STOCKS and Securities Limited will once again be title sponsors of the Junior Golf Classic scheduled to be held on Friday at the Caymanas Golf Club. The SSL Junior Golf Classic is the largest junior tournament held annually.
The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 9:30 am. Participants will include juniors from the Sandals Foundation Golf Programme, in addition to some of the island's best junior players. Following the tournament, a prize giving ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm where players will receive recognition and awards for the day's efforts.
"This is a really great event and it is the largest junior tournament for the year. It is a great opportunity to bring together some of the island's best junior players, both boys and girls who wouldn't have necessarily had the opportunity to play together," said Jason Lopez, the owner of Swing Solutions School of Golf which is the host of the event.
"Smaller tournaments are held throughout the year in the different parishes, but normally, only the kids from the surrounding areas enter," he added.
The tournament will feature 35-40 juniors who are 17 years old and under. This will be the second year the event will be hosted, having begun in 2011.
It will also be the second time that Stocks & Securities Ltd, wealth management and investment banking firm located on Hope Road, Kingston, will be title sponsors for the annual event.
Mark Croskery, president and CEO of SSL, explained how the company came to partner with Swing Solutions for the event.
"SSL is a proud sponsor of youth sports in Jamaica and is focused on assisting in the development of our young athletes. Financial planning starts globally at a very young stage and we want to ensure that the same occurs in Jamaica and educating our youngsters on saving.
"This tournament not only showcases their talent, but also develops their skill level and ultimately increases their chances of succeeding at international events. SSL is excited to be a part of the growing success of our young golfers," he said.
The event is endorsed by the Jamaica Golf Association and is a part of the National Team qualifying series.