Youth Development Program Event Descriptions

Use the tabs to learn about the different types of events available to the
members of our Youth Development Program.

  • 9 Hole Playing Events

    9 Hole Playing Events
    These events are 9-hole individual stroke play competitions. Juniors compete within their specific age/gender divisions. The 8-9 year old age divisions will require a chaperone to walk with them at all times. The 10-13 year old divisions are allowed to have spectators. These events are mostly contested on par-3 courses, but a couple of these events will be on full length 9-hole courses. Points will be awarded for this type of event for the 12-13 year old divisions. The system will use a scaled down version of the 18-hole event points structure.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 8-9
    Boys 10-11
    Boys 12-13
    1,000 – 3,000
    Girls 8-9
    Girls 10-11
    Girls 12-13
    1,000 – 2,400
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes

    90 PLAYERS

     

    $35

    $40

    Tournament Entry Fee

    Tournament Entry Fee & Range Balls

    9 Hole Leagues

    9-hole Individual Stroke Play Event broken up into four divisions: Boys 12-13, Boys 10-11, Girls 12-13 and Girls 10-11.

    Pairings will be done on-site as players arrive each day. You can arrive any time between 3:15 PM and 4:30 PM. Players must check in at the IJGA registration table
    immediately when they arrive at the course.

    First place in each division will be awarded a trophy based on the two lowest of their three scores. If a player only participates in two of the event days, both scores will count towards their total score. A player that only plays in one event day will be ineligible for the trophy.

    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 10-11
    Boys 12-13
    1,000 – 3,000
    Girls 10-11
    Girls 12-13
    1,000 – 2,400
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes

    30 PLAYERS

     

    $100 The one-time registration fee covers three consecutive weeks of programming. Juniors may participate in as few (1) or as many (3) days as desired.
  • 18 Hole Playing Events

    18-Hole Playing Events
    These events are 18-hole individual stroke play competitions. Juniors compete within their specific age/gender divisions. The 8-9 year old age divisions will require a chaperone to walk with them at all times. The 10-13 year old divisions are allowed to have spectators. These events are contested on full length regulation 18-hole courses.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 8-9
    Boys 10-11
    Boys 12-13
    4,200-4,600
    4,800-5,200
    5,600-6,000
    Girls 8-9
    Girls 10-11
    Girls 12-13
    3,600-4,000
    4,200-4,600
    4,800-5,200
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes

    90 PLAYERS

     

    $60

    $67

    Tournament Entry Fee

    Tournament Entry Fee & Range Balls

  • Junior Elite Events

    John Barney Junior Elite Events

    The John Barney Junior Elite Events are named after John Barney, who along with his wife Jean Barney, helped found the IJGA. John and Jean served the IJGA for 23 years and were largely responsible for taking it from a fledgling organization to one of the most respected junior golf associations in the country. John served as IJGA President and became the first IJGA Executive Director in 1991. The impact of John and Jean Barney on the IJGA will be felt for years to come. John Barney passed away in 2017 and the John Barney Memorial Fund was created to support the John Barney Junior Elite Events, as he was especially fond of the younger IJGA members.

    These events are no longer split into “series” in 2017. These events will be stand alone 36-hole events, and all of the Junior Elite Events completed before August 8th will count towards the YDP Player of the Year points race. The remaining events competed after August 8th will be separate events. All events are 36-hole individual stroke play competitions contested over two days and are Nationally recognized for both boys divisions and the girls 12-15 division. Out-of-state players allowed.

    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 10-11
    Boys 12-15
    5,200-5,600
    5,800-6,200
    Girls 10-11
    Girls 12-15
    4,800-5,200
    5,200-5,600
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    75-120 Players (Varies By Event) $185 Tournament Entry Fee, Tee Gift, Lunch both days, Driving Range both days
  • Jean Barney YDP Parent/Junior

    Jean Barney YDP Parent /Junior

    The Jean Barney YDP Parent-Junior Series is named after Jean Barney, who along with her husband John Barney, helped found the IJGA. Jean Barney passed away in 2002 and the Jean Barney Memorial Fund was created to initiate what would become the Jean Barney YDP Parent-Junior Series as she was especially fond of the younger IJGA members.

    YDP Parent-Junior tournaments are 9 or 18-Hole two-person team events. The number of holes played is determined by the age of the junior. These events are a collection of “pre-season or end-of-season” events held on Saturdays or Sundays at IJGA host facilities. These events do not offer player of the year points. These events can also vary in event format, please check Tournament Information Pages for event specific details.

    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 8-9
    Boys 10-11
    Boys 12-13
    Girls 8-9
    Girls 10-11
    Girls 12-13
    Parents play from men’s and ladies’ tees.  Juniors play from 18 or 9 Hole Playing Event Yardages.
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    96 PLAYERS / 48 TEAMS $90/9 holes
    $150/18 holes
    Tournament Entry Fee, Golf Cart, Driving Range
  • Other/Special Events

