The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open on DriveChipandPutt.com.
This fun, free and nationwide youth golf development initiative invites boys and girls, ages 7-15, to participate in local qualifying opportunities in all 50 states throughout the months of May, June, July and August. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around golf’s three fundamental skills – driving, chipping and putting. Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively, at several of the nation’s most acclaimed venues and championship sites. From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2020 Masters Tournament.
Seven courses across WSGA territory will host local qualifiers and two will host sub-regional qualifiers for the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt.
- High Cedars GC | Orting, WA
Sunday, June 9, 2019
- Mount Si GC | Snoqualmie, WA
Sunday, June 30, 2019
- The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge | Snoqualmie, WA
Monday, July 1, 2019
- The Creek at Qualchan | Spokane, WA
Sunday, July 7, 2019
- Pasco Golfland | Pasco, WA
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
- Lake Padden GC | Bellingham, WA
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
- Trophy Lake Golf & Casting | Port Orchard, WA
Saturday, July 27, 2019
- The Home Course | DuPont, WA
Monday, August 5, 2019
- The Highlands GC | Post Falls, Idaho
Friday, August 9, 2019
“We are proud to be a founding partner of Drive, Chip and Putt, and are excited to bring young golfers to several USGA championship sites through our active participation in this program,” said Mark Newell, president of the USGA. “One of our most important tasks in this partnership is to work with every family through the registration process – which provides an important pathway into the game for so many across our country.”
“We are delighted that Drive, Chip and Putt continues to achieve our goal of engaging junior golfers of all ages and skill levels,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “As a result of our shared partnership with the PGA of America and USGA, Drive, Chip and Putt gets better every year, helping new and returning young players across the country experience all the benefits our great game has to offer in a unique and fun way.”
“We’re proud that Drive, Chip and Putt serves as a welcoming environment for girls and boys to showcase their golf skills and passion for the game,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley. “The PGA of America is excited to host qualifying events across each of our 41 PGA Sections nationwide, as we inspire the next generation to pursue a lifetime of fun and enjoyment through the game of golf.”
The current sixth season of Drive, Chip and Putt will conclude on the eve of the upcoming Masters Tournament, with 80 junior golfers competing in the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 7. Golf Channel will broadcast the event live across North America and South America.
For more information about Drive, Chip and Putt, including official rules and a full listing of qualifying sites, please visit DriveChipandPutt.com.
About Drive, Chip and Putt
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and the PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free, nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, subregional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel. For more information, visit DriveChipandPutt.com.
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