Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Augusta, GA - The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) announces that the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Golf State Championships presented by E-Z-GO will return to the CSRA in 2014.
The GHSA Golf State Championships for the A – AAAAAA boys and girls will be held at up to twelve area golf courses on Monday, May 19, 2014 with a practice round on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Golf courses committed to hold play include Applewood Golf Course, Bartram Trail Golf Course, Belle Meade Country Club, Champions Retreat, Forest Hills Golf Club, Gordon Lakes Golf Club, Goshen Plantation Golf Club, Jones Creek Golf Club, Pointe South Golf Club, Waynesboro Country Club and Westlake Country Club.
Combined, the championships will bring over 1,000 golfers and coaches in addition to family and friends to the Augusta area. These courses will host 14 state championships and is the first time that this many state championships will be held in the same city, on the same day.
Gary Phillips, Assistant Executive Director of GHSA, says, “The Georgia High School Association is proud to partner with the Augusta Sports Council, E-Z-Go and the area golf courses to host the 2014 state championships. We had a great event in 2012 and are excited that the state's best high school teams will again experience the rich golf tradition of the Augusta area."
“We are proud to partner with the GHSA and the Augusta Sports Council to bring the Golf State Championships here, in a year that will mark E-Z-GO’s 60th year in business,” said Kevin Holleran, president of E-Z-GO. “We can think of few better ways to celebrate our diamond anniversary than to support youth sports, provide opportunities to the next generation of golfers, and also promote our hometown of Augusta.”
Wade Marchman, Burke County High School golf coach and athletic director, will serve as the tournament director. He added, “We are very excited for the CSRA to have the opportunity to host all state championships again. None of this would be possible without the support of the head golf professionals, members of these local clubs and the Augusta Sports Council. Being an avid golfer, I think it’s awesome to have over 1,000 kids play in the CSRA on one day. You never see that accomplished. We are so proud that the GHSA have the confidence in us to conduct this first class event.”