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YOUTH Programs

PGA Junior League

PGA Jr. League is a fun, social, and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 17 & under, to enjoy the game of golf. Like other recreationalyouth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends. Our Southern Ohio PGA Professionals captain teams in a popular two-person scramble format which reinforces the team concept and creates a nurturing environment for learning the game of golf. More than 800 juniors across the Southern Ohio participate in this entry point to the game.

 

For more information on PGA Jr. League and to find a team near you, click here.

 

Drive, Chip Putt

 

Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. DCP is a joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association, and The PGA of America.

 

By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel.

 

For more information on Drive, Chip & Putt, click here.

SOPGA Junior Tour

The Southern Ohio PGA Junior Tour was founded in 2008 with the goal in mind of helping to develop younger golfers as well as providing them with outstanding competitions on a local level. The program also strives to foster sportsmanship and integrity among its 13-18 year-old members through these 18 and 36 -hole competitions.

In 2011, SOPGA established the Futures Tour to help prepare players for what they will face as they advance to the SOPGA Jr. Tour. Both 9 and 18 -hole competitions are offered on this tour for golfers aged 7-13.

The Southern Ohio PGA Junior Tours are open to all junior amateurs who live in the state of Ohio. If a junior does not live in Ohio, they are required to submit proof or active enrollment in an Ohio school. Applications will be open to juniors who have not reached their 19th birthday or started their freshman year of college by midnight on the last day of the final season event.

 

For more information on the Southern Ohio PGA Junior & Futures Tours – including membership fees & schedule of events – visit sopgajrtour.com.