About the NHGA Junior Tour

About the NHGA Junior Tour

Since 1998, the NHGA has promoted a junior program that creates playing opportunities for players of all skill levels and abilities. Our program is structured to provide opportunities for junior golf development through fair competition, while encouraging proper course etiquette and good sportsmanship through playing and enjoying the game of golf.

Our NHGA Junior Tour divisions are based on yardage, instead of age.  We allow players to choose which division they want to play in based on the yardage they are most comfortable playing from. 
The NHGA Junior Tour Division Yardage Breakdown
Birdie (9 Holes)
Prep (18 Holes)
Elite (18-36 Holes)
Girls  Yardage
Birdie (9 Holes) <2,500
Prep (18-36 Holes) 4,800-5,300
Elite (18-36 Holes) 5,400+

Birdie Division
Competitors in the Birdie Division will participate in 9-hole tournaments throughout the state with yardages up to 2,500. This is a great way to get a taste of competitive golf in a welcoming and fun atmosphere. 

Prep Division

Competitors in the Prep Division will participate in 18-hole tournaments with yardages from 5,300-5,900 for boys and 4,800-5,300 for girls. The Prep Division is designed for players with some tournament golf experience and are a great way to prepare for middle school, and high school golf.

Elite Division

Competitors in the Elite Division will participate in 18 -36 hole tournaments with yardages from 6,000+ for boys and 5,400+ for girls. The Elite Division is designed for players with tournament golf experience and are looking to challenge themselves to longer yardages and more competition in preperation for collegiate golf. 

All single day, 18 hole NHGA Junior Tour events will have these three divisions offered for both male and female junior  golfers. Golfers have the option to choose which division they would like to play in during the registraiton process for each event. 

Want to be involved in tournament golf, but are new to the game, still practicing your skills, or want a more relaxed environment? Check out our Mini Series Events!


Other Highlights of the NHGA Junior Golf Tour

Youth on Course Membership
Our NHGA Junior Tour members are also members of Youth on Course. This program allows young golfers to play at participating golf courses for just $5. More information about Youth on Course can be found by CLICKING HERE
Our Prep and Elite Events are $20, and our Birdie Events are $10. Each event includes golf and lunch for players after the round. You won’t find a better youth sports deal in the Granite State.
Have Fun
Golf should be fun. The NHGA strives to create a welcoming environment for all players to enjoy their day on the golf course. NHGA staff is present at all events to ensure that the needs of each and every player are being met. We want to create golfers for life.
Make New Friends 
Golf is an individual sport, but also forces players to interact with other competitors. Our events are a great way to make new friends on and off the golf course. Participants come from all over the state and range in skill level from beginners to those who have played on the Junior Tour for many years.
All players should attend a Rules and Etiquette clinic prior to their first event. This clinic, plus on course experiences, are vital for young golfers as they learn the complexities and intricacies of the game. NHGA staff will be present on course to assist with Rules issues during play.
Play New Courses
Events are held across the state at NHGA Member courses. This gives players the opportunity to play courses that they may not have normally had a chance to experience.
Compete for Prizes
Prizes are awarded at each event. We will also recognize Players of The Year in all of our divisions. Those players will be recognized at the annual NHGA Hall of Fame ceremony held each fall.