The first of 22 regional qualifiers is underway today in Wheaton, Illinois! Two rounds at Cantigny Golf – Lakeside/Hillside are in progress as junior golfers from across the country are competing to gain entry into the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship later this year in November. This 54-hole national championship will be broadcast on Golf Channel!
The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship is an open series that was going to feature 160 Local Qualifiers (18-holes) *Cancelled due to COVID-19, and will now conduct 20 Regional Qualifiers (36-holes) and one National Championship (54-holes).
These regional qualifiers are set to begin in a few weeks! Golfers who participate will compete in one of the four divisions: Boys 14-18, Boys 13 & Under, Girls 14-18 and Girls 13 & Under.
The 2-hour television broadcast will allow viewers from all over the world to watch the future stars of the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour amidst the backdrop of the Koasati Pines GC, Coushatta Casino Resort and Coushatta Tribal Nation. The finale will be on November 15th,16th & 17th ,2020.
The partnership between the NB3 JGNC, HJGT and the Junior Golf Hub will be an exciting partnership, providing players that compete on the HJGT opportunities to qualify for the NB3 JGNC and compete on Golf Channel. We will be announcing when and where their players can qualify in the next week(s). In this partnership, the Junior Golf Hub will now be the official presenting partner for all the 2 -day Regional NB3 events.
NB3 JGNC Website: www.JGNC.org
Interview with Notah Begay III on Morning Drive:
30 Second TV commercial that ran on the Golf Channel:
“Partnering with the first ever National Championship Series to be aired on Golf Channel is an amazing opportunity for our players that compete on the HJGT”, said Mario Conte, Founder and Executive Director of the HJGT. “This will be a great partnership for all involved and we can’t wait to offer this to all of our players”.
Junior Golf Hub was created to educate players and parents during the recruitment process and to help provide guidance on player development so it will be a beneficial partnership for all involved, but most importantly the juniors. “To be able to expand our reach and connect more players with college coaches through this partnership with Notah Begay and the JGNC Committee, we couldn’t be happier,” says Roger Knick, Founder of Junior Golf Hub.
The HJGT and Junior Golf Hub will have exemption opportunities to the National Championship where players can punch their ticket to Coushatta and compete on Golf Channel this November.
Official Spokesman of the Series, Notah Begay III, is very excited about bringing this opportunity to all of the juniors across the country. “It definitely has been a big undertaking, but we could not be more excited to finally introduce this unique Championship to the junior golf circuit. I believe that every kid throughout the country will now have the opportunity to play their way into the National Championship and ultimately help their chances of getting recognized by college coaches.”
We look forward to providing our players the opportunity to compete in the series where players can punch their ticket to Coushatta and compete on Golf Channel this November.
Junior Golf Hub (www.juniorgolfhub.com) is the premier online community for junior golfers, parents and college coaches. JGH provides the industry’s most advanced, all-in-one suite of technology tools and education, to help players on the journey to college golf and to support player development with powerful performance measurement capabilities. JGH allows members to build compelling profiles, becoming searchable by college coaches, “Find and Follow” programs of interest, learn about the college golf recruiting process with the JGH’s Essential Guide to College Golf Recruiting. Members can access a Tournament Suite, which includes a Tournament Finder, Custom Calendar and auto-loaded tournament results. JGH also provides industry news and educational content through its blog and weekly HitTheLinks newsletter.
The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship was founded in 2019 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to compete in a truly, open competition in hopes to fulfill their dreams of becoming one of the best junior golfers in world. The Series, originally featuring 160 Local Qualifiers (18-holes), has recently been re-formatted due to COVID-19 and will now host 20 Regional Qualifiers (36-holes) and one National Championship (54-holes) covering 45+ states across the continental United States. Golfers who participate will compete in one of the four divisions: Boys 14-18, Boys 13 & Under, Girls 14-18 and Girls 13 & Under.
The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is a national, award-winning Native-led nonprofit leading the way to improve Native American children’s health. Each day, thousands of Native youth wake up facing significant health challenges and barriers to living full lives. The good news, is that most are preventable and together we are changing this reality. The NB3 Foundation is changing the lives of Native American children by supporting and funding Native-driven, culturally centered programs and by providing direct opportunities for Native youth to live healthy, active lives. To find out more, please visit http://www.nb3foundation.org
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour – (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. Through Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s partnership with international hospitality company NEXUS, a division ambassador program was developed with Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, Justin Rose, Will Smith, Ernie Els and Bryson DeChambeau, who each represent a different division within the Tour. Each ambassador leads a small group of junior golfers while bringing a strong brand awareness to junior golf and inspire them to work hard toward achieving their goals. For more info visit their website at www.hjgt.org