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2014 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

PGA National Resort & Spa
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

July 19-24, 2014
Boys 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and Girls 10-12, 13-14

July 24-29 2014

Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18

About the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is one of the largest and best-known junior golf tournaments in the world. Each year, more than 600 golfers participate in THE OPTIMIST. Optimists have been involved in the sport of junior golf for more than 30 years by holding local, regional and international tournaments. More than 5,000 golfers compete in official Optimist District qualifying tournaments. The best of these golfers, along with international golfers from around the globe, advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Former champions and top finishers of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships include Beth Bauer, Jonathan Byrd, Jason Day, Bill Haas, Brittany Lincicome, Jeff Overton, Stacy Prammanasudh and Jennifer Rosales.


In order to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, golfers must meet one of the following qualifying methods. For more information, go to the How to Qualify page.

District Qualifiers
By Location | Qualifying Criteria & Policies
By Date

Questions or comments about a District qualifier should be directed to the District Chairperson

Other Methods
Exemptions | International Designee | Special Invitee

2014 Optimist International All-Scholastic
The 2014 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team is a special award recognizing the academic accomplishments and community service record of junior golfers. The 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 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (July 29, 2014). Junior golfers selected to the team will receive an automatic exemption into the championships and complimentary registration (tournament entry, hotel accommodations and meals). Junior golfers interested should submit an application by deadline date. To apply>> 


For a list of junior golfers eligible to advance to the championships, click here. For a list of junior golfers who are registered and confirmed for the championships, click here. These pages are updated frequently, so please keep checking back.

2013 Championships -- Boys 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 & Girls 10-12, 13-14

2013 Championships -- Boys 16-18 & Girls 15-18

General Information

Schedule | Lodging | Online Registration | Travel | Official Photographer 

Tournament Information
Advertise in Tournament Program | Age Divisions | Courses & Yardages
Opening Ceremony & Orientation | Parent-Child Classic | World Cup
Palmer Long Drive Contest | Practice Rounds

Policies, Rules & Regulations
Rules | Code of Conduct | Pace of Play | Scoring Policy
Pull Carts, Caddies, Spectator Carts and Distance Measuring Devices


Tournament Results | Past Champions


golf@optimist.org | (314) 881-1307 | Fax: 314-735-4107




Sponsors and Partners

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.