The Girls Junior America's Cup was established in 1978. Today the tournament brings girls together from various states and countries fostering new friendships and mutual respect. Each team consists of the top four girls from each state/country. These golfers exemplify not only outstanding skill and experience, but also true sportsmanship, discipline, courtesy and strength of character. The tournament consists of teams playing a 54-hole competition plus many fun events.
The 2013 GJAC will be hosted by the Sun Country Amateur Golf Assocation and the Sun Country Section of the PGA
at Isleta Eagle Golf Club, July 29 - August 1.
Congratulations to Hawaii for winning the 2012 GJAC!
In Memory of Joan Teats
|Joan's vision to begin a special event for girls in 1978 is indeed her legacy. Her determination led her to host the first two years of the Girls America's Cup. Guidelines and format she organized remain today. Those of us who followed her lead knew Joan cared deeply for young people. Thousands of girls will continue to benefit from her caring. She was a model for us all. I have fond memories working with her and feel very fortunate to have known her.|
- Carol Orona
Former Captain, Northern California
|Joan Teats was very inspirational to me in promoting Jr. Golf in Colorado! Other than her family, Jr. golf was definitely her love. She worked hard for the juniors to provide the best opportunities golf had to give them, their game, college, and to enrich their lives. She was a founder of Jr. America's Cup. What a wonderful opportunity and memories it has given our girls! I always respected her and all she accomplished for our Jr. girls. Thank you Joan. It was a pleasure to have worked with you, and to have had you in my life!|
My condolences and love go out to Patty and Chris. What a lady!
-Sally Lou Schultz
Former Captain, Colorado
|The first GJAC event I attended was in Edmonton, Canada in 1990. That was where I met Joan Teats. I could tell from the start that the event was near and dear to her heart. I gained great respect of Joan over the years for her dedication and love of golf. She was truly an ambassador for the game. I feel truly blessed to have known her. My deepest sympathy goes out to Chris, Patty and the rest of her family. |
Former Captain, Sun Country
|To me what defines Joan Curtiss Teats is her awesome legacy. Not only founding GJAC, but her contribution of time, guidance and love to junior golf. Joan's greatest legacy, are her children, who are true leaders. Patty has the leadership, compassion and dignity of her mother. Joan and Patty share a humble, strong leadership without offending and always with everyone else in mind. My first year as co-captain of the GJAC, Joan called me with friendship and advice that I never forgot. She told me not to get caught up in anything, but doing the right thing for the Utah Team. I stumbled a little bit along the way, but held true to her words. I keep in touch with many of the GJAC. They learned alot along the way and many are in leadership positions in golf. Carrie Summerhays is the Womens Golf Coach at BYU, and Rachel Newren is the Women's Golf Coach at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. Annie Thurman was the Women's Coach at Oklahoma State. Thanks for the memories!!|
Former Captain, Utah