AUGUSTA, Ga. – The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America announced today that registration for 2022 -2023 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is now open on DriveChipandPutt.com.
Created by the three organizations to introduce more youth to golf in a fun and welcoming environment, the initiative is open to any boy or girl between the ages of 7-15. Focused on learning and mastering the three basic skills in golf, the free program can be accessed in all 50 states.
Local qualifying begins in May at more than 350 sites nationally – the most in the event’s eight-year history – and will continue throughout the summer. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around skill development in driving, chipping and putting. Online registration makes it easy for parents to sign up their golfer and find a local qualifier near them. No golf experience is required to participate.
Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively. This season’s 10 regional hosts feature several USGA and PGA Championship sites, including two major championship venues in 2023. The list includes Scioto Country Club, TPC Boston, Castle Pines Golf Club, Oak Hill Country Club, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Desert Mountain Club, Medinah Country Club, Champions Golf Club, The Bear’s Club and Quail Hollow Club.
From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2023 Masters Tournament. Qualifiers are conducted by all 41 sections of the PGA of America across the country.
The first events slated for the May 1 local qualifying kickoff will take place at Duran Golf Club in Viera, Florida, and Ridgecrest Golf Club in Nampa, Idaho. The full breakdown and schedule of 2023 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is as follows:
- Local (May/June/July/August): More than 350 host sites throughout all 50 states, no more than 3 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue
- Subregional (July/August): 61 host sites in more than 30 states, and 2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue
- Regional (September/October): 10 host sites in 10 regions, and 1 junior advances in each age/gender category from every venue
- National Finals (April 2, 2023): 80 total participants at Augusta National Golf Club
The regional qualifying events in September and October of this year are set to take place
at 10 host sites on the following dates:
- Saturday, September 10 | Scioto Country Club
(One of four courses to host the U.S. Open (1926), Ryder Cup (1931), PGA Championship (1950) and U.S. Amateur Championship (1968). Also hosted two U.S. Senior Opens (1986, 2016)
- Saturday, September 17 | TPC Boston
(Host of The Northern Trust PGA Tour playoff event in 2020)
- Sunday, September 18| Castle Pines Golf Club
(Host of The International on the PGA Tour for 21 years)
- Sunday, September 18 | Oak Hill Country Club
(Site of six USGA championships, including three U.S. Opens; and host of three PGA Championships, the 1995 Ryder Cup and two KitchenAid Senior PGA Championships. Oak Hill will also host the 2023 PGA Championship)
- Sunday, September 25 | Pebble Beach Golf Links
(Site of 13 USGA championships, including six U.S. Opens, and the future site of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and 2027 U.S. Open; and host of the 1977 PGA Championship)
- Sunday, September 25 | Desert Mountain
(Site of the 2015 and 2016 Senior PGA’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup)
- Saturday, October 1 | Medinah Country Club
(Site of four USGA championships, including three U.S. Opens; and host of two PGA Championships and the 2012 Ryder Cup)
- Sunday, October 2 | Champions Golf Club
(Site of five USGA championships including the 1969 U.S. Open; and host of the 1967 Ryder Cup)
- Sunday, October 2 | The Bear’s Club
(Founded Dec, 31, 1999 by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus)
- DATE TBA | Quail Hollow Club
(Site of the 2017 PGA Championship and the host of the 2025 PGA Championship)
For more information about Drive, Chip and Putt, including official rules, please visit DriveChipandPutt.com.