The Duke Golf Club Set To Host Next Desert Junior Golf Tour Event

The Duke Golf Club Set To Host Next Desert Junior Golf Tour EventTop area junior golfers will compete for honor and an AJGA exemption at the Desert Junior Golf Tour’s next event on November 13-14 at the Duke Golf Club in Maricopa.

This 36-hole, weekend event features four boys divisions (for ages 8-9, 10-11, 12-14 and 15-19) and three girls divisions (for ages 8-11, 12-14 and 15-19). This event is considered a ‘major’ on the Desert Junior Golf Tour. For this major event, the Champion of the Boys 15-19 age division will receive one American Junior Golf Tournament Exemption and the top five of that division will also receive an AJGA performance star.

Event results for this event contested at the David Druzisky-designed Duke Golf Club will be ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard (permitted the division meets the required ranking guidelines). Furthermore, this tournament is a Golfweek ranked event and the Champion in the Boys 15-19 and Girls 15-19 division will receive an invitation into the Golfweek Junior Invitational - West Coast on January 16-17, 2011.

Registration for this two round event is open through November 10th and the entry fee is $240 for a non member and $215 for members of the Desert Junior Golf Tour. To register for this upcoming tournament register on-line at  or email:

“With an AJGA Exemption on the line and Performance Stars on the line the competition at The Duke looks to be fierce,” stated Lisa Kaahanui, owner of the Desert Junior Golf Tour. “This field will certainly be a diverse one in that we have entrants from Indiana, Utah, Washington, Idaho and even Mexico. We still have limited spots available so we encourage juniors who are interested in competing to go to and register today for this exciting event.”

The Desert Junior Golf Tour had recently announced that eight OB Sports-affiliated golf facilities will serve as the exclusive host to all 12 events on the tour’s 2010/2011 schedule of tournaments. Upcoming Desert Junior Golf Your events for the 2010-2011 season include:

  • The Duke at Rancho El Dorado (Major event) – November 13 &14 at Duke at Rancho El Dorado in Maricopa, Arizona
  • Palm Valley Classic – December 18 & 19 at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Arizona
  • Eagle Mountain Challenge – January 8 & 9, 2011 at Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Mid Season Major – February 12 & 13 at Club West Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sandia Open – March 19 & 20 at Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Longbow Open (Major) – April 9 & 10 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona
  • Angel Park Championship – May 21 & 22 at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Talking Rock Open (Major) – June 18 & 19 at Talking Rock Golf Club in Prescott, Arizona
  • Palm Valley Summer Classic – July 23 & 24 at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Arizona
  • Tour Championship – August 1 & 2 location to be determined

About The Desert Junior Golf Tour

The Desert Junior Golf Tour (DJGT), founded in the fall of 2002 by Dan and Camilla Plunkett, gives boys and girls between the ages of 8-19 the opportunity to compete in nationally ranked tournaments, showcase their talents and receive national recognition at a very reasonable cost. Tournaments are held at first-class, championship-caliber golf courses, organized and operated by professionally trained tournament staff. Originally an outlet for elite junior golfers to hone their competitive skills during the fall/winter off-season, the DJGT has now expanded in its ninth year to a year-round schedule. The 2010-2011 season (consisting of 12 events: four Majors, Seven Opens and a Tour Championship) also marks the first season that the tournament schedule will take players outside of Arizona to events in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada. Scottsdale-based OB Sports Golf Management is the exclusive host of Desert Junior Golf Tours! in 2011. The ideal climate of the desert Southwest attracts players from all over the United States as well as from Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. The goal of the tour is to provide resources for junior golfers to succeed at the highest level, on and off the golf course. For example, they compete on top-notched venues where they can be noticed by college recruiting officials. Players also learn the value of community service, physical fitness, and how to prepare mentally for success at the collegiate and professional level. For more information about the Desert Junior Golf Tour, visit or send an email to

The Duke Golf ClubAbout Duke Golf Club

The Duke at Rancho El Dorado is a 7011 yard, David Druzisky-designed golf course located 12 minutes west of I-10 on Queen Creek Road. Ranked as the “#1 Player Friendly Course in Phoenix/Scottsdale” by Golf Tips Travel Annual, 2006, the Duke is features a stunning 7011 yard, par 72 layout, complete practice facility and award winning clubhouse that is home to the popular Silver Spur Grill. Known for its laid-back Old West-inspired ambiance, The Duke superbly mixes unassuming hospitality with a high-end golf experience.

For more information on The Duke, visit or call 480.844.1100.


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