PGA Northeastern NY

Drive, Chip & Putt Nationwide Skills Competition

(boys and girls ages 7-15)

An Exciting Way for Kids to Enjoy Golf

Boys and girls of all abilities can try their hand at the fundamental skills of golf: driving, chipping and putting. Any kid can participate – it’s not just for juniors who play regularly. And the competition is completely free!

Scoring is based solely on performing the three skills, and competitors get to try each one three times. Kids compete in four age divisions: 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15 (based on participant’s age as of the National Finals in April 2024).

The top performers at the local level advance through sub-regional and regional qualifying rounds, where 80 finalists (40 boys and 40 girls) earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on the eve of the Masters Tournament.

Local Winners of Past Competitions!

In 2016, Nicole Criscone of Clifton Park, NY, competed at Augusta in the Girls 10-11 Age Division. Check out Nicole’s adventure.

The next year, Kennedy Swedick from Voorheesville, NY, won the same age division to advance to the finals at Augusta National in April 2017. Kennedy wowed the crowd in Augusta when she holed out to finish first in the chipping competition. The moment was broadcast on ESPN. Watch her chip in at Augusta National by by clicking on this link!

Brayden Dock from Queensbury, NY – competed at Augusta National at the 2021 Masters Tournament Drive, Chip, and Putt finals! Brayden sunk his second putt to take first in putting and T2 overall for the boys 12-13 division. You can watch his putting success at this event by Clicking Here.

We will see three players compete in the 2022 Masters Tournament Drive, Chip and Putt Finals! Mason LaTorre from Nassau, NY, will compete in the boys 7-9 Division. Tanner LaTorre from Nassau, NY, will compete in the boys 12-13 Division. Finally, Brayden Dock from Queensbury, NY,  will make his second appearance and look to further his success in the boys 14-15 Division. You can watch all three of our incredibly successful junior golfers on April 3rd, 2022. Good luck to all three of our participants!

Upcoming 2023 Local Competition

Here is where we will show the sub-regional and regional qualifiers for 2023. Good Luck!

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Here’s How You Can Participate:

Local Qualifiers

  • Registration closes 5 days prior to each qualifier.
  • Afternoon time frames for all qualifiers.
  • After the closing of registration, you will receive email communication with details on your tee times.
  • Local Qualifiers for the 2024 finals in Augusta will be held summer 2023:


Saturday, June 17
Saturday, June17, 2018

Saratoga National Golf Club 458 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saturday, July 15
Saturday, July15, 2018

Town of Colonie Golf Course 418 Consaul Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

Saturday, July 22
Saturday, July22, 2018

Craig Wood Golf Course 141 Country Club Way
Lake Placid, NY 12946

National Finals – Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

Top 80 golfers nationwide compete at Augusta National Golf Club.

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