Some Of The Nation’s Best Junior Golfers Will Compete At Timacuan Golf & Country Club This Weekend
Timacuan Golf & Country Club will host some of the best junior golfers in the country this weekend (Jan 18th-Jan 20th) in the Foley Performance Academy at EaglesDream Junior Championship.
The American Junior Golf Association will conduct the 54-hole competition for players aged 12 to 18 January 19-20 on the highly acclaimed Ron Garl layout. The public is invited to watch the action free of charge.
There will be shotgun starts for the field of 65 juniors on Saturday at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the 36 holes. Tee times on Sunday for the final round will start at 8:15 a.m. on both sides.
“We are thrilled to showcase our golf course and our outstanding Mini-Verde greens to some of the best players in the world,” said Timacuan Golf Director Eric Cannon. “Our course has the reputation of being a top challenge for tournament golfers. I know these juniors will find the course to their liking.”
The Foley Performance Academy at EaglesDream is located at Timacuan, and is headed by world-renowned instructor Sean Foley, coach to current No. 1 ranked Justin Rose. Many 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 new 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 new 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:
Timacuan Golf and Country Club