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Hershey Links Golf Club to Host IJGT Junior

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is set to host the IJGT Junior at the Hershey Links Golf Club  April 6-7. Located in scenic Hummelstown, Pa., the Hershey Links Golf Club has been a favorite stop among competitors with its challenging holes and great competition. This year will be no different with some of the top junior players from around the world competing for national recognition and IJGT Merit points in this two day 36-hole event.

Overlooking the Hershey cityscape, Hershey Links stretches along 175 acres of natural bluffs and ravines that create a peaceful setting, while providing ample shot-making challenges. The layout, which plays to a par-72, features links-style golf with tall, flowing fescue grasses and bentgrass greens. Five sets of tees accommodate every level of golfer.

Hershey Links

In the Girls Division, Raphaella Kang , of Bayside, N.Y., looks to capture her first IJGT title. Kang has three second-place finsihes, and is very eager to take home her first championship title.

The first round of the Bridgestone Series at Greate Bay will begin April 6 at 8:00 a.m., and the Event will conclude with an awards ceremony recognizing the top 3 juniors in each division with trophies and tournament gifts immediately following the final round on April 7.

The champion of each division will receive a set of CHAMP spikes , a set of morodZ alignment rods , a head cover courtesy of AB Golf Designs  and a pair of sunglasses from new tour sponsor, Sundog Eyewear . In addition, the male and female who post the lowest opening round score will receive a pair of KENTWOOL Socks  and the juniors carding the lowest final round score on Sunday will receive a belt and IJGT buckle from Clazic Belts .

The top 10 juniors of each division at this IJGT event will also receive IJGT Merit Points to be accumulated at the end of the IJGT season recognizing the top juniors on tour. Qualifications for the IJGT Major Championships, season-ending Tournament of Champions and places on the United States, North America and Euro Cup Teams are based, in part, on IJGT Merit Point standings. In addition, the top 10 IJGT Merit Point winners in each division will be named to the All-IJGT Team at the end of the season.

Hershey Links Golf Club will be open at 8 a.m., March 15 for an optional practice rounds and pre-tournament registration.

 

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, Golf Digest/Golf World and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.

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.

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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Sundog LogoSundog Eyewear

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.

Sundog glasses