Great Lakes Junior Golf Tour
Hello Junior Golf Families,
I know everyone is wondering what is going on with the 2020 GLJGT Summer Season. And to be honest, so are we. As you saw, Governor Wolf just recently okayed a reopening of golf courses but is limiting the hosting of events and has many restrictions in place for what the return to the course will look like. I think, at this point, it is safe to assume that the May tournament will be postponed until later in the summer. We are hopeful that we will be able to return to the links but are very much at the mercy of government directive. We will do what ever we are able to provide competitive opportunities while maximizing the health and well-being of our golfers and their families. Please feel free to contact me at your leisure with questions or concerns and we will do our best to update regularly as more information is provided. These are strange days indeed. We are hopeful that we will see you soon. In the meantime, be well.
Introducing the Great Lakes Junior Golf Tour
Hello Junior Golfers and Families.
Welcome to the Great Lakes Junior Golf Tour. We are thrilled to offer this stand-alone junior golf experience. We are confident that the tour will offer excellent opportunities to gain valuable competitive experience with the potential to offer a greater long term benefit to the participants.
What's New in 2020?
Θ New divisions. In response to parent feedback, there will new age divisions in 2020. The boy's divisions remain the same, with Boy's 10 to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 to 19 age groups. This year we are adding a Girl's 10 to 12 division, altering the middle division to be open to 13 to 15 and the oldest division 16 to 19. Additionally, the youngest groups will play only 9 holes per day as opposed to 18. Players will be permitted to play "up" a division should they so choose but will be subject to their tour ranking in the division they play in for that tournament. No player may qualify for the Tour Championship in more than one age division.
Θ Tour veterans will notice schedule revisions for 2020. Through feedback from parents and players, we feel that one two-day event per week enhances enjoyment and avoids burnout in players. We are also trying to line up a couple of events on weekends prior to school letting out. As always, players are free to play as many or as few events as they wish.
Θ You will also notice that all of the summer schedule will be 2-day events. Not only will this prepare players for major tournaments they can expect to play in the future, i.e., district and state championships, but it also allows us to report the scores to the Junior Golf Scoreboard. This is one of the PRIMARY places that college coaches go to recruit players. No longer will success on the tour be limited to local exposure, results will be recognize at the national and international level.
Θ TOUR MEMBERSHIP. Tour membership is back. By becoming a member of the tour, players will receive special benefits in addition to reduced rates on tournament entries. Some of these benefits include official tour gear such as towels, hat clips and ball markers, gear bags, bag tags and the new USGA official rule book, players addition. Returning members will get new SWAG. Membership is not required to play in tour events.