Western NY PGA & Fore Tour Junior Golf Series Partners with International Junior Masters

East Amherst, NY, April 7th, 2021—The Western NY PGA and Fore Tour Junior Golf Series is pleased to partner with the International Junior Masters, the oldest junior invitational in North America (1953), to expand golf opportunities for junior boys and girls! The event is held each year at the end of June in East Aurora, NY, just outside Buffalo, at East Aurora Country Club. Players from around the country and the world attend the International Junior Masters to compete in a unique format of two medal rounds for seeding, then five flights which play four rounds over two days to determine the champions. The overall champion of the International Junior Masters wins an exemption into the Porter Cup amateur championship.

The new partnership between the Western NY PGA and the International Junior Masters will allow our elite junior golfers from the Fore Tour Series to compete in the 2022 International Junior Masters. The boys’ overall medalists from each 2021 Fore Tour Series Tournament event will get exemptions into the 2022 International Junior Masters.

About the Fore Tour Junior Golf Series

The Fore Tour Junior Golf Series provides a regional affordable competitive 36-Hole Event opportunity for juniors. These events, which are backed and conducted by PGA Section Staff and Professionals, will be held at premier venues throughout the Western NY, Central NY, North East NY and Tri-State PGA Sections of the PGA of America. The Fore Tour Junior Series is open to all Juniors ages 13 to 18 before May 1, 2021.

Highlights of the Fore Tour:     
  • NEW affordable regional 36-hole event option for national rankings
  • Backed by four PGA of America Sections and their respective PGA Professionals
  • Professionally conducted by PGA Section Staffs
  • Recognized nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Global Junior Golf Rankings and Junior Golf Hub
  • Open to any Juniors ages 13-18.  No additional membership fees.
  • Reduced entry fees for all 2021 WNYPGA Junior Tour Members.
  • Top facilities across Western NY, Central NY, Northeastern NY and Pennsylvania


About the International Junior Masters

Test your medal & your match play against the world!

June 28th – July 2nd, 2021 East Aurora Country Club

Started in 1953, the International Junior Masters (“IJM”) is a junior golf tournament for boys and girls 14 to 18 years old. It is the oldest international junior invitational in North America. Top caliber players from around the globe compete in the tournament, making it a world-wide showcase of junior golf talent, creating a field at the highest level of competition. The tournament combines both medal play and match play into its tournament format. Many notable participants have successful careers on the PGA Tour.


About the Western New York Section, PGA of America

The Western New York Section, PGA of America (WNYPGA) is a group of approximately 300 PGA Members and Associates serving the needs of golfers across Buffalo, Rochester and Northwest Pennsylvania.  The Section was founded in 1925 and is one of the 41 Sections that make up the PGA of America. The PGA of America, founded in 1916, has grown into the world’s largest working sports organization with more than 27,000 Members and Associates.

The Western New York PGA also operates a non-profit and charitable foundation called PGA REACH Western NY that focuses on its three founding pillars: youth, military, and diversity/inclusion.

The Western New York Section, PGA of America is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (C) 6 non-profit professional trade organization.  PGA REACH WNY is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (C) 3 non-profit charitable organization.


PGA REACH WNY was created by local PGA Professionals in 2010 with a goal of providing support to various organizations within the boundaries of the Western New York PGA Section. Through the game of golf, the Foundation will work to fund programs supporting its mission, including the Western New York Section PGA Junior Golf initiatives and various other underprivileged youth golf programs. The Foundation will conduct and/or support a variety of initiatives that serve the founding pillars: youth, military, and diversity in golf.