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Island Open at Dolphin Head – Tour Preview

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will return to Hilton Head, S.C. for the #IslandOpen at Dolphin Head Golf Club on February 8-9, 2014. Playing 36-holes over two days, players will compete for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

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Designed by Gary Player, the course was the first to be built on the Hilton Head Plantation. The course combines tree lined fairways with wetland surrounded holes to make the course a true picture of Hilton Head. The now private Dolphin Head Golf Club was described by Celebrate Hilton Head Magazine as the “Hidden Gem” and best-kept secret on the island. Players will have a memorable experience playing a unique course with a picturesque backdrop.

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The 1st at Dolphin Head in Hilton Head, S.C.

The Boys 15-19 Division will feature familiar face Yong Sherng Hui of Taman Dagang, Malaysia as he begins 2014 play at the #IslandOpen following a first place finish at the IJGT Junior at Oyster Reef last summer.

New to the tour this year, Boys 14 & Under members Zichen Zhao of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Ronak Bhagia of Charlotte, N.C., will both look to make a statement at Dolphin Head. The Island Open will be only the second ever Event for both Zhao and Bhagia.

Stay tuned as Milleina Ohara of Meguro-Ku, Japan, in the Girls Division returns to competition after securing her first ever IJGT tournament victory January 18-19, 2014 in the Island Challenge at the Country Club of Hilton Head.

To register or for more information on the #IslandOpen, click here.

IJGT announces 2013 Spring Discovery Tour Events

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.– The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) and Junior Sports Corporation  are pleased to announce the return of the Discovery Tour with the 2013 spring schedule. Following a successful inaugural season, the IJGT looks forward to continuing the fun this spring with events sprinkled throughout South Carolina and in the Northeast region.

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The spring Discovery Tour season  will begin on Hilton Head Island, S.C., at Dolphin Head Golf Club , Jan. 26, and will make its last stop before the summer season at Oyster Reef Golf Club , April 13. A total of five Discovery Tour stops have been scheduled for the spring, with a possibility of additional events to be announced as the season progresses.

Membership for the Discovery Tour will be set at $25 – a $50 value that includes a bag tag, golf balls, a profile on the IJGT website and more. Members will be eligible to participate in each of the Spring 2013 events with nine-hole event fees priced between $35-40 each.

e8d9a9ef8d1047e4df535fee4cd6fe0aIf you are looking to engage your younger children in competitive golf, the Discovery Tour is a great option for you. Not only do the juniors have the opportunity to play at some of the top golf venues available to our older IJGT members, they also have the chance to learn and practice the Rules of Golf, meet junior golfers from around the country and compete in a fun, fair and engaging event.

0d5e7c611c8d55b7cb40218908947c4dFor more information on the Discovery Tour, membership, event format, rules and policies, please visitwww.ijgt.com/discoverytour.