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02-26-2016 01:43p    Comments: 0    Categories: Chamber News      Tags: ajga  killington  news  gmngc  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 8, 2016

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact Amy Morrison

(802) 422-2105

amy@killingtontown.com

 

 

AJGA Set to Return to Killington for Seventh Year

 


Green Mountain National Golf Course to host Killington Junior Golf Championship July 3-7, 2016

 

Killington, VT- The Town of Killington announced the renewal of a 2-year contract with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) to host the Killington Junior Golf Championship at Green Mountain National Golf Course July 3 -7, 2016 and July 2-6, 2017 respectively.

 

The 2015 Killington Junior Golf Championship attracted over 200 of the worlds' best junior golfers, and their families, from over 20 states and 5 countries.  The event brings nearly 2,000 people to the Killington area; providing a significant boost to local hotels and restaurants and contributing an estimated average of $200,000 in local economic impact each year.

 

“We are thrilled for this continued partnership with the AJGA” comments Dave Soucy, PGA Professional and General Manager of Green Mountain National Golf Course. “Each year the tournament brings so much to our community, and it’s great to see these talented young golfers come out to challenge Green Mountain National year after year.” 2016 will mark the seventh year the Town of Killington has hosted its Junior Golf Championship at Green Mountain National Golf Course, the only municipal golf course in the State of Vermont.

 

For more information about the Killington Junior Golf Championship at Green Mountain National, visit www.ajga.org.

 

About AJGA

The AJGA 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 with a membership of over 6,000.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Britney Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

About Killington

Located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, Killington is home to the Killington Ski Resort, Green Mountain National Golf Course, exceptional restaurants and four seasons of endless outdoor activities.  More information on all events is available at www.discoverkillington.com.

About Green Mountain National Golf Course

Consistently ranked amongst the best public courses in Vermont and New England by major golf publications, Green Mountain National is a challenge for golfers of all ability levels. Conveniently located  in the heart of Central Vermont, Green Mountain National has hosted many prestigious organizations and golf tournaments including the American Junior Golf Association, the New England Pro Tour, the New England Amateur Championship, The New England Women's Tri-State Tournament and both the Men's and Women's Vermont State Amateur Championships. More information about the course is available at www.gmngc.com.

 
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