    Sizzler Championship
    This event is annually hosted at the prestigious Cog Hill G & CC.  The event is contested on Cog Hill course #3.  New for 2017, this event will be a 2-day championship for the 10-11 year old divisions, and a 3-day championship for the 12-13 year old divisions with a cut after the second day. The top 12 and ties in the boys 12-13 and the top 6 and ties in the girls 12-13 divisions will make the cut to day 3. A higher number of Player of the Year points will be awarded for this “major” event.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 10-11
    Boys 12-13
    4,800-5,200
    5,600-6,000
    Girls 10-11
    Girls 12-13
    4,400-4,800
    4,800-5,200
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    96 Players $185 Tournament Entry Fee, Range Balls, Lunch, and a Tee Gift.
    Dupage County Junior Classic
    The DuPage County Junior Classic is a  36-hole individual stroke play competition within age/gender divisions.  This event has been contested for 17 years and is one of the most anticipated events of the junior golf season in the state of Illinois.  As with the IJGA Major Championships, AJGA Exemptions and Junior Golf Scoreboard recognition are available to the top finisher in each division. This competition serves as a qualifier for the IMG Junior World Championships. No Player of the Year Points will be awarded for this championship.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 11-12 5,200-5,600
    Boys 13-14 5,800-6,200
    Girls 11-12 4,800-5,300
    Girls 13-14 5,200-5,600
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    Varies $200 Tournament Entry Fee for 2 rounds, Tee Gift, Lunch both days, & Driving Range
    IJGA Mentor Scramble
    This is a team event where YDP members will be put into teams to play in a 9-hole scramble on front 9 of the par-3 course at The Valley Lo Club. Each team of YDP members will be assigned an IJGA “Alum” or member of the IJGA Playing Member Division to serve as their “mentor”.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 10-11
    Boys 12-13
    NA
    Girls 10-11
    Girls 12-13
    NA
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    36 Players $20 Tournament Entry Fee, Lunch
    12-13 Year Old Player of the Year (POY)
    The top 50 boys, and top 30 girls of their respective Player of the Year Points Races will be invited to this two-day championship to determine our 2017 Player of the Year. A player must participate in at least three Player of the Year point awarding regular season events (9, 18, 36, or 54-hole) in order to be eligible to play in the Player of the Year Tournament.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 12-13 5,900-6,100
    Girls 12-13 5,000-5,200
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    50 Boys
    30 Girls
    $100 Tournament Entry Fee , Lunch both days, Range Balls both days
    10-11 Year Old Player of the Year (POY)
    Any 10-11 year old male who has placed in the top three at an 18-hole event, and has played in at least three 18-hole or 36-hole competitions, is automatically qualified for the 10-11 Year Old Invitational Event. Any 10-11 year old female who has placed in the top two at an 18-hole event, and has played in at least three 18-hole or 36-hole competitions is automatically qualified for the 10-11 Year Old Invitational Event. This event is a one day championship that is contested on the second day of the 12-13 Year Old Player of the Year.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys 10-11 5,000-5,200
    Girls 10-11 4,400-4,600
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    24 Boys
    24 Girls
    $50 Tournament Entry Fee, Lunch, Range Balls
    Illinois State Junior Amateur (ISJA) (Boys Only)
    The highest level of IJGA competition, the ISJA Championship is intended to highlight the best players in the IJGA while giving players in the respective events opportunities to earn American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Stars. The ISJA is open to boys ages 12-18 as of 08/15/2017, however, players turning 19 after the event date but before 08/15/2017 ARE eligible to compete. All players MUST be residents of the state of Illinois. Players must be exempt or have qualified at one of the six (6) local qualifiers. All qualifying events are filled on a first come, first-served basis. The championship is a 54-hole Individual Stroke Play event, the top 50 and ties after 36 holes make the cut for the final 18 holes.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys, Illinois residency required
    Ages 12-18*
    Qualifiers: 6,200-6,600
    Championship Rounds: 6,700+
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    Qualifiers: 120 PLAYERS
    Championship: 156 PLAYERS Rds 1 & 2
    Cut to: Top 50 and ties after 36 holes

    Qualifier- $100

    Additional $175 for Championship

    $100 Qualifier Entry Fee, and if player qualifies for Championship, there is an additional $175 for Championship Entry Fee. Tee Gift , Lunch after either 1st or 2nd round at the championship only, lunch for round 3 players only & Driving Range at the championship only
    Chick Evans Junior Amateur Championship (CEJA)
    The highest level of IJGA competition, the Chick Evans Junior Amateur is intended to highlight the best players in the IJGA while giving players in the respective event opportunities to gain EXEMPTIONS to American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events. The CEJA is open to boys and girls ages 12-18 who are exempt or who have qualified via one of six (6) qualifiers. (5 qualifying opportunities for boys; 3 qualifying opportunities for girls). All events are filled on a first come, first-served basis. BOYS – 36 hole Individual Stroke Play(Monday/Tuesday) qualifying for match play cut to low 32 boys for match play, followed by up to five (5) rounds of match play. GIRLS – 36 hole Individual Stroke Play(Monday/Tuesday) qualifying for match play, players cut to low 16 girls for match play, followed by up to four (4) rounds of match play.
    Age/Gender Division Yardage Target/Day
    Boys and Girls, Illinois Residency Required
    Ages 12-18*
    Qualifiers:
    Boys: 6,200-6,600
    Girls: 5,400-5,800
    Championship Rounds:
    Boys: 6,700+
    Girls: 5,600+
    Field & Division Size Entry Fee What Entry Fee Includes
    Qualifiers: 120 PLAYERS each
    Championship: 192 PLAYERS Rds 1 & 2
    (156 boys, 36 girls)
    Cut to: 32 boys, 16 girls into match play

    Qualifier- $100

    Additional $175 for Championship

    $100 Qualifier Entry Fee, and, if player qualifies for Championship, there is an additional $175 for Championship.  (2 rounds stroke play and up to 5 rounds match play), Tee Gift , Lunch after either 1st or 2nd round during stroke play rounds, lunch match play participants each day & Driving Range access (off-site)
Tournament Registration Countdown 9 Days 19 Hours 11 Minutes 31 Seconds for IJGA Access Membership Level