The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America announced today that registration for 2022 -2023 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is now open on DriveChipandPutt.com.
Created by the three organizations to introduce more youth to golf in a fun and welcoming environment, the initiative is open to any boy or girl between the ages of 7-15. Focused on learning and mastering the three basic skills in golf, the free program can be accessed in all 50 states.
Local qualifying begins in May at more than 350 sites nationally – the most in the event’s eight-year history – and will continue throughout the summer. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around skill development in driving, chipping and putting. Online registration makes it easy for parents to sign up their golfer and find a local qualifier near them. No golf experience is required to participate.
Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively. This season’s 10 regional hosts feature several USGA and PGA Championship sites, including two major championship venues in 2023. The list includes Scioto Country Club, TPC Boston, Castle Pines Golf Club, Oak Hill Country Club, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Desert Mountain Club, Medinah Country Club, Champions Golf Club, The Bear’s Club and Quail Hollow Club.
From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2023 Masters Tournament. Qualifiers are conducted by all 41 sections of the PGA of America across the country.