Press Release

The St. Lawrence Junior Golf Tour are announcing Major Changers in 2019

The Tour will be under New Management

The Junior Tour which attracts over 100 Junior Competitors annually will now be managed by CPGA Professionals, in conjunction with the Black Bear Ridge Golf Club, with Bill Kerr Jr. (34 years CPGA Professional) as the convenor and adding his support to the new Management team.

The Tour is now in its 35th year and runs approximately 10 Tour events from the end of June to the middle of August and are held at various host clubs from Trenton in the west to Gananoque in the east. The new Management Team will be Ben Graham, Jamie Nicholas, and Will Kerr. Joe McConkey will continue as the Webmaster. The Tour will continue with the same emphasis on growing the game. 

Through the years the tour has produced an amazing number of alumni that have continued on in the game at a professional level. These include club golf professionals, superintendents and managers as well as LPGA Tour caddies like Brittany Henderson (who also played on Symetra Tour), Nate Blasko, and Ryan Desveaux, and to name just a few, playing professionals like Augusta James (Symetra & LPGA), Brooke Henderson (Symetra & LPGA), Jon Mills (PGA), and Matt McQuillan (PGA).

In addition to promoting the game, teaching the rules and etiquette, and promoting players to continue in the game professionally, obtaining scholarships, or a career in Golf Management, the committee will be introducing a teaching component to the 2019 Tours program.  

There will be several teaching clinics over the summer to our members as well as individual lessons.The costs for these additional programs will be announced soon. These teaching components will also be available to non-Tour players.

The Junior Tour will open the season with a one-day Junior Camp, which will include Registration and Orientation to the Tour and is scheduled for Saturday June 15th, 2019 from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. at Black Bear Ridge G.C. at the Driving Range. REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.

Contact the Pro Shop at Black Bear Ridge G.C. (613) 968-2327 or email to to register or for more information about the 2019 program. Additional information will be available as we finalize Tour Dates, Registration Fees, Teaching Clinic dates which will be posted on our site website as they are finalized. 

 Feb. 2019 

Congratulations to Alumni Josh Whalen a former Junior golfer on the St. Lawrence Junior Golf Tour from the Napanee Golf and Country Club for being selected to the 2019 Mens National Amature Team.  

March 2019

KENT, Ohio 

After serving four seasons as associate head coach, Jon Mills (St. Lawrence Junior Golf Tour Alumni) will become the 10th head coach in the golf program’s 86-season history, following 41 years of leadership by Herb Page, a Markham, Ontario native.

The Golden Flashes have won MAC Championships in all seven seasons that Mills has been affiliated with the program as a player and a coach.

“Being able to become the next head coach here at Kent State is surreal,” Mills said.  “I had amazing experiences while playing golf here at Kent State and now having the opportunity to coach here is incredible. Coach Page has taught me a lot over the years and I look forward to using that knowledge to continue this already elite program.  We will continue to set high goals for this program and work extremely hard to fulfill them.”

Mills remains the only All-America first-team selection in the history of Kent State’s program.  As a senior, the Corbyville, Ontario native finished sixth individually at the 2001 NCAA Championships.  Mills played professionally for 14 years, including three on the PGA Tour.  In 2003, he was the leading money-winner on the Canadian Tour.  Mills was inducted into the Kent State Varsity “K” Hall of Fame in 2007.  He became associate head coach of the men’s golf team in January of 2016.

The men’s golf team returns to action March 11-12 at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  This season, the Golden Flashes will host the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships April 26-28, at Barrington Golf Club in Aurora, looking to win their fourth straight conference crown.