2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Registration is now open
Whether your son or daughter is picking up the club for the first time, or has been playing for years, the Drive Chip and Putt competition is for every kid. Everywhere. Give it a shot! We do have to warn you---golf tends to get kids hooked for a lifetime!!
REGISTER HERE: Please visit www.drivechipandputt.com and hit "Register Now." You'll be prompted to enter in participant information and sign a waiver online. From that point, you'll be able to search for local qualifying spots closest to you! More details can be found on our website under "Drive, Chip & Putt" covering starting time information and competition rules.
How does it work? This fun, free and nationwide youth golf development initiative invites boys and girls, ages 7-15, to participate in local qualifying opportunities in all 50 states throughout the months of May, June, July and August. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around golf’s three fundamental skills (Drive, Chip and Putt). Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively, at some of the nation’s most acclaimed venues and championship sites. From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 1, the eve of the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Stage 1 Qualifying (Local)
Tuesday, June 27th at SentryWorld, Stevens Point
Tuesday, July 11th at Whispering Springs GC, Fond Du Lac
Tuesday, July 18th at Edgewood GC, Big Bend
Tuesday, July 25th at The Legend at Merrill Hills, Waukesha
Thursday, July 27th at The Legend at Bergamont, Oregon
Monday, July 31st at Green Bay CC, Green Bay
Stage 2 Qualifying (Sub Regional)
Saturday, August 5th at University Ridge GC, Verona
Stage 3 Qualifying (Regional)
Saturday, September 30th at Interlachen CC, Minneapolis
Stage 4 (National Finals)
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia
2016 Players of the Year
Girls Player of the Year: Taylor McCorkle
View all her tournaments results
The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Taylor McCorkle as the Junior Girls Player of the Year for 2016. Taylor won the Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship with rounds of 75 & 68. She had two other wins on the Players Tour. Taylor only played in seven junior events this summer as she played in bigger events like the Western Junior, Women’s State Open and National PGA Championship she still collected 1,374 points.
Taylor is 17 years old and from Oregon. She will be attending North Dakota State in the fall of 2017 to play golf for the Bison.
Boys Player of the Year: Hunter Eichhorn
View all his tournament results
The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Hunter Eichhorn as the Junior Boys Player of the Year for 2016. Hunter started his great summer by winning the first Players Tour event at Blackwolf Run with rounds of 71 & 65. He had four wins on the Junior Tour and two wins on the Players Tour. Hunter finished runner-up at the WSGA State Junior and fourth at the Lake Arrowhead Invitational.
Hunter is 17 years old and from Carney, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Wisconsin Section covers half of the Upper Peninsula in its section. Hunter will be attending Marquette University in the fall of 2017 to play golf for the Golden Eagles.
Girls Future Tour Player of the Year : Madison Haugen
The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Madison Haugen as the Future Tour Girls Player of Year for 2016. Madison played in 10 Future Tour events and had three runner-up finishes. She also made a hole-in-one in our first Par 3 event this past summer.
Madison is 11 years old and from Brookfield. She totaled 337 points to hold off Skye Skenandore who finished with 318 points. View her tournament results
Boys Future Tour Player of the Year : Jamozzy Skenandore
The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Jamozzy Skenandore as the Future Tour Boys Player of the Year for 2016. He also won this award in 2015. He won 5 times on this tour and also competed in a few Junior Tour events. He is 14 years old and lives in De Pere.
Jamozzy totaled 427 points. Last year he had 426 points. Maxwell Reis was runner-up with 204 points. View his tournament results
2016 Junior Newsletter Recap
Timeline for 2017
- Anyone who played in an event or was junior member in 2016 will receive a junior membership application in the mail over the next few weeks.
- If you are new and would like a junior calendar mailed to you, please email Andy at email@example.com to be put on mailing list. Email name and address.
- Online registration for Junior Membership will be start Friday, January 20.
- 2017 Scholarship Application will be online starting January 30.
- Parents & Juniors will be mailed the Junior Calendar Packet in late March.
- Tournament registration will look to go live in April.
Kaeden Nomm Punches His Ticket to Augusta
#Wiscjrgolfer Kaeden Nomm, from Minocqua, WI takes home the gold....
On September 10th, 80 junior golfers took the stage at Hazeltine National with their eyes on the prize--qualifying for the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals next Spring during the Masters at Augusta National.
Nomm conquered the home of the upcoming 2016 Ryder Cup by winning the 12-13 yr. old Age Division. At the end of the competition, he was in a tie with Charlie Leonhart from Minnesota with an impressive 122 points. The tiebreaker is based on your overall putting score, and Nomm's 55 points bettered Leonhart's 35. We're excited to watch Kaeden next Spring!!
"Sweet 16 Moving on to Hazeltine"
Your Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Overall Qualifiers:
Katie Huang, Payton Haugen, Jessica Guiser, Mya Nicholson, Reese Wilson,
Sarah Balding,Aly Kinzel, Jo Baranczyk, Connor Murphy, Cody Guetzke, Hogan Miller,
Jackson Cross, Logan Pechinski, Kaeden Nomm, Nick Klemm and Cameron Huss