A Shared Mission in College Golf Development

In 2015, ACDS was named an Official Partner of the AJGA. ACDS shares in the mission of the AJGA in developing and preparing junior golfers for college golf. As an Official Partner, ACDS is responsible for providing junior athletes with education, mentorship, preparation guidelines and AJGA playing opportunities to achieve their goals for College golf.

ACDS staff attends dozens of AJGA events each year, often while traveling with ACDS student-athletes.  While on-site at AJGA events, ACDS speaks at both parents and players meetings, answers parents’ questions about college golf preparation and the athletic development process throughout the week, and always enjoys watching the world’s top junior golfers compete for PBE status.

 

ACDS Tournament Sponsorship

As Official Partner of the AJGA, ACDS is an active contributor to junior golf and supports the development of over 6000 junior golfers. ACDS lends its name to the Junior All-Star Series, the collection of AJGA events specifically designed for boys and girls age 12-15 years old.  The ACDS Junior All-Star Series consists of 16 – 20 events each year and is a major focal point of college coaches.  The competition provides an opportunity for younger members to develop their skills and build Performance Based Entry status to earn entry into Open tournaments.

ACDS also lends its name to the ACDS Championship at Lake Merced and the ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook, two AJGA Open event held respectively at Lake Merced Golf Club in the San Francisco area and Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood, Washington near Seattle.

The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Junior Membership: More than 6,600

Full-Time Staff: 63

National Sponsor: TaylorMade-adidas Golf

Premier Partners: Rolex and Ralph Lauren

National Chairmen: Hunter Mahan and Annika Sorenstam

Tournaments in 2017: 121

AJGA Qualifiers in 2017: 72

First National Tournament Conducted: 1978 (Tournament of Champions, Inverrary Country Club, Lauderhill, Fla.)

National Headquarters: The AJGA National Headquarters is located at Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Ga.

Tour Success: More than 300 AJGA alumni play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have earned more than 830 Tour victories.

AJGA alumni on the PGA TOUR include: Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink, Jason Dufner, Harris English, Bob Estes, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Russell Henley, Morgan Hoffmann, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan, Steve Marino, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Sean O’Hair, Jeff Overton, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Scott Stallings, David Toms, Bubba Watson, Mark Wilson, Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods and Scott Verplank.

AJGA alumnae on the LPGA Tour include: Paula Creamer, Katie Futcher, Julieta Granada, Pat Hurst, Vicky Hurst, Jennifer Johnson, Moriya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, I.K. Kim, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Paige Mackenzie, Kristy McPherson, Inbee Park, Morgan Pressel and Wendy Ward.

College Success: 25 of the past 30 NCAA Division I men’s champions and 23 of the past 30 NCAA Division I women’s champions are AJGA alumni.

Amateur Success: 24 of the past 30 U.S. Amateur champions and 25 of the past 30 U.S. Women’s Amateur champions are AJGA alumni.

Prominent Alumni of the American Junior Golf Association

Getting their start in the ACDS junior All-Star Series

In-Bee Park

In-Bee Park

ACDS Junior All-Star Series Alumni

Inbee Park is a prominent alumni of the ACDS Junior All-Star S..

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Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler

ACDS Junior All-Star Series Alumni

Rickie Fowler is a prominent alumni of the ACDS Junior All-Sta..

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Alison Lee

Alison Lee

ACDS Junior All-Star Series Alumni

Alison Lee is a prominent alumni of the ACDS Junior All-Star S..

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Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth

ACDS Junior All-Star Series Alumni

Jordan Spieth is a prominent alumni of the ACDS Junior All-Sta..

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