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Levels of Play

Levels of Play

The Champions TOUR is designed is for players in the play to win stage of development. Players at this level are most likely seeking to play collegiatly at some 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 be reviewed by the AJGA for PBE stars.

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:

  • Access to this TOUR will rely on GHIN Handicap Index’s, past tournament scores, and recommendations from your PGA Professional
  • It is recommended that boys have a GHIN Handicap Index of 10.0 or better (must be able to play yardages 6600-6900)
  • It is recommended that girls should have a GHIN Handicap Index of 18.0 or better (must be able to play yardages 5600-5900)
  • The Junior Golf Committee has the right to deny a player entry into an event based on their Handicap Index, past scores, or recommendation from their PGA Professional
  • Boys who play on the Champions TOUR and have a round over 100 will be asked to play on the Players TOUR until they can prove themselves ready for the Champions TOUR. Consecutive rounds above 90 will also warrant review by the Junior Golf Committee.
  • Girls who play on the Champions TOUR and have a round over 110 will be asked to play on the Players TOUR until they can prove themselves ready for the Champions TOUR. Consecutive rounds above 100 will also warrant review by the Junior Golf Committee.
  • No cards will receive the same treatment as a 90+ score for boys and 100+ score for girls

The Players TOUR is designed for players who are in the play to compete phase, however these players might not be ready to play from maximum yardages. These players will have had prior tournament experience either from the high school level, Junior TOUR, PGA Jr. League or other organized golf. These will be 18-hole contests with the boys playing from approximately 5800-6000 yards and the girls playing from the forward tees. Players will be able to graduate to the Champions TOUR mid season if they outgrow this level.

  • Players do not have to advance if they don’t want to
  • Players will be required to send in a PGA Professional Certification form

The Developmental TOUR will be for players ages 8-13 who are in the play to learn stage of development. Players here are looking to take the next step in their development and begin competing in individual stroke play events. These will be 9-hole tournaments. Caddies and spectators will be permitted. There will be separate teeing areas for players 8-10 and 11-13 respectively. Yardages will range from approximately 2000-2500 yards depending on age.  Players who wish to graduate to the 18-hole Players TOUR can do so if deemed ready.

  • It is recommended that players have experience with PGA Jr. League