Junior Golf AcademyONE opens two new locations in Knoxville

Partners with Knoxville Area Junior Golf Association

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 4, 2012 – Junior Golf AcademyONE, the area’s premier junior golf program, has opened two new locations in the greater Knoxville area to serve juniors throughout the region. The program, which has operated out of Fairways & Greens Golf Center since 2010, has just added Beverly Park Par 3 Golf Course in North Knoxville and Concord Park Par 3 Golf Course in West Knoxville to its operating sites. Both new sites are managed by the Knoxville Area Junior Golf Association. “I am thrilled to team up with the Knoxville Area Junior Golf Association to provide Junior Golf AcademyONE programs to more area kids via these two facilities,” said Suzanne Strudwick, Junior Golf AcademyONE co-founder as well as 2011 Tennessee PGA Junior Leader of the Year and PGA Knoxville Chapter Junior Teacher. “The Knoxville Area Junior Golf Association and I share the same passion to get more girls and boys playing golf and then to keep them playing for years to come, and I can’t wait to welcome the first new groups in a few weeks.”

The programs will be led by LPGA Tour veteran Catherine (Cathy) Duggan and Knoxville-area native Braxton Hunter. Duggan, who holds the LPGA Tour record for fastest golf round (1:35:33 when paired with Lynn Adams in the 1984 Sarasota Classic) is the Greater Knoxville area’s The First Tee director of programming. She will oversee the program at Beverly Park. Hunter, an Alcoa High School and Tennessee Tech graduate, is an assistant professional at Holston Hills Country Club and competes on the eGolf Professional Tour and Hooters Tour on occasion. He will oversee the program at Concord Park.

“We are excited to bring this proven and vibrant junior golf program to our two facilities,” said Rock Saraceni, executive director of the Knoxville Area Junior Golf Association. “Suzanne (Strudwick) presented her program to us and we knew right away it would benefit the kids. She brings a fresh and very active approach to teaching the game, while also ensuring the fundamentals of the sport are incorporated. Her affiliation with the Titleist Performance Institute is a real bonus for kids participating in the clinics, and we are fortunate to have someone of Suzanne's stature involved in our community. Our kids will enjoy learning from Suzanne, Cathy (Duggan) and Braxton (Hunter) and I know we will see more and more kids and families enjoying and playing this great game.”

Junior Golf AcademyONE fast facts.
Three facilities area wide
Beverly Park Par 3 Golf Course, 5311 Beverly Park Circle, Knoxville, TN 37918, Phone: (865) 689-6445 **NEW**
- Junior Golf AcademyONE Golf Pro Trainer: Cathy Duggan
- Parent Orientation: June 10, 2012, at 3 p.m. Call NOW to register for orientation.
-First class is July 2, 2012
 
Concord Park Par 3 Golf Course, 10909 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922, Phone: (865) 966-9103 **NEW**
- Junior Golf AcademyONE Golf Pro Trainer: Braxton Hunter
- Parent Orientation: June 10, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. Call NOW to register for orientation.
- First class is July 2, 2012
 
Fairways & Greens Golf Center, 626 Simmons Road, Knoxville, TN 37932, Phone: 865-777-4653
- Program instructor: Suzanne Strudwick
- Program is underway, call for schedule
- Parent orientation for new facilities: Parents should call NOW to sign-up (see contact #s above)
 
To REGISTER for the program or for more information: www.juniorgolfacademyone.com.

Junior Golf AcademyONE opens two new locations in Knoxville
About the Knoxville Area Junior Golf Association The mission of the Knoxville Area Junior Golf Association (KAJGA) is quite simple: “To teach life’s lessons through a family-oriented golf program, to protect and preserve golf’s rich tradition and heritage, to secure golf’s future for tomorrow’s golfers.” Currently the KAJGA operates two (2) 9-hole facilities, in West and Northeast Knoxville. The facilities are open to Daily Fee and Membership play. The primary target for programs is for juniors ages 17 and younger. The KAJGA encourages parent/grandparent participation with their child/grandchild when playing the courses. Currently the KAJGA has more than 1,800 juniors actively participating in programs that include year-round clinics, golf schools, team, stroke-play, family and special community events.

Topics: Press Release, Duggan, Catherine, Strudwick, Suzanne

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