The South West Montana Junior Golf Tour (“SWMJGT”) is a competitive Junior Golf Tour for kids aged 11-18 in Southwest Montana, played on area golf courses against other boys and girls within the same age divisions.
The Tour was formed to fill the void of area junior golf tournaments. It provides a competitive environment that will help prepare its junior golfers, who have a desire to improve and compete, for the next level of golf. Members of the Tour are generally junior golfers who wish to someday compete in area, regional and national junior golf tournaments, high school golf teams and eventually, college golf, who have a need to test their games within the competitive environment that a junior golf tour will provide.
The SWMJGT was launched in 2008 and is owned by the Butte Junior Golf Foundation (“BJGF”). Founded in 2006 by Bob & Donna Wengel, the BJGF is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt public charity. The BJGF’s purpose is to provide a vehicle in which to champion Junior Golf in Butte, Silver Bow and Southwest Montana by raising awareness of Golf through conducting fundraisers, golf tournaments, junior golf tours, clinics and camps. These activities will tout the importance of “Character Education” in which kids learn Respect, Courtesy, Responsibility and other core values. In the process, kids will learn golf etiquette, golf rules and a knowledge and respect for the game of Golf.