LAKE MARY, FL – Timacuan Golf & Country Club will host some of the best junior golfers in the country this weekend in the Foley Performance Junior Championship.
The American Junior Golf Association will conduct the 54-hole competition for a field of 78 players aged 12 to 19 on Jan. 16-18 on the highly acclaimed Ron Garl layout. The public is invited to watch the action free of charge. Tee times begin at 8:20 a.m. on all three days on both sides.
“Our golf course continues to be very popular among tournament organizations everywhere, including the AJGA,” said Timacuan Golf Director Ben Knapp. “We are proud of Timacuan’s reputation of being a top challenge for tournament golfers. I know these juniors will find the course to be playing tough, but fair.”
The Foley Performance Academy at EaglesDream is located at Timacuan, and is headed by world-renowned instructor Sean Foley. Some of the top juniors in the world have honed their skills at the academy.
Timacuan has been among the most popular courses in Central Florida since opening in 1988. Having ranked in the top 14 golf courses in Florida, Timacuan has hosted dozens of national and international competitions. U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell is among its fans.
“I really enjoyed the golf course,” said McDowell, after playing in the $10,000 Timacuan Scramble in January of 2013. “It is a great layout with a links-like feel to it. It can be testy in places if you get off the beaten path, but it is a very fair course.”
Another fan of Timacuan and the Mini-Verde greens is former world long drive champion David Mobley.
“I was so impressed with the greens,” said Mobley. “The Mini Verde greens really force you to golf your ball. You have to put it in the right places on these greens. It’s an excellent layout, and these greens make you play the golf course the way it is supposed to be played.”
Timacuan Golf & Country Club is a semi-private facility that embraces both the public community as well as their long-standing, family centric membership. Along with Foley Performance Academy, Timacuan is committed to advancing the game of golf through education and instruction.
To experience the course, or book an outstanding golf lesson, contact the Timacuan Pro Shop:
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