First Tee Eastern Michigan / IMA Brookwood 17U PGA Jr. League wins state title

by | Sep 9, 2021 | PGA

From left: Jackson Levijoki, Dylan Werner, Troy Werner, Coach Joe Simpson, Lucas Power, Jace Perroud, Katelyn Jacot. Photo provided

BURTON – First Tee Eastern Michigan / IMA Brookwood Golf Clubs 17U PGA Junior League golfers reached the Regionals by defeating several local teams at Forest Akers Golf Course in Lansing on August 19.

Team members include Katelyn Jacot, Jackson Levijoki, Jace Perroud, Lucas Power, Dylan Werner and Troy Werner.

The National Car Rental sponsored PGA Junior League Championship Season highlighted the ambitious nature of the competition, which will be celebrated in a way unique to the PGA Junior League. Ultimately, it’s a celebration of the PGA Junior League as a whole, and all competitions are designed to have a fun, family-friendly, festival-like atmosphere.

The ambitious competition path includes new opportunities for more children to play more golf for those in the 17u division at the section and regional levels.

Each regional competition consists of four Section Masters from each of the 12 regions across the country and the 12 17u All-Star Teams are named first champions for that age group.

The 17U team from First Tee Eastern Michigan / IMA Brookwood will compete in the Regionals on the Purdue-Kampen course at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana September 3-5.

The team is coached by PGA Professional Joe Simpson, who is also the Program Director of First Tee Eastern Michigan.

First Tee is a national youth sports organization whose mission is to influence the lives of young people by providing educational programs that enhance character, teach life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The Eastern Michigan Chapter offers summer programs in six locations including IMA Brookwood Golf Club (Burton), Seifert Golf Center (Grand Blanc), Castle Creek Golf Club (Attica), Lake Nepessing Golfland (Lapeer), Currie Golf Course (Midland), and Maple Leaf Golf Course (Linwood).

The chapter also provides year-round training to more than 10,000 elementary school students in Genesee, Lapeer, Midland, and Bay Counties through its national school program. – GG