Welcome!

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 Optimist International Championship is ranked by the following:

  • Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • Golfweek
  • Amateur Golf World Ranking
  • included in the AJGA Performance Based Entry Process

*Approximately 30 College Coaches attend and recruit!

Ohio Optimist Junior Golf

Ohio Qualifier Tournaments Direct To "The Optimist" In Florida

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace - Date CANCELLED -- June 8 (SOUTH)

Millcreek Golf Course - CANCELLED -- June 5 (NORTH)

Ohio will conduct two separate tournaments, one in the North and another in the South, and each will send their winners and qualifiers to Trump National Doral (Miami)

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

Division determined by golfer's age on July 15, 2020 (for Boys 10-13 and Girls 10-12) and July 20, 2020 (for Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14) and July 25, 2020 (for Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18).

Registration Fee: $90.