A limited number of golfers in each division will advance to the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, commonly referred to as THE OPTIMIST, provided they shoot the minimum qualifying score. We are pleased to announce that we are able to qualify 24 golfers this year.
The North Florida District will advance the following number of golfers in each age group to the Optimist Junior Golf Championships provided the golfers shoot the appropriate qualifying scores.
GIRLS: 10-12 2 players with scores of 96 or better
13-14 3 players with scores of 92 or better
15-18 5 players with scores of 85 or better
BOYS: 10-11 3 players with score of 96 or better
12-13 2 players with scores of 90 or better
14-15 5 players with scores of 83 or better
16-18 4 players with scores of 78 or better
If a golfer who lives outside of the District qualifies, his/her participation will not eliminate a District resident from qualifying.
MINIMUM COURSE YARDAGES
BOYS AGE DIVISIONS GIRLS AGE DIVISIONS
10 - 11 5,500 YARDS 10 - 12 5,000 YARDS
12 - 13 6,000 YARDS 13 - 14 5,500 YARDS
14 - 15 6,500 YARDS 15 - 18 6,000 YARDS
16 - 18 6,800 YARDS
Optimist Districts and Clubs may provide financial support for winners to attend THE OPTIMIST. The amount of financial support provided and the age divisions covered varies by District.The NFL Optimist District Junior Golf program guarantees registration fees for THE OPTIMIST for the first place boy and girl in the 16-18 age division. Additionally, we pay for the first place boy and girl in the other age divisions as our funds allow. Please check with the District Chair for details.