Golf News for Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | Tournaments

International Junior Golf Tour Fall 2013 'Discovery Tour' schedule

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) - one of the leading competitive circuits for elite golfers grades 5-12 - announces the fall 2013 schedule for the "Discovery Tour."

Designed for ages eight to 12, the Discovery Tour is held in conjunction with IJGT events. This arrangement makes it convenient for families with golfers on both tours. Each course on the Discovery Tour averages 2,200 - 2,500 yards.

Schedule of events below:
• Sept. 7 at Hilton Head National Golf Club (Bluffton, S.C.)
• Oct. 12 at Blue Heron Pines (Cologne, N.J.)
• Oct. 26 at Hershey Links Golf Club (Hummelstown, Pa.)
• Nov. 2 at Palmetto Hall Plantation (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)

"The Discovery Tour provides exceptional playing opportunities for younger golfers," says Kyle Wolfe, IJGT Tour Director. "It's a unique entry point for passionate juniors to gain experience in a low pressure, enjoyable competition."

Participants are encouraged to use a caddy during each round. Caddies can carry a participant's bag, assist with rules and offer advice. There is a 10-stroke limit for each hole. Rulings resulting in disqualification on other tours are only enforced with stroke penalties.

At the end of the 2013-2014 Discovery Tour season, the junior golfer with the most points in each division will receive a free week of summer golf camp at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

For more information about the IJGT and the Discovery Tour:, 888.936.5327.

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 60 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