JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
July 14-19, 2023 - Boys 10-11, 12-13 and Girls 10-12
July 19-24, 2023 - Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14
July 24-29, 2023 - Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18
Ages 10 & 11 as of July 18, 2023
Ages 12 & 13 as of July 18, 2023
Ages 14 & 15 as of July 23, 2023
Ages 16 -18 as of July 28, 2023
Ages 10, 11 & 12 as of July 18, 2023
Ages 13 & 14 as of July 23, 2023
Ages 15 - 18 as of July 28, 2023
Player Eligibility and Age Verification
To be eligible, golfers may not have already attended college.
Golfers who qualify will be required to submit a copy of their
birth certificate, drivers license, baptismal record or passport.
How to Qualify
In order to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship, golfers must meet one of the following qualifying methods:
District Qualifying Tournaments:
Optimist Districts conduct official qualifying tournaments.
These events are organized by Optimist volunteers
and are overseen by a District Chairperson.
A limited number of golfers in each division qualify for the Championship.
To view a list of qualifying tournaments and more details, go to
Contact the District Chairperson listed for
qualifying tournament details, application information and questions.
Optimist International offers a limited number of exemptions into the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.
Optimist International has relationships with several national governing bodies.
Visit website for a list of national governing bodies.
For a complete list of exemptions and International Organizations visit:
Boy 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18
and Girls 10-12, 13-14, 15-18:
Competition is a 54-hole stroke play tournament.
Call 442-227-2570 for Sponsorship Information