Golf News for Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Sponsorship

Prize Possessions, American Junior Golf Association partnership extended

BRASELTON, Ga. -- Prize Possessions, the preferred custom awards provider of the American Junior Golf Association, has extended its partnership through 2017, the AJGA announced.

The Norwood, Ma., based company has supported the AJGA since 2009, providing tournament trophies for AJGA events as well as postseason honors including the HP Scholastic All-America, Rolex Junior All-America and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star teams. Prize Possessions will also be the provider of customized awards which annually recognize the outstanding achievements earned by individual events, committees and venues.

"The entire organization is delighted to continue its long-term partnership with the AJGA," said Vice President Jim Lynch. "Both Prize Possessions and the AJGA have been strong supporters of the golf industry and its juniors for more than 30 years and we look forward to a relationship for many years to come."

Prize Possessions is an industry leader in custom awards and recognition items and features more than 800 awards and recognition pieces available in crystal, pewter, nickel-plate and wood. All awards are customized in-house and available for immediate delivery. Current clients include partners involved in sport, education and corporate business. To learn more, visit Prize Possessions on the web or call (800) 283-1166.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,500 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.

For more information, please contact Roseanna Smith ( in the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (678) 425-1741.