Summer Junior Golf ToursScholastic Golf TourThe Scholastic Golf Tour was created to provide young adults with the opportunity to compete more often against the best players in the area. Developing tournament experience and guiding young adults towards college golf careers is the tours main focus. The support from local country clubs and golf professionals has been tremendous.
The Scholastic Golf Tours schedule will have around 20 events, mainly during the summer months, at the finest golf courses in the area. All players must have a handicap of 15 or lower to compete in an event. Fields will consist of the top high school and college golfers, ages 24 and younger.Philadelphia Junior Tour
Providing a fun and invaluable opportunities to get out and play, The Junior Golf Program leads the region in competitive Junior golf. The Philadelphia Section Junior Program membership ranges from ages 6-18. These young golfers represent all geographic areas of the Philadelphia Section. The Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour conducts over 50 events seasonally at top facilities. All are enjoyable family friendly events.
Players have a wide range in age, ability and experience, therefore the program is specialized accordingly. The program consists of three separate tours, the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour, the Developmental Tour and the Girls Golf Tour. Each offers the best in instruction, competition and experience for members. The Developmental Tour operates specifically for younger Juniors, 6-9 year olds, looking to gain experience and learn skills. The Philadelphia Junior Golf Tour offers competitive tours for both boys and girls ages 10-18. The Girls Golf Tour offers a stepping stone program from first swing to collegiate golf, with Girls Swing Clinics, the Girls Developmental Tour, and the Girls Golf Tour, which offers a competitive, supportive, and social atmosphere for girls ages 7-18, with both 9 and 18 hole divisions.
The program holds a Junior Golf Kick-Off event allowing competition in a skills challenge with other regional organizations. The Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour hosts local and sectional qualifiers for the Junior PGA Championship, a nationally recognized event, sending two winners to compete against other PGA Sections as well as invited international competitors. With opportunities to learn, grow, and compete many graduate to play at the college level and beyond. The Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour Program is proud to help in developing social skills, self esteem, and inspire youth in our community.Golf Association of PhiladelphiaThe Golf Association of Philadelphia has been conducting junior events in the Philadelphia area since 1914, the inaugural year of the Junior Boys' Championship.
Over the years there have been several additions to the junior tournament schedule leading to its present form.
In 1949, the Junior-Junior Boys' Championship was created to serve as a championship for juniors ages 10-14.
Both the Junior Boys' Championship and the Junior-Junior Boys' Championship feature a stroke play qualifying round followed by match play.
Additional junior championships offered are: the Junior Team Championship (run concurrently with the first round of the Junior Boys' Championship), the Jock MacKenzie Memorial, annually held at Sandy Run Country Club and the Francis X. Hussey Memorial, annually held at Rolling Green Golf Club. The Francis X. Hussey Memorial celebrates its' 25th anniversay in 2010.
With the enormous growth of the game of golf and its overwhelming popularity, the Golf Association of Philadelphia added the Christman Cup in 2000, pitting the top 60 players in the area against each other. Originally, the Christman Cup was open to 30 players but the field was expanded to 60 in 2007 to give more players an opportunity to compete under Championship conditions. This 36-hole stroke play event also serves as two of the four rounds that comprise the Harry Hammond Award. In 2010 the tournament will be held at Lu Lu CC on Friday, July 9th.
The Harry Hammond Award serves as the junior stroke play championship of the Golf Association. The winner is the player with the lowest aggregate score total from the Junior Boys' Championship qualifying round, Jock MacKenzie Memorial (new in 2007) and two rounds of the Christman Cup.
In 2002, the Golf Association of Philadelphia joined Davis Sezna to create the Deeg Sezna Four-Ball. The event, in honor of Deeg, who lost his life in the Sept. 11 tragedy, matches a junior with a partner at least 21 years old and an age differential of 10 years. The event, a salute to mentors, is held annually at Hartefeld Natio
Added in 2004, the Pre-Junior Tournament, for players 8-10, focuses on rules, etiquette and course conduct. Following that instruction, a six-hole shotgun tournament is held with an awards ceremony and lunch immediately following. The 7th Pre-Junior Tournament is set for Wednesday, July 7 at Philadelphia Cricket Club (St. Martins Course).The Father & Son (Younger) Tournament turns 53 years old this summer and will be held at The Bucks Club, in Jamison, Pa., on Thursday, July 8th. In 2010, the USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier will be conducted by the Delaware State Golf Association on Thursday, June 24th at Garrison's Lake Golf Club in Smyrna, Delaware.American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA is considered to be the PGA Tour of Junior Golf.International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT)
The International Junior Golf Tour provides junior golfers the opportunity to develop and showcase their golf skills. IJGT tournaments are held at some of the finest venues in the U.S. as well as tournaments in Canada, Scotland and Mexico.
These tournaments routinely attract some of the most talented young golfers from around the world. IJGT players can also earn exemptions to some of the most prestigious amateur events in the United States.
Competing on the IJGT gives junior golfers the chance to prepare for a college golf schedule, balancing academic needs with weekend tournaments primarily during school months.