The 2012 AJGA FootJoy Invitational is moving to The Cardinal Golf and Country Club and could Terry Wilcox be coming back?
Courtesy of Rob Goodman at 3G Sports…..(Terry Wilcox was the first-ever golf pro at The Cardnial.)
2012 AJGA FJ INVITATIONAL MOVES TO THE CARDINAL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
GREENSBORO, N.C. – With McConnell Golf’s recent decision to convert
Sedgefield Country Club’s bent grass greens to Bermudagrass, the course will
be closed during a large portion of the summer. Therefore, the 2012 AJGA FJ
Invitational will be played at The Cardinal Golf & Country Club, it was
announced today. The 11th annual FJ Invitational is set for June 11-15,
Prior to the founding of the FJ Invitational in 2002, the AJGA event was
played at The Cardinal as an event for both boys and girls. In 2002, the
event moved to the Forest Oaks Country Club and became an Invitational event
for boys only; since then it has prospered as a major event on the AJGA
schedule with the event winner earning an exemption into the Wyndham
Championship PGA TOUR event in August. The FJ Invitational moved to
Sedgefield Country Club in 2008. Two-time event winner Brian Harman is now
playing on the PGA TOUR while 2007 winner Peter Uihlein has also made the
move from college to professional golf.
Pete Dye designed the course at The Cardinal Golf & Country Club; the course
opened in 1975 as one of the Piedmont Triad’s most challenging layouts. In
2007, Dye restored the course providing a longer challenge that retained the
Cardinal’s unique and demanding qualities. Like Sedgefield Country Club,
The Cardinal Golf & Country Club is a McConnell Golf property. The FJ
Invitational will return to Sedgefield Country Club in 2013.
The FJ Invitational schedule will remain the same as past years with the
Junior-Am fundraising event set for Monday afternoon. Official tournament
play begins Tuesday and concludes on Friday, June 15. Tournament admission
is free of charge; for additional information, please visit www.ajga.org.