Mr. Notah Begay III, a Native American Pro Golfer on the PGA and Golf Channel Analyst, created the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship. We will abbreviate this event to NB3 and steer you to www.jgnc.org for more info and results for this Jr Championship.
All of the prominent Junior Golf Programs in Hawaii were asked to become a partner of the NB3 program and host a Local Qualifier. BIJGA has agreed to participate and will hold an 18-hole Qualifier on June 10th at Hualalai Golf Course, of which, we will send 4 girls and 4 boys to the 36-hole Hawaii Regionals held on the dates and at the locations listed below:
October 7-8, 2023 Girls at Hualalai Golf Course
Our BIJGA spots will be:
Boys 14-18 Top-2 Girls 14-18 Top-2
Boys 10-13 Top-2 Girls 10-13 Top-2
Participants in 3rd place will be reserved as Alternatives if in case the Top 2 positions are unable to advance to Regionals accordingly.
BIJGA member ages 10 to 18 are eligible to play in our local BIJGA qualifier. A player’s age division is determined by their age on May 1st. Example: 10-year olds must be age 10 on or before May 1st. If a player turns 14 in July of 2023, they will compete in the 12-13 Division throughout the entirety of the Series even though they may be 14 during a Local or Regional Final. If a player is 19 or attending College during the Local/Regional/Championship stages of the NB3 JGNC, they will not be able to participate. (Ages 10-13 has the option to play with a caddy in our BIJGA qualifier.) Players who meet at least one of the exemption criteria will be able to bypass Local Events and can register for up to two (2) Regional Finals of their choice where they are only 36-holes away from playing on the Golf Channel! For players who do not meet at least one of the exemption criteria, they will need to play in a Local Event in order to advance to the Regional Finals.