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WNYPGA Junior Tour

Become a Western New York PGA (WNYPGA) Junior Member Today!

The WNYPGA PGA Junior Tour is home to one of the largest Junior Golf programs in the region. Each year, the Junior Program serves nearly 250 Junior Members and their families. Since it’s inception in 1999 the WNYPGA Junior Tour has conducted over 20,000 rounds of golf. The WNYPGA Junior Tour offers several age groups and provides 9 Hole, 18 Hole, & 36-hole options to best fit your junior’s skill level and help them to reach their goals in competition & the development of the golf game.  The tour’s main mission is to promote the growth of the game and is open to all skill levels of golfers. 

WNYPGA Junior Tour Memberships

The WNYPGA Junior Tour is unique in the aspect that there is only one up front membership fee and then no additional per event fees.  This model was created to make it as affordable as possible to all kids across the region. All registered players may register for up to 10 events (full-time) and up to 5 events (part-time). Please note: Entry into each event is on a first come, first served basis and the 10 or 5 events is NOT guaranteed. Due to the popularity of the tour we encourage early signups.

Each WNYPGA Junior Tour Member receives:

  • Member gift package
  • Access to WNYPGA Tour events at no additional charge
  • World Golf Handicap
  • Blue Golf enhanced tournament profile with tournament planner, digital scoring and college finder
  • WNYPGA Junior Golf News and Emails
  • Opportunity to earn playing invitations to NYS Junior PGA Championship and WNYPGA Junior Tour Championship

Partial refunds while in season will only be considered if ALL events are completely booked and/or there are extraordinary personal circumstances.

  • Membership for Full Time 2022 WNYPGA Junior Tour– Max of 10 events – 18 Hole: $450.00
  • Membership for Part Time 2022 WNYPGA Junior Tour- Max 5 events – 18 Hole: $350.00
  • Membership for Full Time 2022 WNYPGA Junior Tour- Max 10 events – 9 Hole: $350.00
  • Membership for Part Time 2022 WNYPGA Junior Tour– Max of 5 events – 9 Hole: $250.00

2022 WNYPGA Junior Tour

2022 MEMBER REGISTRATION

Opens February 14th 12:00 PM

Previous and New Member Registration

WNYPGA Junior Tour Divisions

The WNYPGA Junior Tour is dedicated to helping our community’s youth learn the life lessons that golf provides while competing and making lifelong friendships.  In order to provide the best experience possible for juniors at all levels, we have a wide scope of competitive & development junior golf options.

Age as of June 30th, 2022 will determine age division placement.

Eligibility: The WNYPGA Junior Tour is open to juniors residing within the boundaries of the WNYPGA Section, members of the BDGA and/or members of the RDGA who have reached the age of 10 but will not reach their 19th birthday before August 2, 2022.

9 Hole Division:

The 9 Hole Division introduces the beginner golfer to tournament play. The goal of the 9 Hole Division is to prepare golfers for moving up the tournament ladder. This division is designed for the golfer that is not yet at the 18 Hole Division level but are ready to start competitive golf.

Boys: Ages 10-12
Girls: Ages 10-12

Score Limits: Boys and Girls must average below 70 for 9 holes.

Caddies: No caddies allowed

Awards: Medals awarded to top three finishers & Player of the Year points for all who turn in a scorecard.

9 Hole Eligible Event Types:

  • Single day 9-hole events
  • Players who place in the top of the Player of the Year Points race following the July 27th event at Shorewood will be invited to the Tour Championship on August 1st & 2nd.

18 Hole Division:

The 18 Hole Division provides professionally run 18 hole and 36 hole events for the golfer  looking to grow in their tournament experience.

Boys: 13-15, 16-18
Girls: 13-15, 16-18

Score Limits: Maintain a stroke average below 120

Caddies: No caddies allowed

18 Hole Division Awards:

  • 18 Hole Events: Medals awarded to top three finishers
  • 36 Hole Events: Trophies awarded to top three finishers and double Player of the Year Points
  • Player of the Year points for all who who turn in a scorecard
  • 36 Hole Majors are subject to receiving JGS, GJGR and potential AJGA Performance Based Entry Stars (AJGA are not guaranteed).
  • All 36 Events results are sent to National Junior Golf Scoreboard and Junior Golf Hub’s college recruiting platform.
  • & MORE!

18 Hole Eligible Event Types:

  • Single day 18 hole events
  • 36 Hole Majors
  • Qualifying juniors may be invited to any of the following events:
    • NY State PGA Jr Championship @ Leatherstocking GC (May 7-8)
    • WNYPGA Junior Tour Final Championship @ Stafford Country Club (Aug. 1-2)

WNYPGA Junior Tour

2022 WNYPGA Jr Tour Handbook
Click Here to View the 2022 WNYPGA Jr Tour Handbook

BDGA & RDGA Junior Collaboration

In an effort to continue to work together to grow the game of golf in the Western New York Region, we are excited to partner with our friends in 2022.  This season WNYPGA Junior Tour members (who are also members of the BDGA and RDGA) will be able to earn WNYPGA Player of the Year Points by competing in the BDGA and RDGA Junior Stroke Play Championships. This will give our members another opportunity to try and qualify for the year end WNYPGA Junior Tour Championship.  We are excited to work with both of these organizations who continue to promote and grow the game of golf!

CLICK HERE to find more information & registration for the RDGA Stroke Play Championship.

CLICK HERE for more information & registration on the 2022 BDGA Boys’ & Girls’ Junior Stroke Play Championship

Some of our WNYPGA Junior Tour Alumni

Dominic Bozzelli (Rochester, NY), Korn Ferry Tour
Gavin Hall (Rochester, NY), PGA Tour Canada
Anthony Delisanti (Buffalo, NY), NYS Boys' Amateur Champion
Will Thomson (Buffalo, NY), University of Texas