For the eighth consecutive year, the American Junior Golf Association will bring junior golfers from around the country to Ringgold. In 2010, the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star will be held June 7-10. The 54-hole event will be played at WindStone Golf Club and feature a field of 99 boy and girl junior golfers, ages 12-15.
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 10 events held as part of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. The series is designed for boys and girls ages 12-15 and presents opportunities for younger members to develop their skills and earn entry into Open tournaments. The series concludes with the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
During the tournament week, some of the top juniors who will be participating in the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star will also take part in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament Monday, June 7. The Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start at WindStone Golf Club.
Officials said, "An excellent opportunity to entertain clients, reward employees or enjoy a tournament round with some friends, the Junior-Am allows locals to play a competitive round of golf with future stars of the game. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, Charles Howell III, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Grace Park are just a few of the thousands of talented players who participated in AJGA Junior-Ams when they were teenagers.
"Supporting golf at the grassroots level, Junior-Ams allow the AJGA to make contributions to local junior golf charities and programs in hosting communities."
In 2010, the proceeds of the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament will benefit local children’s charities and the AJGA Foundation. To participate, contact Marcy Cirlot, Ringgold Telephone Company public relations specialist, at 706 965-1249.
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 85 events the AJGA will conduct in 2010. This year, AJGA tournaments will take place in more than 30 states.