February 8, 2010

Optimist Junior Golf Championships add new tournament in 2010

Optimist International is well known for the junior golf program known as the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships.  Each year, players through age 18 qualify in tournaments held throughout North America and the Caribbean to play in the championships held at the end of July at the PGA National Resort and Spa. Golfers from countries where there are not tournaments also qualify with at large entries.  There were thirty-eight countries represented in the 2009 tournament.

The qualifying tournaments have been finalized. Please find an Optimist International Junior Golf Championship qualifier at this link.   Find out more about the tournament schedule with the fact sheet.

In addition to the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, golfers will have the opportunity to experience a new championship tournament in 2010.  Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Gaming, young golfers will also participate in the Optimist World Golf Cup.    Ten teams, representing ten countries will play in the inaugural event.

Optimist International has been a leader in youth sports and junior golf since 1978.  The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships has expanded every year since 1999 adding more countries, more golfers and more opportunities for tournament play. 
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