The Champions TOUR is designed for advanced players looking to play at the collegiate level. Boys will be playing from yardages of 6500-6900 and girls will be playing from 5500-5900 yards. These will all be 36-hole events that will be ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and AJGA. With the help of some of Connecticut’s college coaches we have established these course set up guidelines with the hopes of attracting both the elite players in the area as well as the college coaches themselves. The Junior Golf Committee will reserve the right to reassign a player to the Players TOUR for further development if they fail to meet set guidelines during the season. Below are the guidelines for this TOUR:
The Players TOUR is designed for experienced players not quite ready to play from the back tees or who still need to develop some of their skills. These players will have had prior tournament experience either from the high school level, Junior TOUR, PGA Junior League or other organized golf. These will be 18-hole contests with the boys playing from approximately 5800-6100 yards and the girls playing from the forward tees. Players will have the opportunity to advance to the Champions TOUR at any point if they meet set criteria. There will be a separate player of the year race for this level.
The Developmental TOUR will be for players ages 8-12 who are relatively new to the game and would like to begin competing in individual tournaments. These will be 9-hole events held at separate locations and on separate days then our 18-hole and 36-hole events. Caddies and spectators will once again be permitted at these events. All players will tee off from forward tees ranging from 2200-2500 yards. Prizes will be separated into an 8-10 year old division and 11-12 year old division. Players in the 11-12 year old division will be able to graduate from this level mid-season if they meet set guidelines. Player of the year points are available at this level based on overall finishing score.