The GSGA Junior Tour is a statewide program managed by the Georgia State Golf Association. Membership is open to juniors of all skill levels between 5 and 18 who have not yet started college. A junior golfer’s age as of June 1 during the current year determines the age for the entire calendar year. We offer a variety of membership levels to meet the junior’s needs.
Each year, the GSGA conducts the Georgia Junior and Girls' Championships. Separate concurrent championships are held for boys and girls in June. The Junior Championship is for boys ages 14-17 and features a 36-hole cut. The Girls' Championship features a field of 144 players ages 9-18 with the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes, with a maximum index of 24.4.
Since 1976, the GSGA and the South Carolina Golf Association meet each summer to compete in the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match. This two-day match play competition is held alternately in Georgia and South Carolina. The top eight finishers from the Junior Championship are named to the Georgia Team. This event is believed to be the first interstate competition for juniors offered in the United States and can list several collegiate and PGA TOUR stars among its former participants.
The Georgia-South Carolina Girls' Junior Challenge Match began in 2006 as a partnership of the GSGA and Women's South Carolina Golf Association. The top four finishers from the Georgia Girls' Championship qualify to represent the state at this annual match-play competition. The event alternates between sites in Georgia and South Carolina.
The GSGA annually conducts qualifying rounds for the Unites States Golf Association's Junior and Girls' Junior Amateur Championships. To receive an entry form for the current year's championships, please contact the USGA at (800) 222-8742 or visit the website link above.
The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) is the governing body of golf in Georgia and serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers that join the GSGA have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. By becoming a member of the GSGA, you will be joining a community that includes more than 350 clubs and 75,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.