Heart of Ohio Junior Golf Association
Salutes Esteemed Honoree
PGA Professional Ben Curtis
for his major win - 132nd British Open
his tournament wins and endeavors
Ben Curtis participated in HOJGA tournament programs for five years, 1987-1991.
HOJGA has seen junior golfers excel in tournaments, winning HOJGA scholarships, winning High School, Regional, and State honors, State medalist honors, careers in the Golf Profession, and a major win by a PGA Tour Champion.
David J. Wensinger
David Jude Wensinger began playing golf at the age of 8 and by his fifteenth birthday had finished third in the Ohio State Junior Tournament. In 1978 he won the Ohio Insurance Youth Classic, winning a trip to Chicago to play with Fuzzy Zoeller, finishing 30th in a field of 200.
During his junior and senior high school years, David led his team to two state runner-up finishes. Winners of the Marion Country Club Championship in 1979 and 1981, David also captured the title in the Heart of Ohio Championship in 1980, finishing as runner-up in a playoff in 1981.
David was a simple and uncomplicated young man. A success with people that more than rivaled his success with golf, his greatest joy was his family and friends. He had no quarrel with life and he left with the same dignity as he lived…thinking of and helping others.
Dr. Jerome A. Wensinger, following his son's demise, aspired to begin a junior golf program to help give junior golfers a start toward college, hence the beginning of HOJGA in 1987.
The Family wishes to continue the commemoration of David through the David J. Wensinger Player of the Year Scholarship. HOJGA is very grateful for the honor to memorialize David through its scholarship program for youth.
Heart of Ohio Junior Golf Association will soon begin its 24th season teaching and serving area junior golfers in Central Ohio Counties of Crawford, Delaware, Hardin, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot.
Begun in 1987, HOJGA was organized by a group of Marion County businessmen who recognized a need for a junior golf program. Through the years, the non-profit, all volunteer organization continues to believe that the fundamental lessons of golf are the same as those in life.
Today, HOJGA offers Clubs for kids, Golf Seminars, Golf Camp, 8-Tournament Tour, Year-End Appreciation Scholarship and Award Event to juniors age 9-18.
History has shown that juniors who have played in HOJGA tournaments have led high school golf teams within their areas, and have captured state, individual and team honors, professional honors and status.
HOJGA stands second to none in the ideas and goals of its program by teaching and giving young people opportunities right here in Marion and Central Ohio. HOJGA upholds the integrity of the game of golf, its rules, and challenge to help mold concentration, self-control, and confidence in our area youth - lessons to last a lifetime.