The 2014 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team is a special award recognizing the academic accomplishments and community service record of junior golfers.
The team will consist of up to five golfers who will be between the ages of 16 and 18 as of the last day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (July 29, 2014). Junior golfers selected to the team will receive an automatic exemption into the championships and complimentary registration (the selected participant’s registration fee—which is inclusive of tournament entry, hotel accommodations and meals—will be waived). The exemption includes an invitation to participate in the 2014 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships without having to play in a qualifying tournament. Junior golfers who are interested in applying should read the steps below and submit an application.
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Optimist International All-Scholastic Team.
(3) Include a writing sample
(250 to 500 words) on the topic indicated.
(4) Attach supporting documentation.
The following items are the only items that will be accepted:
current school transcript, most-recent grade report, and test results.
Additional attachments will not be accepted.
(5) Send the application to
the following address. Application must be postmarked no later than
April 5, 2014:
For information on past Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic
teams, please click here.
Hugh Cranford served as Executive Director of Optimist
International from 1967 to 1986. He was instrumental in starting the
Optimist Junior Golf program and in 1978 led the efforts to co-sponsor
the Optimist Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, the forerunner
to today’s Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. In
recent years, Cranford has served as chairman and member of the committee
that oversees the Optimist Junior Golf program. He is currently an emeritus
member of the committee.
Optimist Junior Golf
Attn: All-Scholastic Team
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
The Optimist Junior Golf Committee
will review applications and all applicants will be notified of their status
in writing by May 1, 2014. Applicants will be considered based on their academic
record but must also show that they have acceptable tournament experience to
be able to compete at the international level. In addition, all applicants'
community service experience will be reviewed for consideration for the "Bringing
Out the Best in Kids" Community Service Award.
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Parton, Junior Golf Manager,
at firstname.lastname@example.org, (314) 881-1307
or toll free (800) 500-8130, ext. 207.
Thank you for your interest in the Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team.