As a TGF-supported program, First Tee – Tennessee in Memphis believes that golf should be affordable and accessible. With this additional option, we hope to continue to grow the game and build on your junior golfer’s knowledge and skill set. Take a look at this year’s semi-private lessons hosted at The Links at Whitehaven.
First Tee in Memphis Play Days is a new junior golf experience offered through First Tee – Tennessee in Memphis. Play Days are a great way for junior golfer beginners to advance to get additional practice and on-course experience. The play days will take place at The Links at Whitehaven and players will be grouped based on their age.
Overton Park Junior Open
First played in 1947, the Overton Park Junior Open returned in 2022 and will be back again this year! The OPJA is a free-to-play junior golf tournament and is open to all golfers ages 8–17 regardless of experience. One of the nation’s oldest kids’ golf tournaments, OPJO lets young golfers experience friendly competition, learn more about the game, and most importantly, have fun. The tournament is hosted on the historic Overton Park 9 course, in Midtown Memphis, TN. Originally built in 1906, the 9-hole course has been renovated, modernized, and reopened for play in 2022. Be sure to check the OPJO website for event updates by selecting ‘More Information’ below.
The Sneds Tour is Tennessee’s Premier Junior Golf Tour conducted by the Tennessee Golf Foundation for junior golfers ages 4-19 years old. The tour is partnered with The Snedeker Foundation to promote the sport of golf by providing scholarship programs and presented by South College. Tour events can be found across the state to equip junior golfers with tournament experience at various ages and skill levels.
US Kids Tournaments
U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours are created to provide boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, the opportunity to advance their skills in the game in age-appropriate competition without having to take the time and incur the costs of having to travel long distances. A Local Tour consists of between six and eight one-day tournaments including a season-ending one-day Local Tour Championship. Players earn awards and points for each tournament.
Similar to the PGA Tour, players at U.S. Kids Golf events are encouraged to have caddies to help them play their best. Allowing caddies is a special component of our tournaments and is part of our commitment to encouraging family interaction that builds lasting memories. Players age 8 and under must have a caddie at all times. To help you become a better caddie, U.S. Kids Golf has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Local Tours provide players the opportunity to qualify for U.S. Kids Golf multi-day events through our Priority Status system. Players may qualify for events such as State Invitationals, Regional Invitationals, International Championships, and our U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst, NC.
Click on ”More Information” to find your local Memphis US Kids Tournaments.
PGA Jr. League
Pre-Registration for Spring/Summer 2023 opens February 1st.
PGA Jr. League exists to bring communities together through fun, team golf experiences… plus those experiences that transcend golf itself, like friendships that last for years to come or a newfound sense of confidence. What started as an idea penned on a napkin while watching the Little League World Series has grown to more than 60,000 boys and girls on teams spanning all 50 states in 2019.
PGA Jr. League is the flagship youth pillar program of PGA REACH. The aim is to make PGA Jr. League accessible to all children, regardless of circumstance.
This unique approach highlights team play versus individual competition and serves as a feeder system to transition youth golfers to existing junior golf programs, such as those offered by local PGA Sections.
Drive, Chip, & Putt
DRIVE CHIP & PUTT is a joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip, and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and
competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip, and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country.
Participants who advance through local, sub-regional, and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel. Registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is open. Local qualifying will be available in all 50 states.