International Junior Golf Tour Announces Fall 2012 Schedule For 'Discovery Tour'
Developmental circuit expands to seven tournaments in five states
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) - International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) - one of the leading competitive circuits for elite golfers grades 5-12 - announces the fall 2012 schedule for the "Discovery Tour" includes seven events in five states.
The Discovery Tour, designed for ages eight to 12, is held in conjunction with IJGT events. This arrangement makes it convenient for families with golfers on both tours. Each course on the Discovery Tour averages 2,200 - 2,500 yards.
Schedule events are:
• Sept. 8 at Hilton Head National Golf Club (Bluffton, SC)
• Sept. 18 at Blue Heron Pines (Cologne, NJ)
• Sept. 29 at Shipyard Golf Club (Hilton Head Island, SC)
• Sept. 30 at Timber Banks Golf Club (Baldwinsville, NY)
• Oct. 20 at Penn State Golf Club (State College, PA)
• Oct. 27 at Hershey Links Golf Club (Hummelstown, PA)
• Oct. 27 at Oxmoor Valley (Birmingham, AL).
"We launched the Discovery Tour last season with three events and the response was incredible," says Ryley Hendry, Chief Operating Officer of Junior Sports Corporation, owner/operator of the IJGT. "Our continued focus is offering low pressure, enjoyable tournaments and expanding our schedule allows more playing opportunities for younger golfers."
Participants are encouraged to use a caddy during each round. Caddies can carry a participant's bag, assist with rules and offer advice. There is a 10-stroke limit for each hole. Rulings resulting in disqualification on other tours are only enforced with stroke penalties.
For more information about the IJGT and the Discovery Tour: www.IJGT.com
About Junior Sports Corporation
Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, JSC owns and operates:
Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (www.IJGA.com) is the world's only academy to combine training, competition and academics for serious junior golfers. Director of Instruction Hank Haney - coach to winners of every major championship on the PGA Tour - and his elite staff train junior golfers from more than 27 countries across five continents.
The International Junior Golf Tour (www.IJGT.com) hosts 50 tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year.
Established in May 2011, the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy (www.LendlTennis.com) produces the finest tennis training and competition for junior students to ultimately reach the college or professional ranks. Ivan Lendl, former World No. 1 player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, serves as Director of Instruction and is dedicated to the development of each junior tennis player.
Heritage Academy (www.HeritageHHI.com) provides progressive, diverse academic instruction for students from grades five to 12 who pursue extra-curricular passions, such as golf at Hank Haney IJGA and tennis at Ivan Lendl IJTA.
Hilton Head Island is easily accessible by most major airlines through Hilton Head Island (HHI), Savannah (SAV), Charleston (CHS) and Columbia (CAE) airports.