About JGU

JGU oversees its flagship program, the PING Junior Interclub (PJI),
providing online tournament management for PJI events and
administrative support to PJI teams.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate, promote and nurture
youth through the game of golf.

Educate

Educate youth by providing a unique curriculum; teaching golf-specific history, rules, etiquette, agronomy, fitness, club fitting and all aspects of the golf swing.

Promote

Promote the game and junior golfers by offering fun and competitive team tournament formats.

Nurture

Nurture young people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, using golf as a platform to instill leadership and life skills.

JGU Leadership

Since its inception, three board members have led Junior Golf University. John Souza, Executive Director, is responsible for the execution of daily operations as well as the development and expansion of the organization.

John Souza, Executive Director, Board Member
John started with PING Golf in February 1981. After learning how to build clubs during night shift, he moved to customer service and other administrative jobs. In 1987 John transferred ...
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John Souza
John Souza

Executive Director, Board Member

Rod Tomita, Board Member
Mr. Tomita is a founding JGU Board Member, active member of the Arizona Golf Association (AGA) and competes in AGA and USGA events. He is currently Vice President with one of the largest...
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Rod Tomita
Rod Tomita

Board Member

Lou Beebe, Board Member
Lou Beebe began his golf career by joining PING in 1975. For more than 45 years, he has held many key roles at PING including earning the prestigious title of Master Club Builder. As Mana...
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Lou Beebe
Lou Beebe

Board Member

Coco, VP of Morale
Breed: ½ Wheaton Terrier, ½ Human Sex: Female DOB: 9/17/15 Favorite Food: Whatever mommy gives me from the table. Hobbies: Chasing Mr. Bunny Rabbit In my backyard Eating thi...
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Coco
Coco

VP of Morale

Our History

Our mission is to educate and nurture young
people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

OUR SUPPORTERS