• Bishops Gate Golf Academy Sponsor of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
  • Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Sponsor of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
  • Optimist International Junior Golf ChampionshipsJuly 20-August 4, 2016 | PGA National Resort & Spa (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
  • Optimist International Tournament of Champions November 5-6, 2016 | PGA National Resort & Spa (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
  • Palm Beach County Sports Commission Sponsor of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
  • SEI Communications Sponsor of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
  • Prize Possessions Sponsor of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
  • Arnold Palmer Golf Management Sponsor of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
  • Under Armour Sponsor of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
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Exemptions

Optimist Junior Golf offers a limited number of exemptions into the 2017 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships as listed below. Golfers who have earned an exemption are not required to play in an Optimist District tournament to attempt to qualify (but may do so if they choose). Golfers who are eligible for an exemption will be sent information on how to register online for the 2017 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in early April 2017.

In order to confirm their participation in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, golfers who are eligible for an exemption must register and pay by June 9, 2017.

Exemptions
(1) The top finishers in each age division from the 2016 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships as follows: Boys 10-11 (top 5); Boys 12-13 (top 5); Boys 14-15 (top 5); Boys 16-18 (top 10) and Girls 10-12 (top 5); Girls 13-14 (top 5) and Girls 15-18 (top 10).

(2) Any previous age division champion of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.

(3) The top finishers from the 2016 Optimist International Tournament of Champions as follows: Boys 11-13 (top 5); Boys 14-15 (top 5); Boys 16-18 (top 10) and Girls 11-13 (top 5); Girls 14-18 (top 5).

(4) Golfers selected to the 2017 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team.

The top finishers from the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Optimist International Junior Golf Tour event specifically:

(5) 2017 Ft. Worth, Texas - Boys 16-18 (top ??); Boys 14-15 (Top ??); Boys 11-13 (Top ??); and Girls 11-13 (top ??); Girls 14-18 (top ??) (must meet scoring requirement) Optimist Junior Golf Tour

(6) 2017 Greg Norman Academy Open - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Boys 16-18 (Top ??); Boys 14-15 (Top ??); Boys 11-13 (Top ??) and Girls 11-13 (top ??); Girls 14-18 (top ??) (must meet scoring requirement) Optimist Junior Golf Tour

(7) 2017 Core Golf Academy Open - Orlando, Florida - Boys 16-18 (Top ??); Boys 14-15 (Top ??); Boys 11-13 (Top ??) and Girls 11-13 (top ??); Girls 14-18 (top ??) (must meet scoring requirement) Optimist Junior Golf Tour

(8) 2016 Kingsville, Ontario Canadian Open - Kingsville, ON Canada Boys 16-18 (5) Boys 14-15 (5), Boys 11-13 (5), Girls 14-18 (5) Girls 11-13 (5). Must meet scoring requirement. Optimist Junior Golf Tour

(9) 2016 Green Valley Ranch - Denver, Colorado - Boys 16-18 (5) Boys 14-15 (5), Boys 11-13 (5), Girls 14-18 (5) Girls 11-13 (5). Must meet scoring requirement. Optimist Junior Golf Tour