Toledo Junior Golf Association
Welcome to the Toledo Junior Golf Association of Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan. The Areas "Premier" Junior Golf Tour.
Complete 2021 Schedule now available. Membership and Tournament Sign-up open
"PLAY WELL, PLAY FAIR, PLAY FAST"
We will celebrating our 47th year next season!
The Toledo Junior Golf Association was established in 1973 as a non-profit organization to give junior golfers an opportunity to gain tournament experience in a competitive playing environment.
The summer season runs from June through the first week in August. The season ends in time for the Ohio High School golf season.
Each TJGA player competes for medal and points. Players compete for "Player of the Year Points" that will determine eligibility for the Toledo Junior Invitational Tournament and Banquet.
Again, we are pleased to announce that the "Invitational" will once again be played at the prestigious "Inverness Club", which has been the site of eleven championships, including four U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships.
Results posted on Junior Golf Scoreboard
We are currently hard at work to offer another season participating in all of the best golf courses in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
MASON DEAL & PAIGE ZOLCIAK
TJGA's Jim McGill awarded the TDGA "Burt Silverman Award"
This award is given to an individual(s) who has enriched the community through his/her dedication to golf.
Jim McGill is executive director of the Toledo Junior Golf Association (www.tjga.golf). He, along with Karen Stone enhanced the TJGA with his many years of commitment to junior golf. Through technology, he has taken the association to modern levels. The organization this past summer set numerous records in total membership and largest fields ever.
As golf coach for Ottawa Hills High School he was highly decorated:,
- 2013 NFHS National Coach of the Year.
- 2013 Ohio Golf Coach of the Year.
- 2013 Ohio Division III Team State Champions.
- 11 OH Teams earned the right to compete for the Division III State Championship.
- 5 time NWO Division III District coach of the year.
- 11 time Toledo Area Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors.
During his 26 year golf coaching career, Jim coached many OHSAA All-State Performers including Ben Silverman, Michael Denner, Matt Abendroth, David Roemer, J.P. Ankney, Justin Kruse [2000 State Medalist), Russ Kline, and John Swigart.
Hall of Fame Awards:
- Toledo Woodward High School
- Toledo Area Athletic Conference
Jim was born and raised in North Toledo where he was a 1971 graduate of Toledo Woodward High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Findlay College in 1975. As an educator he retired from the Toledo Public Schools after 35 years where he had an extensive career teaching Physical Education and Technology. An avid golfer, he continues to run the TJGA, works part-time at Golf Galaxy and lives in Millbury, Ohio with his wife Lori.
TJGA’s Karen Stone inducted in the Toledo Golf Hall of Fame
She received the Mel Harbaugh Award in a ceremony at the Toledo Country Club.
The award reads: “An individual whose life reflects a commitment beyond her professional work environment, to her community, state, and nation in serving her fellow man. An individual who has shown an exemplary contribution to the tradition, strength, and on-going success of golf in the Northwest Ohio region.”
A well deserved honor. The TJGA is proud of her!
At the TJGA Invitational Dinner, the following major awards were presented:
Frank Stranahan Boys Player of the Year: Palmer Yenrick
Sharon Keil Girls Player of the Year: Caroline Dayton
Paul Hahn Boys Sportsmanship Award: Mason Deal
Karen Stone Girls Sportsmanship Award: Francesca Sberna
The following Scholarships were Awarded
Paul Szymanski Spirit Award Scholarship Winner: Franceseca Sberna
Dr. Edward Jacob Scholarship Winner: Grace Foor