Golf News for Tuesday, December 11, 2007 | Tournaments

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announces nine events for next year

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Founder and President Mario Conte announced nine new events for the Tour’s inaugural season including four more stops in Florida, two more in Georgia, and two additional events in South Carolina.

“We were excited that we could add nine more stops to the tournament schedule,” said Conte. “At the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, we are dedicated to developing junior golfers and seeing them thrive through competitive golf while making the experience one that they will never forget,” he said. “To be privileged to add nine more stops to this great tour is outstanding. We were able to schedule events at some of the finer courses in central Florida. In addition, the two stops we added in Georgia bring the total number of events in the Peach State to five. We increased our schedule in South Carolina, including the Charleston area, which is a hotbed of junior golf. We look forward to incredibly competitive events in every state on the schedule.”

Changes to the Tour’s schedule were not the only news out of HJGT, but Conte also announced a realignment of the age divisions.

“After careful study, we decided that a more equitable and competitive situation was needed,” he said. “With that in mind, we changed the age division for both boys and girls. The new age brackets are ages 12 through 15 and 16 through 18. We believe that players in these age groups are more comparable in both physical and mental development.”

The schedule additions include:

April 5-6
Atlantic Coast Junior Shootout at Woodmont
Woodmont CC
Tamarac, Fla.

June 17-18
Coastal Carolina Junior Classic at Stono Ferry
The Links at Stono Ferry
Hollywood, S.C.

July 16-17
Cobblestone Junior Open
Cobblestone GC
Acworth, Ga.

Aug. 6-7
Mid Summer Shootout at Mission Inn
Mission Inn Golf Resort
Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Aug. 12-13
The North Florida Junior Open at Fleming Island
The Golf Club at Fleming Island Plantation
Orange Park, Fla.

Aug. 13-14
Charleston National Junior Shootout
Charleston National CC
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Oct. 19-20
The Goshen Plantation Junior Classic
Goshen Plantation GC
Augusta, Ga.

Nov. 1-2
The HJGT Fall Classic at Eastwood
Eastwood GC
Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 8-9
Greenville Junior Shootout at Furman University
Furman University GC
Greenville, S.C.

For a complete list of the tour schedule or to find out more about the Hurricane Golf Tour, visit their Web site at

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
Based in Tampa, Fla. the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was created to promote exceptional junior golf. The company is dedicated to developing junior golfers and seeing them thrive through competitive golf while making the experience one that they will never forget. For more information about the tour, contact Mario Conte at 813-355-4554.

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour:
Mario Conte
President of Tournament Operations
O. 813-355-4554
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