About

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.

Results

Past Championship Results
Past Champions



Contact
golf@optimist.org
(314) 881-1307

Location / Dates / General Information

Trump National Doral Resort and Spa
Miami, FL

2024
July 16-21, 2024 - Boys 10-11, 12-13 and Girls 10-12
July 21-26, 2024 - Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14
July 26-31, 2024 - Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18

Age Divisions - Championship
Courses & Yardages
Lodging
Practice Rounds
Registration Information
Schedule of Events
Travel
Renting Mobility Scooters

Parent-Child Classic
Long Drive Contest

Pairings & Results


2023 Tournament Program click here.

Junior golfers eligible to advance to the 2024 championships, click here.

Looks Who's registered for the championships, click here.



Rankings

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 4 (4 stars); Top 8 (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)
Boys 11 - Champion (2 stars); Top 5 (1 star)
Girls 11-12 - – Champion (2 stars); Top 3 (1 star)

Results

Championship Results
Past Champions



Contact
golf@optimist.org
(314) 881-1307
Fax: 314-735-4107

Notable Alumni


The Optimist has served as a springboard for many of golf's greatest players.

Professional Golfers
Abraham Ancer | Notah Begay | Daniel Berger | Jonathan Byrd | Jason Day | Ernie Els | Taylor Gooch | Emiliano Grillo | Luke Guthrie | Bill Haas | Lee Hodges | Billy Horschel | Mark Hubbard | Smylie Kaufman | Jason Kokrak | Luke List | Phil Mickelson | Joaquin Niemann | Andy Ogletree | Carlos Ortiz | Jeff Overton | Pat Perez | James Piot | Justin Thomas | Scottie Scheffler | Tiger Woods

LPGA Tour Players
Amy Alcott | Beth Bauer | Brandie Burton | Nicole Hage | Brooke Henderson | Moriya Jutanugarn | Ariya Jutanugarn | Brittany Lincicome | Lorena Ochoa | Brooke Pancake | Stacy Prammanasudh | Jennifer Rosales | Lexi Thompson