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Springdale GC to host AJGA event

Licensing Extension From University And Agreement With Troon
Also Bring Renewed Energy To Historic Princeton Club

Princeton, New Jersey (July 27, 2018) – Springdale Golf Club will host the American Junior Golf Association’s AJGA Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf '74, July 30th through August 1st. This is the first time the club has ever hosted the prestigious event as 84 of the best junior golfers in the world will compete in the three-day tournament.

The AJGA Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf '74, kicks off at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 30th with an AJGA Qualifier tournament for the final spots in the championship. The championship will begin Tuesday, July 31st with both the first and second rounds taking place that day under shotgun starts. The first round will begin at 8 a.m., while the second round will start at 2 p.m. The final round will take place on Wednesday, August 1st with tee times starting at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 tee. The field includes 15 juniors who hail from the home state of New Jersey. There are 18 college commits in the field and seven juniors ranked inside the top 150 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

The AJGA Championship and new management agreement with Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, have helped create a renewed sense of energy and excitement around the club. Also fueling the momentum is Princeton University’s recent extension of the club’s licensing agreement, which carries forward the collaborative relationship enjoyed for more than 120 years.

“The club’s historical significance, unique William Flynn design, and challenging greens, blended with Troon’s operational expertise, will take Springdale Golf Club to the next level in member experience and commitment to the Princeton community,” said Kevin Tylus, board president, Springdale Golf Club.

Troon Privé assumed golf and club operations at Springdale on July 1st. As part of the management agreement, Full Springdale members, from Senior Individual to Resident Family, now have access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle experience benefits around the world through Troon. This includes Troon Privé Privilege, which provides reciprocal access to other Troon Prive-managed clubs from just $35/person per round, and Troon Advantage, which offers a 60-day booking window and up to 50 percent off Troon Golf-managed resort and daily fee clubs.

Springdale Golf Club is proud to be the home course for Princeton University’s men’s and women’s golf teams, which exemplifies the club’s mission to deliver an exceptional golf experience to men and women alike. Springdale offers several categories of membership, including individual, family, and junior memberships. 

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About The American Junior Golf Association
The AJGA was founded in 1978 and is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 910 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. Notable alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.

About Springdale Golf Club
Nestled into the beautiful landscape and historic architecture of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Springdale Golf Club was formed in 1895. The exclusive private club features an 18-hole golf course designed by Gerard Lambert dating back to 1915 and revised by William Flynn in 1926. Known for its superior conditions and playability, the walkable par-71 course is 6,380 yards from the blue tees, with a course rating of 70.5 and a slope of 131. Springdale Golf Club is proud to be the home course for the Princeton University Men’s and Women’s golf teams. For details on the club visit, and tune in to the club’s radio show, Springdale Golf Live, hosted by Head Golf Professional Keith Stewart every Friday at 3 p.m. locally on Fox Sports 920 AM.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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