(WITH SEASON SCHEDULE) The 26th Lake Erie Junior Golf Association season is about to begin for young enthusiasts ages 10-19.
Formed in 1986 by Chuck Benes and Chuck Redmond from the Oak Harbor area, the LEJGA has grown to as many as 250 youths who play a variety of courses in the Northwest District , mostly in the area, during a two-month stretch.
There are 20 events on the 2011 calendar, with the season-opener Monday at the Thunderbird Hills North course in Huron.
The 2010 Player of The Year awards went to Travis Bleile, Norwalk (boys 17-19), Isaac DelGarbino of Clyde (boys 14-16), Wesley Day of Ajax, Ontario (12-13), Jason Kopco of Westlake (boys 10-11), Victoria Jones of Shelby (girls 10-14) and Shannon Allen of Huron (girls 15-19).
2011 LEJGA schedule
June 6: Thunderbird Hills North, Huron
June 10: Lincoln Hills, Upper Sandusky
June 13: Fremont Country Club, Fremont
June 14: Eagles Landing, Oregon
June 15: Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton
June 16: Oak Harbor Golf Club, Oak Harbor
June 20: Plum Brook Country Club
June 22: Loudon Meadows, Fostoria
June 24: Willard Golf Club Willard
June 27: Findlay Country Club, Findlay
June 29: Indianbrook Golf Club, Fostoria
July 7: Sleepy Hollow, Clyde
July 8: Maumee Bay, Oregon
July 11: Thunderbird Hills South, Huron
July 12: Red Hawk Run, Findlay
July 13: Ashland Country Club, Ashland
July 18: Sawmill Creek, Huron
July 21: Eagle Creek Golf Club, Norwalk
July 24: Oak Harbor Parent, Oak Harbor
July 25: Fremont Country Club, Fremont