Spring Series Tournaments
The Spring Series designed for juniors who wish to participate in a tournament atmosphere before the Summer Series kicks off in late May. Membership is not required for spring tournaments.
Spring tournaments are held on weekends, starting in late February and ending in the middle of May.
There are no points awarded for spring tournaments, nor are spring tournaments counted in the required number of events needed to qualify for a Season-Ending Championship. Medals will be awarded to the players finishing in the top 3 of the respective division. Tournament fees vary for each event and division.
Also, for players registering to compete in a spring tournament, rules and orientation seminar requirements are deferred until the start of the Summer Series.
Summer Series Tournaments
The Summer Series consists of single-day golf tournaments taking place late May through July when juniors are on summer break from school. Tournaments are scheduled on Monday-Thursday at golf courses across the state. Tee times generally run between 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (although this may vary in some cases).
Members may play in as many tournaments as they wish during the Summer Series. Points are awarded to the top 19 finishers in each age group at the 9-Hole and 18-Hole Intermediate level. These points are averaged at the conclusion of the summer and will help determine the Top 10 players in each division for the All-Georgia Junior Golf Teams. All Advanced divisions please see the Adjusted Scoring Average Policy.
A select number of summer tournaments will be open for non-members of Georgia Junior Golf, however you may ONLY compete in two Summer Series events as a non-member. Registration for these tournaments will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. To take full advantage of what Georgia Junior Golf has to offer, please visit the Membership Information Page.
Registration for Summer Series tournaments begins on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Members may register for a maximum of six Summer Series tournaments until Wednesday, May 16, 2018. On this day, registration will open at 9:00 a.m. and members can register for as many tournaments as they would like.
Members are also required to complete the rules education program prior to competing in a Summer Series tournament. Players must pass the appropriate rules quiz and attend an orientation or rules seminar (if required to do so).
All tournament fees for Summer Series events are as follows:
- $10 for Beginner Tournaments ($25 non-member fee)
- $20 for 9-Hole Tournaments ($45 non-member fee)
- $30 for 18-Hole Tournaments ($55 non-member fee)
Fall Series Tournaments
The Fall Series is designed for juniors who wish to hone their skills during the fall months. This series typically begins in September and runs through the middle of November.
Georgia Junior Golf members will have access to all Fall Series tournaments. Non-members will be allowed to play in one Fall Series tournament and will not be allowed to compete in the Fall Finale. You may register for a Fall Series Membership anytime throughout the year, but will only be eligible for Fall Series events. The cost of the membership is $49.
Members that are registered for a Regular Membership and Beginner Division Membership will be eligible for the Fall Series without any additional membership fee.
MAADA Tour Series Tournaments
The MAADA Tour Series is a multi-day tournament series for players that are ready to compete in 2-day events. This series is designed to give players the opportunity to receive national recognition.
Membership is not required for players playing in MAADA Tour Series tournaments, and players participating in the MAADA Tour Series are not required to pass the rules education program.
Tournaments fees are as follows:
- $150 for GJG members
- $195 for non-GJG members
Players may play in as many tournaments as they wish during the MAADA Tour Series. The MAADA Tour Player of the Year will be determined by the players Adjusted Scoring Average.
Parent/Junior Series Tournaments
The Parent/Junior Series tournaments are designed to allow junior golfers the opportunity to play a tournament with a parent (description of parent below) of their choice. Tournaments are alternate shot format.
Juniors are players that have not yet reached 19 years of age of June 1 of the current year. Parents are players that are 19 years of age or older as of June 1 of the current year and are not eligible to be members of Georgia Junior Golf. Membership is not required for players playing in Parent/Junior Series tournaments.
Tournament fees are as follows:
- $125 for GJG members (junior must be a member)
- $150 for non-GJG members
Players may play in as many tournaments as they wish during the Parent/Junior Series. Junior golfers are not required to play with the same parent for each event.
Skills Challenge Series
The Skills Challenge Series events are designed for junior golfers to compete in a non-tournament format. These events are focused on chipping, pitching and putting.
Membership is not required for players competing in the Skills Challenge Series and those players are not required to pass the Rules Education Program to participate.
- $15 for GJG members
- $25 for non-GJG members
- Boys 5-7 / Girls 5-7
- Boys 8-10 / Girls 8-10
- Boys 11-13 / Girls 11-13
The Players’ age as of September 23, 2018, will determine which age division the junior will compete in for the calendar year.
The Series will consist of eight qualifiers across the state starting in March and ending in August. The GSGA Junior Skills Challenge Championship will be held the day of the final round during the TOUR Championship, Sunday, September 23, 2018, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Each qualifier will feature three skills across the state that will consist of a 45-foot chip shot from fairway length, a 30-foot pitch shot from rough and a 15-foot putt. The junior at each qualifier will have three attempts and the two best results will be recorded for the junior’s cumulative score. However, each junior will only have two attempts during the Championship with both attempts being recorded for the junior’s cumulative score.
Chip / Pitch
- over 9 feet radius - 1 point
- 6 to 9 feet radius - 2 points
- 3 to 5’11” radius - 5 points
- inside 3 feet radius - 10 points
- made shot - 15 points
- over 60 inch radius - 1 point
- 36 to 60 inch radius - 2 points
- 18 to 35 inch radius - 5 points
- inside 18 inch radius - 10 points
- made putt - 15 points
The junior who accumulates the most points in their respective division at the end of the qualifier will automatically advance to the GSGA Junior Skills Challenge Championship at the TOUR Championship. The top two juniors in their respective divisions who have accumulated the most points throughout the year-long Skills Challenge Series, and have not yet qualified based on their performance at the qualifiers, will also qualify.
Point distribution for year-long Skills Challenge Series:
- 2nd - 19 points
- 3rd - 18 points
- 4th - 17 points
- 5th - 16 points
- 6th - 15 points
- 7th - 14 points
- 8th - 13 points
- 9th - 12 points
- 10th - 11 points
- 11th - 10 points
- 12th - 9 points
- 13th - 8 points
- 14th - 7 points
- 15th - 6 points
- 16th - 5 points
- 17th - 4 points
- 18th - 3 points
- 19th - 2 points
- 20th - 1 point
***If a tie for the last spot(s) in a particular division occurs, the player with the highest single cumulative point total at any qualifier will be given the spot(s). If there is still a tie, the next highest cumulative total will be used, and so on. If a tie cannot be broken, final spot(s) will be determined by lot.