Next Event on JGTA Schedule Announced

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) has announced the next event of the JGTA’s annual schedule, the JGTA Junior Aspirations at the Bluffs. The event will take place on December 18-20, 2019 at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, located in Vietnam. This event will mark the first edition of JGTA Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs and will be the first JGTA event to take place in Vietnam. The JGTA Aspirations at The Bluffs follows the Tours season-opening in Zhuhai, China, The Southern Junior.

The objective of the JGTA is to provide junior golfers with a platform to advance their college golf standing and hone their game in recognized events during the offseason. AJGA PBE Status will determine the tournament field for the JGTA Aspirations at the Bluffs, resulting in and competitive field of future stars from across the Asia-Pacific. The JGTA maintains a global membership base, representing over 15 countries. Junior golf families from as far as the United States travel to Asia to compete in JGTA events.

The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip is more than just a golf course, it is the perfect escape for junior golf families looking for a getaway. Ranked #35 out of the Top-100 “World’s Greatest Courses” by Golf Digest, The Bluffs at Ho Tram Strip will be an unforgettable experience for all who attend. Greg Norman, the course designer, describes the surreal course:

“The experience of playing true links golf among the dunes of southern Vietnam and having dramatic ocean views throughout your round will make The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip one of the most unique golf experiences in the world.”

As the official host venue of the JGTA Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs, Vietnam’s top rated club, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, is aiming to help launch young Asian talent along the same path as Tiger Woods and Jordan Speith when it hosts the nation’s first ever Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) event.

“We are absolutely delighted to be bringing a JGTA event to The Bluffs,” said Gary Dixon, General Manager. “The college golf system in the US is rightly seen as a hothouse for some of the biggest names in the game and the JGTA can provide a convenient fast-track to that route for promising golfers in Asia. It’s a great innovation and it is exciting for both us and the Grand to be welcoming these guys to Ho Tram in December.”

The JGTA Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs adds The Bluffs at Ho Tram Strip to the list of elite golfing venues on the JGTA along with Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, Seshan International Golf Club, and more.

Announced earlier this season, TaylorMade Golf, an industry leader in product innovation and technology, is a Premier Partner of the JGTA through 2022. Players on site at the JGTA Aspirations at The Bluffs will feel the TaylorMade “Buzz”.

The winners of the Boys and Girls Divisions at the JGTA Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs will receive an exemption into the JGTA Championship Invitational, taking place from June 16-19, 2019 at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China where the JGTA Players of the year and Junior All-Asia Team members will be announced.

The JGTA Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs is making its debut December 18 – 20, 2019 as the second tournament on the JGTA’s 2019-2020 schedule. The event is sanctioned by the JGTA and awards AJGA PBE Status per Junior Order of Merit, the official ranking system of the JGTA and only source for AJGA PBE Status in Asia. The official host venue of the event, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip has been honored as a top-35 course in the world and is sure to test Asia’s Best junior golfers.

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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.