Golf News for Friday, December 7, 2012 | Tournaments

Trump National Golf Club named to host 38th Junior PGA Championship

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Trump National Golf Club - Washington, D.C., in Potomac Falls, Va., has been named the site of the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour, to be conducted July 30 - Aug. 2, 2013.

One of the nation's premier events in junior golf, the Junior PGA Championship has been a stepping stone to both collegiate and professional careers for many of golf's past and current performers.

"The Junior PGA Championship has a proud tradition in providing one of the best golf experiences possible for the next generation of golfers," said PGA of America President Ted Bishop. "To bring this Championship to a facility like Trump National Golf Club in the shadow of our nation's capital reflects our Association's commitment to offer an outstanding venue to identify the finest young golfers in our country."

Donald J. Trump, Chairman & President of The Trump Organization, welcomed the Junior PGA Championship to Trump National Golf Club Washington D.C., just one of his 14 golf world class golf properties throughout North America and Europe.

"I am extremely pleased that The PGA has recognized our course as the perfect location for their 2013 Junior Championship. It is an honor to welcome such young talented individuals to Trump National and I look forward to continuing to support their success and the Junior PGA for many years," said Mr. Trump.

The 18-hole Championship Course at Trump National Golf Club was designed by Tom Fazio and fronts entirely on the majestic Potomac River.

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity and are determined to provide an unforgettable venue for the best young golfers in the Country. The course is in amazing shape and I look forward to a fantastic tournament this summer," said John Valder, PGA head professional at Trump National Golf Club - Washington, D.C.

The Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start. Begun in 1976, the Championship has been a popular stop on the national junior circuit for many of today's PGA and LPGA touring professionals. Past competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, In-Bee Park, Dottie Pepper, Alexis Thompson, Michelle Wie, and Tiger Woods.

In 2012, Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand became the first girls' division champion since In-Bee Park of South Korea to claim back-to-back titles, while Robby Shelton of Wilmer, Ala., claimed the boys' title at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.