Optimist International Junior Golf Championship
Parent-Child Classic
Tournament Dates:  July 22 2018 and July 27, 2018


The Palmer Course at PGA National Resort and Spa
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Optimist International is proud to present two Optimist Golf Parent-Child Classics. We invite the participants of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship to team up with a family member to compete in this unique family event.

Age Limit and Eligibility

The Parent-Child Classic is open to two-player teams consisting of a junior golfer playing in the Championship

Who can play
– a parent, step-parent, grandparent or aunt/uncle.   All participants must be amateurs.

Schedule of Events
7:00 a.m. -- Event Registration; Driving Range Open
8:30 a.m. -- Shotgun Start
1:30 p.m. -- Awards Luncheon

Divisions and Course Yardages
The event will be divided into multiple flights by age and/or gender based on number of entries received. Four sets of tees will be used, based on age, as follows. Exact distances are approximate and subject to change.

Boys 14-15 - gold tees - 6,397 yards
Boys 10-13/Men 55 & Under - blue tees- 5,795 yards
Girls 13-18/men 56 & Older = white tees - 5530 yards
Girls 10-12/women = red tees - 4985 yards
Boys 16-18 - Black tees -- 6807 yards

Tournament Format
Competition is an 18-hole stroke play event (no handicaps), best-ball format. Electric golf carts are included. Event will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Entry Fee & Registration Deadline

The entry fee of $220 US per team includes tournament round (green & cart fees) for the parent and child, range balls before play, Optimist Golf gift package for both team members and an awards luncheon following play.

Registration Process

Pre-registration is required. Register early as field size is limited. Registrations received after the June 27 deadline will be accepted on a space-available basis only. A wait list will be established if necessary.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund minus a $20 penalty any time before June 27, 2018. 50% refund any time between June 27- July 11. No refunds after July 11. Refund requests must be made in writing to golf@optimist.org.

Tournament Check-in

  • July 22 and July 27  -- 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Rules and Regulations
The Parent-Child Classic will be played in accordance with all USGA and local course rules. A local rules sheet will be given to all players at tournament registration.

Awards Luncheon

An awards luncheon will be held after completion of play (approximately 1:30 p.m.) for players only in the Bella Lago room. Awards will be given in multiple age and/or gender flights. All ties will be decided by a scorecard playoff.


Since the Optimist Golf Parent-Child Classic is held on the morning of the arrival day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship, arrangements can be made to adjust your hotel arrival date. The cost for early arrival is $136 per room per night, payable to Optimist International Youth Programs Foundation. If you have not yet registered for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, please indicate your early arrival date when you register online. If you have already registered, please e-mail golf@optimist.org to adjust your arrival date.

Questions or Inquiries
All questions or inquiries should be directed to the Optimist Golf office. Please e-mail golf@optimist.org or call (314) 881-1307 or toll free (800) 500-8130, ext. 207.