CHARLESTON -The Callaway Junior Tour is scheduled to make five stops in the Mid-Ohio Valley during the 2013 season.
Formerly named the Top Flite Junior Tour, the Callaway Junior Tour will debut on May 28 with two consecutive events at The Greenbrier Resort, where 200 of the first juniors to register will have the opportunity to experience America's Resort.
Leading up to the Tour Championship on July 29 at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, will be stops at the Golf Club of West Virginia (June 14), Marietta Country Club (June 17) and Greenhills Country Club (June 18), Minibel Par 3 Course (July 21) and Parkersburg Country Club (July 22).
Twin Falls Resort (June 12) and Highland Springs (June 24) are new sites for the 2013 season.
Online registration begins on March 6.
"What our friend Larry Martin has created, and now supported by Callaway Golf, is remarkable, and a great opportunity for junior golfers in West Virginia," said Hill Herrick, who serves as head golf professional at The Greenbrier.
Callaway Junior Tour
* Callaway Junior Tour will be in the Mid-Ohio Valley for five tournament stops this season.
Golf Club of West Virginia Date: June 14
Marietta Country Club
Date: June 17
Greenhills Country Club Date: June 18
Minibel Par 3 Course
Date: July 21
Parkersburg Country Club Date: July 22
The Callaway Junior Tour is open to any boy or girl 18 years of age or younger.
The Tour is broken up into age divisions to allow players of the same age and near skill level to compete together at the appropriate length of golf course: 10-12 year old boys; 13-14 year old boys; 15-16 year old boys; 17-18 year old boys; 10-14 year old girls; and 15-18 year old girls.
Every player must be an annual member of the Callaway Junior Tour prior to having the opportunity to register for tournaments. Membership is $50 online. Online membership will be available beginning in mid-January.
For more information on the Callaway Junior Tour, visit www.tfjt.org.
In other news released by the West Virginia Golf Association, the West Virginia Junior Match Play Championship will move to Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville on June 14-16. Wheeling's Thadd Obecny is the defending champion.
On July 15-16, Locust Hill Golf Club in Charles Town will serve as the host site for the State Junior Amateur Championship on July 15-16. Cale Wheeler is the defending champion.
For more information on the W.Va. Junior Championships, visit www.wvga.org.