The 2011 Hugh
Cranford All-Scholastic Team is a special award recognizing the academic
accomplishments and community service record of junior golfers who are
past participants of Optimist International championship tournaments or
team will consist of up to five golfers who will be between the ages of
16 and 18 as of the last day of the 2011 Optimist International Junior
Golf Championships (July 31, 2011). Junior golfers selected to the team
will receive an automatic exemption into the championships and complimentary
registration (the selected participant’s registration fee—which is inclusive
of tournament entry, hotel accommodations and meals—will be waived). The
exemption includes an invitation to participate in the 2011 Optimist International
Junior Golf Championships without having to play in a qualifying tournament.
Junior golfers who are interested in applying should read the steps below
and submit an application.
(1) Download and print this2011 Optimist International All-Scholastic Team application.
The application deadline has passed. Please check back in February
2012 for information on the 2012 team.
(2) Complete the application
(3) Include a writing sample
(250 to 500 words) on the topic indicated.
(4) Attach supporting documentation
(transcript, grade reports, test results, etc).
(5) Send the application to
the following address. Application must be postmarked no later than
April 9, 2011:
Optimist Junior Golf
Attn: All-Scholastic Team
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
For information on past Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Teams, please click
Hugh Cranford served as Executive Director of Optimist
International from 1967 to 1986. He was instrumental in starting the
Optimist Junior Golf program and in 1978 led the efforts to co-sponsor
the Optimist Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, the forerunner
to today’s Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. In
recent years, Cranford has served as chairman and member of the committee
that oversees the Optimist Junior Golf program. He is currently an emeritus
member of the committee.