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WORLD JUNIOR GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
JAPAN

The 2005 World Junior Golf Team Championship will be held once again in Japan. Each year twelve Countries put together a team of their best four Junior (18 & under) players to compete in a setting that is the magnitude of the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup.  The 14th Anniversary of this truly world junior golf event brings together the best junior golfers from around the globe to compete against each other in a team format. This years tournament dates are June 21 - 24, 2005. The travel dates for the competition will be June 15 - 25, 2005.  The championship will take place Bear's Paw Golf Club (outside of Shiga, Japan). The course, which the championship is played on, is a Par 72 mountain course. It has been a stop on many of Japan's professional tour throughout the few years of the course.

EVENTS FOR THE 2005 CHAMPIONSHIP

June 15 Leave for Japan (TBD)
June 18-19 Practice Days
June 20 Amateur/Junior Competition Opening Ceremony
June 21-24 Tournament Dates
June 24 Awards Ceremony / Farewell Party
June 25 Return to USA

 HISTORY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP

  • 1992 was the first year of the championship, which was held in Taisha Country Club in the City of Izumo, Japan. The United States team won this three-day event. The format was seven players and the best five scores of the day.
  • 1993 the event moved to the Masters Golf Club in Miki-City, Japan. The format was changed to four team members and a three-day tournament.
  • 1994 - 1997 the championship was played at the Asahi Kokusai Hamamura Onsen Golf Club in Tottori, Japan. It was during 1997 that the current format of four players and four-day tournament began.
  • 1998 - 2001 the tournament was held in Hyogo, Japan.
  • 2002 Toyota Motor Company Japan announced a 5 year commitment as Title sponsor. Since this commitment Toyota has taken the tournament to various City's.

Each year the championship becomes one of the premiere events in junior golf throughout the world. Most continents have a team championship that will determine which country will be represented at that year World Junior Golf Team Championship. Along with these represented countries the organizers of the event will pick one or two developing golfing countries to play against the best in the world. This feeling of the committee hopes that these countries will grow by learning from the other participants in the field.

One of the biggest gains of all the participants of this championship is the hospitality of the people of Japan. Each team is assigned to a host family and they spend one to two nights learning the customs and beauty of the people of Japan while being their guests in these homes. It is more than a golf tournament.

Visit the tournaments Website at www.wjgtc.org.

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