Sunday, August 14, 2016
Wyndham Cup Players Get the Distance with Leupold GX Rangefinders
The Leupold GX-3i2 was the only rangefinder used by players in the Wyndham Cup, which was held July 25-28 at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. The annual event brings together 40 of the country’s top junior golfers in an East-versus-West team match play competition. The West team won for the fourth straight year.
Wyndham Cup alumni include some of the biggest names in professional golf: Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Rickie Fowler, Cristie Kerr, Matt Kuchar, Brittany Lincicome, Inbee Park, Morgan Pressel, Webb Simpson, Lexi Thompson, Bubba Watson and others.
“In supporting the AJGA, we are helping to support the future of golf,” said Rob Morrison, vice president, global marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We provide our GX rangefinders to these junior golfers to help them play at a high level and complete their rounds faster in tournaments such as the Wyndham Cup. Whether they go on to pro careers or remain amateurs, we hope their AJGA and Pace of Play experiences will enhance enjoyment of the game over the course of their lives.”
Leupold has a seven-year partnership commitment to the AJGA as title sponsor of its Pace of Play program. Initiated in 2003, the program gives the world’s top junior golfers the opportunity to learn how to compete and play ready golf on some of the best courses in the country. In addition to its Pace of Play sponsorship, Leupold is the Official Rangefinder of the AJGA.
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 12-18) of nearly 6,500 members from 49 states and more than 50 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-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.
For more information about the AJGA, visit www.ajga.org.
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