Attention: Junior Golfers, Golf Coaches, School Athletic Directors, Parents

The Optimist Junior Golf Program is an exciting and unique junior golf program for ages 10-18. More than 5,000 boys and girls throughout the United States and Canada and in several foreign countries compete in official Optimist qualifying tournaments. The best of these golfers, along with international golfers from around the globe, advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championship. Commonly referred to as simply The Optimist, it is one of the largest and most prestigious junior golf events in the world. In addition to top-level tournament golf, participants have the opportunity to meet new friends and to have a great deal of fun. Each year, more than 650 junior golfers from 22 countries participate in The Optimist. The PGA National Resort & Spa, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County, Florida, is the home of The Optimist . Combined with a dedication to junior golf that few golf destinations can match, PGA National is the perfect location for The Optimist and will return to PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA, on the following dates.  

July 20-25, 2016: Boys 10-11 and 12-13 & Girls 10-12

July 25-30, 2016: Boys 14-15 & Girls 13-14 

July 30-August 4, 2016: Boys 16-18 & Girls 15-18

Besides being located next to the international headquarters of the PGA of America, the resort’s championship golf courses have hosted the PGA Championships, the PGA Seniors’ Championships, the Ryder Cup, the Grand Slam of Golf, the World Big Tour Match, the PGA Club Professional Championship and the PGA Junior Championship, and the resort is now the home course of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic. In addition, Palm Beach County is rated as having more golf courses than any county in the United States.


2016 Pre-Qualifier Tournaments Set For Saturday, May 14

The 2016 Ohio District Pre-Qualifier Tournament will be conducted at eight regional sites, Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Delphos, Hubbard and Toledo on Saturday, May 14.

Age Divisions Offered: BOYS 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 and GIRLS 10-12, 13-14, 15-18

Registration Fee: The Ohio District OIJGC Committee has set the 2016 fee at $80.  

  Ohio District Championship Returns To Tam O'Shanter On     Monday, June 13, 2016