A Shared Mission in Junior Golf Development

In 2015, ACDS was named an Official Partner of the AJGA.  ACDS share a mission with the AJGA in helping to develop and prepare junior golfers for college golf.  As an Official Partner, ACDS is responsible for providing junior athletes with authentic information and college development opportunities, while giving them the guidance and support they need to achieve their goals for College golf.

ACDS joins a prestigious group of seven Official Partners in support of junior golf: PING, Under Armour, Amino Vital, Transamerica, Wyndham Worldwide, Thunderbirds and Wells Fargo.

ACDS staff attends numerous AJGA events each year, often while traveling with ACDS student-athletes.  While on-site at AJGA events, ACDS speaks at parents and players meetings, answers parents’ questions about college prep and the athletic development process throughout the week, and always enjoys watching world-class junior golf. 

 

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 has also  ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook, an AJGA Open event held at the RMG Club at Oakwood in Lakewood, Washington.  In 2017, ACDS will begin to actively support more AJGA Open events.

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 6,500

Full-Time Staff: 63

National Sponsor: TaylorMade-adidas Golf

Premier Partners: Rolex and Ralph Lauren

Tournaments in 2016: 115

AJGA Qualifiers in 2016: 65

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 600 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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