West Coast Tour
This week’s Photo of the Week features Cole Shintaku, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Shintaku, pictured here teeing off on the first hole, tied for second place in last weekend’s PURE Grips Shootout at Troon North. Shintaku kept his shots straight and consistent on Sunday as evidenced by his birdie on the par-5 11th hole. Troon North is a beautiful course carved out of the desert of Scottsdale, Ariz., that forces golfers to make aggressive plays that can quickly ruin a day’s score. Shintaku managed to reign in the desert and finish the weekend with both a second-place finish as well as Photo of the Week honors. The International Junior Golf Tour was excited to have Shintaku travel from the islands of Hawaii and looks forward to seeing him in the future.
It has been quite a week for Aaron Elmore of Rincon, Ga., who is pictured above with his second-place trophy in the Orlando Junior at Falcons Fire Golf Club. Things started well on Sunday with a strong finish in the tournament. Next, Elmore earned Player of the Week honors, and today he is the featured Photo of the Week. Every accolade is well deserved, as Elmore played his first tournament event outside the IJGT Discovery Tour. Elmore managed to keep up with older and more experienced competitors and string together some great shots over the weekend. Finishing in second place is one thing, but to be the youngest player in the field and maintain composure all weekend is a big accomplishment. Congratulations to Elmore, and the IJGT cannot wait to see how his game develops.
The IJGT Major Championship at Hershey last weekend was a great opportunity for golfers to showcase their talents, compete against one another, and hopefully learn from the experience of himself. C.J. Hughes of Indiana, Pa., pictured here, did not let the opportunity pass him by, and finished second in the Major Championship. Besides Hughes’s impressive second-place finish over the weekend, he has also finished in the top 10 for five of his last six events played on the IJGT this season. His scorecard for the IJGT Major Championship at Hershey included back-to-back birdies that helped keep him afloat during the final round. Congratulations on what has become a fantastic season on the IJGT, and for earning this week’s Photo of the Week honors.