The Northeast Swing will take the 2020 season to spread the word and promote for the future BUT there will be no separate player of the year points system, no exemptions into the Northern Junior, and no season ending event.
With everything that is currently happening we don’t feel that we’ll be able to put our best foot forward with the series this year. We will still cross promote one event in each section for the 2020 summer.
See below for what was intended.
New for 2020 is the Northeast Junior Swing Series. This will be a joint effort between the Connecticut, Metropolitan, and New England Section PGA.
Each section will host one event within their section boundaries. All events will be listed on each Section’s respective tournament page and will not require separate account or login information. The communication and operation of each event will come from the host Section.
The cost of each event will vary slightly for each event, but included in the entry will be lunch, range balls, and tee gifts. All events will be ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and be submitted to the AJGA for PBE star approval.
Player of the Year points earned in this series will go toward the Connecticut Section Player of the Year standings as well as a separate Northeast Swing Player of the Year race. The top players in the Northeast Swing will face off in match play during a weekend in September. Rarely do players compete in match play and it will be a great opportunity to go one on one with some of the best players in the region. The goal will be for there to also be a college coach component to not only the individual events, but especially the final match play championship.
Also, the top boy and girl point earners as of July 23 will earn an exemption into the Northern Junior Championship hosted by Great River.
This collaboration is something that all three sections are very excited about and is the first step in what we hope is going to be something much larger moving forward. Although the inaugural participants might not reap the benefits that will be had in the years to come, we hope that everyone who participates in this event will be able to look back and feel proud to have participated in what hopes to be a prestigious series.