The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship is one of the largest and best-known junior golf tournaments in the world. Each year, more than 600 golfers participate in THE OPTIMIST. Optimists have been involved in the sport of junior golf for more than 30 years by holding local, regional and international tournaments. More than 5,000 golfers compete in official Optimist District qualifying tournaments. The best of these golfers, along with international golfers from around the globe, advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Former champions and top finishers of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships include Lexi Thompson, Beth Bauer, Jonathan Byrd, Jason Day, Bill Haas, Brittany Lincicome, Jeff Overton, Stacy Prammanasudh and Jennifer Rosales.
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July 16-21, 2024 - Boys 10-11, 12-13 and Girls 10-12
July 21-26, 2024 - Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14
July 26-31, 2024 - Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18
Age Divisions - Championship
Courses & Yardages
Schedule of Events
Renting Mobility Scooters
Opening Ceremony & Orientation
Long Drive Contest
Phase 1 - Tee Times and Results.
Parent Child Tournament - July 19.
Phase 2 - Tee Times and Results.
Parent Child Tournament - July 24.
Phase 3 - Tee Times and Results.
Blue -- Boys 12-13 - 70.4 / 136
Gold - Boys 10-11 - 67.8 / 126
Red - Girls 10-12 - 70.6 / 129
Gold -- Boys 14-15 -- 70.8 / 135
Blue - Boys 14-15 - 72.8 / 142
Red - Girls 13-14 - 73.5 / 139
Gold -- Boys 16-18 -- 73.4 / 137
Blue - Boys 16-18 - 74.9 / 140
Red - Girls 15-18 - 75.6 / 140
Gold - Girls 15-18 - 76.2 / 145
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Phase 1 – Host Site/Rules Procedures
Phase 2 – Host Site/Rules Procedures
Phase 3 – Host Site/Rules Procedures
Fase 1 – INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LA SEDE
Fase 2 – INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LA SEDE
Fase 3 – INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LA SEDE
Local Rules and Terms of Competition
REGLAS LOCALES Y TÉRMINOS DE LA COMPETICIÓN
Code of Conduct
Driving Range Process/Procedures
Proceso y procedimientos del campo de prácticas y del chipping green
Pace of Play
Política de ritmo de juego
Pull Carts, Caddies, Spectator Carts and Distance Measuring Devices
Heat Related Issues/Medical Tips
JGS - Withdrawal Policy
The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship is nationally ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, World Amateur Golf, Golfweek and is included in the AJGA Performance Based Entry process.
AJGA Performance Based Entry Chart
Boys 16-18 - Champion (8 stars); Top 5 (4 stars); Top 10 (1 star)
Girls 15-18 - Champion (8 stars); Top 4 (4 stars); Top 8 (1 star)
Boys 14-15 - Champion (4 stars); Top 10% (1 star)
Boys 12-13 – Champion (2 stars); Top 5 (1 star)
Girls 13-14 – Champion (4 stars); Top 10% (1 star)
Boys 11 - Champion (2 stars); Top 5 (1 star)
Girls 11-12 - – Champion (2 stars); Top 3 (1 star)
The Optimist has served as a springboard for many of golf's greatest players.
Abraham Ancer | Notah Begay | Daniel Berger | Jonathan Byrd | Jason Day | Ernie Els | Taylor Gooch | Emiliano Grillo | Luke Guthrie | Bill Haas | Billy Horschel | Mark Hubbard | Smylie Kaufman | Jason Kokrak | Luke List | Phil Mickelson | Joaquin Niemann | Andy Ogletree | Carlos Ortiz | Jeff Overton | Pat Perez | James Piot | Justin Thomas | Scottie Scheffler | Tiger Woods
LPGA Tour Players
Amy Alcott | Beth Bauer | Brandie Burton | Nicole Hage | Brooke Henderson | Moriya Jutanugarn | Ariya Jutanugarn | Brittany Lincicome | Lorena Ochoa | Brooke Pancake | Stacy Prammanasudh | Jennifer Rosales | Lexi Thompson