You must live in Northern Ohio to play in the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Championship Qualifiers and be between the ages of 11-18. Players who are 11-12 and 19 years old are not eligible to advance to the Junior Sectional Championship at Shady Hollow, but are still able to accumulate Player of the Year points for the Kenny Novak Tour Championship.
Juniors will play in the age divison they will be during Junior PGA Championship. Kearney Hills Golf Links of Lexington, Kentucky will host the Girls Junior PGA Championship, July 9-12, 2018. The Junior PGA Championship for boys will be contested at Valhalla Golf Club, Lexington, Kentucky, July 31-Aug. 3, 2018.
The NOPGA Junior PGA Championship consists of a series of six qualifiers for boys and girls 13-15, and 16-18 (Players who are 11-12 and 19 years old are not eligible to advance to the Junior Sectional Championship at Shady Hollow, but are still able to play and accumulate Player of the Year points for the Kenny Novak Tour Championship.) Events are held at various sites in Northern Ohio . These events are designed to offer juniors of advanced skill levels the opportunity to compete and enjoy learning how to handle the competition of tournament play. The winners in each age division will automatically be invited to advance to the NOPGA Junior PGA Championship Sectionals held at SHADY HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB on June 18-19, 2018.
The remaining field at Shady Hollow Country Club will be selected off of the Player of the Year Point list for the 13-15 and 16-18 year old divisions following the final qualifier at Avon Oaks CC. Two boys and two girl top finisher in the 13-18 age division will have partial expenses paid to go to the National PGA Finals.
Player of the Year Points
The top finishers within each age division will receive Player of the Year points based on their finish. Player of the Year points will be distributed at each tournament. At the Junior PGA Championshp and the Kenny Novak Championship points will be doubled.
Junior PGA Championship Rules
Junior Tour Schedule
- Host professional may invoke a local rule to permit preferred lies in extreme weather conditions and will have the right to cancel said event due to extreme weather. No dollar refunds will be issued.
- Range finders are permitted by the Northern Ohio PGA as long as they do not measure elevation.
- Membership may be suspended or cancelled for willful disregard of the Rules of Golf, proper Golf Etiquette, or for dishonest, unsportsmanlike, for not turning in a scorecard or unbecoming conduct of player or guardian.
- Please do NOT send in a registration form. The Northern Ohio PGA only uses on-line registration and you must live in the Northern Ohio Section to play in the Junior PGA Northern Ohio Qualifiers and be a member of the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Tour.
- After you have joined the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Tour with your American Express, Master Card, or Visa, you can then register with your assigned ID number. Membership cost is $90.00.
- Please do not sign up for any Northern Ohio PGA event until you check your calendar. Please note there are no refunds after the deadline date and a $5.00 cancellation fee before the deadline date.
- Any questions please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call the NOPGA office.
2018 NOPGA Junior Tour Schedule
Please note that the time listed is for the first tee time of the event beginning with the oldest age group.