Asian Tour gives its endorsement to the JGTA

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Asian Tour gives its endorsement to the JGTA

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Sentosa, Singapore, January 30 : The Junior Golf Tour of Asia is proud to announce that the Asian Tour has officially given its endorsement to the JGTA.

“The Asian Tour has been at the forefront of the development of the professional golf since its inception and we are proud to align the JGTA alongside the Asian Tour” said Kyi Hla Han, JGTA Tour Founding Director.

“The JGTA provides a pathway for Asian Juniors to pursue their dreams of competing collegiately and moving on to become professional golfers and World Champions, and for many of these players, the next step after college is working towards competing on the Asian Tour, and other major tours around the world.”

The JGTA is the sanctioning body in Asia for American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry (PBE) Status, and represents the series of tournaments throughout the region, where players can build their AJGA PBE Status through their final standing on the Junior Order of Merit, the Official Ranking of the JGTA. The AJGA is the gold standard of junior golf and it is the focal point for college coaches recruiting efforts.

The endorsement of the JGTA from the Asian Tour will further the two organizations’ similar missions of growing the game and developing golf in Asia. As an endorser of the JGTA, the Asian Tour believes in the mission of the JGTA and directly plays a role in supporting junior golfers dedicated to the pursuit of an AJGA, University, and professional golf career.

Cho Minn Thant, Chief Operating Officer, Asian Tour said: “The Asian Tour is pleased to support the initiatives of JGTA. We share a common vision of unearthing promising talents and we look forward to be their platform where they will continue to develop their game as their careers progresses.”

For more information about the Junior Golf Tour of Asia and its upcoming event, the JGTA Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay, please visit JGTA.ORG

About Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics), Habitat for Humanity (Official Sustainable Development Partner), ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), Titleist and FootJoy (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Wall Street Journal (Official International Media Partner) and Sentosa in Singapore which is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.

About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the sanctioning body for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific and governing committee for junior golf tournaments that allow junior golfers to pursue an AJGA and college golf career. The Junior Order of Merit, the official ranking system of the JGTA, is the source for American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry (PBE) Status in Asia, giving junior golfers a platform to advance their college golf standing and hone their game in recognized events in the offseason. The JGTA is dedicated to upholding the mission, values, standards, and principles of the AJGA, in addition to following the rules and policies of the AJGA and its PBE system.