The Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals will again be held at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters Tournament. Here's everything you need to know about the event.
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.
Top performers at the local level advanced through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively, at several of the nation’s most acclaimed venues and championship sites. From these qualifiers, 80 finalists — 40 boys and 40 girls — earned an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.
There will be 10 finalists in the boys division and 10 finalists in the girls division in each of the four age groups, for a total of 80 participants. For each type of shot, a player will earn points for where they finish in their group — 10 points for 1st, 1 point for 10th — for a maximum of 30 points.
In the event of a tie for first place, a playoff shot will determine the winner. In all other ties, the points will be combined and split.
For the complete rules and regulations, click here.
Golf Channel will air the competition from 8 am to 1 pm on Sunday, April 7.
You can follow all the scores at www.drivechipandputt.com
Registration is now open for the next Drive, Chip and Putt season. You can find out which qualifying courses are near you and register at www.drivechipandputt.com