About Qualifier Tournaments
As a competitive junior golfer, the career path is playing in:
- State-Level Tournaments – AJGO Tournaments are State-Level Tournaments. Our tournaments are open to all players in the State and each tournament field consists of players from all across the State. You will play in State-Level tournaments more often than any other type of tournaments. This is where you get the majority of your “tournament experience.”
- Regional-Level Tournaments are typically 2-Day Tournaments and are open to players from all over a section of the US. The SJGT and the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour are Regional Junior Tours and their tournaments attract players from the Southeastern States.
- National-Level Tournaments are held by the AJGA, FCWT, and the IJGT. Players in these tournaments are often from all across the US.
- National-Championship Tournaments are the very highest level of competition. These tournaments are often considered the “Majors of Junior Golf.” To enter these events you must either earn an Exemption at a State Qualifier Tournament or receive an Invitation. The National-Championship Tournaments attract an international field of players.
Here is my list of the “Majors of Junior Golf”:
- The AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions
- The North and South Junior Amateur at Pinehurst – Alabama Qualifier is at…
the 2017 AJGO Open Junior Championship.
- The Bubba Conlee National Junior Golf Championship (near Memphis, TN)
- The Polo Junior Classic
- The Trusted Choice Big-I National Junior Championship
- The Southern Junior Amateur
- IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship – Alabama Qualifier is at…
the 45th Pigeon Dove Junior Championship, Jasper, AL
- The Western Junior Championship
- The FCWT Boys National Championship
- The USGA Junior Amateur
- The FCWT Laura Diaz Girls National Championship
- The USGA Junior Girls Amateur
The majority of these tournaments are Invitationals or have State Qualifying Tournaments – and for 2015, we are hosting (2) of these State Qualifying Tournaments.
Our goal is to provide Junior Golfers in Alabama with an opportunity to earn a place in the field of one of these Major National Junior Championship Tournaments without having to travel out of State. This is why we believe these State of Alabama Qualifier Tournaments are so important – it makes earning a entry to a National Championship affordable.