Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is just one of the many programs the Optimist International provides for youth. Each year, over 5,000 boys and girls compete in more than 170 qualifying tournaments. Winners and approximately 8% of the top junior golfers advance to the district and then to the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, an international competition at the PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It is a fantastic experience for competing juniors!

The tournament date is:
Monday June 2, 2014
at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club!
(click for map)

Online registration available
until Friday, May 30, 2014 at:
Click Here!


For more information on West Missouri Junior Golf, Click Here!

Regional Tournaments

The West Missouri District of Optimist International sponsors qualifying tournaments in four regions. Junior golfers may play in any of these tournaments, regardless of residence, in an attempt to meet eligibilty criteria for international competition. Qualifying criteria for international competition are defined on the OI International Junior Golf website. Approximate qualifying scores are as follows:
  • Boys 16-18; 80 or better
  • Boys 14-15; 85 or better
  • Boys 12-13; 92 or better
  • Boys 10-11; 98 or better
  • Girls 16-18; 87 or better
  • Girls 14-15; 92 or better
  • Girls 12-13; 97 or better
  • Girls 10-11; 98 or better

Others may advance to the district playoff with the permission of the tournament director.

Juniors may enter any or all of the qualifying tournaments in the West Missouri district to try to quality in the 8% criteria. A registration and entry fee must be submitted for each regional tournament. All who qualify may advance to the district if they wish to compete for the free expenses paid trip. Only winners of each age division at the district level will be awarded expenses. Only Missouri residents may receive expenses paid by the West Missouri District Optimist.

For more information on District cut scores, Click Here!

District Tournament (Playoff)

Juniors must play in a regional qualifying tournament to compete in the district-qualifying tournament. There is no charge for participating in the distrcit tournament. The purposes of the disctrict qualifying tournament are:
  1. Choose the winners and therefore which players will have their expenses paid to Florida
  2. Attempt to improve one's score to assure a position within the 8% to field
  3. Gain tournament play experience

To Register, Click Here!

Become a Sponsor

The Christian County Optimist Club has a number of ways individuals and businesses can sponsor this tournament. Please contact the Tournament Director for information. Help support the Junior Golf Championships and the many other youth oriented activities sponsored by the Optimist Club.