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Blue Ridge Tour registration under way

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Registration is now underway for the 2010 season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour.

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Registration is now underway for the 2010 season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour.  The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the  Rules” clinic in which the player receives on course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season-ending two-day tournament.  Tournament sites include The Greenbrier Resort (White Sulphur Springs, WVa.), Glenrochie Country Club (Abingdon), Tazewell County Country Club (Pounding Mill), The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech (Radford), Fincastle Country Club (Bluefield), and Fountain Springs Golf Club (Peterstown, WVa.). Because of the generosity and hospitality of the host clubs and golf courses, the tour continues to grow.  More than 140 junior golfers participated last year and learned much about the game of golf through the variety of events offered.  The application fee is $25 and includes a BRJGT cap, bag tag, ball mark repair tool and a current USGA Rule Book.  Anyone interested in being a part of the tour can find an application form at area golf courses and local schools or on the web site www.brjgt.com.  Questions can be answered by calling (276) 326-2089. Throughout the history of the tour, the underlying motto has been “Building character and sportsmanship through the game of golf”.  It is the intention of the tour to not only develop golf skills, but also to use the game of golf as a vehicle to acquire character traits such as discipline, integrity, responsibility and determination to create a better citizen in all areas of life.    Competitive golf has a way of meeting this objective more than most other activities because of the obligation of each player to play within the rules and to self-impose penalties as they occur. The tour is open to boys and girls up to age 18.  Academies and rules clinics begin in early May and continue through early June.  Tournaments are scheduled for June and July.