Official Qualifying Tournaments for the Optimist International
Junior Golf Championships
Districts in the US and Canada conduct official qualifying tournaments for the
Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. These qualifying tournaments
are organized by Optimist Clubs and their volunteers and are overseen by a District
Chairperson. A limited number of golfers in each age division qualify
for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships provided they meet
the established qualifying
your home state or province below to locate an official Optimist District qualifying
tournament in your area. Or, to view a master list of qualifying tournaments
(sorted by date), click here.
Some Districts do not offer a qualifying
tournament or do not offer all age divisions. Golfers who live in these
Districts are encouraged to travel to another District to attempt to qualify
or may submit an At
Large Application. If a golfer lives in an Optimist District that does not offer a
qualifier in their division, he/she can travel to another District's tournament
to attempt to qualify.
Each participating Optimist District will sponsor the first place winner in the Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18 age divisions from their own District to the championships at PGA National Resort & Spa. Sponsorship includes payment of the all-inclusive registration fee (includes practice round & tournament rounds, five nights lodging, meal badge valid for five breakfasts and four dinners, driving range and putting green privileges, and access to all Optimist recreation and entertainment functions). If funds allow, Districts may pay for travel, lunches and incidental costs and may sponsor winners and/or qualifiers from other age divisions. If a junior golfer qualifies outside of his/her home District, there is no guarantee that the golfer's registration fees will be paid should they win the event. Please contact your District Chair for details.
A Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council funded project supported by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission
International Junior Golf Championships is nationally ranked by the Junior
Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek and is included in the AJGA Performance Based