2014 Palmer Golf Long-Drive Contest

Palmer Golf Supports Optimist Championships as Sponsor of Long-Drive Contest

Showing its support of aspiring young golfers, Arnold Palmer Golf Management has signed on as the exclusive sponsor of the Long-Drive Contests at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships.

Practice Round –Preliminaries
Junior golfers will attempt to qualify for the long drive finals during their practice rounds

• July 20 - Boys 10-15 and Girls 10-14
• July 25 - Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18

The Palmer Golf Long-Drive Contest finals

• July 22 – Boys 10-15 and Girls 10-14
• July 27 – Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18

Each year thousands of junior golfers attempt to qualify for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, which attracts 600 young golfers from more than 40 states and 30 other nations.

Arnold Palmer Golf Management operates more than 50 golf courses across the United States, including PGA National. In the spirit of the company's namesake, Palmer Golf strives for perfection on all of its courses, from course condition and service to pace of play and player development. For information about Palmer Golf, visit www.palmergolf.com.

PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has been Host Partner and home to the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships for 17 years. Junior golfers stay on site during the tournament and the event uses four of the resort's five courses throughout the competition. For information about PGA National, visit www.pgaresort.com.

Optimist International is an association of more than 2,600 Optimist Clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto "Bringing Out the Best in Kids," Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. The Optimist Junior Golf program is one of the organization's most prominent projects.

A Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council funded project supported by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission

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