The biggest key to a successful junior golf program is fun. The lessons they learn in a good junior golf program will be carried through life.
GSJGA creates a fun environment where kids learn the game with their friends. Tournaments and clinics give the kids time outside to enjoy the fresh air. Golf will teach them personal responsibility, how to manage their emotions when things don't go their way, and it's a sport they can play their whole lives.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Evie's to enjoy our 2015 awards celebration at Evie's Tavern and Grill, and congratulations to all the "Player of the Year"winners in their age divisions:
A big congratulations to Erik Souchak and Victoria Cangero for "Overall Player of the Year" award and winners of the sportsmanship awards.
Bill Rogers Memorial Championship
Elite Junior Tour
1st Place- Tyler Rover
2nd Place - Elijah Martin
3rd Place Michael Groves
1st Place - Katie Kroos Roberts
2nd Place - Meadow Southworth
3rd Place - Jacqueline Putrino
1st Place - Noah Kumar
2nd Place - Finn Deutz
3rd Place - Bryan Choi
The Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association wants to congratulate four of our members on being awarded the Joe Turnesa Memorial Scholarship. Every year, the scholarship is awarded to members of the GSJGA or participants in the Donald Ross High School Invitational at Sara Bay Country Club. This year’s winners are Victoria Cangero from Pine View High School and plays for Venice High School, Michael Groves from Riverview High School, Allyson Guthrie from Venice High School and Ron Johnson from Venice High School. These four have shown outstanding leadership on the golf course and in the classroom.
What is the Joe Turnesa Scholarship and who is eligible?
The Joe Turnesa Memorial Scholarship Fund pays tribute to the memory of Joe Turnesa, who was a teaching pro and honorary member of Sara Bay Country Club and one of the earliest competitors on the PGA Tour. He won 25 tour events and shared his love of the game until age 90.
The scholarship, which was established by the members of the Sara Bay Golf and Country Club, benefits four high school seniors each year who have been actively involved in Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association. Each recipient is awarded a $2000 renewable scholarships. The four seniors chosen are awarded a total of $32,000 for their college careers. They have awarded 58 college scholarships, since its inception, to deserving high school students
Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association
P.O. Box 20734
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