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2005 SEASON ON MAPLE LEAF JUNIOR GOLF TOUR LARGEST TO DATE
The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour?s 2005 country-wide schedule is 99% finalized - enter events today!
Click here for the 2005 Schedule
or click here to download the 2005 Membership & Tournament Entry Form.
________________________________________________MJT members have an outstanding international opportunity to compete against world class competition on famous courses in the birthplace of golf, Scotland. The Maple Leaf Team of 8 boys, selected from qualifiers throughout Canada, will be captained by MJT Tournament Director Dean Spriddle, CPGA Teacher of the Year 2002/3 and Coach of the Canadian National Ladies Team, which placed 2nd in the World Championships in 2004. Check the schedule for qualifying sites. SCOTLAND KINGDOM OF FIFE TEAM MATCHES
________________________________________________ MJT BOSTON PIZZA NATIONAL TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR THE FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS GOLF CLUBThe 7th annual MJT Boston Pizza National Tour Championship will be hosted by the outstanding Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club in the Rocky Mountains of Banff, Alberta, on September 10-11, 2005. You can qualify! Play in as many events you can (3 minimum) and earn your spot in this prestigious invitation-only finale to the season. Click here for more information. ________________________________________________For the first time, the MJT will host one day events in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta which are open to both members and non-members and include a 10 & Under age division for junior-junior play. So tell your younger brothers and sisters to try out 9 or 18 holes of competition on the MJT this year! Dates and venues on the full 2005 schedule on the website. ________________________________________________At both the 1st Choice Savings MJT One Day Series event at Magrath Golf Club (July 5) and the MJT Radium Hot Springs Open (July 18-19), adults have the option to join a junior for one round in a best ball format. ________________________________________________MJT?s Quebec Tournament Director, Tom Bissegger, brings a wealth of experience as a CPGA Professional to the program and will be hosting the inaugural MJT event in Quebec on July 4-5 at Club de Golf Rive-Sud, near Montreal. The inclusion of Quebec expands the MJT?s national presence and increases opportunities for developing champions nationwide! QUEBEC ON SCHEDULE ________________________________________________The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour has spearheaded affiliations with selected golf academies across the country, helping members to find the best game development programs available. Watch for an official announcement later this month. ________________________________________________The MJT would like to thank all Golf Courses who were entered to win 2 free memberships to award to junior members, promoted with the November 2004 edition of TourTIMES. Victoria Park Golf Club in Guelph, Ontario was randomly selected from all replies. VICTORIA PARK GOLF CLUB IN GUELPH, ONT., WINS 2 MEMBERSHIPS! ________________________________________________The MJT is proud to offer the best value to parents and junior golfers with the least expensive fees for a major junior tour across Canada, as well as being the only one with favourable refund and payment policies, reducing the cost burden for juniors where possible. _______________________________________________________ GREAT NEW SPONSORS SUPPORT MJT
Ogio, recognizing the MJT as a good fit for their company - which is all about ?vision, innovation and action sports? - recently stepped up their contribution to the MJT as an Official Sponsor.
Webber Naturals, Canada?s fastest growing vitamin, supplement and herbal remedy company has announced a new partnership with the MJT, signing on as both a Product Sponsor and Title Sponsor of the Webber Naturals Okanagan Junior Championship, July 11-13, 2005 at the Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna, BC
________________________________________________Turtle Creek Collection will be Title Sponsor of three events on the 2005 schedule. Turtle Creek Collection recently entered the North American market offering exclusively designed Australian golfwear and lifestyle apparel. The Turtle Creek Collection of events are the season-opening March 19-20 MJT-FCWT Qualifier presented by Turtle Creek at Morgan Creek Golf Course in S. Surrey, BC, the July 27-28 Turtle Creek Junior Series at Lacombe Golf Club in Lacombe, AB, and the August 15-16 Turtle Creek Junior Series at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, ON.
Two veteran members of the MJT capped off the 2004 season with huge national wins: Inah Park (Burnaby, BC) was crowned Canadian Junior Girls Champion while Darren Wallace (Langley, BC) captured the Canadian Men?s Amateur title. ____________________________________ MJT MEMBER MILESTONES
________________________________________________Seven out of the top 10 nationally-ranked juniors on the RCGA Future Links Junior Order of Merit have played on the MJT. The three junior golfers who have not played MJT are in provinces where the Tour has not yet hosted tournaments (QC and NB)!
MAJORITY OF ?TOP 10? HAVE PLAYED MJT
RCGA National Order of Merit for Juniors, 2004 (*indicates played MJT)
1.* Rafael Lee - Burnaby, BC
2.* Darren Wallace - Langley, BC
3.* Michael Knight - Calgary, AB
4.* Dale Vallely - Medicine Hat, AB
5. Marc Bourgeois - Dieppe, NB
6. Keven Fortin Simard - Roberval, QC
7. Hugo Chamberland - Lauzon-St-J?rome,QC
8.* Mitchell Fox - Okotoks, AB
9.* Scott Lowen - Winnipeg, MB
10.* Richard Lee - Vancouver, BC
____________________________________________________________?Darren learned how to win on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour. He has played over 35 events on the MJT, and from an early age he got to compete against a consistently high caliber of players on the MJT ? without this he wouldn?t have had any chance to get to the level to be able to win the Canadian Men?s Amateur Championship last year.? WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MJT For more comments, please visit What People Are Saying About The MJT.
?Darryl Wallace, father of Darren and Jessica Wallace, MJT members.
?Adam is doing what he has worked long and hard for, play golf, and at the same time goes to school. I was thinking back to Adam?s first tournament, and how being a part of the (Maple Leaf) Junior Tour enabled Adam to compete, at whatever level he was at, and return each year to challenge himself. He certainly had the determination, and learned to overcome his disappointments, and not take his accomplishments for granted. Thanks to the great group of people with the tour, and to let you know the opportunity that you developed for young people who just want to play the game of golf, and take it as far as they can go.?
?M.H., Ft. St. John, BC
?Your tour was the main reason why Evan was accepted into college on a golfing scholarship. All of your staff do such a great job to make the events fun and meaningful. Thank you again.?
?W.K., St. Albert, AB
?Thanks for running such a great tour that opens up so many opportunities for junior golfers. This tour is part of the reason I'm able to play golf on a scholarship in the USA.?
?T.K., Lethbridge, AB
____________________________________________________________The non-profit MJT is successfully fulfilling its mandate to develop junior golf in Canada as evidenced by the growth in the program, the testimonials from players, parents and sponsors, and the achievements of its members in provincial, national and international competition. The MJT, Canada?s only major junior tour run by Canadian PGA Professionals and endorsed by PGA Tour veterans Dave Barr and Ray Stewart, has expanded with 40 events planned for 2005 across Canada. READY TO JOIN? NEED MORE INFORMATION? Click here for the 2005 MJT Schedule Click here for the 2005 Membership & Tournament Entry FormClick here to find out more about registering. ___________________________________________
We hope to see you on the MJT this golfing season.
Remember, aim for no bogeys - in golf and in life.
_____________________________________________________________ ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAF JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS. IN GOLF. IN LIFE.
Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
Tel: 1-877-859-GOLF or 604-943-1645
Fax: 1-877-943-1743 or 604-943-1743