GOLF CHANNEL TO RUN PGA JR LEAGUE SPECIAL

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The PGA of America, Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale Arizona, and the National Car Rental Group have formed a partnership with the Golf Channel to create a special of the PGA Jr. League National Championship recently held at Grayhawk Golf Club.

This two-hour primetime feature will air on Tuesday December 5th, 7PM CST with a rebroadcast at 11:30 PM also on the 5th.

The championship match was played between Georgia and New Jersey, with Georgia pulling out a hard fought win in the title match.

Team Illinois at the PGA Junior League matches recently held in Arizona.

The special shown by the Golf Channel will features with the players, some daily highlights, and footage taken from the championship matches and awards ceremony.

The Golf Channel team of Ryan Burr doing the Play-by-Play along with analyst Tripp Isenhour. On course reporters include Billy Ray Brown and Kay Cockerill.

Golf Channel social media host Alexandra Laughlin was on site to interact with the players competing.

In 2017 a record of over 42,000 boys and girls competed in the PGA junior league, which was comprised of over 3,400 teams. In 2016 there was over 36,000 kids involved that played on just over 2,900 teams.

Once arriving on site, the eight teams were divided in two divisions. There was the Ryder Division and the Wanamaker Division. Team Illinois that was captained by Cog Hill’s Kevin Weeks, and coached by Clayton Pendergraft, competed in the Ryder Division and finished 7th in the competition. The players on Team Illinois all competed out of Cog Hill. in Lemont.

“Grayhawk has been fortunate to host national events on every level, and this one is as cool as they come,” said Joe Shershenovich, Director of Golf for Grayhawk Golf Club. “As the host venue, and Southwest PGA Member, we were happy to welcome everyone involved to Scottsdale. Golf Channel’s coverage boosts the profile of the PGA Jr. League by showing kids nationwide just how fun it is to learn and play the game through this unique program. As someone who’s been involved from the beginning. it’s easy to see why the PGA Jr. League is growing so fast. Those who tune into the Golf Channel on Dec. 5 will get an opportunity to see for themselves.”

The PGA Jr. league rpogram on the Golf Channel will be shown next Tuesday on the Golf Channel at 7 PM local CST Time. You can let your junior golfers see first hand how exciting the the league is, and encourage them to participate in 2018.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.