Optimist Junior Golf Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities

2014 Sponsors
Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2014 Optimist Junior Golf Program!

Core Golf Academy
Core Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida, is a full time residential golf academy designed to prepare young golfers for success in junior golf, collegiate golf and beyond.

At Core, we encourage all of our staff and students to be better than they ever thought possible. This simple mission, that we live by on a daily basis, makes Core a special place to learn and grow as a golfer and as a person.

Our academy was started six years ago with Sean Foley, PGA Tour coach to such stars as Hunter Mahan, Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Seung-Yul Noh. When he is not out on Tour, Sean continues to work out of our academy with his students on a regular basis. Sean sits on the Core Golf Academy advisory board and works closely with all of our coaches, mentoring them and teaching them the best techniques that he uses to train his students on the PGA Tour.

Our program is designed to assist elite junior and young amateur golfers in the areas of golf swing, short game technique and strategy, putting technique and routines, effective practice techniques, course management, fitness and nutrition, and mental performance. In addition, golfers compete in golf tournaments across Florida. Core golfers also have the opportunity to attend PGA Tour events in Florida, where they are spectators and observe Core’s PGA Tour Coaches, including Sean Foley, train several PGA Tour players.

Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy
GREG NORMAN CHAMPIONS GOLF ACADEMY was created to meet the needs of top golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development. The GNCGA is built on the professional playing career and instructional know-how of Greg Norman to provide a comprehensive development platform for golfers seeking to dramatically improve their ability to compete effectively and win. We offer Junior Summer camps, Full time high school program, and a post-graduate program to develop and take each individuals golf game to the next level. The combination of our new training center and location in Barefoot Golf Resort allows GNCGA to provide an amazing experience for anyone who comes to learn and play. Visit www.gncga.com or call 843-399-1551.

International Junior Golf Academy 

IJGA trains junior golfers for success in tournament golf and beyond. Our supportive and competitive environment develops students’ commitment to goal setting and hard work. Located in Hilton Head Island, S.C., the IJGA offers a culturally-diverse student body that fosters excellence in academics, golf, and future endeavors. Players from 27 countries and 28 states receive elite-level golf instruction paired with state-of the art technology and highly distinguished academics. Golf instruction is directed by Top 100 Teacher, Kevin Smeltz, who brings experience of coaching professionals like Na Yeon Choi, Yani Tseng, In Bee Park, Nick Price, Charles Howell III, and Camilo Villegas. IJGA’s holistic training approach encompasses mental training, TPI fitness training, and college placement assistance to ensure graduates are world-class student-athletes with unequalled preparation for future success.