The North Pensacola Optimist Club
Junior Golf Qualifying Tournament
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
March 30, 2019
For ages 10-18
(9-year old GOLFERs MUST BE age 10 BY 7/20/19)
*Open to all!
*Free for 2019 members of The First Tee of Northwest Florida!
About: The North Pensacola Qualifying Tournament will be played at Cypress Lakes Golf Club on March 30, 2019. There will be divisions for boys and girls ages 10-18. Age group winners will then advance to the Optimist North Florida District Tournament, April 6, 2019, at the Holiday Golf Club, Panama City Beach, Florida. Qualifiers there will advance to “The Optimist” International Junior Golf Tournament, in July, hosted by the Trump National Doral Miami, Florida. “The Optimist,” recognized as perhaps the premier junior golf tournament of all, will attract over 600 junior golfers from nearly 30 countries.
Tournament Details: Tee times will begin at 11:30. The older age divisions will tee off first, followed by the younger divisions. There will be food and beverages for the golfers upon completion of play. Each player will receive a tee gift. Tee times will be posted on this webpage on March 29 .
Age Divisions: Boys: 10-11 and 12-13 (9 holes), Boys 14-15 and 16-18 (18 holes); Girls: 10-12 (9 holes), Girls 13-14* (9 holes) *Girls ages 13-14 can play up in 18-hole division (with approval of Tournament Committee), Girls 15-18 (18 holes) PLEASE NOTE: ALL AGE DIVISIONS WILL PLAY 18 HOLES AT THE OPTIMIST/ADAM BRACK JR. CLASSIC APRIL 6 (with specific rules regarding caddies and scoring). Please see links for target scores and yardages for the North Florida Qualifier in Panama City as well as the Optimist International. click here: https://www.optimist.org/golf/golf-qualify5.cfm? You can also read more here: https://sites.google.com/site/nfloptimistgolf/qualifying-information
Registration: This tournament is FREE for 2019 members of The First Tee of Northwest Florida (membership valid 2/28/19-2/27/20). For non-members, it is $20 for 18 hole divisions and $10 for 9 hole divisions. To purchase a membership, click the following link, or call our office. Memberships cost $50 and come with benefits, including discounts off of Golf & Life Skills classes and select tournaments. https://www.thefirstteenwflorida.org/membership
Winners: The winning boys and girls will advance to The Optimist/Adam Brack Jr. Classic (which is the North Florida District Qualifier), April 6, 2019, at the Holiday Golf Club, Panama City Beach, Florida. The registration fees for those who qualify for this tournament will be paid by the sponsor, The Optimist Club of North Pensacola. Registration for this tournament ends on March 31, 2019.
Rules Committee: John Childs, Chairman; NPOC members; Marty Stanovich, Executive Director TFTNWFL; Jennifer Hobbs Tournament Director TFTNWFL
Playoff Criteria: A tie breaker will be used to determine the local qualifier winner, and last qualifying spot and ties for alternate spots. The rules committee is responsible for determining the tie breaking method used.
Local Qualifier will not be considered official unless all golfers in an age division complete a minimum of nine holes, in which case the tournament would revert back to the last hole completed by the entire age division. See sponsor club for details in the event the District Qualifier is cancelled with no make up date regarding qualifying for the Optimist Junior World Golf Tournament.
18-Hole Divisions: STROKE PLAY, USGA RULES IN EFFECT, ONE BALL RULE NOT IN EFFECT, RANGE FINDERS ALLOWED.
9-Hole Divisions: Modified rules and age-appropriate tees will be used. One caddie allowed to help with pace of play (no excessive coaching allowed)
Previous Players Include: Jason Day, Billy Horschel, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Lorena Ochoa, Phil Mickelson, Nick Price, Jennifer Rosales, Daniel Berger, Beth Bauer, Corey Pavin, Amy Alcott, Billy Mayfair, Craig Stadler, Lexi Thompson, Brittany Linicome, Emiliano Grillo
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