Export, PA – Visit Monroeville Sports Tourism joins the American Junior Golf Association again in 2022 as the presenting sponsor of the AJGA Preview at Westmoreland presented by VM Sports. Westmoreland Country Club will host the event April 29 – May 1, 2022. This marks the third time Westmoreland Country Club will host the AJGA.
Located just east of Pittsburgh at the junction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 376, Monroeville offers area visitors some distinct advantages when it comes to location, price, and amenities. Monroeville is just a short drive to both the City of Pittsburgh and the mountains of the Laurel Highlands. With city attractions including theaters, museums, amusement parks and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, and rafting.
“It is an honor to get back involved and contribute to this prestigious organization! The AJGA Preview is a top notch event we hope to welcome back to the Monroeville area for years to come,” said Amy Capcara, Sales and Marketing Manager at Visit Monroeville.
The event will bring 78 boy and girl first-time AJGA participants to Monroeville for the 36-hole stroke play event.
The AJGA Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet played/been accepted to an AJGA tournament. This series, conducted during the spring, offers these new and returning members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and AJGA Junior All-Star Series events. The Preview Series aids in establishing the foundation for a junior golfer’s career moving forward within the AJGA.
The tournament begins Friday, April 29 with the official practice round. The 36-holes of stroke play begin Saturday, April 30, and culminate with the awards ceremony the afternoon of Sunday, May 1.
We encourage the Export, Pennsylvania, community to volunteer for the AJGA Preview at Westmoreland presented by VM Sports. If you are interested in supporting the AJGA through volunteering please contact Tournament Director, Katie Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up online here.
About VM Sports
Visit Monroeville was established in 1987 to increase and serve the convention, trade show, entertainment, and sports industries. The agency also works closely with the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce to promote local businesses and services – including hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments – to visitors to the region. The staff markets the Monroeville Convention Center, hotels, and other indoor and outdoor venues in the area to promote the region as a low-cost, high-quality location for trade shows, conventions, entertainment, and sporting events.
About the 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. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.