The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley presented by Electrolux has announced that Jack Nicklaus will be its guest speaker for this year’s Opening Banquet.

To the speaking engagement Nicklaus brings the experience of 18 major championships, including six Masters Tournaments.

Nicklaus will speak to the Junior Invitational tournament field of the top 54 junior players in the world along with invited guests on April 24.

“We are extremely thrilled to have him join us,” said Tom Wyatt, tournament chairman. “We have endeavored to invite guest speakers that add high value to the event and be an inspiration to the tournament field, the First Tee youngsters and our invited guests. Mr. Nicklaus certainly fits this criteria.”

Past Junior Invitational guest speakers have included President George W. Bush and PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.

The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley will be held April 26-28 at the Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville.

For the third year, the tournament enjoys the support of Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use.

The tournament will be announcing information about this year’s tournament field in February. For more information, contact tournament director Elaine Barnhill at