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Chris Karam Memorial Tour Championship
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4-4a/8 Retrieving Another Player's Lost Club
A player carrying 14 clubs found another player's club on the course. He picked up the lost club, put it in his bag but did not use it, and handed it in at the pro shop when the round was completed. Was the player in breach of Rule 4-4a for carrying 15 clubs?
Updated: May 12, 2014
Sleepy Hollow Country Club - Event Re-scheduled
The event hosted by Sleepy Hollow Country Club has been re-scheduled to August 11th (Monday). To ensure your participation please login and register.
The Hammer - August 7, 2014
The 3rd Annual Hammer Golf Tournament is being held to commemorate and celebrate the life of a fine young man named Christopher Wayne Karam (1992 – 2011). Chris passed away suddenly while playing one of his favourite sports, ice hockey, on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the age of 18, just one week shy of his 19th birthday. He was taken from us, his family and his friends far too early. Chris loved life, his family, his friends and his community. Chris’ other passion was the game of golf. He had been playing golf competitively with the Durham Junior Golf Tour for two years and was a vital member of their golfing family. He had just been with his golf family a few days prior to his passing. His final round of golf was the round of his life. Chris’ contagious smile and his fun loving spirit were felt by all who met him. Chris would absolutely love knowing that so many of his family members and friends get together once a year to play a game that he loved while cherishing their time together and sharing special memories. To date, this very special event has raised $17,000 which has been shared equally with the Sick Kids Hospital and Canadian SADS Foundation. What a wonderful way to commemorate Chris’ life. Please join us and help us make this year’s tournament the most successful so far. Tournament Package Sponsorship Package
Big Break Challenge
The 2014 Durham Junior Golf Tour kicked off the competitive season with its sixth annual Rules Seminar and had some fun with its first ever Big Break Challenge. The participants tested their golf skills at Devil’s Den Golf Center and hopefully now have a better understanding of the many rules of golf!
The Big Break Challenge consisted of some of the shows favourite obstacles: “Glass” Break, The Wall and the Up & Down.
The first event of the rotation was the “Glass Break” competition. Competitors worked their way through a series of round robin eliminations with the first contestant to break their “glass” panel moving on to the next round. The Bantam final featured Andre Stevens and Ryan Pierce with Andre claiming the title. In the Juvenile final, Ben Hawkins defeated Nicholas Oosterhof and Sean Trapp to take the title. The Junior final featured three tour veterans in Jonathan Semlitch, Ben Thompson and Mathew Yaremko with Jonathan taking home the title. The girls division featured a trio of newcomers in Lauren Bevan, Hilary Cameron and Alysha Sarkar with Hilary breaking two panels enroute to claiming the title.
The second event of the rotation was The “Wall” with each participant having four opportunities to take on our ten foot wall which proved to be more than a formidable challenge! In the end it was Lauren Bevan (Junior Girls), Justin Posteraro (Bantam), Will Richardson (Juvenile) and Ryan Trapp (Junior) leading the way in their respected age divisions.
The third and final Big Break challenge was the Up & Down competition which tested both the chipping and putting skills of our junior golfers. Lauren Bevan, Brendan Dunphy, Hilary Cameron and Davis Legree all managed chip-ins and kept themselves close to the top of the leader boards in their respective divisions. In the end it was Simon Genich, Matthew Kartusch and Keegan Mongru in a dead heat for the Bantam title. The Juvenile division also featured three competitors in Luke Gavin, Will Richardson and Matthew Stevens all tied at the top of the leader board. Andre Primeau managed to squeeze past Ben Thompson in claiming the Junior title. Not to be out done by the boys, after back to back chip-ins, Lauren and Hilary closed the competition tied for the girls title.
We wish to thank Brian Wilkins for bringing his expertise on the Rules of Golf to our seminar. We also wish to thank our parent volunteers as well as thank all participants, parents and spectators for making our Rules Seminar and Big Break Challenge a huge success. A special thank you to Robert DiRosa and Jason Knill of Devil’s Den Golf Center for their continued support of junior golf in our region.
Golf Performance Coaches - Team DJGT
The Durham Junior Golf Tour and Golf Performance Coaches look to continue to grow junior golf in the Durham and Peterborough regions!
A 2014 initiative of the Durham Junior Golf Tour is the launch of a development / coaching program to further enhance its program offerings. We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Golf Performance Coaches and the introduction of Jon Roy as the tours Head Coach. The Golf Performance Coaches team is an industry leading tandem of golf coaches who specialize in junior golf development and competitive golf. As the tours new Head Coach, Jon brings over 11 years of experience working with junior aged players at all levels of development. In 2007, he was named the Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year for juniors. In 2012 he was named the Coach of the year for Ontario and then in 2013 was awarded the “Ben Kern Coach of the Year” - a national award for coaching. Jon has recently stepped down from his position as Head Provincial Coach in Ontario and will now direct his full attention to “Golf Performance Coaches”. Jon has unique expertise and experience in the field of athlete development and is most passionate about helping young players reach their goals in sport. Jon is also Ontario’s only Coach Developing Competitor certified coach and is also New Competitor Certified. He is also a certified Rules official and a Golf Psych certified instructor.
The team at Golf Performance Coaches (GPC) are really excited for this opportunity to support these junior golfers in the Durham Region. We (GPC coaches Jeff Overholt and Jon Roy) have considerable experience working with developing competitive players, and nothing gives us greater fulfillment then supporting the maturation of young golfers who love the game and are in pursuit of excellence through sport. The Durham Junior Golf Tour has been excellent for years, and as coaches we simply hope to enhance the experiences of these junior players. We feel fortunate to have been approached with this vision, and we’re confident that we can provide the very best coaching support to the athletes and families of the Durham Region. – Jon Roy
Research has repeatedly shown that talent development is largely regulated by the quantity of ‘deliberate play’ and ‘deliberate practice’ that an athlete engages in. More often than not, the correct balance is only struck when the athlete trains in a coach-facilitated environment with their peers. Therefore, our goal is to provide Durham Junior Tour members with the best environment and support possible, so they can get the repetition and feedback that they need to build skill and confidence.
The ‘Team DJGT’ Program will:
• Provide an exceptional golf training program for motivated young athletes focused on building skill and improving performance in competition.
• Provide athletes with an environment and culture that enhances their passion for the game.
• Develop an athlete’s champion traits in addition to their golf skills.
• Prepare athletes for competition at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
• Support athletes with a developmentally appropriate learning environment, backed by leading research and information.
• Assist families in navigating the competitive golf landscape and preparing for college golf.
This program is a unique and coveted training opportunity which is available to only a select group of athletes in the region. Participating athletes and families can expect to receive the very best in coaching services, training opportunities, and peer support as they continue on their journey towards excellence in golf. (Press Release)
2014 Partnership Opportunities
The Durham & Peterborough Districts Junior Golf Association is offering a wide range of partnership opportunities. We are able to provide tremendous, grassroots exposure for our partners through meaningful interaction with our members, families and supporters. In keeping with our constant desire to enhance the tour, we have a number of initiatives planned for the 2014 season; including the expansion of our program to include a fall schedule, the addition of a multi-tier player development program and the continued progression of a College/University recruiting service! Our future golfers need your help to continue to grow the game of golf to the youth of our community through the Durham Junior Golf Tour. (Additional Details)
To inquire about becoming a partner, please contact Jeffrey Iceton, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 655-8234.