Golf News for Monday, October 22, 2012 | Tournaments

International Junior Golf Tour announces Spring 2013 schedule

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) - one of the leading competitive circuits for elite golfers in grades 5-12 - announces the spring 2013 schedule will feature events in nine U.S. states.

Headquartered on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the IJGT annually holds over 50 two-and three-day tournaments throughout the U.S. IJGT members represent 45 U.S. states and 43 countries.

"The IJGT offers junior golfers of all abilities a unique tournament experience with college placement seminars, mental training sessions and world-class instructional clinics," says Peter Orrell, President and CEO of Junior Sports Corporation, owner/operator of the IJGT. "We are one of the top junior golf tours in the world, offering elite tournament exemptions, prestigious event venues and national rankings by Golfweek, the American Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf Scoreboard."

Feb. 9-10, the IJGT's top players visit Colleton River Plantation (Bluffton, S.C.), site of the 2015 U.S. Amateur, for a 36-hole shootout.

The annual Carolina Championship (Feb. 16-17) returns to Kiawah Island Resort in S.C., host of last August's 2012 PGA Championship. Participants will compete on the world-renowned Ocean and Turtle Point courses.

One week later (Feb. 23-24), the IJGT heads to Savannah Harbor, Ga., home to the Champions Tour's Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf each April.

April 13-14, the IJGT will again host The Battle at Bulle Rock Golf Club in Havre de Grace, Md. From 2005-2009, Bulle Rock hosted the McDonald's LPGA Championship.

IJGT alumni include U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Paula Creamer and many other PGA and LPGA Tour players. Graduates of the IJGT's 2012 class play at several top NCAA collegiate programs across the country: the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, Florida State University and the University of Southern California, to name a few.

For more information about the IJGT or to sign up for an event:,, 800.792.9143.

About Junior Sports Corporation
Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, JSC owns and operates:
Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy 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 25 countries across six continents.

The International Junior Golf Tour 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 International Junior Tennis Academy 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 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.

Glenn Gray
Buffalo Communications