Saturday, July 20, 2024

    The Road to the Championship Begins Locally

    The Junior North Florida PGA Championship is a premier junior tournament in Central and North Florida designed to highlight the region’s top juniors. This two-day, stroke play Championship consists of two 18-hole rounds for players between the ages of 13-18 and two 9-hole rounds for players 12 years of age and under. The top two players in both the Boys Division and the Girls Division (ages 13-18), will advance to compete in the National Junior PGA Championship. Note: Any junior who wishes to qualify for the Junior PGA Championship must play 36 holes from the same tees as the 13-18-year-old division and pay the same entry fee.


    Junior NFPGA Championship Information

    Date             June 26-27, 2024
    Location       Royal St. Cloud Golf Links
    Format         Stroke Play (two 18-hole rounds)
    Date             June 24-25, 2024
    Location      Royal St. Cloud Golf Links
    Format         Stroke Play (two 18-hole rounds)
    12U CHAMPIONSHIP (Boys & Girls)
    Date            June 24-25, 2024
    Location      Royal St. Cloud Golf Links
    Format         Stroke Play (two 9-hole rounds)


    Junior PGA Championship History

    The Junior PGA Championship, conducted by the same team that manages the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup, is one of the premier junior events in the world.  Begun in 1976, at Walt Disney World Resort, the Championship has been a popular stop on the national junior circuit for many of today’s PGA and LPGA touring professionals.  Anyone can enter if they are no older than 18 years of age through the final round of the National Championship.

    The field is made up of qualifiers from the 41 PGA Section Championships and special exemptions.  The 144-player field is composed of 82 players who qualify through their Local PGA Section with the remainder of the field based on national junior/amateur events and special exemptions. To see the full list of Invitation criteria, click HERE. The Junior PGA Championship has been contested on 12 storied golf courses, including, but not limited to: PGA National Resort (hosted 19 Championships), Bellerive Country Club, Valhalla, and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.

    Past participants include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Cameron Champ, Pat Perez, David Toms, and Stewart Cink.