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.
The 1st Annual GSJGA Springtime Alumni Gala, will be held this year on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and is being held at the Venetian Golf Club in Venice .
GSJGA will be honoring our alumni for the first time with this special event.
We hope you will join us for a fun evening filled with dinner, dancing, live music and a silent auction. Tickets will be $75 per person, and can be purchased online.
GSJGA is an organization that runs solely on donations and grants, so financial support is extremely important to provide our children a platform to not only learn about golf, but to ensure that the values and knowledge gained through golf will prepare the children to succeed in their personal and professional lives.
We want to give the Venetian Golf Club a huge THANK YOU for opening their doors to our 9 holers for the entire winter season!
GSJGA is pleased to announce the formation of the GSJGA Junior Academy!
The Academy will focus on developing knowledge and skill for our membership. The GSJGA Golf Academy will have two initial locations, Capri Isles in Venice, and Tatum Ridge Golf Links in Sarasota.
For more information on the fall session dates, times, and cost contact:
Tatum Ridge Golf Links: http://www.conawaygolf.com/main/gsjga-junior-academy/
Capri Isles: Rebecca Johnson at 941-587-2385.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
GSJGA is looking for a few parent volunteers to join our Spring Fundraiser Committee. We will meet once a month to help plan our first fundraising evening with dinner and a silent auction honoring GSJGA alumni. If interested please send us an email at GSJGA@hotmail.com
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
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.
Awards Celebration Update
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.
Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association
P.O. Box 20734
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