Junior Golf: Schedule & Events

As a means of assisting aspiring young golfers in their pursuit of championship-caliber play, the MGA annually posts a junior tournament schedule, which includes events sponsored throughout the season by a host of local, regional and national organizations.

** Click here for a list of 2014 Junior Tournament Events **

All dates and criteria are subject to change at the discretion of the sponsoring organization. Please contact representatives for the most updated information. In addition, here is a brief overview of the major organizations that host junior events.

United States Golf Association (USGA)
P.O. Box 708
Far Hills, NJ 07931-0708
P: 908-234-2300
www.usga.org
As part of its Championship schedule, the United States Golf Association conducts an annual U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, which is open to male amateur competitors age 17 and under who have a Handicap Index of 6.4 or below. The U.S. Girls' Junior Championship is open to amateur female competitors age 17 and under who have a handicap index of 18.4 or below. Local qualifying is conducted under the direction of the local golf associations. All entries must be submitted with and are processed by the USGA.

Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA)
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
P: 774-430-9100
F: 774-430-9101
www.mgalinks.org
The Massachusetts Golf Association annually conducts the Massachusetts Junior Championship, which is open to amateur golfers who play at an MGA member club who are under the age of 18. The Massachusetts Junior Championship began in 1914 but was expanded in 1961 to recognize and include three age groups: Junior, Pre-Junior, Boys divisions. Qualifying is held at a variety of sites across the state. The Championship field is limited to 120 players (60 players in the Junior Division, 40 players in the Pre-Junior Division and 20 players in the Boys Division). All entries must be submitted with and are processed by the MGA.

Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts (WGAM)
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
P: 774-430-9010
F: 774-430-9011
www.wgam.org
Founded in 1900, the Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts serves over 2,000 individual members who belong to more than 180 member clubs. Each year the WGAM sponsors 24 amateur tournaments in addition to an active junior golf program open to any girl residing in Massachusetts. All WGAM junior events are open to any Massachusetts junior girl regardless of golfing ability or experience and include the following groups: Junior Class (ages 14-18), Junior-Junior Class (ages 11-13), Mite Class (age 10 or younger) and Team Matches.

New England PGA Junior Elite Tour
67A Shrewsbury Street
Boylston, MA 01505
http://www.nepga.com/elitetour/
The New England PGA Junior Elite Tour is a tournament series for advanced juniors who wish to compete against aspiring collegiate players. The NEPGA Elite Tour allows junior golfers the chance to accumulate points, earn national recognition and provides them with the resources and experience needed to move to the next level (collegiate golf). The NEPGA Elite Tour events are 36-hole stroke play events over a period of two consecutive days, often at multiple venues-at some of the best courses in New England. The NEPGA Elite Tour runs such majors as the Junior PGA Championship (State Qualifier) and The Big “I” Massachusetts State Qualifier. Also, the NEPGA Elite Tour offers the chance to qualify at such junior major championships such as the Hudson Invitational, International Junior Masters, IJGT Tournament of Champions and the Collegiate Players Tour Championship. The age divisions are: Boys 14-18 and Girls 14-18 Boy participants must have a USGA handicap index of 9.9 or lower-Girl participants – 18.1 or lower.

New England PGA Junior Tour
67A Shrewsbury Street
Boylston, MA 01505
www.nepgajuniortour.com
The New England PGA (NEPGA) Junior Tour offers a superior junior tour experience. Our goal is to help develop younger golfers as well as provide outstanding competitions on a local level. In addition, this program strives to foster sportsmanship and integrity among its members. The mission of the NEPGA Junior Tour is to provide juniors with the opportunity to play in professionally run golf tournaments in a fun environment throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The New England PGA Junior Tour consists of more than 100 events throughout the New England golf season, so there’s always room to play. The age divisions are as follows: Boys 16-18; Boys 14-15; Boys 12-13; Boys 11 & under (9 holes); Girls 14-18; and Girls 13 & under (9 holes).

U.S. Challenge Cup
21 Agnes St. E. Providence, RI
02914 P: 401-438-4653
www.uschallengecup.org
The U.S. Challenge Cup provides junior golfers ages 8-19 the opportunity to develop their skills through a competitive tournament schedule. In terms of competitive play, the U.S. Challenge Cup offers a junior mini-tour for novice to intermediate players, 28 major competitions, opportunities to qualify for 6 of the world's top junior events (the Scott Robertson, the Junior World, the Monterey Junior Open, the Optimist, the Doral Publix Junior and the Orange Bowl) and 2 of New England's premiere amateur tournaments (the Hornblower and the Francis Ouimet Memorial) and a "Shootout Series" in an effort to provide juniors with opportunities to continue their development.

U.S. Kids Golf Boston Local Tour
The Glen
84 Orchard Street
Millis, MA 02054
P: 508-376-2775
C: 781-883-4319
F: 508-376-8128
www.uskidsgolf.com
Local Tours are designed for the beginning competitive golfer, as kids can develop their skills in a fun environment. There are more than 800 tournaments in 50 markets, which allows players to learn how to compete without having to travel far. Boys 10 and under and Girls 11 and under play 9 holes per tournament, while Boys 11-14 and Girls 12-14 play 18 holes per tournament. Player of the Year points are awarded at each Local Tour event, and players earn Priority Status (Green, Orange or Blue) by finishing in the top 5 of a Local Tour’s final All-Star standings. Registration is open to all boys and girls, ages 5-14, and players must be part of the USKG Club in order to sign-up for a tournament. Click here to view the 2014 flyer.

American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)
1980 Sports Club Drive
Braselton, GA 30517
P: 1-877-373-2542; 770-868-4200
F: 770-868-4211
www.ajga.org
The mission of the American Junior Golf Association revolves around the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Competitors are invited to compete in AJGA events based on a Performance Based Entry process. This process enables 12-18-year-old members to earn their way into AJGA Open tournaments based on performances at the national, regional and state levels. Independent Insurance Agency Junior Classic (IIAJC): 137 Pennsylvania Avenue Framingham, MA 01701 P: 800-972-9312 F: 508-628-5444 www.massagent.com All Independent Insurance Agency Junior Classic events are open to any youth whose 19th birthday does not occur prior to the end of the National IIAJC tournament and who has not started college. Entry forms can be obtained by contacting the local IIAJC office.

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