Maine Golf is committed to promoting junior golf throughout the state by exposing new players to the game, encouraging existing players, and growing the game of golf for the next generation. Whether through initiatives of our own or working with other golf organizations in the region, we aim to make playing golf in Maine as fun and accessible as possible to young golfers here in our state.
Opportunities abound for players looking to enter the game of golf whether for instruction, fun, play or competitive tournaments in the region. Below is a “road map” of golfer opportunities at all levels and all ages. Should you have any questions, please email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Riverside Golf Course, Portland, Maine on August 1st & 2nd.
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.
The Maine Junior Individual and team Championship is open to Maine resident amateurs who have not yet reached their 19th birthday on August 21, 2023. Non-resident juniors. who are members of a Maine Golf member club, live in Maine in the summer months and who compete in at least five NEPGA Junior Tour events are also eligible for the Maine Junior Championship only.
All players must file an entry for the championship. Players must apply for the championship online via Golf Genius, the software Maine Golf uses to conduct tournaments. All players must have a Golf Genius account prior to registration.
The individual championship flighted by age: Boys 10-11, Boys 12-13, Boys 14-15, and Boys 16-18; Girls 10-13, Girls 14-15, Girls 16-18.
The team championship will be flighted based on the age of the oldest team member.
Cost: The entry fee for the championship is $40 (9-hole flight) – $60 (18-hole flight)
Entry deadline: July 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
Players are reminded to apply early to allow time for resolving any errors, an incomplete application, or for not adhering to the eligibility as prescribed above.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The championship will consist of 36 holes of stroke play for all divisions except the youngest division, who will play 18 holes (9 holes per day).
Tuesday, August 1: First round, 18 holes
Wednesday, August 2: Second round, 18 holes
In the event of a tie in any flight, the winner will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff.
LPGA-USGA GIRLS GOLF
We empower girls through the game of golf and inspire them to dream BIG…
LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf) is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf. We’re the experts in making the game of golf fun, and we teach more than just stance and swing; we teach girls valuable life skills like confidence and perseverance.
Each of our 500 Girls Golf sites help prepare girls ages 6 – 17 for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game while also inspiring them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lives through The Five E’s of Girls Golf.
. For more information, and to register, please visit the link below, or send an email to email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW PROGRAM FOR MAINE AND WE ARE WORKING ON THE DETAILS BUT SHOULD BE READY SOON!
PGA Golf Camps
As the golf enthusiasts who run and operate the PGA Camps, our mission is to share our passion for the great game of golf with youths across the country. Our promise–is to support, encourage, and respect each and every one of our campers and authentically inspire them to reach their full potential, both on and off the golf course. For more information, and to register, please visit the link below, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Golf is proud to present a competitive junior golf program this fall called “Sunday Sweeps”. Our goal is to provide Maine juniors the opportunity to play competitive golf on Sundays throughout the fall, providing players with 18-hole tournament experience during high school golf season. These weekly events offer prizes and a chance to qualify for the FedEx Cup style Tour Championship at the end of the season. For more information, and to register, please visit the link below, or send an email to email@example.com.
The NEPGA Maine Junior Tour is a series of events held here in Maine from June to August. These events are open to Maine junior golfers aged 18 and younger. These tournaments are a great way to play some of Maine’s great courses and meet other junior golfers from around the state!
Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills used in golf. Open to all boys and girls aged 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides junior golfers the opportunity to compete in local, sub-regional and regional qualifiers on their way to the National Finals, hosted by Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters.
Youth on Course brings affordable course access to youth golfers throughout the state of Maine. The $5 annual membership fee gives youth golfers ages 6-18 access to play at any participating course throughout Maine and across the country $5 or less per round.
When players join Youth on Course through Maine Golf, they will also get an official Handicap Index® so they can post their scores and track their progress!
A fun, league-based competitive golf opportunity split into two age groups, 13u and 17u. With a two-person scramble format playing other teams in your local league, PGA Jr. League is a great introduction to competition while being a ton of fun.
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.
The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) is a nationwide junior golf tour aimed at the highly-skilled boy and girl junior golfer. With an aim of preparing junior players for college golf, the AJGA junior tour will give the highly skilled player the experience they need to accomplish that goal.