BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Alabama Golf Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremy Gardner as the Manager of Junior Golf and Tournament Programs. Gardner, a Denver, CO native, will serve as the point person between the AGA and allied golf organizations in Alabama and Southeast for junior golf related information, manage the Alabama Junior Golf Schedule, coordinate junior golf and college golf seminars, and assist with AGA tournament administration.
Gardner gained golf administration experience working most recently with the Southern Nevada Golf Association (SNGA) as the Manager of Junior Golf and Competitions. His responsibilities with the SNGA included the implementation and management of the Las Vegas Junior Golf Association (LVJGA), implementing the Youth on Course Program in Las Vegas, and conducting all SNGA and LVJGA Championships and qualifiers.
“We could not be happier for Jeremy to join our growing team at the AGA,” stated Andy Priest, AGA Executive Director. “His experience working with several other nationally recognized junior programs will help us quickly determine the best path forward for working with our allied groups to collectively grow junior golf in Alabama.”
“I am extremely excited to get started and help develop a Junior Program that the entire State of Alabama will be proud of,” said Gardner. “I’m really looking forward to meeting all the junior golfers and their parents here in Alabama and making sure that every opportunity is provided to them to be successful in the present and future, wherever that takes them.”
In 2013, Gardner graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colorado) with a degree in Sport Management and Finance. During college, Gardner was a Tournament Operations intern with the Colorado Golf Association. Following graduation, he served as a USGA P.J Boatwright Intern with the Southern Nevada Golf Association. Prior to rejoining the SNGA, Gardner worked in the junior golf department at the Southern California Golf Association as a Program Coordinator.
Gardner began his position with the AGA on March 20th.
About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)
The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 130 member clubs represented by nearly 18,500 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.
AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 12 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.
For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.