Aside from Big Island Junior Golf Association, there are additional local junior golf programs that are working hard to provide golf events for our Hawaii youth. Each program is unique in its own way and offer great opportunites for your junior golfer to continue to learn and grow their golf game.
U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours, founded in 2002, allows for players at all levels to enjoy tournament participation, while learning, competing, and spending time with new friends. There are now more than 115 U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours operating around the world.
Today, players start at a Local Tour level, and can advance as they improve to State, Regional, and even International competitions. The top-performing players, as determined by U.S. Kids Priority Status Rankings, can earn invitations to events above Local Tours up to and including the World Championship.
Click here to view the U.S. Kids Hawaii Tour website to learn more, such as the upcoming local golf tournaments, locations, event & registration dates, & entry fees.
The HSJGA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that introduces the game of golf and its traditions to the youth of Hawaii. Annual membership is from January 1 – December 31. Membership is open to male and female junior golfers who meet the following qualifications:
-Are between the ages of 7 to 18* (The HSJGA age determination date is July 15th which means whatever age you are on that date is the age you are considered the entire year.)
-Have not reached their 19th birthday and have not entered college
-Demonstrate a basic understanding of the game
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, 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. Participants compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip and Putt) and hit three shots per skill for a total of nine shots. Points are accumulated per shot at each skill. The overall champion in each division is determined by the participant with the most points accumulated between all three skills.
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.
Local qualifying is typically available in all 50 states. Click here to view the Drive, Chip, Putt website to learn more