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Crofton’s Elyse Smidinger Selected to Maryland Junior Golf Team

Golf for Junior Girls in Crofton areaBoys don’t have a monopoly on Junior Golf in the Crofton area! 

Crofton teenager Elyse Smidinger of Crofton Country Club has been selected to the Poindexter Cup Team to represent Maryland in the Junior Girl’s Team Matches against Virginia on July 10–12 at Lexington Golf and Country Club in Lexington, VA.

Selection criteria included the girls’ current handicap and their finish at the MSGA-Women’s Division Junior Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championships in 2008, along with a number of other rankings.  Elyse will be in good company, competing alongside girls from Congressional Country Club, Chevy Chase Club, Cattail Creek Country Club, Fairway Hills Golf Course, Maryland Golf & Country Club, and Congressional Country Club against the best junior girls from Virginia.

Congratulations Elyse!  Please let us know if Maryland wins this event, and send us some photos of the Maryland team.

Other events on the girls’  2009 junior golf schedule:

Middle Atlantic Golf Association (MAGA) Junior Girls Golf Championship.  International Country Club.  June 24.

Format:  18–hole stroke play

33rd Maryland State Golf Association Junior Girls Amateur Championship.  Eisenhower Golf Course, Crownsville, MD.  June 25–26.

Format:  36 holes stroke play in 16–17, 14–15, and 13 & Under age divisions.  Girls 9–11 may opt to play in a separate competition of 2 9–holes rounds.  

USGA Girls Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier.  Merion Golf Club (West Course).  June 30.

Format:  See entry form.  Eligibility:  Girls who have not reached their 18th birthday by 7/25/09 and have an up-to-date handicap not exceeding 18.4

Bobby Bowers Junior Golf Championship.  Springfield Country Club, Springfield, VA.  July 6-9

This event was created to honor Springfield Golf and Country Club’s first head professional, Bobby Bowers.  It is the largest junior tournament in the area and attracts golfers from around the world, with divisions for both girls and boys.

Format: 18-hole stroke play qualifier for 32 spots. Four days of match play.  Eligibility:  Boys and girls who are at least 10 years old but have not reached their 18th birthday by July 15. 

72nd Annual Jimmy Flattery Junior Tournament – Hunt Valley Golf & Country Club, Phoenix, MD.  Tuesday, July 21st 8:00 am.

Jimmy Flattery Junior Tournament Diaper/PeeWee Divisions (Ages 2–10), Hunt Valley Golf & Country Club, Phoenix, MD.  July 21, 4 p.m.

Girl’s Mid-Atlantic Challenge, Mid-Pines Inn and Golf in Southern Pines, N.C.  July 31–August 2,

In addition to these and any other local golf tournaments, girls can participate in many American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events around the country from now through November.


Don’t forget to check out the junior golf programs and events at Crofton Country Club, Walden Golf Course and Bowie Golf & Country Club.

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