Junior Competitions

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Welcome to the Junior Competitions Page

The goal of this page is to provide information about competitive playing opportunities for junior golfers. It’s also intended to provide a framework for juniors looking to become part of the Maine Junior Team. FMI about the Maine Junior Team, please scroll down.

Junior golf events and tournaments in Maine are run by two organizations: Maine Golf and the New England PGA – Maine Chapter. This means two websites, two fee structures, two registrations, and two schedules to manage as a junior golfer/parent. Each organization does its’ best avoid scheduling conflicts but occasionally they occur. The following is a breakdown of the different types of events and who administers them:

Both Maine Golf and the NEPGA offer college scholarships as part of their mission. For more information, click on Maine Golf Scholarship Fund and the NEPGA Foundation.

2024 Maine Junior Individual & Team Championship

Maine Golf is combining two popular formats into one tournament and calling it the Maine Junior Individual & Team Championship. This will be a marquee two-day, 36-hole event hosted by Springbrook Golf Course in Leeds, Maine on July 30th and 31st.

Similar to the Maine high school state championships, we will run an individual and team championship at the same time. The team championship is an “optional” additional opportunity to play with a teammate, friend or acquaintance. It is not mandatory to have a teammate to play in the event.

Teams will be comprised of two players. Players may select their teammate however they see fit. There are no restrictions. Teams will be flighted based on the age of the older player of the two participants.

Individuals, that want to play as individuals only, are encouraged to compete at the same time for the overall medalist. The individual medalist will be the Maine Junior Champion. We will have flights for the individual winners as well.


Maine Junior Team Selection Criteria/Grid

The Maine Junior Team is a team comprised of 7 boys and 3 girls from the State of Maine who play in the New England Junior Championship. In 2024, the NE Jr Championship will be held at GreatHorse, Hampden, MA from August 18-20. Travel, entry and all expenses are covered by Maine Golf.

The NE Junior Championship is a limited field event comprised of 1-team from each of the New England states. The criteria for making the Maine Junior Team varies by state. Maine Golf has selected the following criteria for earning an exemption on to the team:

  • Maine Junior Champion – Boys & Girls
  • Low Junior in the Maine Open – Boys
  • Low Junior in the Maine Amateur – Boys & Girls
  • Points Leader in the Maine Open Junior Series – Boys & Girls
  • “Wild card” selection(s) by Maine Golf

2024 Maine Open Junior Series

This new junior tournament series aims to extend competitive playing opportunities to all juniors across the state of Maine from late-May to mid-August, and to provide a structure around the Maine Junior Player of the Year Award (new in 2024). Lastly, the tournament series will provide an avenue and incentive for all juniors in Maine who want to qualify for the Maine Junior Team, which competes in the New England Junior Championship. 

  • Southern Maine Junior Open – Prouts Neck CC**, May 19, 2024
  • Northern Maine Junior Open – Presque Isle CC, June 21, 2024        
  • Lumberjack Junior Open – Barnes Brook GC, June 28, 2024
  • Central Maine Junior Open – Waterville CC, July 8, 2024
  • Downeast Junior Open – TBD, July 2024
  • Western Maine Junior Open* (State of Maine) – Sugarloaf GC, July 16 – 17, 2024
  • *Held in conjunction with NEPGA Jr Tour event.
  • **Low 40 handicap indexes.

*Held in conjunction with NEPGA event. **Low 40 handicap indexes.

Who? Open to all juniors under the age of 19. Maximum field of 60 players per event (unless otherwise noted); maximum handicap index of 16.0 for a high schooler and a 28.0 for a middle schooler.

Entry fee? 1-Day Open – $25; 2-Day Open – $50

Format?  Individual & team stroke play (you may pick-your-partner); Two coed flights – High School Flight and Middle School Flight (girls play from similar rated set of tees).

Maine Team points will be awarded to the individual places in each event. The more players, the more points. A multi-day event is worth more points. A championship is worth more points.  But points add up!

Prizes?  Individual champion wins a trophy and $200 Maine Golf voucher per event; Team Champions win a trophy and $300 Maine Golf voucher per event.

Parents?  Welcome! Parents and spectators may walk the course as long as they remain no closer than 50’ from the players and refrain from giving golf instruction or advice.  Assisting in a search for a golf ball is allowed as long as they look no more than 3 minutes.

Caddies?  Acceptable as long as the caddie has basic knowledge of the game and doesn’t slow down the pace of play.