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 In 2019

Ohio Qualifier Tournaments Direct To "The Optimist" In Florida

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace - Date June 3 (SOUTH)

Millcreek Golf Course - June 7 (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 Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. In 2019 the Ohio Tournaments will be held at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace in Centerville on June 3 and at Millcreek Golf Course in Boardman, OH on June 7.

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 Junior Golf Committee has set the 2019 fee at $80.