Since 2000, the section has been awarding junior golf Players of the Year awards(both boy and girl awards) will be determined by adding the junior player performance points accumulated from each of the major championships and each PGA Junior Golf TOUR event in which a JGA member participates. The Player of the Year winners will be presented awards by the Connecticut Section PGA and honored along with the Connecticut Section PGA Professional Player of the Year at the section's Special Awards Banquet on Monday, December 1, 2014.
Player performance points are awarded to JGA members in the 13-18 age division and 12 & under division based on place finish among JGA members. In the case of ties, player performance points will be totaled then divided by the number of places tied and distributed accordingly. The only exception for this is when there is a tie for first place and a playoff determines a champion. Then the champion will receive the total first place points.
Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Registration Now Open
Connecticut Section PGA will host five local qualifiers
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship registration is now open for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals.
This youth golf development initiative will again include boys and girls ages 7-15 who will compete in separate divisions in four age categories. In only its second year, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will nearly triple the number of local qualifying spots, expanding to more than 50,000 playing opportunities at 256 host sites throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June and July. Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in August and September, respectively. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2015 Masters.
The Connecticut Section PGA Drive, Chip and Putt schedule is as follows:
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #1
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Travelers Championship at The First Tee of Connecticut
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #2
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Golf Center at Lyman Orchards
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #3
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Ranch Golf Club
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #4
Wednesday July 9, 2014
Goodwin Park Golf Course
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #5
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional Qualifier
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The First Tee of Connecticut
Connecticut PGA Junior Golf Association Alumni Tournament
Benefitting the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
Eligibility: Former JGA member, between the ages of 21 and 35. Former JGA members can invite a guest to participate as a partner, as long as they meet the age requirement. Format: two-person, stableford Registration: Registration is first come, first serve, for 120 entries. Click here to register. Cost: Individual player - $125; two-player team - $250 Entry Fee Includes: Golf (18 holes) with cart, lunch, gift, dinner, auction, and a raffle