JAPAN TO SEND A TEAM TO THE AARON BADDELEY WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on August 06, 2003

Event Held at Denarau Golf & Racquet Club in Nadi, Fiji

Tokyo, Japan - Japan will compete this year for the first time in the Aaron Baddeley World Junior Championship (ABWJC) to be held at the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club in Fiji from December 10-17. "This adds further to the depth and quality of junior golfers competing in the event. Aaron is additionally excited at how this years event is shaping up," Ron Baddeley.

The ABWJC event is a 54-hole stroke play event open to Junior Golfers under the age of 18 years for both junior boys and junior girls. Now in its third year, the event attracts junior teams from all over the world including USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Fiji. The event has both a team and individual event with the best gross winner from the boys and girls division receiving entry into the Men's and Women's Australian Opens, a world first for any such junior golf event.

"This is a great event for Japanese Junior golfers and a fantastic opportunity. We are very happy to be associated with such an event that helps nurture the game of golf in Japan," stated Paul Jones, Troon Golf Japan. Golf Digest, The Japan Golf Association, The Fiji Tourism Board, Sheraton Hotels, Air Pacific and Troon Golf, Japan have been working together to ensure a team from Japan will be competing in Fiji later this year.

The main sponsors of the event are the Fiji Visitors Bureau, Air Pacific, Sheraton Fiji and MacGregor Golf.

The qualifying event for the Japanese team will take place at the Golf Digest Junior Event in Shizuoka, Japan. The 54-hole event will attract over 800 players. The three boys and three girls who win their divisions will represent Japan at the Aaron Baddeley World Junior.

In preparation for the event the team will spend a series of training camps at Troon Golf's Green Academy Golf Course in Fukushima. The main sponsor, the Fiji Tourism Association will additionally be offering a special package for Japanese travelers during the months of December-February in association with the event. " We are excited at the prospect of Japan playing well at the event and continuing our strong tourism relationship with Japanese travelers," stated Iki Kawabata, Fiji Visitors Bureau.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 26 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 28 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River (Phoenix), Ariz.; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.; Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson, Mo.; Rose Creek Golf Club, Edmond, Okla.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; and The Grove, London, England.Tokyo, Japan - Japan will compete this year for the first time in the Aaron Baddeley World Junior Championship (ABWJC) to be held at the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club in Fiji from December 10-17. "This adds further to the depth and quality of junior golfers competing in the event. Aaron is additionally excited at how this years event is shaping up," Ron Baddeley.

The ABWJC event is a 54-hole stroke play event open to Junior Golfers under the age of 18 years for both junior boys and junior girls. Now in its third year, the event attracts junior teams from all over the world including USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Fiji. The event has both a team and individual event with the best gross winner from the boys and girls division receiving entry into the Men's and Women's Australian Opens, a world first for any such junior golf event.

"This is a great event for Japanese Junior golfers and a fantastic opportunity. We are very happy to be associated with such an event that helps nurture the game of golf in Japan," stated Paul Jones, Troon Golf Japan. Golf Digest, The Japan Golf Association, The Fiji Tourism Board, Sheraton Hotels, Air Pacific and Troon Golf, Japan have been working together to ensure a team from Japan will be competing in Fiji later this year.

The main sponsors of the event are the Fiji Visitors Bureau, Air Pacific, Sheraton Fiji and MacGregor Golf.

The qualifying event for the Japanese team will take place at the Golf Digest Junior Event in Shizuoka, Japan. The 54-hole event will attract over 800 players. The three boys and three girls who win their divisions will represent Japan at the Aaron Baddeley World Junior.

In preparation for the event the team will spend a series of training camps at Troon Golf's Green Academy Golf Course in Fukushima. The main sponsor, the Fiji Tourism Association will additionally be offering a special package for Japanese travelers during the months of December-February in association with the event. " We are excited at the prospect of Japan playing well at the event and continuing our strong tourism relationship with Japanese travelers," stated Iki Kawabata, Fiji Visitors Bureau.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 26 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 28 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River (Phoenix), Ariz.; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.; Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson, Mo.; Rose Creek Golf Club, Edmond, Okla.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; and The Grove, London, England.
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