2015 Age Divisions

Age divisions for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships are as listed below.  These age divisions are the same for all official Optimist District qualifying tournaments.

BOYS DIVISIONS

Boys 10-11
Golfers between the ages of 10 and 11 who will not celebrate their 12th birthday on or before July 21, 2015. Golfers who are nine years old as of July 21 2015, may "play up" into the Boys 10-11 division.

Boys 12-13

Golfers between the ages of 12 and 13 who will not celebrate their 14th birthday on or before July 21, 2015.

Boys 14-15

Golfers between the ages of 14 and 15 who will not celebrate their 16th birthday on or before July 26, 2015.


Boys 16-18

Golfers between the ages of 16 and 18 who will not celebrate their 19th birthday on or before July 31, 2015. Golfers must currently be enrolled in high school or be a 2015 high school graduate.**
 

GIRLS DIVISIONS

Girls 10-12
Golfers between the ages of 10 and 12 who will not celebrate their 13th birthday on or before July 21, 2015. Golfers who are nine years old as of July 21, 2015, may "play up" into the Girls 10-12 division.

Girls 13-14

Golfers between the ages of 13 and 14 who will not celebrate their 15th birthday on or before July 26, 2015.

Girls 15-18
Golfers between the ages of 15 and 18 who will not celebrate their 19th birthday on or before July 31, 2015. Golfers must currently be enrolled in high school or be a 2015 high school graduate.**

Playing Up
Golfers are permitted to "play up" one age division, but they must qualify in the higher division. Requests to play up 2 or 3 divisions require a special request. A golfer who intends to "play up" at the international championships must "play up" at all levels of qualifying. Exempt golfers are permitted to apply to a higher division and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Verification of Age
Participants will be required to provide a copy of a birth certificate, driver’s license, baptismal record or passport as proof of age.

**Please Note: a golfer who is still 18 years old on July 31, and who graduated high school in 2015 or earlier, is also eligible provided he/she has not yet attended college.


A Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council funded project supported by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission


The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is nationally ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek and is included in the AJGA Performance Based Entry process and the World Amateur Golf Rankings.



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