Waikoloa, Hawaii, September 2014 – Get ready to tee up with some of the top junior golfers in the world on November 8, during the Asia Pacific Junior Cup Junior/Amateur Golf Tournament on the Big Island of Hawaii. Once again the challenging Kings’ Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii will play host to the junior/am as part of the 8th Annual Asia Pacific Junior Cup (APJC). The APJC, a Ryder Cup-style golf tournament, joins the top 16 junior golfers from Japan with the top 16 juniors from Hawaii/USA in a friendly 3-day competition.
The junior/am event opens the overall APJC with a shotgun start competition, followed immediately by the official Opening Ceremonies and an awards luncheon at the Kings’ Grille. Taking place November 9-11, the APJC tournament once again benefits the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA) and the Waikoloa Foundation, a Big Island non-profit organization. Hilton Grand Vacations® remains the title sponsor for this exciting international tournament, with each participating team comprised of 10 junior boys and 6 junior girls. Juniors will square off in Four-Ball, Singles and Foursome matches for the three-day tournament. The roster of APJC junior golfers from both Japan and Hawaii/USA will be announced in October.
Amateur players may sign up to play in the November 8th APJC Junior/Am by contacting the HSJGA at 808-532-0559. The $100 entry fee – of which $50 is tax deductible – includes all golf, the APJC Awards Ceremony and luncheon. Entries must be received by November 1. For more information about the Asia Pacific Junior Cup, please contact Karen Murray Boston, APJC Tournament Director at 480-495-5593.
About The HSJGA
The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association was founded in 1998 with its primary goal to be all-inclusive. Its purpose of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association is to provide an environment where any junior golfer, male or female ages 7 –18, can enjoy golf and progress at his/her own rate from beginner to a proficient level while promoting and preserving the traditions and integrity of the game. By being committed to this purpose, the Association will build its reputation as being one of the best in the country in preparing junior golfers for the future.
The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association is a non-profit, tax exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and gains it’s funding through memberships, sponsorships, grants and contributions. Contributions to the Association are thus tax deductible, to the full extent of the law, by individuals and corporations alike.
About Waikoloa Beach Resort
Waikoloa Beach Resort is situated on 1,350 acres of the beautiful Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii – the Golf Capital of the Aloha State. Waikoloa features two fabulous golf courses with unique layouts specifically designed to challenge shot-making skills while letting golfers enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Big Island: views of the majestic, often-times snow-capped Mauna Kea Mountain and the warm, tranquil Pacific Ocean.
Waikoloa’s Beach Course leads players to the Pacific Ocean along a breathtaking coastline to enjoy stunning views of humpback whales off shore. The holes of the spectacular 6,566-yard, par-70 course weave through strategically placed water features, 74 newly restored bunkers, and ancient lava fields down to the surf’s edge.
Waikoloa Kings’ Course, created by British Open champion Tom Weiskopf with design partner Jay Morrish is, appropriately, a Scottish-style layout in paradise. The 7,064-yard, par-72 track meanders in and out of ancient lava fields and features 83 strategically placed sand traps and pot bunkers along with other authentic links golf trappings such as double greens and undulating fairways.
About Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC
Hilton Resorts Corporation, dba Hilton Grand Vacations, is a division of Hilton Worldwide, recognized as the leading global hospitality company. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel, and reservation services for more than 222,000 Club Members. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com, hiltongrandvacationsmediacenter.com or connect at clubtraveler.com.
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