.

About the IJGT

The IJGT  provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 10-19. Players representing 40 states and 40 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Kiawah Island Resort, Hershey Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, EyeLine Golf, Oakley, AHEAD Headwear, BagBoy, The First Tee, Golfweek, Bishops Gate Golf Academy, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

Getting to Know: St. John Golf and Fitness

This weekend’s Rochester Open at Mendon Golf Club is presented by St. John Golf and Fitness. Many former St. John students have won IJGT events. In fact, a few years ago their Membership Services representative, Matthew Van Niekerk, won the IJGT’s AB Golf Designs Junior at Ravenwood Golf Club.

St. John’s Director of Instruction Jeffrey St. John is a Rochester native and currently serves as the Junior Golf Academy Director at the Country Club of Rochester. He is a Class-A PGA professional who is TPI certified, K-VEST certified, US Kids certified and Positive Coaching Alliance certified.

Located in Rochester, N.Y., St. John Golf and Fitness is the premier indoor golf facility in upstate New York. Their 3,000 square foot indoor facility features all of the latest golf technologies. Two state-of-the-art golf simulators allow athletes to view accurate ball flight and play golf indoors. Courses are displayed in three dimensions, using the latest in 3D graphics advancement.

For biomechanics, they use K-VEST’s cutting edge technology at St. John Golf and Fitness. 3D biofeedback allows golfers to feel different positions in their swings. A short game area and putting green are also available for golfers to work on touch.

This is the first year of the partnership between the IJGT and St. John Golf and Fitness and we look forward to a long and productive relationship!

Tournament Exemptions – International Junior Masters

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is committed to providing its members with the finest playing opportunities in the world. Again this year, the IJGT will be awarding exemptions into the International Junior Masters. Here are the details:

Who: IJGT Boys 15-19 Division

What: 2015 International Junior Masters

When: June 22-26, 2015

Where: East Aurora Country Club in Aurora, N.Y. 

How: The top finisher in the Boys 15-19 Division of the  St. John Golf & Fitness Open at Mendon Golf Club  in Rochester, N.Y., and the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., will receive exemptions to the International Junior Masters!

About the International Junior Masters

The International Junior Masters is a junior golf tournament for boys 14 to 18 years old.  We are the oldest international junior invitational in North America.  Started in 1953, we are proud of notable participants list, many of whom went on to have successful careers on the PGA Tour. The tournament week consists of a Member-Junior 18 hole team event on Monday. After registration and opening ceremonies on Monday, the field of 80 plays 18 holes of Stroke Play on Tuesday. Wednesday morning the second round of Stroke Play determines the following Match Play pairings. Wednesday afternoon the low 32 players start the Championship bracket of Match Play. Matches are contested over 18 holes. The 16 losers of these opening matches will continue in the Championship Consolation bracket. The next 48 qualifiers will be flighted in 16 man brackets: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Thursday morning and afternoon will have 18 hole matches in all flights. These results will set up the semi-final matches Friday morning and the finals for Friday afternoon.

About the IJGT

The IJGT  provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 10-19. Players representing 40 states and 40 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Kiawah Island Resort, Hershey Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, EyeLine Golf, Oakley, AHEAD Headwear, BagBoy, The First Tee, Golfweek, Bishops Gate Golf Academy, and the International Junior Golf Academy.

IJGT renews partnership with Golfweek

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce a renewed partnership with Golfweek as “The Official Media Partner of the IJGT,” for 2014. All members of the IJGT will receive Golfweek’s weekly digital magazine for free over the duration of their membership.

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Golfweek has provided its readers consistent and comprehensive coverage of all things golf for more than three decades. From breaking news to lifestyle features and across every level of competitive play, Golfweek’s unwavering dedication to all things golf transcends the norm, setting the standard by which all others are measured. This all-encompassing ownership of coverage continues to make Golfweek not only the No. 1 golf weekly among serious golfers, but also the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf.

AJGA Performance Stars in IJGT Events

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The process of earning a college scholarship is one that requires a lot of preparation. Playing in International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Events can assist greatly in this process. Our results are sent out to college coaches across the country and being able to play in Fall and Spring conditions is something that college coaches want to see, as their own seasons are during these time frames. Playing a round in non-ideal conditions is much more difficult than playing a tournament in perfect weather during the summer.

