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Fox 5 San Diego Official TV Station for SJGA Championships

Fox 5 Television is the Official TV Station for the SJGA Championships.

Fox 5 TV Local Marketing & Interactive Manager Mike Martin and SJGA CEO Steve Simons announced the station’s involvement in the April 10th & 11th Championships. Fox 5 News will include a special feature on the Championships and the opportunity for the Boy & Girl Champions to appear on the news. “We plan to give Fox 5 every opportunity to participate in the two day Championships,” commented, Steve Simons. He added, “ They are a great station and their involvement at any level is a wonderful addition to our program.”

Ernie Wright Memorial Trophy will feature names of SJGA Boy & Girl Champions

The Ernie Wright Memorial Trophy will feature the names of the SJGA Boy & Girl Champions and become a permanent fixture at La Costa. Ernie was the creator of the Pro Kids Golf Academy and recognized as one of San Diego’s most charitable role models. He was a great lover of golf and more importantly dedicated to inspiring young people and children.

A High School All-American lineman, he went on to star for Ohio State and played professionally for 13 years with the Los Angeles Chargers (AFL) and the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals. He was selected three times to the AFL ALL-Star Team.

Ernie’s son Howard, a former Stanford All-American and NBA player is pictured next to the statue of the man he calls ‘Pops” which is enjoyed by children and adults upon entering the Colina Park Golf Course in San Diego.


Meet Chris Mayson – The Newest Member of the SJGA Board of Directors

Chris Mayson
Chris was born and raised in England – his love affair with golf started at the age of eight becoming the youngest player in British Isles to achieve a hole in one. His notoriety grew and he quickly made strides on the junior circuit representing England in golf tournaments throughout the world. Chris received English Junior Golf’s highest honor being chosen to captain England Schools Team at the European Championships.

College recruiters across the United States became aware of Chris’ accomplishments around the world junior golf circuits. Northwestern and Tennessee were among the dozen golf programs that offered scholarships. He eventually decided on Purdue University. Chris became the first ever Big Ten freshman of the year for the Boilermakers. His college career was highlighted by receiving All Big Ten individual honors. Chris lead Purdue to 2 NCAA Central Regional Titles and a 7th place finish in the 2002 NCAA Championships.

After Graduating with a degree in Sports Psychology, Chris moved to San Diego to realize his goal of becoming a professional golfer. He had a successful first couple of years playing over nine different tours throughout the world with over twenty top ten finishes to his name. Injury cut his career short in 2006, and Chris now uses his extensive experience to help golfers reach their true potential. He is currently studying for his Masters in Sports Psychology. Chris is recognized as the leading instructor of promising junior golfers in San Diego.

For more about Chris please access www.chrismaysongolf.com


Patron Program and private donations to help fund SJGA

A unique Patron Program tied to the CLUB CORP SIGNITURE GOLD membership (by invitation only) and private donations will help fund the SJGA. CEO Steve Simons is implementing this program to eliminate passing the costs of association memberships to parents for players to enter a qualifying event or our Grand Finale. Participation at a qualifier or  the SJGA Grand Finale begins with the High School players endorsement from his coach or principal. By integrating local associations and tours to award achievement – the SJGA can directly qualify deserving players into a major junior event without requiring additional fees.


SJGA to contact local Junior Golf Associations and Tours to offer selected spots in the La Costa Grand Finale presented by Callaway Golf April 3-4

In an effort to enhance the Junior Golf experience of High School Boys and Girls across the country – the SJGA will contact executives and administrators of local and state-wide Junior Golf Associations and Tours. Our showcase National Event is an additional opportunity for all organizations to network with the SJGA and further enhance the Junior Golf competitive experience.

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