HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce The IJGT Summer Series at Hershey as its second tournament of the summer. It will take place June 21-22 in Hershey, Pa. On Friday, the junior golfers will compete at the Hershey Country Club – East Course followed by the Hershey Links Golf Course on Saturday. These golfers range in age from 9-19 and are coming to compete for national recognition.
The East Course at the Hershey Country Club shows the beauty of Central Pennsylvania’s countryside while challenging golfers with over 100 bunkers. Designer George Fazio laid the course out so you can enjoy picturesque moments while teeing off at every hole.The East Course has hosted several PGA tournaments and is ranked in Golf Magazines “Top Courses of Pennsylvania”.
The Hershey Links Golf Course has only been in existence since 2005, but is consistently ranked as one of “Top Courses of Pennsylvania by Golf Magazine.” This course is built on a 175-acre farm, and just like the East Course, provides a very peaceful natural setting while challenging every golfer. This course plays to a par 72 and is known for its tall flowing fescue grasses and bentgrass greens.
The IJGT held the Major Championship at Hershey earlier this year in May and had an exciting performance from a local Pennsylvania player Roland Massimino of Lumberville, Pa., in the Boys 15-19 Division. He bogeyed the first hole in the final round, but came back with a birdie on the second hole. Massimino was very consistent the rest of the day and made pars on 14 out of the following 16 holes to win by four strokes.
To register for this event click here. You do not need to be a member to sign up for the event, but we are offering a $100 discount for the 2013-2014 IJGT Membership if you would like to play in a Summer Series event. The 2013-2014 IJGT membership will give you access to all IJGT events held during the calendar year – over 60 tournaments!
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.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.