The Connecticut PGA Foundation Junior Open is a 36-hole stroke play event geared towards golfers who have collegiate golf aspirations. This will be a limited field event that will be part invitation and part open entry. There will be approximately 20 guaranteed open spots with the potential for more if any invitees do not enter by July 15.
The event will take place on Saturday-Sunday, August 26-27 at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Mass.
Invitees will include players from the Connecticut, Metropolitan, and New England Section PGA’s.
The event includes a tee gift, dinner and college coach Q&A following round 1. An exemption into the 2024 Northern Junior Championship for the boy and girl winner is also at stake.
During 2019 the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation received an $80,000 donation from the Roberta Weigert Estate in support of Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf programming. Mrs. Weigert lived in South Windsor, Conn., and passed away in 2017.
The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation supports a number of programming including PGA HOPE, Special Olympics, Gaylord Hospital and our Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association. Each year the Foundation underwrites the Junior TOUR as a way to provide a high level experience while keeping entry fees at a reasonable rate.
The Weigert Estate donation allows us to enhance events such as the Northeast Swing Championship. Without her donation this event would not be able to operate in its current state.