The Toledo Junior Golf Association is ready to begin its 38th season providing junior golfers an opportunity to practice and perfect their game, as well as, sportsmanship skills. A full schedule of events is on tap and the season begins on May 14th with the Parent/Child Tournament to be held at South Toledo Golf Course.
The 17 tournaments on the 2011 schedule will be held at some of the best courses
Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan have to offer. Stone Ridge, Stone Oak, Detwiler Park, Ottawa Park, Forrest Creason, Sycamore Hills, Heather Downs, Maumee Bay, Highland Meadows, Eagles Landing, Belmont CC, Brandywine CC, and Sylvania Country Club will all host events. Michigan courses include, Legacy, Quarry Ridge, and Bedford Hills.
A season long competition for individual awards will be ongoing throughout the summer. Award winners in 2010 were:
David Torchia Frank Stranahan Award
Reed Silverman Paul Hahn Sportsmanship Award
Jaclyn Fanola Sharon Keil “Player of the Year” Award
Kelsey Holsten Karen Stone “Sportswoman of the Year” Award
The Paul Szymanski Spirit Award will be new for the 2011 season. Mr. Szymanski’s contributions to Toledo Junior Golf are too numerous to mention and he is responsible for much of TJGA’s success over the years. Paul was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1996 but he never allowed his medical condition to dampen his love and commitment for junior golf. This award will honor his name and be presented to a TJGA member who embodies Paul’s love of life, as well as, the game of golf and may have had to overcome an obstacle in their life.
Throughout the years the Toledo Junior Golf Association has produced some of the best young amateur talent in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
TJGA events are open to all TJGA members. To become a member visit their website: www.toledojuniorgolf.com or phone their office at 419-740-2076.