Junior Tour Memberships
The Maine State Golf
Association, Inc. is fortunate to have a very active, well-attended junior golf
program, The Maine Junior Golf Tour. Working together with the Maine PGA, the
Golf Course Superintendents Association, and the SMWGA & WMSGA, our goal is to promote
golf for Maine boys and girls.
All Maine junior tournaments are open to amateur
golfers aged 17 and under, who either live in the State of Maine or are members
of an MSGA member club. We encourage all junior golfers to establish a USGA GHIN
handicap, which is available through most MSGA member clubs and can also be
obtained through the MSGA if the junior golfer is not a member of a golf club.
All junior players must purchase an MSGA
membership card annually. Cost to join is $10 for juniors and includes a Rules of Golf book.
member, tournament entry fees are only $23, a real steal considering some of the
great courses we play!
The focus of the Maine Junior Golf Tour is not on
winning, but on competing successfully, and improving the golf game to be able
to play at a competitive level. A major emphasis is put on etiquette, the spirit
of the game, and the values that the game promotes -- honesty, integrity and
Competition in junior events is divided into
three divisions by age; the 12 and under players will compete in nine-hole
tournaments. Players in the 13-14 age division and players in the 15-17 age
division will play 18 holes. There are also two girls division for the Maine
Junior Golf Championship.
Players under the age of 13 wishing to play
18 holes, or players wishing to move up from the 13-14 to the 15-17 age
divisions must have prior approval to move up. PLEASE NOTE: Once a player
competes in a higher division, that player must complete the remainder of the
season in the higher division. In other words, if you play up, you stay up.
Online Membership Application