College coaches also like to see a strong tournament schedule. The ability to play in elite level events like the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) can give a prospective student-athlete an advantage in the recruiting process. Getting access to the AJGA tournaments is not an easy process, as a junior golfer must qualify for the majority of their events through their Performance Based Entry system. The IJGT has many events where AJGA Performance Stars are available to top finishers.

There is some confusion as to which IJGT Events will earn these performance stars and which will not. We want to make it simple and transparent for all of our members. You can find a tournament’s AJGA status by clicking on the individual Tournament Information Page. Here is an example below.

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Select the event you are going to play. If you go to the “What’s at Stake?” section and click on the AJGA Performance Based Entry link it will direct you to the screen below.

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Notice there is a distinction between the two underlined sections in this example. The first part announces which divisions have been pre-awarded by the AJGA. These AJGA Performance Stars will be available regardless of the number of competitors in the field. The second part identifies that there will be AJGA Performance Stars at stake IF a certain field size is reached.

If the specific division meets the required number of players it will earn AJGA Performance Stars. This is not official until the end of the tournament. In the example above the Boys 15-19 and Girls Divisions will have guaranteed AJGA Performance Stars while the Boys 14 & Under Division is contingent on having 20 or more players in the division.

If you have any questions about AJGA Performance Stars please contact the AJGA Player Services Department at 770-868-4200.

IJGT Tournament Exemptions: International Junior Masters

Who: IJGT Boys 15-19 Division 

What: 2013 International Junior Masters 

When: June 24-28, 2013

Where: East Aurora Country Club in Aurora, N.Y. 

How: The top-2 finishers in the Boys 15-19 Division of the AB Golf Designs  Junior at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y., will receive exemptions to the International Junior Masters!

About the International Junior Masters

The International Junior Masters is a junior golf tournament for boys 14 to 18 years old.  We are the oldest international junior invitational in North America.  Started in 1953, we are proud of notable participants list, many of whom went on to have successful careers on the PGA Tour. The tournament week consists of a Member-Junior 18 hole team event on Monday. After registration and opening ceremonies on Monday, the field of 80 plays 18 holes of Stroke Play on Tuesday. Wednesday morning the second round of Stroke Play determines the following Match Play pairings. Wednesday afternoon the low 32 players start the Championship bracket of Match Play. Matches are contested over 18 holes. The 16 losers of these opening matches will continue in the Championship Consolation bracket. The next 48 qualifiers will be flighted in 16 man brackets: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Thursday morning and afternoon will have 18 hole matches in all flights. These results will set up the semi-final matches Friday morning and the finals for Friday afternoon.

 

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

Golfweek Named Official Media Partner of IJGT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is pleased to announce a brand new partnership with Golfweek .Golfweek is now the Official Media Partner of the IJGT.

Through this partnership, every IJGT member will receive a one-year digital subscription of Golfweek Magazine. Additionally, all IJGT members will receive Junior Extra, Golfweek’s Junior Golf newsletter.

9c7b21205662b6a12c9ca248f4519987For more than three decades, Golfweek has been a constant, undeniable force in the world of golf. No other publication comes close to equaling Golfweek’s consistent and comprehensive coverage of the game. From breaking news to lifestyle features and across every level of competitive play, Golfweek’s unwavering dedication to all things golf transcends the norm, setting the standard by which all others are measured. It is this all-encompassing ownership of coverage that continues to make Golfweek not only the No. 1 golf weekly among serious golfers, but also the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf.

In 1999 Golfweek Magazine became a title sponsor to the nationally recognized ranking system known asGolfweek/Sagarin Performance Index  for juniors. IJGT Events that hit specific target participation are ranked by Golfweek Performance Index.

For more information regarding Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and the IJGT please click here.

The IJGT Pro Shop is Expanding!

