Outside of the programs the South Florida PGA Foundation administers, we strive to provide local juniors with details on additional programming available to them including PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt, US Kids and many more.
The Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is a youth golf development initiative for boys and girls ages 7-15. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship began in 2013 and is supported by the USGA, Augusta National and The PGA of America.
Age divisions are determined based on the participant's age as of the championship final on April 5, 2020. Girls and boys will compete against one another in three skill challenges: driving, chipping and putting. Participants will be broken up based on the following age divisions: (7-9) (10-11) (12-13) (14-15).
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is free for kids to compete in.
DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
All 41 sections of The PGA of America will host qualifiers to determine who will participate in the 2020 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship. There are three levels of qualifiers: local, sub-regional and regional. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2019 Masters.
For more information about Drive, Chip and Putt visit www.drivechipandputt.com
SUB-REGIONAL RESULTS 2018:
Bonita Bay Club
Lost Tree Club
Registration for the 2019 Local Qualifiers will be available at a later date.
PGA Jr. League
PGA Jr. League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.
Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. PGA Jr. League utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development – both on and off course.
With more than 2,900 teams and 36,000 participants in 2016 – and Ambassadors like Rory McIlroy and Michelle Wie – PGA Jr. League has wide-ranging appeal for both youth and their parents.
Click here to register now and find a team near you
US Kids Golf is a series of nine hole individual stroke play events. It is a national program, but there is a local South Florida Tour that offers tournaments throughout this area.
Help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories.
The Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association offers junior golfers playing opportunities in the Naples-Fort Myers area.