ORLANDO, Fla. (April 18, 2012) – Golfweek, the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf, takes its yearlong coverage of junior golf to the next level with its first dedicated Junior Issue. Bringing readers inside the exciting world of junior golf, the April 20 Junior Issue delivers a closer look at golf’s next generation of rising stars and explores the road these talented players take to find their way to the top.
“Junior golf is very much a part of the fabric of the game we cover, and we feel we devote more time and resources into writing about junior golf than anyone in our business,” said Golfweek editor Jeff Babineau. “There’s an incredible pool of talent to be found at the junior level, and we wanted to highlight some of the top players and tell their stories. We also take an extended look at the best junior academies that are feeding so many players to the college ranks. I think readers will be interested in our findings.”
Highlights of Golfweek’s 2012 Junior Issue include:
• A comprehensive article dissecting the business of developing junior golfers and comparing three Southeast golf academies – International Junior Golf Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.), IMG (Bradenton, Fla.) and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy (Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.)
• An in-depth look at how Cody Proveaux of Leesville, S.C., took his homemade swing all the way from playing with his high school team to becoming a Clemson signee and one of the top players in the country
• An insightful profile of 17-year-old phenom Ginger Howard – a former IMG prodigy who will play her first full season as a professional on the Futures Tour
• An informative instruction piece with Shun Yat Hak, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior, and teacher Mike Bender
As a bonus, the April 20 issue also will feature the 2012 edition of Golfweek’s youngest course-rankings list: Golfweek’s Best Canadian Courses. Showcasing Canada’s top 40 Classic layouts (built before 1960) and top 40 Modern layouts (built since 1960), this year’s rankings feature St. George’s Golf and Country Club and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club leading the Classic list and Devil’s Paintbrush and The National Golf Club of Canada topping the Modern list.
Visit Golfweek.com to view the new Golfweek’s Best Canadian Courses list and read articles from the 2012 Junior Issue.
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