The IJGT Pro Shop offers many golf accessories ranging from jackets to alignments rods and more!  Take a look at what we have to offer:

 

Nike OuterwearNike Outerwear

The Nike Mens Pullover is a ½ Zip Cover Up made with 100% polyester.  This Pullover comes in white with black IJGT embroidered logo.

The Nike Womens Zip Up is a Sphere Thermal Jacket made of 100% polyester.   This Jacket comes in white and has a black IJGT embroidered logo.

Click Here to buy a Nike Jacket 

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AB Golf DesignsAB Golf Designs Headcovers

USA Boxing Glove headcover by AB Golf Designs.

We also have a special offer for IJGT members to customize your own headcover with a 25% off discount.

Click Here to buy an AB Golf Design Headcover 

 

 

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Clazic BeltsClazic Belts

Get your colorful silicone Clazic Belts with solid or perforated straps and a customized IJGT belt buckle. The belts also offer the option of one size fits most!

One of the reasons Clazic Belts are so popular is the assortment of colors the belts are available!

Click Here to buy an IJGT Clazic Belt 

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KENTWOOLKENTWOOL Socks

Grab a pair of very popular and very comfortable KENTWOOL socks! Made from merino wool, one of the softest fibers that reinforces cushioning. Professional golfers like Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar wear these socks when they golf, and you should too!

Click Here to buy KENTWOOL Socks 

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morodZmorodZ Alignment Rods

Put some customized alignment rods into your bag today. These morodZ alignment rods come in a 2-pack with the International Junior Golf Tour Logo on them. They can be used for alignment, ball position, and various drills.

Click Here to buy morodZ Alignment Rods 

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The IJGT announces a partnership with Sundog Eyewear, the Official Eyewear for the 2013 IJGT Tour.

Sundog Eyewear is known for the finest sunglasses designed specifically for golfers. Including the Weir Golf Signature Series, inspired by PGA Tour Player Mike Weir, and the Paula Creamer Collection , inspired by LPGA star Paula Creamer. Sundog’s revolutionary Mela-Lens™technology offers golfers superior vision protection to help improve performance. The benefits are enhanced definition, superior glare reduction, maximum visual clarity, and soothing visual comfort.

To receive your 50% off coupon code you must log in as a member on IJGT.  You can find it on the left hand side of the news feed.

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IJGT Announces Partnership with Sundog Eyewear

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) announces a partnership with Sundog Eyewear  – an industry leader in Mela-Lens technology and golf eyewear – has been named the Official Eyewear for the 2013 IJGT Tour.

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Owned and operated by Junior Sports Corporation on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the IJGT hosts two- and three-day events throughout the U.S. and is the only junior golf tour with tournaments every weekend during the September-to-May school year. Sundog Eyewear Mela-Lens sunglasses, including models from the Paula Creamer Collection, will be awarded to the champions in every division in all 60 IJGT tournaments in 2013.

f5a8ffed43e81057c96662d585d3c12bMela-Lensoffers golfers superior vision protection to help improve performance. “Mela” is an abbreviation for Melanin, a naturally produced pigment that acts as a sunscreen protecting the eyes and skin from dangerous UV and “blue” light. Exclusive to Sundog Eyewear, Mela-Lensutilizes synthetic melanin to filter blue light and block ultra-violet light for the ultimate in protection and performance. The benefits are enhanced definition, superior glare reduction, maximum visual clarity, and soothing visual comfort.

“The IJGT is delighted to partner with Sundog Eyewear,” said Peter Orrell, President and CEO, Junior Sports Corporation. “It is a great privilege to be able to work with such an established organization. This partnership will allow our players the advantage of receiving top of the line performance eyewear and further prosper as a competitive golfer.”

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With more than 30 years of industry experience, Sundog Eyewear is a world leader in sport sunglasses with an ongoing commitment to Genuine PerformanceSundog Eyewear, available in thousands of fine golf shops and retailers worldwide is proud to be the Official Eyewear of the International Junior Golf Tour and the American Junior Golf Association. For more information on Mela-Lens technology and the entire Sundog Eyewear Collection visit www.sundogeyewear.com .

 

About Junior Sports Corporation:

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about the International Junior Golf Tour visit: www.IJGT.com or call 1.800.792.9143.