PGA Northeastern NY

Drive, Chip & Putt Nationwide Skills Competition

(boys and girls ages 7-15)

An Exciting Way for Kids to Catch Golf Fever

Boys and girls of all abilities from around the nation 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 go out and play 18 holes 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 2018).

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!

For the second consecutive year, a girl will be representing the Capital Region at Augusta National in April 2017. Kennedy Swedick from Voorheesville won the Girls 10-11 Age Division to advance to the finals. Congrats to Kennedy!

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

Here’s How You Can Participate:

Local Qualifiers

Limited to the first 200 participants who register at each venue. Starting time will be assigned after registration. Three golfers from each age/gender category, from each venue, advance to sub-regionals.

July 15
Saturday, July 15

Saratoga National Golf Club 458 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Entries close Monday, July 10, 2017

July 29
Saturday, July 29

Town of Colonie Golf Course 418 Consaul Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
Entries close Monday, July 24, 2017

Sub-regional Qualifier

Two golfers from each age/gender category advance to regionals.

August 13
Sunday, August 13

Renaissance Golf Club Haverhill, MA 01867

Regional Qualifier

One golfer from each age/gender category advances to finals.

Oct. 1
Sunday, October 1

Winged Foot Golf Club Mamoroneck, NY 10543

National Finals – Sunday, April 1, 2018

Top 80 golfers nationwide compete at Augusta National Golf Club.

Register Today!