This post will describe and direct you to the various junior golf competitions and tournaments in the Chattanooga region.
TGA Junior Tour (spring, summer, fall)
Statewide program conducted by the Tennessee Golf Foundation, competitions broken down by region. Requires membership ($99). Three level series of competitive junior golf. Multiple divisions and age groups offered for all skill levels. Quick breakdown of levels:
- adidas Player Series – one day events in the summer, divisions offered for beginner to advanced players with varying age divisions (micro division starts as young as 4 years of age).
- TaylorMade Championship Series – summer 36-hole championships for Masters division players (advanced players, ages 10-18)
- Ashworth Elite Series – spring and fall, for top junior players. Entry based on “priority exemption list.”
Go to tgajuniortour.com to sign up for membership. Registration opens February 17th.
Chattanooga District Golf Association Junior Tour (summer) – Ages 12-18
For kids who play, or whose parents are members of or reside, within 30 miles of a CDGA member course. Click here to view members clubs. Various age divisions for boys and girls. Play one or two day competitions (5 total events). Points are awarded based on finish at each event. Beginner to advanced, kids must be able to walk and carry golf bag for 18 holes.
Go to cdgajrtour.org for more details.
Tennessee Boys & Girls Junior Amateur Championships (summer)
Conducted by the Tennessee Golf Association, these two championships crown the top junior amateur in TN annually. Boys must go through local qualifying in order to advance to the championship, girls do not. Both championships consists of 3 rounds, 54-holes stroke play. All boys compete form the same tees (approx. 6800 yds). Girls are divided into two age groups with 2 sets of tees, 15-18 ages (approx 5800 yds) and 10-14 (approx 5300 yds).