Mission Inn Resort & Club’s two golf courses attract vacationers, corporate functions and golf tournaments, including two upcoming tourneys — 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Fall Preview and Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational.
Mission Inn’s El Campeon is the third oldest golf course in the state. By featuring water on 13 of 18 holes and rare 85-foot elevation changes, the course ranks in the Top 10 in the state, according to Florida Golfing News. Along with the Las Colinas (The Hills) course, which is noted for its large, undulating fairways and greens, the two courses make for outstanding tournament play.
Below are two news releases about the upcoming golf tournaments at Mission Inn Resort & Club:
Top-notch women golfers to tee off at Mission Inn Resort & Club for Fall Preview
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — In partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission, Mission Inn Resort & Club will be welcoming back women’s golf teams from NCAA Division III on Sept. 26-27 for a fall preview.
Oglethorpe University of Atlanta is hosting the tournament at Mission Inn Resort & Club, located at 10400 County Road 48 in Howey-in-the-Hills. The public is encouraged to attend the 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Fall Preview, as admission is free.
In addition to Oglethorpe University, teams participating in the Fall Preview include Methodist University of Fayetteville, N.C., St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Ind., Allegheny College of Meadville, Pa., Piedmont College of Demorest, Ga., Birmingham Southern College of Birmingham, Ala., Berry College of Mount Berry, Ga., Wartburg College of Waverly, Iowa, Rhodes College of Memphis, Tenn., and Illinois Wesleyan University of Bloomington, Ill.
“These teams will be playing to get a preview of Mission Inn’s challenging golf courses, in advance of the Division III Women’s Golf National Championship scheduled for May 2011,” said Kristina Cullison, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Mission Inn.
For the 14th consecutive year, Mission Inn will be hosting a NCAA golf championship with the 2011 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships.
“The 14 consecutive NCAA golf championships that Lake County and the Mission Inn Resort & Club has hosted is truly a remarkable feat,” said Sam Stark, President of the Central Florida Sports Commission. “We are honored to be part of this tradition, and we know the golfers will have a great time getting a sneak peak at the course they will be crowning their champion on next May.”
For more information about the 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships, call Jon Baran, Lake County Marketing Manager at the Central Florida Sports Commission, at 407-648-4900 ext. 21, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.lakecountysports.org. For more information about Lake County vacations, call (800) 430-LAKE, log on to www.lakecountyfl.com or visit the Welcome Center, located at 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland.
Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational to be Held Oct. 8-11
Mission Inn Resort & Club to host 78 top junior golfersBRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association is pleased to announce the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational will be held for a second consecutive year at Mission Inn Resort & Club Oct. 8-11, 2010. The tournament field boasts 78 junior golfers from across the country.
Conducted by the AJGA, the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational is the culmination of 10 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational is reserved for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
In 2009, Alex Lloyd of Virginia Beach, Va., captured the championship in the Boys Division. He bested the field by two strokes en route to his first AJGA victory. In the Girls Division, Sierra Sims of Austin, Texas, led wire-to-wire and recorded a seven-shot win.
A practice round will be held Friday, October 8 with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Tournament play will be Saturday, October 9 through Monday, October 11, with tee times running off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees from 8:30-10:18 a.m. each day. An awards ceremony will immediately follow final-round play. Admission is free of charge and guests are welcome to attend.
Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an independent college
preparatory school located in Montverde, Florida. The Academy prepares
junior golfers, student athletes and students from across the world with world-class academics and nationally-recognized athletic programs.
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, a full-time signature golf instruction program located in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., began as an Official Partner of the AJGA in 2009. The partnership features an endowment of an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant and the naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel.