News and Notes: Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs

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By: Michael Baliker, AJGA Communications

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the
Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs was a 54-hole stroke play competition played on
the par-73 course at The Bluffs Country Club & Resort. The event featured
62 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states, and British Columbia. The
Boys Division played the course at 7,221 yards while the Girls Division played
the course at 6,214 yards.

FIRST TASTE OF THE AJGA: Located 30 miles north of Baton Rouge, The Bluffs Country
Club & Resort is hosting its first AJGA event in 2013. Players from 16
states and British Columbia flocked to the venue that has hosted a Southeastern
Conference Championship, a United States Senior Challenge, and a U.S. Open
qualifier.

A LEGEND'S TOUCH: The Bluffs Country Club & Resort was designed by the
great Arnold Palmer. Palmer first saw the future site of The Bluffs from a
helicopter’s view alongside property owner Harold Leone. He saw so much promise
in the layout that he even agreed to play the first ever round on The Bluffs.
The King went on to shoot 69 that day.

HITTIN' OFF THE BLUFFS: There was a great turnout for this week’s social activity!
Players stuck around to decompress after their rounds with the help of a DJ and
some Louisiana cooking. Meanwhile, players participated in a closest-to-the-pin
and a long drive contest, hitting golf balls off the bluff onto the makeshift green
and fairway set up by the staff.

 

Colton Blagrove hits at the social activity (2)

Colton Blagrove of Slidell, La., participates in the closest-to-the-pin challenge.