Flint Junior Golf ready to tee off for the 2017 season

FLINT – Flint Junior Golf Association (FJGA) online registration is now open through May 7 for the upcoming summer season. Season play begins on June 26.

Since its inception in 1939, Flint Junior Golf Association has provided an opportunity for young golfers to learn, play and enjoy a game that they can play for a lifetime. Flint Junior Golf Association is recognized as the oldest and one of the largest junior golf programs in the country with current membership of more than 600 junior golfers from the Greater Flint Area. Flint Junior Golf is open to area youth ages 8-18 who live or go to school in Genesee County, or is a member of the Flint Metro or Genesee Area Conference school systems. Lapeer High kids are grandfathered into the program as former Flint Metro League members.

FJGA is divided into three divisions: a 5-hole division (ages 8-11); a 9-hole division (up to 14 for boys and 15 for girls); and an 18-hole division (ages up to 18). The entry fee is the only fee paid all year and there are no additional weekly costs. This fee includes a bag tag, a rulebook, seasonal instruction clinics, a sleeve of golf balls, range discounts at the Jewel Golf Academy, chance to win medals during weekly play, and a chance to win trophies in the end of the season tournament. The entry fee also covers the weekly golf fees at area courses for the season. Entry fee for the 5-hole division is $75, for the 9-hole division the fee is $85 and $100 for the 18-hole division. The season starts on June 26 and ends with a tournament on July 31 and August 1 for 5-hole and 9-hole divisions and August 7-9 for the 18-hole division.

Twenty-two area courses will participate in the program this year including Warwick Hills, which is hosting the Randy Wise-AJGA Buick Junior Open August 21-24. Additional courses participating include the City of Flint Municipal courses, Captains Club, River Forest, Beechwood Greens, Goodrich Golf Club, Briar Ridge, Clio, Vienna Greens, Flushing Valley, Davison Country Club, Copper Ridge, Genesee Valley Meadows, Jewel of Grand Blanc, Flint Golf Club, IMA Brookwood , Atlas Valley, Spring Meadows, Southmoor, Sugarbush and Flint Elks. The Flint Junior Golf Academy will provide six preseason clinics beginning in early June, which are also included in the entry fee.

On-line registration will be accepted by logging onto www.fjga.org and by following the registration directions. Registration forms will also be available at local participating golf courses.

Over the past few years $110,000 in scholarships has been awarded to high school graduates. Scholarships will be available again this year, so make sure to sign up today.

For more information: Loyd Walter, Flint Junior Golf Association, P.O.Box 90377, Burton, MI 48509, (810) 584-0320 or (810) 252-7091, e-mail: info@flintjuniorgolf.org

Supervisor Hense passes

With great sadness, 15-year FJGA 18-hole supervisor, Bill Hense, passed away on March 10. Bill had a great passion for the youth golfers

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