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The Jacksonville Country Club Board of Directors have announced the dates for the ninth annual Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational to honor Mr. Jimmy Anderson for his service as golf professional at Jacksonville Country Club and his dedication and support of junior golf. The event will be a 36-hole stroke play tournament for junior female golfers between the ages of 12 – 18 who have not finished high school. The tournament will be contested October 7-8, 2017 at Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, NC.
Jimmy Anderson was the head golf professional at Jacksonville Country Club for over 25 years. Each Saturday morning, he conducted a junior golf clinic to help spread the game of golf to the next generation. During his tenure at Jacksonville CC, he taught many juniors including Mallory Miller, the 1987 N.C. Junior Champion and numerous future collegiate and golf professionals. Not only did he teach the game of golf, but was always there with a helpful word of encouragement to any young golfer.
A record field of 64 junior girl golfers from four different states will compete on the George Cobb designed course that opened for play in 1954, and has hosted numerous tournaments, including the Carolinas Golf Association’s 2007 North Carolina Mid-Amateur. This year’s event will be conducted jointly by the Carolinas Golf Association and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour.
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 450 members in 2015 and 450 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.