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Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
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.

PHASE 1

Boys 10-11
does not celebrate their 12th birthday on or before July 22, 2017.

Boys 12-13
does not celebrate their 14th birthday on or before July 22, 2017.

Girls 10-12
does not celebrate their 13th birthday on or before July 22, 2017.

Golfers who are nine years old as of July 22, 2017, may "play up.

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PHASE 2

Boys 14-15

does not celebrate their 16th birthday on or before July 27, 2017.

Girls 13-14

does not celebrate their 15th birthday on or before July 27, 2017.

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PHASE 3

Boys 16-18
does not celebrate their 19th birthday on or before August 2, 2017.

Girls 15-18
does not celebrate their 19th birthday on or before August 2, 2017.

Golfers must currently be enrolled in high school or be a 2017 high school graduate.**

**Please Note: a golfer who is still 18 years old on August 2 and who graduated high school in 2017 or earlier, is also eligible provided he/she has not yet attended college.

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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.