Origin Bank Named First Presenting Sponsor Of The 6th Annual Sam Burns Junior Four-Ball Championship 

February 15, 2024 |Maili Bartz

Lafayette, LA – The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour (LJGT) is thrilled to announce Origin Bank as the proud presenting sponsor for the upcoming 2024 Sam Burns Junior Four-Ball Championship. Origin Bank’s unwavering commitment to fostering local relationships and elevating the game of golf and the future of junior players in Louisiana makes Origin a key partner for this prestigious event.

Origin Bank, a financial institution with a heritage dating back to 1912, opening its’ doors first in Choudrant, LA (home of Squire Creek Country Club), has distinguished itself with a new perspective to banking. Their dedication to changing perceptions and becoming life changers in the communities they serve aligns seamlessly with the LJGT’s mission to provide exceptional opportunities for junior golfers across the state. 

The LJGT first conducted the Sam Burns Junior Four-Ball Championship in 2019, the same year the LJGT was established. This championship, hosted by Sam Burns and his home club Squire Creek, has quickly become one of the most popular championships not only in Louisiana, but also the surrounding states, with players traveling from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas. Squire Creek Country Club has been the host site since 2019. General Manager Rick Maier and staff, along with Squire Creek’s state of the art facilities and golf course, provide a first class experience for LJGT members across the region. 

“Origin is honored to partner with the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour and Sam Burns in this incredible event which provides such an opportunity to so many young people throughout our region,” said Lance Hall, President and CEO of Origin Bank. “Having been personally involved with junior golf, I have seen first-hand the many life lessons that can be applied that will provide value to these young people for years to come.” 

The LJGT, known for its commitment to promoting and developing junior golf, views Origin Bank’s sponsorship as a significant step in enhancing the championship’s success. This partnership will create an even better platform to showcase the remarkable talent and sportsmanship of young golfers in Louisiana. A portion of the funds donated by Origin Bank will go towards scholarships to help raise funds to provide scholarships to LJGT members.

“The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour and Louisiana Golf Association could not be more excited to be partnering with Origin Bank for the Sam Burns Junior Four Ball Championship hosted by Sam Burns and Squire Creek Country Club,” said LGA Director of Junior Golf, Jake Norris. “With Origin’s already established relationship with Sam, Squire Creek, and their well-respected community/region support, it felt like a perfect fit for Origin Bank to come aboard. This sponsorship will without a doubt help further improve this championship and help give back to the junior golfers in Louisiana and surrounding regions.”

Origin Bank’s sponsorship of the 2024 Sam Burns Junior Four-Ball Championship is a testament to their dedication to community impact and supporting the development of young athletes’ future.

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Maili Bartz

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About Origin Bank:

Origin Bank, established in 1912, is a financial institution deeply rooted in community service. With a focus on personalized, relationship banking, Origin Bank operates 60 banking centers throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The bank’s sponsorship of the 2024 Sam Burns Junior Four Ball Championship reflects its commitment to making a positive difference in the communities it serves.

About the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour

The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour is dedicated to promoting junior golf and developing those junior golfers in the region. Through tournaments, clinics, and educational programs, the tour provides young golfers with opportunities to improve their skills, compete at a high level, and foster a lifelong love for the game. The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour is committed to giving back to young golfers, while also instilling values of sportsmanship, integrity, and camaraderie among its participants.