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 2020).

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!

Kennedy Swedick from Voorheesville, NY, won the Girls 10-11 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 (see below).

The year before, Nicole Criscone of Clifton Park, NY, competed at Augusta in the same age division. Check out Nicole’s adventure.

Local Results for 2018 Competition

These competitors qualified for the Sub-regionals. Green shading indicates juniors who advanced to the Regionals.

GenderAge CategoryFirst NameLast Name City
Female10 to 11KennedySwedickVoorheesville
Male 10 to 11KyleLouis Ballston Lake
Male10 to 11 KieranCumminsLoudonville
Male10 to 11 DerekClarkOld Chatham
Male10 to 11 BraydenDockQueensbury
Female10 to 11 LiraBonitatibusSaratoga Springs
Female10 to 11 SiennaWheelerSchenectady
Female10 to 11 JillianRawsonSlingerlands
Male10 to 11 PhoenixShulkinStottville
Female12 to 13NicoleCrisconeClifton Park
Male12 to 13CaseyEverettSaratoga Springs
Female12 to 13MackennaBillingtonSaratoga Springs
Female12 to 13AliCardSchenectady
Male12 to 13AustinShulkinStottville
Female12 to 13LaurenStephensTroy
Male14 - 15NicholasLyonsLoudonville
Male14 - 15AnthonyCavottaSaratoga Springs
Male14 - 15WillBraxtonSaratoga Springs
Male7 to 9FrancisFoleyLoudonville
Female7 to 9LillaZeevalkMechanicville
Female7 to 9EllaJoralemonValatie

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 2020 finals in Augusta will be held summer 2019 at:
June 29
June29, 2018

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

July 14
July14, 2018

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

July 27
July27, 2018

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

National Finals – Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Top 80 golfers nationwide compete at Augusta National Golf Club.

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