David Olinger to Take Over Mid-American Junior Golf Tour


LEMONT, Ill. – The Illinois Junior Golf Association and its staff are sad to announce that Elisa Hermes, Director of the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour, will be leaving the MAJGT and her last day will be Friday, June 16th. Elisa will be moving on as the Volunteer Operations Manager for the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship immediately following her departure from the MAJGT.

Elisa has spent the last six years with the IJGA/MAJGT. During her time with the Association, Elisa spent the majority of her years leading the MAJGT, but did spend a year as the Co-Director of the Playing Member Division.

“Working at the IJGA has been a fantastic experience that helped me to grow professionally and personally,” said Elisa. “I would like to thank all of the players, parents, and staff for allowing me to serve and work with them over these last six years,” said Jordan Abdel-Haq, IJGA Executive Director.

“Elisa has been invaluable to our operation and team chemistry since February of 2011. She has always taken a tremendous amount of pride in the product she puts out, whether it be in the IJGA Playing Member division or the MAJGT. More importantly, she has become a friend to all of our staff and member families.”

While the IJGA/MAJGT staff and membership will undoubtedly miss Elisa, we are excited to introduce David Olinger as the new Director of the MAJGT. David comes to the MAJGT with more than ten years of experience as the Tournament Director of the Tennessee PGA Section.

“David has run hundreds of club professional golf tournaments and dozens of web.com Tour qualifying events. We have the utmost confidence that the level of excellence in Tour operations will continue under David’s watch,” said Jordan.

“I’m excited to be joining the IJGA staff and look forward to meeting all of our members and parents out at events,” said David.

The Illinois Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing playing opportunities for its members ages 8-18, and serving as a junior golf informational clearinghouse. During the 2017 season, the IJGA will provide and manage over 145 separate events throughout the state of Illinois.  These include one day 9-hole and 18-hole tournaments, and 36-hole and 54-hole nationally recognized championships.


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