For Immediate Release…
Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour to be the Official Canadian Qualifying Tour of Future Champions Golf
The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), Canada’s most-played Junior Tour, will host a qualifying event in each of its six regions this spring to qualify players for the 2019 FCG Callaway World Championship that has quickly become one of the premier world championships in junior golf. Run by Future Champions Golf (FCG), the event featured 600 players from 37 different countries last year. This year the July 15-17 event in Rancho Mirage, CA will grow to 732 players from 45 countries, and increase venues from nine championship courses to 11.
The FCG Callaway World Championship, which is now in its 11th year, is much more than just a golf tournament as there are several special learning opportunities included. The MJT will have one exemption per age division, per region with an additional spot being granted in the 15-18 divisions, giving even more Canadian junior golfers the opportunity to compete this year.
New for 2019, the MJT and FCG have expanded their partnership to also include the four-day AJGA PBE recognized FCG International Junior Championship which runs July 1-5 at the Sycuan Resort in El Cajon, CA. Similar to the FCG World Championship, Canadians will have the opportunity to qualify for the FCG International through various MJT qualifying events held throughout the spring across the country.
For more information on the FCG Callaway World Championship, please click here. For more information on the FCG International Junior Championship tournament, please click here. Details of the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s schedule can be accessed here.
About Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza is Canada’s number one-played Junior Golf Tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada. The organization is presented nationally by Boston Pizza and supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts more than 70 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7-12 year olds, the Collegiate Tour for 19-23 year olds, and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11 to 18 which are also qualifiers for international competitions. The program offers annual awards, scholarships, and frequent player incentives to help reward player’s performance and participation throughout each season. MJT alumni include many Professional Tour players and PGA of Canada Professionals, as well as Canadian Amateur, National and Provincial Junior Champions. The MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life, promoting the game from grassroots through to provincial, national, university and professional level. For more information on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, please visit www.maplejt.com
About Future Champions Golf
Founded in 2004 by PGA Teaching Professional Chris Smeal, the Future Champions Golf program has evolved from what started as instruction only to one of the leading tournament organizations in the world for junior golfers. Future Champions Golf hosts 4 levels of tournaments for junior golfers with headquarters located at Stadium Golf Center in San Diego, CA. The program has helped develop 1,000’s of College Golfers and several PGA and LPGA Tour Players. For more information, please visit futurechampionsgolf.com.
For all inquiries contact
Antrone Williams, FCG Executive Director
Russ MacKay, MJT Operations Manager