THE Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) and TaylorMade today announced a multi-year partnership making TaylorMade, an industry leader in product innovation and technology, a Premier Partner of the JGTA beginning in 2019 and running through 2022.
“TaylorMade Asia is excited to become a partner to the JGTA and we are convinced our experience and products will help the youth in Asia and members of the JGTA fully enjoy the game and to realise their dreams, ” said TaylorMade – Asia vice-president and managing director Mark Sheldon-Allen.
“We are looking forward to building on the success of our programs with the AJGA in the US and to leverage those learning to help deliver a Best in Class support program to the JGTA members throughout Asia.”
TaylorMade’s support of the JGTA, the Asia-Pacific’s dedicated junior tour for up-and-coming prospects for College golf, is part of its long-standing commitment to the growth and development of the next generation of college golfers. As a premier partner, TaylorMade will serve as the Official Ball, Driver and Apparel of the JGTA, and will become the title sponsor for the new and improved TaylorMade JGTA Live Scoring.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome TaylorMade as Premier Partner of the Junior Golf Tour of Asia, ” said Phil Tozer, Managing Director of the JGTA. “Our thanks to Mark Sheldon-Allen and his team for a partnership that will advance the JGTA mission of developing Asia’s young golfers into successful Collegiate athletes and future champions of the game.”
The JGTA’s inception in 2017 under the leadership of Kyi Hla Han, former executive chairman of the Asian Tour and founding director of the JGTA, marked the first-time junior golfers in Asia were able to earn Status in the American Junior Golf Association through regional competition. AJGA Status is a critical component of being recruited for college golf and earning a college golf scholarship, with over 7,000 juniors from 60 countries competing for status each year.