Registration Now Open For 2015 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

By USGA
April 6, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. As the 2014 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals commence today at Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America announce that local qualifying registration is now open on the event’s website, www.DriveChipandPutt.com, for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year's National Finals.

This youth golf development initiative will again include boys and girls ages 7-15 who will compete in separate divisions in four age categories. In only its second year, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will nearly triple the number of local qualifying spots, expanding to more than 50,000 playing opportunities at 256 host sites throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June and July. Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in August and September, respectively. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2015 Masters.
The breakdown and schedule of Drive, Chip and Putt Championship qualifying is as follows:

Local (May/June/July):   More than 50,000 total participants; 256 host sites

3 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

Sub-Regional (August):   More than 6,000 total participants; 50 host sites

2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

Regional (September):     800 total participants; 10 host sites

1 junior advances in each age/gender category from every venue

National Finals (April 5, 2015):   80 total participants at Augusta National Golf Club                   

Additionally, golf fans wishing to attend next year’s National Finals can now request a ticket application, also at www.DriveChipandPutt.com. Tickets to the 2015 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals will again be sold in advance, by random selection, and only after receipt of an online application. Applications will be emailed in September 2014.

For more information about the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, including official rules, a full listing of local qualifying sites, ticket information and to register, please visit www.DriveChipandPutt.com.

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