Players should choose their division according to their age as of June 3, 2018. Points will be accrued in only one division. Player of the Year is the highest honor awarded to an Iowa Junior Tour member. Each of the following age divisions will have one Player of the Year winner to be honored at the Iowa PGA Section Awards Luncheon this fall.
|Boys:||11 & Under||Girls:||13 & Under|
Each junior must be a member of the Junior Tour at the time the points are earned. Junior Tour Player of the Year winners will be invited, along with their parents, to attend the Iowa PGA Section Awards Luncheon, where they will receive an award for their accomplishment. The Iowa PGA Section Awards Luncheon is scheduled for October TBD, 2018, and will be held at the Riverside Casino & Resort in Riverside, Iowa.
Player of the Year Points Calculation: Player of the Year point totals for 2018 will continue to be a best of approach. Juniors total will be the best finishes of 15 events. There are over 50 point events for juniors to choose on the 2018 schedule. If a sudden death playoff is conducted for a 1st place tie, the winner of the playoff will receive 1st place points. For all other ties, points will be split among competitors, even if there is a scorecard playoff. Scorecard playoffs are only used to determine who will receive the trophy for the event. Points will automatically be added to each player’s profile after the conclusion of the event.
The Iowa PGA Junior Tour will continue to participate in the Cobra-Puma Junior Cup Matches versus the Gateway PGA Junior Tour. The Iowa PGA will be hosting in 2018. More details available soon. The top POY winners will be invited to attend this event. CLICK HERE for complete details on this great event.
Listed below are the 4 Event Categories. Any junior can participate in any event. Major and Ace point events are administered by the Iowa PGA Section Staff. These events generally have large participation numbers and more intermediate and advanced players. All players are welcome, but please keep in mind difficulty of course set up and make sure you are keeping good pace of play at all times.
Major Point Events: These are state/section championship, consisting of highest quality field. Many of these events will be ranked on Junior Golf Scoreboard and with the American Junior Golf Association. Iowa PGA Section staff on site to administer.
Ace Point Events: These are typically one day high quality field events where the Iowa PGA Section Staff are on site.
Eagle Point Events: Events with high quality fields and greater weight. Section staff does not administer these events.
Birdie Point Events: Tournaments can be more local and regional. Still quality run events with good fields. Section staff does not administer these events.
Note: Qualifiers are non-point events. Player of the Year points are not given for participating.
Once the season has begun, you will find updated points for each division on this page. Please contact the Iowa PGA Section office at 319-648-0026 with any questions.
|MAJOR Point Events||ACE Point Events||EAGLE Point Events||BIRDIE Point Events|
Bonus points will be awarded for the 43rd National Junior PGA Championship. Two boys will advance on from the Section Championship to the National event that will be played at Valhalla Golf Club July 31-August 3, 2018. The Girls National PGA Championship will be hosted by Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, KY on July 9-12, 2018.
BONUS POINT BREAKDOWN:
Points will be added to total points accrued from the 42nd National PGA Junior Iowa Championship
250 Points: Qualifying / Advancing to the 43rd National PGA Junior Championship*
300 Points: Finishing in the top 25 at the 43rd National PGA Junior Championship
500 Points: Winning the 43rd National PGA Junior Championship
*In order to qualify for the 43rd National PGA Junior Championship juniors must not have reached their 19th birthday by August 3, 2018 for Boys and July 12, 2018 for Girls.
Follow the links below to view current Player of The Year Standings for each division.