Jr. Tour Alumni Taking the Next Step
Former members of the Jr. Tour head to the 2018 New England Open
The New England PGA will be hosting its 43rd annual New England Open at the Quechee Club in Quechee, VT on June 5th and 6th.
The field of 84 will begin round one at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5th. The field consists of 66 PGA Professionals and 18 Amateurs, some traveling in from Texas, Florida, and Quebec.
The 2017 New England Open was scheduled to be at the Quechee Club but was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Quechee Club first hosted the New England Open in 1980 and will welcome the Open for the 22nd time this year. The 36 holes of Championship golf will be played at the Highland Course. This par-72 track plays over 6,765 yards from the back tees and has a slope rating of 134.
Jeff Curl, PGA of Birmingham, AL captured the 2016 title with a 10-under par (134) surpassing both Matt Hutchins, (a) of Naples, FL and Rich Berberian, PGA of Hookset, NH by 3 strokes. Curl showed consistency firing a 5-under par 67 both days. Hutchins and Berberian showed fight in round 2, Hutchins birdied the par-5 18th and Berberian carded an eagle-3 of the par-5 15th. Curl finished day one at the top of the leaderboard and never looked back, matching his 5-under par 67 on day two.
Junior Tour Store
NEPGA Junior Tour Opens Online Store
The New England PGA Junior Tour has begun a new partnership with Ink’d Stores to sell Junior Tour merchandise to those in New England and beyond. Junior Tour logo items will be available on their new web store. All proceeds from the store are donated back to the NEPGA Foundation.
All Junior Tour merchandise will be available online only through Ink’d Stores. Some of the items include a backpack, t-shirts, a beanie cap, and sweatshirts. While only a select amount of items are available now, the Junior Tour will expand the offering in the new future.
Jay Sapovits, president of Ink’d is especially excited about the partnership.
“The NEPGA Jr Tour focuses on the right aspects of junior golf, sportsmanship and integrity. It also is a remarkable display of courage for young competitors. With the effort junior golfers take to grow their games, I believe they will wear this logo proudly among their friends. That is a group of individuals I want to be supportive (of),” said Sapovits.
To locate the Junior Tour online store, go to https://stores.inksoft.com/nepga_jr_tour/shop/home
Ink'd is a retail store in Mansfield Crossing, straight across from LL Bean. A full-service apparel and promotional company, Ink'd offers eco-friendly screen printing, embroider and direct to garment printing all on-site for guests to experience. Ink'd has no minimum order size on apparel and offers a see, feel and touch environment, as well as expertise in all aspects of corporate, team and local marketing. Ink'd is open Monday-Saturday 10a-7p and can be reached at 508-339-0126 or online at www.inkdstores.com