Ernie among stars supporting new junior golf ambassador program

01 Dec

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) has announced new division ambassadors: Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, Justin Rose and Will Smith. Each will represent a different division within the HJGT as it furthers its mission to grow the game amongst juniors.

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s largest age divisions will now include: the Tiger Woods Division (Boys 16-18), the Will Smith Division (Boys 14-15), the Ernie Els Division (Boys 11-13), the Justin Timberlake Division (Girls 14-18) and the Justin Rose Division (Girls Under 13). Within each division, two champions will be crowned each year; Player of the Year, awarded to the player that accumulates the most points throughout the season within their division, and also the winner of the Hurricane World Championship, hosted in Orlando in August. These two winners within each division will be invited to sit down together with their respective ambassador for an intimate 30-minute sit-down. The winners will be flown to a city of the ambassador’s choice for their meeting.

Earlier in 2017, Nexus Luxury Collection partnered with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, acquiring a stake in the grass roots golf tour.

“This is a wonderful initiative and as ambassadors we’re proud to get behind Nexus in its mission to support junior golf and grow the game,” commented Ernie. “All of us have great memories of our junior golf days and we all remember the people that inspired and us and helped us on our way. Through this program it’ll be fun for us to play our part in inspiring and encouraging these kids as they chase their own golfing dreams.”

“These ambassadors clearly bring a stronger brand awareness to junior golf and they drive excitement across our junior golfers while also inspiring them to work even harder toward achieving their goals,” said Mario Conte, founder and executive director of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. “To know that you can earn a face-to-face sit-down with one of Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s ambassadors is very unique and unprecedented in junior golf today.”

Founded in 2007 by Mario Conte, the Hurricane Tour has become the largest junior golf tour in the United States, hosting over 275 tournaments each year across 32 different states. To date, more than 30,000 boys and girls have competed in a Hurricane Tour event and over 3,500 golfers have made it to the collegiate golf ranks since its inception.

About the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers with an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The Tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour partnered with Nexus to further its collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. www.hjgt.org.

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