Thanks to Jack Nicklaus, the PGA Memorial AND some amazing local golf courses, Dublin is often recognized as “Ohio’s Most Prestigious Golf Address.”   So we are honored, once again, to host 99 of the nation’s top junior Golfers during the Columbus Junior, presented by the Memorial Tournament July 12-15 at The Country Club at Muirfield Village.

2010 marks the sixth consecutive year of this American Junior Golf Association event.  Junior golfers from Ohio and across the country will compete during a 54-hole stroke play event. A shotgun practice round will be held Monday, July 12 at 8 a.m.  First-round play will begin Tuesday, July 13, with first-through final-round tee times running from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. off the Number 1 tee at The Country Club at Muirfield Village.  An awards ceremony will immediately follow the final round. 

During the tournament week, some of the top juniors participating in the event will also take part in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament Monday, July 12. The Junior-Am will be an 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at The Country Club at Muirfield Village.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel. This event promises to showcase the skills of some outstanding young golfers and–with free admission for guests–could provide inspiration to some local youngsters.

For more information, visit the AJGA website at www.ajga.org.  

-Post by Mary