At Washington Junior Golf, we are dedicated to supporting junior golfers by providing a comprehensive, competitive program which helps build character and sportsmanship, providing lifelong benefits.
From the President
As I look back on the 2021 Golf Season one word that comes to mind is “NORMAL”. After dealing with COVID in 2020 and all the cancellations, it was really pleasing to see a full calendar of events. Our membership was up this year and all the statewide events filled quickly with a waiting list for every event. Our sub districts had more players than in the past with some having to go to a wait list where that has not been the case in previous years.
The 2021 golf season finished up with the State Tournament being held in District 2 with perfect weather all three days. I would like to thank our District 2 tournament directors Brady McMullin and Casey McMullin for heading that up for us and all the people that assisted in making it a wonderful state tournament. It was a job well done by all.
Finally, we were able to send once again some of our players to the Cup tournaments this year after they were all cancelled last year. The Girls Junior Americas Cup team finished 4th. This was followed by the Junior Americas team that finished 8th and the Hogan cup team placed 7th.
In closing, I want to personally thank all our tournament directors , rules officials and numerous volunteers that made this a great year. And of course, I want to thank Tyler Johnson and Chris Curtiss from the office for all their efforts in continuing to make WJGA run smoothly.
Here’s hoping for a “NORMAL” 2022 season.
From the 2021 Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen
With over 1,200 active members and an incredible group of loyal volunteers, 2021 was a banner year for WJGA! Golf continues to boom since the return to the course after the COVID-19 shutdown last year, and our junior golf program would not be possible without the tremendous efforts of our Tournament Directors, Rules Officials and parent volunteers. Parents, please consider reaching out to your local Tournament Directors if you’re interested in volunteering next summer.
This was a busy year which was capped off by a fantastic State Championship in District 2 at Glendale CC, Willows Run – Eagles Talon and Bellevue GC. A special thank you needs to go to Glendale CC PGA Director of Golf, Mike Montgomery, and Glendale CC members Karen Mauden and Jon Herendeen for making us feel so welcome. Congratulations to Ethan Evans for defending his Boys’ overall title, to Kennedy Knox for capturing the overall Girls’ title and to all of our state champions this year.
Special recognition of her fine play this summer needs to go to Kennedy Knox, as she was not only our WJGA Girls’ State Championship, but she also won the Washington State Women’s Amateur and the PNGA Junior Girls’ Amateur. Congratulations to Kennedy on an incredible summer!
Thank you again to everyone for a great 2021!