The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open on DriveChipandPutt.com.

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 – driving, chipping and putting. Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively, at several 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 compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2020 Masters Tournament.

Register at http://www.drivechipandputt.com

Local qualifying schedule

Drive, Chip and Putt clinics

Professionals, Host a DCP Clinic

Last spring, several clubs hosted Drive, Chip & Putt Prep Clinics for the kids before the local and sub-regional qualifiers, and it worked out wonderfully. The children who attended felt more at ease, better prepared and more confident.

Please contact Angela Hinzpeter at ahinzpeter@pgahq.com. We will include your club’s name and information on our Drive, Chip and Putt clinics page.

Please provide the following information:

  • Facility
  • Clinic dates
  • Cost
  • Contact info – for parents to use to sign up their kids for the clinic

Drive, Chip and Putt is successful for several reasons:

  • Accessible: For any kid, anywhere, and of any ability. It’s completely free, and the championship begins with more than 260 local qualifiers across all 50 states.
  • Non-intimidating: It’s designed to focus on golf’s three fundamental skills: driving, chipping and putting. So not just for kids who go out there and play 18 holes regularly.
  • Encouraging: At each qualifying stage, this program encourages kids by awarding medals in all three skills individually, in addition to the overall winners.
  • Inspiring: Gives kids the opportunity to play at some of the nation’s most incredible courses where their heroes have played and won, and of course the chance to play at Augusta National and go to the Masters – the dream and experience of a lifetime.
  • Fun: Bottom line, this program is about helping kids have fun playing golf and growing the game.