Bermuda’s PGA TOUR event partners with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) to host the first annual Butterfield Bermuda Junior Championship advocating education in golf for talented junior athletes. The three-day tournament will be hosted at Port Royal Golf Course, home to the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. The field will be comprised of 78 junior players and will open the 2023 AJGA tournament schedule.
The American Junior Golf Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization aiming to bring opportunity to talented and enthusiastic juniors hoping to make it as future professional sportsmen and women. The AJGA holds upwards of 130 events annually with varying field sizes, with over 7,000 juniors participating in monthly competitions providing a limitless opportunity for the aspiring next generation of professional PGA TOUR golfers.
“We are so excited to host a tournament at a PGA TOUR venue with the Butterfield Bermuda Championship and Bermuda Tourism Authority,” says the Director of Business Development at the American Junior Golf Association, Patrick Cansfield. “This event helps to provide many opportunities for junior golfers around the world that are trying to earn college golf scholarships.”
The Butterfield Bermuda Junior Championship aims to grow the game of golf in Bermuda through its passionate, skillful youth players. Oliver Betschart, Dylan Muso, and Sienna Mosquera are the three Bermudians to feature in the competition. The junior tournament will be hosted this week, January 13-16, at Port Royal Golf Course.