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GOLF GALAXY

Philadelphia Junior Tour Party Wednesday, June 5th • 5-8pm INCASE YOU MISSED US We will be giving out $10 and $20 gift cards, along with hats and balls at our next Golf Galaxy sponsored event. Special thanks to the GOLF GALXY, Leigh Taylor– PGA Master Professional, and Matt Salzer –GSM for all your help!


Philly Junior Elite Tour As our 2013 season continues we will continue to run the Philly Junior Tour as in past seasons, open to all juniors who would like to compete. However, in addition to our regularly planned season, we will introduce five new invitation-only 2day events.

Elite Tour Format 

36-Hole Tournament

Held Over 2 Days at a Premier Facility

Day 1: Afternoon Shotgun

Day 2: Morning Tee Times, Paired Based on Scores from Round 1.

Boys 13-15 & Boys 16-18 Divisions Play From Approximately 6,500 Yards

Girls 13-15 & Girls 16-18 Divisions Play From Approximately 6,000 Yards Our main objective in creating the elite tour is to help our juniors climb up the National Rankings by playing locally. Many factors go into determining national rankings, including size of field, strength of field, yardages, slope, course rating, ect. We will be looking to fill our elite tournament fields with a minimum of 40 boys and 12 girls, set competitive yardages, and take into consideration the course’s

slope and course rating to increase the prestige of these events. With the addition of the Elite Tour, the number of tournament results sent to Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS) in a season will increase to sixteen. Juniors must compete in four JGS-ranked tournaments in a calendar year to establish a national ranking.

Registration If you are eligible to compete on the Elite Tour in 2013, please select the Elite Membership option during registration (Elite Membership is the same price as our Full Membership). Online registration for all Elite Tour events opens Monday, March 25th at 12:01 a.m. on a first-come, firstserve basis and not 3 weeks prior like most of the other events on the Philadelphia Junior Tour. The entry fee for an Elite Tour event is $125.

Schedule We plan on scheduling five Elite Tournaments. Here are the dates already scheduled: June 13-14, 2013 Wyncote GC July 22-23, 2013 Makefield Highlands GC


Elite Tour Membership status can be gained by posting a target score in any regular season Philly Junior Tournament. For the 2013 season, scores posted since 1/1/12 will qualify for the Elite Tour. Please keep in mind that a qualifying score must be posted at a course that has a par 70 or higher for 18 holes. For juniors who have not met these standards already, you may qualify at any point during the 2013 calendar year for the Elite Tour, and the PJT staff can then upgrade your account to Elite Membership status. See the chart below for your division’s target scores.

Division Boys 13-15 Boys 16-18 Girls 13-15 Girls 16-18

Invitations to the Elite Tour are also extended to junior golfers in the top 1,000 boys or top 500 girls on the Junior Golf Scoreboard, Polo Golf, or Golfweek Rankings lists. As a primary goal of the Elite Tour is to help our juniors gain national rankings in 36-hole tournaments over two days, the 12 & Under Division is not eligible to compete. Juniors in the 12 & Under Division have the opportunity to move up to an 18-hole division—please contact us for additional playing requirements if you are interested in making this division switch.

Scoring Requirement

Date Range

79 or Lower

Since 1/1/12

89 or Lower

Since 1/1/12


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March, April,& May In Review