JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
One of golf’s major championships for juniors, the Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world got their start. The inaugural Championship was held in 1976 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL and has continued to be a popular stop on the national junior circuit. Until 2017 both the Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships were combined as one Championship but has now transitioned into two separate Championships. This change allowed a growth in field size and the Championships to be played at separate venues and dates. The 144-player field is comprised of 82 players who qualify through their Local PGA Section with the remainder of the field based on national junior/amateur events and special exemptions. To see the full list of Invitation criteria, click HERE. The Junior PGA Championship has been contested on 12 storied golf courses, including, but not limited to: PGA National Resort (hosted 19 Championships), Bellerive Country Club, Valhalla, and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.
Past participants include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Cameron Champ, Pat Perez, David Toms, and Stewart Cink.
JUNIOR NPGA CHAMPIONSHIP
The Junior NFPGA Championship is designed to highlight junior golfers across North and Central Florida, serving as the National Junior PGA Championship Section Qualifier. This two-day, stroke play, Championship consists of two 18-hole rounds for players between the ages of 13-18 and two 9-hole rounds for players 12 years of age and under. The top two players in both the Boys Division and the Girls Division (ages 13-18), will advance to compete in the National Junior PGA Championship. Note: Any junior who wishes to qualify for the Junior PGA Championship must play 36 holes from the same tees as the 13-18 year old division and pay the same entry fee.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS