Golf News for Friday, July 5, 2013 | Sponsorship

Golden Eagle International named Title Sponsor of Hank Haney International Junior Golf Tour - Asian Circuit event

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The Hank Haney International Junior Golf Tour - Asian Circuit (IJGT Asia) - the leading, global tournament series for elite junior golfers - names Golden Eagle International title sponsor for its July 9-10 event at Nanjing Gingko Lake International Golf Club in Jiangsu, China.

Among the most prestigious worldwide events in junior golf, the field represents 78 players from greater China. The tournament is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play competition with six divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 10-14, Boys 9 & Under, Girls 15-18, Girls 10-14 and Girls 9 & Under.

"IJGT Asia offers a professional golf tournament experience for juniors of all abilities and has grown each year with over 2,000 participants in 2012," says Peter Orrell, CEO of Junior Sports Corporation, owner and operator of the IJGT. "We are excited to welcome Golden Eagle as the title sponsor and believe Nanjing Gingko Lake International Golf Club serves as an ideal setting for an event of this size and caliber."

Established in 1992, Golden Eagle has developed more than 30 projects in 20 cities across China, focusing on high-end real estate as well as middle and high-end department stores. In the next three years, Golden Eagle plans to reach 50 projects in China.

Golden Eagle has overseen more than 10 million square meters in property development, as well as holding over six million square meters of construction area. Other areas of business include 26 retail / department stores, the Golden Eagle Summit Hotels (three Chinese locations), auto dealer for Volkswagen and Fiat, and property management.

Top finishers at Nanjing for the 15-18 and 10-14 divisions will receive a complimentary flight and exemption to the IJGT Asia Tournament of Champions, held in Thailand (March 2014). In addition, official equipment and apparel partner, TaylorMade Golf, will support the event and provide a demo day featuring the latest equipment.

The IJGT Asia event is ranked globally by Junior Golfer Scoreboard. Jiangsu is located only one hour Northwest of Shanghai via high speed rail.

Headquartered on Hilton Head Island, S.C., IJGT Asia conducts over 20 events in 8 Asian countries. Its domestic counterpart, the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT), hosts more than 60 two- and three-day events throughout the U.S. annually. IJGT members represent 45 U.S. states and 43 countries.

For more information on IJGT Asia: www.IJGTAsia.com, info@ijgtasia.com, 1.888.936.5327.

About Golden Eagle International
Established in 1992, Golden Eagle has developed more than 30 projects in 20 cities across China, focusing on high-end real estate as well as middle and high-end department stores. In the next three years, Golden Eagle plans to reach 50 projects in China.

Golden Eagle has overseen more than 10 million square meters in property development, as well as holding over six million square meters of construction area. Other areas of business include 26 retail / department stores, the Golden Eagle Summit Hotels (three Chinese locations), auto dealer for Volkswagen and Fiat, and Property Management.

The future of Golden Eagle is a "G. City" business model, offering one-stop solutions for urban commerce. G. City will integrate residential, hotel, property and automobile services under an all-encompassing Golden Eagle brand. In addition, they are partnering with aquariums, themed restaurants, art centers, health care centers, wedding services and education institutions to create a new lifestyle concept.

As a leader in real estate and retail business development, Golden Eagle has been addressing social responsibilities and focusing on youth education, culture and arts. They have invested RMB 5 million to launch a non-profit civilian welfare institution called "Golden Eagle International Charity Foundation (GECF)."

In addition, Golden Eagle developed the "Lishui Disabled Junior Education School" program. With Nanjing serving as the host venue of 2013 Asian Youth Games and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games 2014, Golden Eagle has taken a specific interest in the health and wellness of young people.

Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Golden Eagle Retail Group was selected by Morgan Stanley to be a part of the MSCI China Index. The company was recently named one of Asia's "Top 500 Most Valuable Brands" and "Best Department Store Group" in China. Golden Eagle Retail Group is the only department store group in China with "Investment Grade" rating by three major international rating agencies - Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch.

For more information, please visit: www.netge.com, www.geretail.com.

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 (IJGT) hosts 60 U.S. tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year. In addition, the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Tour - Asian Circuit (IJGT Asia) conducts 20 events in eight countries including China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.

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.

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