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The Northern Junior Championship Committee is proud to announce an expanded partnership with The Golf Performance Center, a Ridgefield, Connecticut based golf academy. Beginning with the 2016 tournament, The Golf Performance Center will be a presenting sponsor of the Northern Junior Championship, which will be played August 1st – 3rd at New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut. Additionally, The Golf Performance Center will be the official sponsor of the Northern Junior Long-Drive contest, which is contested in conjunction with the Players Welcome Reception and Dinner.

The partnership will help enable the Northern Junior Championship to continue to provide an outstanding championship to its players, as well as award the Ryan Lee Memorial Scholarship to a deserving candidate.

“Since its inception, the goal of the Northern Junior has been to provide the best possible experience for our competitors and their families,” said Brent Paladino, Co-Tournament Director of the Northern Junior. “We are proud to align our brand with the Golf Performance Center, and our hope is that this partnership will give our tournament participants an additional opportunity to improve their game.”

The Golf Performance Center recently completed an expansion of their facility which now has eight indoor instructional bays, a 6,000 square-foot performance gym, fully dedicated custom club department, and a 10-acre outdoor practice facility. In addition, plans are to launch a web-based app connecting talented junior golfers with the best coaches at the most elite schools nationwide.

“We are pleased to be a part of such a prestigious event,” said Roger Knick, Founder of The Golf Performance Center, “The work that the Northern Junior Championship Committee does is right in line with our values here at the facility.”

The app, Junior Golf Hub (JGH), will launch as an online community for aspiring junior golf athletes from around the world to connect with college or university coaches that best match their golf and academic desires. Athletes and their parents establish an Athlete Profile on JGH where they publicly track their Tournament and Academic progress along with standardized Mental Profiles and Player Development Scores. Coaches will be able to find athletes using a Master Score (a school-defined ranking system). By searching school profiles, athletes can find schools that may be best matched for them. Athletes who are above a school’s minimum Master Score may message the coaches of those schools, and the coaches can reply. The web-based app will launch later this summer.

The 2016 Northern Junior kicks off Monday, August 1st, with practice rounds followed by the Players Welcome Reception and Ryan Lee Scholarship presentation. The championship will be contested Tuesday & Wednesday, August 2nd and 3rd, with the low 36-hole score in the Boys and Girls Championship being crowned the champion. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend, and complete information including starting times can be found on the official tournament website at

About The Golf Performance Center

The Golf Performance Center is the Northeast's leading golf academy. Leveraging more than 20 years of experience, PGA and TPI Certified Founder Roger Knick and his coaching staff provide a unique methodology to training that focuses on the 5 Elements of Success: Desire, Coaching, Physical Performance & Nutrition, Mental Game, and Equipment. Combined with state-of-the-art training facilities and performance-assessment technologies, athletes enjoy customized programs designed to take their game to the next level and give them the competitive edge they seek.

About the Northern Junior Championship

The Northern Junior Championship is a nationally ranked junior golf tournament that is contested over two days at New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut and is open to amateur boys and girls under the age of 19 who have not entered their first year of college. The tournament attracts a field of competitors from across the country and is conducted with the goal of providing the same first-class championship experience offered at the best national amateur and professional events. Now in its 15th year, the Northern Junior Championship is conducted each year in memory of Stan Trojanowski, father of Cindy and Gary Trojanowski, who passed away in 2002 due to Mesothelioma.