Junior Golf Tournament & Tour Information

 

Navigating the world of junior golf can be confusing. Whether your junior golfer is a beginner, intermediate, or high school player aspiring to play college golf, there are many options for tournament golf. Listed below are several different junior golf tours and tournaments that are local, statewide, and beyond. We hope you find this information helpful. We are proud of all of our 265 junior golfers and excited about their enthusiasm for the game! 

We would love for you to tell us in advance of any tournaments your child is playing in. This will allow us to track his/her progress.

  1. In the Shreveport/Bossier area, the US Kids Golf Tour is a great option for entry-level players. This is a national organization that has several tournaments in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Winners can advance to Regionals and even Nationals. The Spring season starts in February and runs through May. You can register now. US Kids is a great way to start tournament golf because the golfers are allowed to have caddies, which helps with etiquette, pace of play, rules and decision making (club selection).  https://foundation.uskidsgolf.com/tournaments/local/find-local-tour/504744/shreveport.

 2. Also in the Shreveport/Bossier area, the Front 9 Tour is another good option for entry-level players. Front 9 hosts fun events where children begin to learn the rules and etiquette of the game while also experiencing competition. https://www.front9tour.com 

  1. We encourage ALL of our juniors who play tournament golf to play the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour. Their tournaments are hosted throughout the state, and some provide AJGA performance stars. Players must be member of the LGA and have an official GHIN #. The David Toms Junior Championship will be held at East Ridge July 27-28 and Querbes will host an event September 11-12. The State Junior Am (which we encourage all players to participate in) will be July 7-9 at Ellendale Country Club. The link for tournament information and to contact the LGA for assistance is https://lgagolf.org/ljgt/ 
  1. The North Texas PGA Junior Tour (https://ntpgajuniorgolf.com) runs tournaments for several different levels: 
  • The Prep Level is for NTPGA Junior Tour members ages 7-19 who have achieved beginning level skills with tournament experience and offers competitive 9-hole individual stroke play tournaments. This level provides additional opportunities for skill development. Tournaments are conducted throughout the year in East Texas, West Texas and the DFW Metroplex. 
  • The Medalist Level is for NTPGA Junior Tour members ages 11-19 with moderate tournament experience and a wide range of playing ability. Medalist tournaments are 18-hole individual stroke play competitions conducted throughout the year in East Texas, West Texas and the DFW Metroplex. 
  • The All American Tour is for NTPGA Junior Tour members who have achieved a high level of golf and tournament experience. The All American offers competitive 36-hole and 54-hole individual stroke play tournaments, as well as match play and team tournament formats. All American events are nationally ranked and offer exemptions to regional championships as well as AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE). All American events are conducted throughout the year in all areas of North Texas. 
  • The Legends Tour — you must be a North Texas PGA Junior Tour member to join the Legends Junior Tour, part of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance (http://www.txga.org/tournaments), a joint venture of the Texas Golf Association, Northern and Southern Texas PGA and Houston Golf Association. The tour operates as part of the Texas Golf Association and offers tournaments at a very high level of competition. It is by invitation only, for elite junior golfers. 
  1. By playing the Texas Junior Golf Tour (https://www.tjgt.com), a junior golfer will have the opportunity to play golf in conditions similar to those faced by college golfers. The TJGT has more college coaches at more events than any other tour in Texas. When your child tees it up on the TJGT, chances are there will be college coaches from all divisions watching them compete. The TJGT is the largest regional junior tour in the country, providing the most exposure to the AJGA performance-based entry system. 
  1. AJGA – American Junior Golf Association (https://www.ajga.org

AJGA provides many opportunities for junior golfers, whether you are new to AJGA, a young golfer, or a senior in high school. They offer a one-time preview tournament, a Junior All-Star (ages 12-15), Junior (ages 12-18), and Senior showcase. 

The AJGA Tour provides the most exposure to college coaches. Competitors must gain entry through an AGJA qualifier or have gained enough performance stars through AJGA sanctioned tournaments. These events are held nationwide, with many in our four-state area. You can find these tournaments listed by state on the AJGA website. The AJGA Shreveport Junior will be held June 6 (qualifier) and June 7-10 (tournament) at Southern Trace Country Club. 

  1. The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour provides a high level of competition and exposure to college coaches. The five events for 2021 are all scheduled to take place in South Louisiana. The link is http://hjgt.org/
  1. The Southeastern Junior Golf Tour will be hosting many tournaments, including three in Mississippi this summer, at Old Waverly and Mossy Oak Golf Course in West Point, and at Hattiesburg Country Club. For more information, go to https://www.sjgt.com 
  1. Junior Tour | Mississippi Golf Association (missgolf.org) The Future Tour Championship will be held June 5-6 at Greenville Country Club. 
  1. Other tournaments that offer a high level of competition may be found through Gulf States Section PGA golf https://gspga.com/allied-junior-calendar/ including the Gulf States PGA Jr. Championship to be held June 8-9 at OakWing GC in Alexandria. 
  1. Two elite tournaments to consider are the Southern Junior Championship on June 16-18 in Eatonton, GA https://www.southerngolf.org/southern-junior and the Future Masters (June 19-26) in Dothan, AL https://www.futuremastersgolf.com/public/site/index.cfm

 

We encourage everyone (boys and girls ages 7-15) to participate in the Drive, Chip and Putt competition. We are fortunate to host a qualifying stage here at 265 on Friday, June 11th. More information on registration (which is free) will come as we get closer to the date.

 General Information:  

For more tournament information, check out this website that allows you to search for junior tournaments by states and other criteria:

https://www.juniorgolfscoreboard.com/searchtourny.asp

 Please note that many of the above and some other tournaments have entry and/or application deadlines that can be up to three months in advance and also might require a certain handicap index.

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