July 15th, 2014
One of the best Junior Golf Tournaments in the world is being held on various courses throughout the county. In 1968, The Junior World was first introduced by San Diego Junior Golf Association as a means for young players throughout the world to come together to play golf and share in a cultural exchange. This prestigious tournament has a rich history. Check out a list of past winners here.
The following is taken from the 1968 Junior World Program:
- The idea behind the Junior World Golf Championships is simply “YOUTH.” The San Diego County Junior Golf Association is founded on the principle of serving young people, in the hope that by doing so today’s youth will have a better chance of creating the world we all want. The Junior World tournament is an international extension of that principle. We believe that by bringing together young people from all parts of the world and all parts of our nation, we are helping to bring about greater understanding among people of differing cultures and values.
Now, with sponsor Callaway, the Junior World continues to bring together golfers from throughout the world to San Diego.
(Photo by Raymond Photography)
From July 15th to July 18th, the following courses will be host to Junior Golfers from ages 7 to 17:
- Torrey Pines Golf Course – South Course
- Colina Park Golf Course
- The Country Club of Rancho Bernardo
- Lomas Santa Fe Exec Golf Course
- Morgan Run Resort and Club – North/South
- Oaks North Golf Club – North-East Course
- Ranch Bernardo Inn
- Sycuan Resort – Oak Glen
- Sycuan Resort – Pine Glen
- Torrey Pines Golf Course – North Coarse
- Welk Resort San Diego Fountains Executive Course
You can follow the tournament in real time here.
This is a special event, and as an instructor who has several players golfing this week, I hope to see you out on the courses.