Sponsors and Affiliations
Since 2009, PING Golf has been the national sponsor of Junior Golf University's flagship program, the PING Junior Interclub (PJI). PING, established in 1959, is a world-class manufacturer of golf equipment centered on innovation, quality and service. The family-owned company, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., provides golf-related products to more than 70 countries.
Under Armour, established in 1996, is a manufacturer of performance apparel centered on innovation. In 2011, Under Armour became the presenting sponsor of PING Junior Interclub State Championship events.
As the leading shaft on the PGA Tour, Aldila continues to explore ways to advance a player's game, specifically through research and materials science. Through financial support of JGU, the organization has demonstrated its commitment to promoting golf and improving a player's game. Aldila has provided support to JGU since 2009.
Golfweek Magazine, launched in 1975, has become the leading provider of golf-related news. Most relevant to JGU, Golfweek delivers the latest amateur, collegiate, and junior tournament results. A partnership with Golfweek was formed in 2011.
Established in 1963 in Denmark, ECCO is one of the world's largest and most innovative footwear manufacturers. Its golf shoes dominate the premium category globally and are worn in competition by a broad range of top-ranked men's and women's tour players. ECCO became a sponsor of the PING Junior Interclub in 2012, recognizing the need to provide opportunities for junior golfers - the future of the game.
New Era is the largest headwear designer and manufacturer in the United States. Through its product donation program "New Era CARES", the company supports non-profit organizations sharing its mission and values. In 2012, New Era became a sponsor of the PING Junior Interclub.
Founded in 2003, Skullcandy is a leading audio brand with a passion for sports. The company is focused on the youth lifestyle, providing innovative and distinctive products to the audio market in more than 70 countries. Skullcandy became a sponsor of the PING Junior Interclub in 2012.
CMC Golf, a custom golf accessories and gift company located in Scottsdale, Ariz., partnered with JGU in 2010. The organization has been golf-focused since 1993 and is the largest supplier of custom bag tags and repair tools worldwide.
The PING American College Golf Guide was first published in 1989 by Dean Frischknecht. The guide provides prospective collegiate golfers with contact information for every 4-year and 2-year men’s and women’s intercollegiate golf program in the United States. The new online edition also offers additional golf and school-related resources for parents and kids interested in pursuing golf at the collegiate level. Each PJI participant receives the guide as part of the membership package.
The Southwest Section PGA is one of 41 sections within PGA of America. The organization is committed to promoting the game of golf in its region while enhancing the skills of its members. The Southwest Section PGA has provided financial support to JGU since 2011.
Established in 1958, The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is a non-profit organization and association for men's golf coaches throughout the United States. The organization is dedicated to promoting and advancing men's golf. JGU is recognized by the organization as a "Friend of the GCAA".
The Thunderbirds, established in 1937, is an active committee of 55 members dedicated to promoting sports and community affairs around Phoenix, Ariz. The organization emerged as an expansion of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and has raised over $65 million for Arizona charities. The Thunderbirds are hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a leading stop on the PGA TOUR in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Thunderbirds have provided financial support to JGU since 2009.