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The Gateway PGA Junior Tour is home to one of the largest Junior Golf programs in the country. Each year, the Junior Program serves nearly 1,000 Junior Members and their families. The Gateway PGA Junior Tour offers several age groups and provides 9 Hole, 18 Hole, & Tour division options to best fit your junior’s skill level and help them to reach their goals in competition & the development of the golf game.

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Gateway PGA Junior Tour Divisions


The Gateway PGA Junior Tour is dedicated to helping our community’s youth learn and grow within the game of golf. In order to provide the best experience possible for juniors at all levels, we have a wide scope of competitive & development junior golf options.

Age as of June 1st will determine age division placement.

Ages 8-19: Boys and girls from age 8 to graduating high school seniors who are not over 19 years of age as of August 6th and who have not yet participated in college academic or athletic programs on a full-time basis, are eligible to participate.

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9 Hole Division:

The 9 Hole Division introduces the beginner golfer to tournament play. The goal of the 9 Hole Division is to prepare golfers for moving up the tournament ladder. This division is designed for the golfer that is not yet at the 18 Hole Division level but are ready to start competitive golf.

Boys: 9 & Under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-19
Girls: 11 & Under, 12-13, 14-19

Eligibility: Boys and Girls must average below 65 for 9 holes.

Caddies: 9 & under and 10-11 divisions only

Stroke Limits: 10 Stroke limits on each hole

Yardages:

  • Ages 11 & Under: Approximately 1,900-2,000 yards
  • Ages 12 & Up: Approximately 2,300-2,600 yards (may vary by age group)

Awards: Medals awarded to top three finishers & Player of the Year points for the top ten finishers.

Eligible Event Types:

  • Single day 9-hole events
  • Players who place top 3 in any summer event will be invited to compete in the 2-Day Junior Tour
  • 9 Hole Final Championship at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course on July 27-28, 2021

18 Hole Division:

The 18 Hole Division provides professionally run 1-day and 2-day 18 hole events for the golfer on the cusp of highly competitive competition and looking to grow in their tournament experience. The goal of the 18 Hole Division is to provide competition without the intimidation that the Tour Division brings.

Boys: 12-13, 14-15, 16-19
Girls: 12-14, 15-19

18 Hole Boys Eligibility: Maintain a stroke average below 100
18 Hole Girls Eligibility: Maintain a stroke average below 110

Caddies: No caddies allowed

Stroke Limits: No stroke limits; players must finish every hole

18 Hole Division Yardages for 18 Hole Events:

  • 18 Hole Boys 12-13: 5,200 – 5,600 yards
  • 18 Hole Boys 14-15 : 5,800 – 6,200 yards
  • 18 Hole Boys 16-19: 6,000 – 6,200 yards
  • 18 Hole Girls 12-14: 4,800 – 5,200 yards
  • 18 Hole Girls 15-19: 5,000-5,500 yards

18 Hole Division Awards:

  • 1-Day Events: Medals awarded to top three finishers
  • 2-Day Events: Trophies awarded to top three finishers
  • Player of the Year points for the top ten finishers
  • 2-Day and Championship events are subject to receiving AJGA Performance Based Entry Stars.
  • All 2-Day Events results are sent to National Junior Golf Scoreboard and Junior Golf Hub’s college recruiting platform.
  • & MORE!

18 Hole Eligible Event Types:

  • Single day 18 hole events
  • 2-Day Events (Boys 14 & Up and Girls 16 & Up must play from Tour Division Yardages)
  • Qualifying juniors may be invited to any of the following events:
    • Gateway PGA Junior Match Play Championship @ Sunset Hills Country Club (July 14-17)
    • Gateway PGA Junior Tour Final Championship @ WingHaven Country Club (Aug. 2-3)
    • Cobra Puma Junior Cup Matches @ Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo, IA (June 4-5)
    • 1st Annual Prep Tour vs. Gateway PGA Junior Tour Challenge Cup (details TBA)

Tour Boys & Tour Girls Division:

The Tour Division is designed for the highly competitive or college-bound golfer looking for tournament experience that will help them build their golf resume. This division generally plays longer course yardages and is s designed to have the highest level of competition of all Gateway PGA Junior divisions. Tour Division players are encouraged to focus on our 2-day, nationally ranked events. Tour Division players may play in our single-day 18 hole tournaments as well, but with the goal of sharpening their skills and mental game in between 2-day tournaments.

Tour Division Age Requirement: 12-19
In order to create a true “tour” feel, there are no age categories within the Tour, only divisions made by gender. All boys will go head-to-head and all girls will go head-to-head, creating a highly competitive field.

Tour Boys Eligibility: Maintain a stroke average below 90
Tour Girls Eligibility: Maintain a stroke average below 95

Caddies: No caddies allowed

Stroke Limits: No stroke limits; players must finish every hole

Tour Yardages:

  • All Players will compete from collegiate yardage.
  • Boys: 6,300+ yards (6,600+ yards for 2-Day Events)
  • Girls: 5,400 + yards (5,600+ yards for 2-Day Events)

Tour Division Awards:

  • 1-Day Events: Medals awarded to top three finishers
  • 2-Day Events: Trophies awarded to top three finishers
  • Player of the Year points for the top ten finishers
  • 2-Day and Championship events are subject to receiving AJGA Performance Based Entry Stars.
  • All 2-Day Events results are sent to National Junior Golf Scoreboard and Junior Golf Hub’s college recruiting platform.
  • & MORE!

18 Hole & Tour Division Eligible Event Types:

  • Single day 18 hole events
  • 2-Day Events (seeing following page)
  • Qualifying juniors may be invited to any of the following events:
    • Gateway PGA Junior Match Play Championship @ Sunset Hills Country Club (July 14-17)
    • Gateway PGA Junior Tour Final Championship @ WingHaven Country Club (Aug. 2-3)
    • Cobra Puma Junior Cup Matches @ Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo, IA (June 4-5)
    • 1st Annual Prep Tour vs. Gateway PGA Junior Tour Challenge Cup (details TBA)

 

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