Ann Arbor, MI – The American Junior Golf Association is proud to announce a new 2023 Neuropeak Pro Preview Series event in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The four-day event will be hosted at Leslie Park Golf Course, located minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, from July 24 – 27, 2023.
The Ann Arbor Preview event will bring 96 boy and girl first-time AJGA participants to Ann Arbor for the 54-hole stroke play event. The four-day event will be hosted in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Sports Commission.
“The Ann Arbor Sports Commission is very excited about hosting the first American Junior Golf Association event in Washtenaw County this coming summer (2023). Not only will we be able to showcase the immense talent of all the participants, we will also have the opportunity to showcase Leslie Park Golf Course and all the offerings of Washtenaw County,” Mike Malach, Executive Director Ann Arbor Sports Commission said. “The Ann Arbor Sports Commission is looking forward to a long relationship with the AJGA starting with this year’s event.”
The Neuropeak Pro Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet played/been accepted to an AJGA tournament. This series offers these new and returning members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and AJGA Junior All-Star Series events. The Preview Series aids in establishing the foundation for a junior golfer’s career moving forward within the AJGA.
The AJGA Qualifier Series is one of the main ways players get their start with the AJGA. Typically held the day prior to AJGA Preview tournaments, 18-hole AJGA Qualifiers give players an opportunity to "play their way in" to each coinciding tournament and earn PBE status for a future event. Typically, 10% of boys in an AJGA Qualifier and 10% of girls in an AJGA Qualifier will move on to play in the corresponding tournament. The exact number of spots will be posted at AJGA Qualifier registration.
“The AJGA is looking forward to bringing an AJGA event to Ann Arbor for the next three years. Ann Arbor will be a wonderful host city and this event will provide substantial economic impact to the community,” Patrick Cansfield, AJGA Director of Business Development said. “Between the qualifier and tournament, the Ann Arbor Preview will bring nearly 200 players and their families to the area for the week of the event.”
The tournament begins Monday, July 24th with the Qualifier tournament and official practice round. The 54-holes of stroke play begin Tuesday, July 25th, and culminate with the awards ceremony the afternoon of Thursday, July 27th.
The addition of the Ann Arbor Preview to the AJGA schedule moves the number of Michigan hosted tournaments to four. Others across the state include the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at The Highlands, UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake and the Randy Wise Junior Open.
The AJGA is looking for local supporters to volunteer for the event and donate to help increase the charitable impact associated with the Ann Arbor Preview. If you are interested, please contact AJGA Senior Midwest Regional Director, Ryan Flanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the AJGA check us out on social; Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About the Ann Arbor Sports Commission
Improving the quality of life through sports for all of Washtenaw County the Ann Arbor area attracts both sports enthusiasts and participants alike. Thanks to its easy accessibility, range of facilities available and variety of dining/entertainment options, the Ann Arbor area is a favorite of sporting event organizers. The Ann Arbor Sports Commission was formed to attract amateur sporting events to the Ann Arbor region by assisting organizers every step of the way. For more information, click on the following link, AnnArborSports.org.
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,900 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate, and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson. To learn more about the American Junior Golf Association, click on the following link: https://www.ajga.org/