News and Notes: Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands

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Jon Giffels and Blaire Thompson (1)

Don Giffels

                The Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands is known for having some of the best volunteer support on the AJGA schedule. This year alone over 200 people volunteered to be spotters, run timing stations or help with live scoring. Don Giffels has been volunteering at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands since 2007 and been the volunteer chairman of this event since 2008. Don is responsible for getting all volunteer positions filled for the tournament. It sounds like a daunting task, but each volunteer receives a free round of golf for every shift they serve throughout the tournament. The AJGA staff can’t thank the volunteers enough for their help in making the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands run smoothly.

Heather Course 18th hole (9)

Tournament History

                The Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands has been hosted at Boyne Highlands for the past 11 years. There is always a 144-player tournament field which is the largest field the AJGA does. This year’s Coca-Cola at Boyne Highlands Junior Championship is being held at the Moor Course, which is one of four courses at Boyne Highlands. In past years, the event has also been held at the resort’s flagship course, the Heather Course.  The AJGA staff always looks forward to this tournament in Harbor Springs, Michigan, for its beautiful scenery, abundant volunteers and hospitality.

Scoring tent Peggy Giffels (2)

Boyne Highlands Resort

                Boyne Highlands Resort is not only known for their illustrious golf courses, but also for their many other seasonal activities. During the summer months, guests are able to hike the hills surrounding the lodge, fish two stocked ponds, play four golf courses or zip line down the ski slopes. Once it starts to get colder, visitors can partake in winter sports such as skiing, enjoying a relaxing day at the spa or wine and dine at one of 13 restaurants. All in all Boyne Highlands Resort has something for everyone, and is a must stop when traveling through Michigan.