All roads lead to Pinehurst with our pinnacle World Championship held each year in late July. But it all began back in 2000 at Jekyll Island, GA, with shorter tees based on age and gender, allowing us to “scale the course.” Parent caddies are not only permitted, but encouraged - a concept that is transforming youth tournament golf.
Positive Coaching Alliance Partnership
Positive Coaching Alliance. This program has been instrumental in helping players, coaches, and parents realize that all sports are opportunities to learn how to become a winner on the field and in life.
United States International The Short Game – a Netflix original full length documentary
Today, with more than 900 tournaments organized yearly in 50+ markets, players, ages 5 to 14, learn to compete in their local community and then advance to State, Regional, and World Championships. Local Tours are designed for the beginning competitive golfer, as each event provides a fun environment where kids can develop their skills. Two-day events like our State invitational tournaments and Regional Championships are ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and are the next step for competitive junior golfers. At each level, players may earn Green, Orange, or Blue Status in order to gain entry into more challenging events.
In 2008, the European Championship was started in East Lothian, Scotland, where each year over 600 participants gather from 40 countries. Currently there are five International Local Tours and additional Regional Championships being organized in Italy and the UK. Additional affiliated events using U.S. Kids Golf specifications and guidance are conducted each year throughout the world.
In 2011, the TPA was approached about allowing access to an independent film company desiring to tell the story of the World Championship. The film focused on eight players, boys and girls ages 7 & 8, as they prepared to play in the 2012 World Championship at Pinehurst. The award-winning film is a great inspiration for young athletes, regardless of their sport, and is highly recommended by film critics and audiences. It is available on Netflix or can be purchased on DVD.
The Short Game – a Netflix original full length documentary
New Tournament Parent? Here's Help.
Your child is a golfer. You're not. Visit the player info page to find out all there is to know about supporting them on and off the course. Find the answers.
Are You a Caddie?
Caddying for your child is a special time. Learn how to keep things positive on and off the course through the Positive Coaching Alliance. Learn about PCA
The perfect way to introduce tournament golf to your child. Scaled courses and individual age groups make it fun to play and meet new friends. Find a Tour.
Multi-day invitational events that are more than golf, they're a family destination. The events are typically scheduled around holidays and 3-day weekends. Next up: 2015 Seaview Open
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The World Championship
The pinnacle event in the world for juniors ages 5-12. Now in its 16th year, over 1500 players from over 40 countries contest to become the world's best! Road to Pinehurst
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