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Teams set for 20th Annual Canon Cup

BRASELTON, Ga. – The East and West teams for the 2009 Canon Cup have been set. Ten boys and 10 girls from each side of the Mississippi River are slotted to take center stage at the Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., as the 20th Anniversary of the Canon Cup gets under way. Both […]


Leland Wilcox wins 2 SCPGA events

Leland Wilcox, Cerritos, Ca., won 2 times this week on the Southern California PGA Junior Tour. Leland won first place at the SCPGA event held at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, Ca. Leland shot 42 on the par 35 front nine in the age group 9-11. Leland backed up his win at Friendly Hills […]


Kristen Park first round at U.S. Open

Kristen’s first round of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open produced a 5 over 76. The 5 over, included a triple bogey 7 on number 3, the toughest hole on the course. Excluding number 3 she played a respectable 2 over on the remaining 17 holes. She ran into trouble on 17 and 18 going bogey, […]


Joyce Kim leads West Jr. Open

Joyce Kim of Carlsbad, Ca., leads after the first round of the AJGA’s West Junior Open. The event is being contested at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, Ca. Joyce shot 37-35 72 to lead by one shot over Veronica Valerio, Temecula, Ca. Joyce is a 2011 graduate. Joyce and her coach, George Pinnell, […]


Leo Lu Qualifies for U.S. Kids Golf World

Leo Lu, a six year old from Valano Country Club and the George Pinnell Golf Academy has qualified for the prestigious 2009 U.S. Kids World Championship to be held at Pinehurst, North Carolina. Leo qualified in Sacramento, California. The championship will be held August 6-9, 2009. Leo will turn 7 the week of the championship. […]


Alison Chang 5th at Len Kennett Junior Championship

Alison Chang, finished in 5th place at the Len Kennett Junior Championship held July 1, 2009 at the Lakewood Golf Club in Lakewood, California. Alison, a 10 year old has been under the tutelage of George Pinnell for several years. Alison’s 8 year old sister Anabelle, plays golf and is looking forward to competitive junior […]


Park ties for 13th at Rolex

The AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship concluded today at Rancho Sante Fe Country Club in Rancho Sante Fe, California. Kimberly Kim won the Rolex in a one hole playoff with Jessica Korda. The players ended regulation play tied at +2 218. Kristen Park finished in a tie for 13th place. The Rancho Sante Fe Country […]


Lawrence Hsu Qualified (almost) US Publinx

Lawrence Hsu, a sophomore at UC Irvine, shot even par for 36 holes at Los Seranos Golf Club to position himself for a playoff for an alternate spot for the US Publinx. The Publinx is a major amateur event sponsored by the USGA. The even par score is the good news of this story! The […]


Kristen Park Qualifies for Women’s US Open

16 year old Kristen Park, Buena Park, California, qualified for her 2nd straight Women’s US Open. The 2009 Open will be played July 9 – 12, at storied Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethleham, Pa. Kristen shot rounds of 73-74 (147) to become one of 11 qualifiers to make it to the Open. The Sectional […]


On Tour with Rory Hie

Rory Hie is finding that life on tour is a challenge in many ways. The challenge to score and perform well in the various tournaments in different countries, along with different foods, hotels and the media attention given to his celebrity status, especially in Indonesia. Life on tour is very different than junior golf or […]