JGAA honors Andrew Magee with Ambassador Award

Magee becomes first person to receive the award

The JGAA announced that PGA TOUR professional and local Paradise Valley resident, received the first JGAA Ambassador Award that recognizes Magee’s longtime dedication to junior golf in the Valley of the Sun. 

“As we launch the Ambassador Award, it only seems fitting that Andrew becomes the first one to receive the honor,” said George Getz, Chairman of the Board of the JGAA. “Since the days of the Santa Claus Classic, Andrew has been involved with giving back to the community, especially the youngsters.”   

A four-time winner on Tour, Magee passed on his passion for the game to the next generation in a number of ways. He and golf personality, Gary McCord, conducted the Santa Claus Classic, a charity pro-am which ran from 1994-2003 at TPC Scottsdale. During that time, the event raised $2.5 million in donations for local children and charities. Magee was also involved with junior tournaments, clinics and other activities hosted by the JGAA.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the JGAA,” said Magee. “Golf has given me a lifetime of opportunities that I truly appreciate. I’d like to do my part to see that more juniors have the same opportunities to learn the game and the valuable life lessons it teaches us all.”

The awards ceremony, presented by BMO and Oliver Smith Jewelers, was held at Paradise Valley Country Club on November 13th during the JGAA’s annual Golf Ball that featured Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor, Bret Baier, as the guest speaker.

For more information about the JGAA, contact Scott McNevin (smcnevin@jgaa.org), JGAA Executive Director, visit www.jgaa.org or call 602.944.6168.