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Broken Top Club set to host inaugural Central Oregon Junior Golf Association Classic

Bend, Ore. (June 14, 2023) – Broken Top Club in Bend, Ore. will host the inaugural Central Oregon Junior Golf Association (COJGA) Classic on Monday, June 26th. Proceeds from the sold out event will benefit the Central Oregon Junior Golf Association with funds supporting initiatives to get golf clubs in the hands of kids who have barriers to accessing organized recreation, including golf. This tenured organization has been providing meaningful life experiences through the game of golf in Central Oregon since 1993. 

The COJGA Classic will feature 120 golfers (30 foursomes), made up of members of different private clubs from across Central Oregon. Local businesses, including title sponsor US Bank and supporting sponsors 10 Barrel Brewing Company, GoodLife Brewing Company and Aspire Wealth Advisors, have teamed to underwrite the event. Following the golf tournament, participants will enjoy dinner and an awards ceremony. Former COJGA golfers who have gone on to play collegiate golf will be at the event as celebrity guests, hitting shots for teams, reflecting on their time in COJGA and the impact the organization made on their careers. 


"The inaugural COJGA Classic aims to be one of the finest reoccurring fundraising tournaments in Central Oregon as it will bring the golf community of our area together in support of providing access to the game to those that may not have the opportunity that golf affords,” said Tournament Director Nate Kitt. “The funds raised will support Central Oregon Junior Golf Association's philanthropic initiatives such as Free Golf Days, Girls Golf and PGA Family Golf.  We believe that the time spent on a golf course with family and friends (both old and new) will help provide meaningful experiences that shape the development of young people.  These initiatives will give opportunities to families and young people that have barriers to entry to the game of golf whether it be time, money or access."

The Central Oregon Junior Golf Association has targeted five communities (Madras, Prineville, La Pine, Redmond, and Bend) to offer free golf days this summer. Anyone will be able to access complimentary registration and be exposed to the game of golf in these community-centered events. 

"The COJGA Classic is being held to provide our underprivileged youth with an opportunity to gain exposure to the game of golf,” said Central Oregon Junior Golf Association President Charlie Ortega. “COJGA has been around since 1993 with its main goal to provide our youth of Bend the opportunity to play and learn the game of golf in a competitive and fun setting. The ongoing efforts have seen great success in this endeavor over the years and we want to continue to grow the game of golf through our juniors. The future of golf is with our juniors who are provided this opportunity through COJGA."

“Broken Top Club is honored to host the inaugural COJGA Classic,” said Broken Top Club General Manager Josh Clay. “We look forward to helping the Junior Golf Association raise thousands of dollars, while treating Classic participants to an incredible day of golf, food and fun.”

Broken Top Club originally opened in 1994 and is considered one of the premier private club experiences in Central Oregon. The property’s name comes from a nearby hollowed-out volcano, the remnants of whose cinder cone forms a jagged edge 9,155 feet above sea level. The club offers a vast array of amenities including an award-winning Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish-designed golf course, an 18-hole putting course, a  golf performance center, two tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, and a fitness center with a yoga studio spa and steam rooms. The golf course and property are set in the high desert, in the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains. The award-winning 7,161-yard, par 72 course blends traditional design elements with modern routings, bunkers and green complexes. Broken Top’s 27,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooks a six-acre lake and showcases stunning views of the Cascade Mountains.  

Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, oversees the golf operations, food & beverage, golf course agronomy, and membership marketing at Broken Top Club. For more information on Broken Top Club, visit


Since 1993, the Central Oregon Junior Golf Association (COJGA) in Bend, Oregon has served our local community by promoting golf as a vehicle for growth for our young people. Being a junior golfer encourages young people to foster a love and respect for the game of golf, for their competitors and for themselves. We believe that healthy golfing competitions and sportsmanship will foster growth in a child's maturity, self-confidence and integrity. We are your only comprehensive junior golf association in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Sisters, Prineville and Sunriver, Oregon

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 770-plus locations, including 760-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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