The Optimist Junior Golf Program announces a team event that will be held in conjunction with the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. The Optimist Golf World Cup will be a one day, 18-hole, team competition featuring two-player teams representing their nations. Optimist Golf World Cup participants will consist of players who are also competing in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. This event is sure to generate extra excitement during THE OPTIMIST and it will be an honor for players to participate under their country’s flag.
Friday, July 29, 2017
Location, Course and Tees
PGA National Resort & Spa
Champion Golf Course
Boys 14-18: 6,700 yards
Girls 14-18: 6,000 yards
Format & Divisions
Team USA and Team Canada
- 18-hole tournament
- Two player team, best-ball format
- Teams may consist of two boys, two girls or one boy/one girl
- A sudden death playoff will be held for first place only
There will be two teams from USA and Canada. Players for these teams will be selected by the Optimist Junior Golf Committee. Selection will be based on a junior golfer’s past results in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, Optimist International Tournament of Champions, national ranking and other tournament experience. Optimist Junior Golf will contact potential participants individually.
National Federations/Associations will be invited to field teams for the event. Organizations that will receive automatic invitations are the following groups that already send designated golfers to the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships:
Team Argentina: Argentine Golf Association
Team Bermuda: Bermuda Junior Golf Association
Team Chile: Golf Juniors de Chile
Team China: China Junior Golf Club
Team Colombia: Colombian Golf Federation
Team Ecuador: Ecuadorian Golf Federation
Team Hong Kong: Hong Kong Golf Association
Team Mexico: Mexican Golf Federation
Team Paraguay: Paraguay Golf Federation
Team Peru: Peru Golf Federation
Team Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Golf Association
Team South Africa: SA Kids Golf
Team Thailand: Thai Junior Golfer Guardian Association
Other nations with golfers who are playing in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships may field a team provided they have at least two golfers representing their nation. International groups should download the 2016 World Cup Packet and Registration Form for details.
A team entry fee of $240 will be charged for all teams. The entry fee will include 18-holes of golf with cart, recognition items and awards luncheon. The entry fee will be payable to Optimist International and the entry deadline will be June 28, 2017.
National Federations/Associations will be encouraged to pay the team entry fee for their organization’s team.
Awards & Exemptions
The overall winners will be named the “2017 Optimist Golf World Cup Champions” and will receive the Optimist Golf World Cup awards. They will also be introduced and recognized at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships Opening Ceremony.
Both participants of the winning team will also receive an exemption into the Optimist International Tournament of Champions   in November; and the 2016 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
If you have any questions about the Optimist Golf World Cup, please contact the Optimist Junior Golf office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-881-1307 or toll free 800-500-8130, ext. 207.
Click on the links below to view past winners of the Optimist Golf World Cup.