The 35th Junior PGA Championship will take place August 2-5, 2010, Fort Wayne, Indiana at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. It will be the first Junior PGA Championship to be contested in Indiana. Shindigz is a major sponsor for this golf event.
“Our 34-year tradition of offering the country’s top junior golfers a premier Championship venue will continue as The PGA of America brings the 2010 Junior PGA Championship to Sycamore Hills Golf Club,” said PGA President Jim Remy. “The Jack Nicklaus Signature design will present the nation’s top-ranked juniors a great challenge on which to display their talents.”
Perhaps the finest golf club in the Midwest, Sycamore Hills opened its doors in 1989. The course, first deeded by Andrew Jackson in 1835, is marked by generous fairways, peninsula greens, waste bunkers and white sand. Sycamore Hills is ranked No. 93 in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses for 2009-10,” and also ranks No. 63 on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Greatest Practice Facilities for 2009-10.”
If the 2010 Junior PGA Championship is anything like past versions of the Junior PGA Championship, fans, golfers, and officials are in store for a week of thrilling golf. The 2009 Junior PGA Championship, played at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio was won by T.J. Vogel (boys’ division) and Alexis Thompson (girls’ division). In fact, for Thompson, who made a lot of noise on the LPGA Tour this summer, it was the second time she captured the Patty Berg Trophy (awarded to the winner of the girls’ division of the Junior PGA Championship). Just 14-years-old, Thompson won her first Junior PGA Championship in 2007 at the age of 12.
Begun in 1976, The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally produced unforgettable golf performances and brings together the best junior golfers from around the country to compete for the Jack Nicklaus Trophy in the boys’ division and the Patty Berg Trophy in the girls’ division.