Junior golf tournaments are great because they help juniors get recognized, they are able to meet new people and they are able to improve their golf game.
What does each of the tournaments cost to play in? Each organization has a different fee associated with it. The fee will depend on the type of tournament (ex. Qualifier, Open, Invitational, etc.) and if you are a member or a non-member of that particular organization. Each of the organizations fees can be found on their websites which are listed below:
There are a lot of junior golf organizations that one can be a part of depending on where one resides. Below are a few organizations that one can be a part of.
- American Junior Golf Association (AJGA): The AJGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Source: https://www.ajga.org/about_ajga/quickfacts.asp
- Optimist: Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves. Source: http://www.optimist.org/default.cfm
- Global Junior Golf (GJG): The GJG Tour® is a worldwide youth golf tournament series for amateurs at the age of 12-18 years. Over three days, we offer young people a platform to compete with the world‘s best players. If you participate you getWAGR* ranking points to improve your position in the R & A World Amateur ranking.*Since 2015, if a new tournament is announced, the tournament will be on probation for WAGR. Please check on past results to learn more about the WAGR category of a tournament.All participants and parents will be exposed to an exclusive framework program on all tournament days, and a setup is offered as on professional tours. Thus, various cultural excursions are offered after the round to get to know the country and always accompanied by a team of GJG®. The tournaments can be tracked on the website of GJG® trough live scoring (47 nations follow). Source: http://www.globaljuniorgolf.com/Products.html
- National Junior Golf Tour (NJGT): The National Junior Golf Tour (NJGT) has been in operation since 1999 providing affordable and competitive junior golf tournaments to both our members and guest. Our playing area covers both North and South Carolina making it easily accessible for our players. We play year round; spring, summer, fall and winter.
Summer is by far our busiest season, with tournaments being played almost every week day throughout both North Carolina and South Carolina. We host over 70 junior events a year. That makes us the largest Junior Tour in the Southeast and our popularity is still growing!
Greens fees for our one-day summer events will be range from $55 and up for 18 holes. Fees for our two day and Invitational Tournaments will vary, but usually start at around $100. Source: http://www.nationaljuniorgolftour.com/Tour/Content.aspx?AboutUs
- Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT): The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The HJGT has been able to achieve this goal by running the most professional events and providing an exceptional value to all of our players and families over the last 8 years. There are several factors that set us apart from the competition which we call #thehurricanedifference.
Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the country. In 2016 the HJGT will conduct events in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Juniors will compete in 1 of 6 divisions which are: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys under 10, Girls 14-18, and Girls Under 13. Memberships for the 2016 season start at $159 and tournament fees range from $189-$249 for 36 hole events. The HJGT season is based on a calendar year and players earn points throughout the season towards year end honors beginning January 1. Each Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard (NJGS). Most events on the HJGT schedule feature a chance for players to earn AJGA stars. Source: http://hjgt.org/about-the-tour/