By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
Offers A New Format Opportunity for Juniors

1st Annual Team Challenge
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) will be at Stone Mountain Golf Club for our 1st Annual Team Challenge! August 23rd-24th the HJGT will be in Stone Mountain, GA for the first of many Team Challenge tournaments! Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stonemont Course is a challenging and exciting track for our junior golfers to get a glimpse of what team golf is all about!

At our Team Challenges, more is at stake, making each Team Challenge very competitive. For further explanation of the HJGT point values, please visit hjgt.org for a full points explanation.

As our first Team Challenge tournament, HJGT is happy to provide an additional playing opportunity outside their normal realm of administering events for junior golfers. This sort of format allows the HJGT to differentiate their season of events more than it already is with more options for juniors to pursue their dreams to playing college golf and soaring beyond. With this as the first Team Challenge, HJGT wishes for all junior golfers in the area to come share the history of this event and gather a team of five players to compete against other top teams. Please note that all players on a team do not have to be from the same age division but all players on each team will play from their respective yardages as assigned by their division. For more information on the format of the team challenge visit hjgt.org or call the headquarters at (904) 379-2697.

The 1st Annual Team Challenge is open to all golfers between the ages of 11-18. At stake during this tournament are Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings (JGS), AJGA Performance Stars if the respective field sizes are met within each age division, also a prize purse worth $500 for future tournament registration to Hurricane events will be awarded to the winning team, and an automatic bid into the 2014 Tour Championship for the top finisher in each age group, as well as the top 10 finishers from each division will receive points toward year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and Hurricane Cup Points.

This is a two day 36-hole stroke-play event. The first round will begin on Saturday, August 23rd with a double tee start running from 12:00PM-2:00PM. The second round, on Sunday, August 24th will begin with a double tee start at 8:00AM-10:00AM. The registration fee is $189 for members and $219 for non-members.

The Stonemont course at Stone Mountain Golf Club is in pristine shape and is a challenging course for any type of golfer. Built in 1969 by famed golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Stonemont is a shot maker’s golf course that will test every club in your bag. Stonemont's classic layout has hosted many prestigious events in Georgia such as the Public Links Championship.

1st Annual Team Challenge

August 23rd-24th

Stone Mountain Golf Club- Stonemont Course

Stone Mountain, GA

Registration Deadline: August 13th

About us:

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania.

For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org