The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing

Foshan Golf Club was founded over ten years ago and is conveniently located 40 minutes from downtown Guangzhou. Foshan Golf Club’s par 72 championship golf course was designed by Tony Cashmore, a well known Australian designer, and is one of the most environmentally friendly courses in China. “The course is designed and constructed to blend in with the local natural landscape. If the surrounding spectacular scenery and beautiful rolling terrain are not enough to attract all your attention, then the challenging greens will surely surprise you.” The course and club were recreated by New World China Realestate, and the upgraded facilities are world-class.

The course has played host to the European Challenge Tour’s Foshan Open since 2013. In 2018, the winner of the event was Victor Perez, taking home the trophy in a playoff after finishing 72 holes in regulation at 19-under-par. The JGTA low score record is 66 and we might just see one of Asia’s best juniors match Perez’ second-round score of 65.

Marquee holes to watch are as follows…

Hole 7 – Par 3

The par 3 7th hole features a beautiful tee shot over water with a demanding raised green that is protected by bunkers in front. This hole can’t help but remind you of Augusta.

Hole 11 – Par 3

The short downhill par 3 11th is one of the most iconic holes on the course. It requires critical club selection to carry a waste bunker stretching in front of the green.

Hole 17 – Par 4

The long par 4 17th hole is debatably the most difficult hole on the course. A demanding elevated tee shot brings swirling winds into play. The second shot leaves you staring at an intimidating choke point in front of the green with water to the left and a bunker right. The deep green on this hole is protected by bunkers in front and green side. Par is a good score here.

Hole 18 – Par 5

The par 5 18th makes for a picturesque finish at Foshan Golf Club. A lake separating hole 9 and 18 makes for a demanding tee shot with water left and a bunker right. If players decide to go for in two, they will have to be precise with their approach as the lake lines the left green side and a bunker catches shots long and right.

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About The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing
Set to take place April 2 – 4, The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing will be JGTA’s first in mainland China and the next stop on the Tour’s annual schedule of events. The host venue of the event is Foshan Golf Club, located in the city of Foshan, just outside Guangzhou, China.

About Tradewinds Furnishing
Tradewinds Furnishing was founded in 1993 and is a global leader in furniture design, manufacturing, and distribution. Tradewinds Furnishing has worked with brands such as Disney Group and Calvin Klein and has outfitted facilities in the U.S., Egypt, China, Australia, and more. This is the second event on the JGTA’s annual schedule that they have sponsored, the first being the JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishing Singapore.

About Foshan Golf Club
Foshan Golf Club has been well known as one of the best 18-hole world championship golf venues in China. The club has been awarded “Golfers Choice Awards” “Top Ten Extraordinary Golf Courses in 2018” award and “Golf Digest” “2016-2017 China Top 100 Golf Courses” award, among a laundry list of others. Additionally, Foshan Golf Club hosts the European Challenge Tour’s Foshan Open yearly. Accompanying the club is Canton First Estate, a superb international ecological community of residential property.

About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia
The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the governing body for competitive junior golf tournaments in the Asia-Pacific for young golfers to hone their skills at the highest level, developing into successful Collegiate athletes and future champions of the game. Members of the JGTA compete alongside other top-ranked players from across the region, who share similar competitive standings and aspirations for greatness.

JGTA tournaments are ranked on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Tour’s official ranking system, and the source for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific. Players earn Merit Points from their performance in JGTA events to improve their standing on the Junior Order of Merit. Following the end of each JGTA season (approx. June 1st), the top-performers (60 players total) are awarded AJGA PBE Status according to their final standing on the Junior Order Of Merit.

The JGTA strictly adheres to the competitive entry principles of its partners and the highest standards of performance based entry, to ensure the most competitive tournament fields at all times.

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