The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship 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 Lexi Thompson, Beth Bauer, Jonathan Byrd, Jason Day, Bill Haas, Brittany Lincicome, Jeff Overton, Stacy Prammanasudh and Jennifer Rosales.
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July 14-19, 2022
Boys 10-11, 12-13 and Girls 10-12
July 19-24, 2022
Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14
July 24-29, 2022
Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18
Phase 3 - Tee Times and Results.
Phase 2 - Tee Times and Results.
Phase 1 - Tee Times and Results.
2021 Tournament Program click here.
Junior golfers eligible to advance to the championships, click here.
Junior golfers registered for the championships, click here.
Code of Conduct
Pace of Play
Pull Carts, Caddies, Spectator Carts and Distance Measuring Devices
Phase 1 – Host Site/Rules Procedures
Phase 2 – Host Site/Rules Procedures
Phase 3 – Host Site/Rules Procedures
Local Rules and Terms of Competition
15 Rules Every Golfer Should Know
Heat Related Issues/Medical Tips
Driving Range Process/Procedures
JGS - Withdrawal Policy
The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship is nationally ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, World Amateur Golf, Golfweek and is included in the AJGA Performance Based Entry process.
AJGA Performance Based Entry Chart
Boys 16-18 - Champion (8 stars); Top 5 (4 stars); Top 10 (1 star)
Girls 15-18 - Champion (8 stars); Top 3 (4 stars); Top 5 (1 star)
Boys 14-15 - Champion (4 stars); Top 10% (1 star)
Boys 12-13 – Champion (2 stars); Top 5 (1 star)
Girls 13-14 – Champion (4 stars); Top 10% (1 star)
Girls 11-12 - – Champion (2 stars); Top 3 (1 star)