March 25, 2010
Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Tour announce partnership with Bridgestone Golf
Hilton Head, SC - The Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (Hank
Haney IJGA) and the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) are proud to announce
a partnership with Bridgestone Golf. Bridgestone Golf will become the title sponsor
of the 2010 IJGT Tournament of Champions, held at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando,
FL. In addition, they will serve as an official tour sponsor to the IJGT. In this
capacity, Bridgestone Golf will receive significant branding, signage, and promotion
at the events and online at www.IJGT.com and www.IJGA.com. As part of this sponsorship,
Bridgestone Golf will supply the tour and its members with its Tour quality golf
balls and Bridgestone Golf logoed hats..
At the 2010 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, Bridgestone Golf will provide
Hank Haney IJGA students and IJGT members with the opportunity to experience first-hand
the "Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting Challenge" to ensure they are using the best
golf ball for their game.
"We are very excited about this relationship with Hank Haney IJGA and IJGT. Both
companies provide the finest in junior golf training and competition. Our hope is
that Bridgestone Golf products will help take these top quality junior golfers to
the next level." stated Dan Murphy, Vice President of Bridgestone Golf.
In conjunction with the 2010 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, Bridgestone
Golf will host the annual All-American Awards Banquet on May 30th. This banquet
will recognize over 60 competitors as part of the IJGT All-American Teams. The keynote
speaker for the evening will be Mr. Hank Haney, Director of Instruction at the Hank
"The 2010 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions is our highest ranked and most
prestigious event of the year. This invitation-only event will bring together the
most qualified and talented junior golfers from around the world. Bridgestone Golf’s
involvement is a significant and positive addition to the Tournament of Champions
and the tour. We are proud to be aligned with a company such as Bridgestone Golf,"
said Walker Hill, Vice President of the IJGT.
About Bridgestone Golf
Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium
golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names.
Bridgestone Golf, Inc is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally
famed golfers including Fred Couples, Charles Howell III, Matt Kuchar and Brandt
Snedeker. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports
Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo.
About Hank Haney IJGA
Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy, located in Hilton Head Island, South
Carolina, is the only golf academy in the world to combine training, competition,
and academics for serious junior golfers. Hank Haney IJGA has students from 27 countries
and 28 states. Hank Haney, instructor for the #1 player in the world, serves as
Director of Instruction and his students have gone on to win every major professional,
collegiate, and amateur golf championship.
To obtain more information about the Hank Haney IJGA, please visit www.ijga.com or call (800) 791-8229.
About the IJGT
The International Junior Golf Tour is the only junior golf tour to host events every
weekend through the academic year, with over 70 tournaments annually. In addition,
the IJGT hosts 3 international events. Players from all 50 states and from several
countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass,
Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park, and Harbour Town Golf Links.
To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.ijgt.com or call (800) 792-9143.