2019 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team

**For Boys and Girls Ages 16-18 as of July 31, 2019**

$1,000.00 Per Recipient

Two special awards recognizing the Academic accomplishments and/or Community Service of five Junior Golfers. Golfers have a chance to apply for one or both. There are separate applications for each award category.

Optimist Junior Golf is no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Championship

The team will consist of golfers between the ages of 16 and 18 as of the last day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship (July 31, 2019). Junior golfers selected to the team will receive an automatic exemption into the championship, complimentary registration which includes tournament entry, hotel accommodations and meals plus $1,000.00 scholarship. Those accepted must attend the championship to receive exemption and scholarship. The Scholarship will be sent directly to the financial aid department of the recipient's chosen University, College or Technical School. To receive the scholarship - the golfer must attend the championship.

Junior golfers who are interested in applying should read the steps below and submit the application(s).

Application Steps:

Complete either or both application(s) as indicated

Academic Award only - include a writing sample (250-500 words) on the topic indicated on application.

Community Service Award -- on separate sheet explain total involvement in project also include flyer or newspaper clippings - if available.

Attach supporting documentation. The following items are the only items that will be accepted: current school transcript, most-recent grade report, and test results.

Two letters of recommendation from adults other than family members.

Send the application to the following address. Application must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2019 and received at the St. Louis office no later than April 5:

Optimist Junior Golf
Attn: All-Scholastic Team
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108


All applicants will be notified of their status in writing by May 1, 2019. Applicants must also show that they have acceptable tournament experience to be able to compete.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Parton, Junior Golf Senior Director, at, (314) 881-1307 or toll free (800) 500-8130, ext. 207. 

Thank you for your interest in the Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team.

Hugh Cranford
Hugh Cranford served as Executive Director of Optimist International from 1967 to 1986. He was instrumental in starting the Optimist Junior Golf program and in 1978 led the efforts to co-sponsor the Optimist Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, the forerunner to today’s Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Cranford passed away August 2014