May 20, 2022
Registration for drive, chip and putt qualifications is now open

The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America today announced that registration for the 2022-2023 Drive, Chip and Putt Qualifiers is now open at

The initiative was set up by the three organizations to introduce more youth to golf in a fun and welcoming environment. The initiative is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15. The free program focuses on learning and mastering the three fundamental skills of golf and is available in all 50 states.

Local qualifiers begin in May at more than 350 national-level venues – the most in the event’s eight-year history – and continue throughout the summer. Competitors will play in girls’ and boys’ classes in four age categories, with judging focusing on developing driving, chipping and putting skills. Online registration makes it easy for parents to register their golfer and find a local qualifier near them. No golf experience is required to participate.

Top local performers will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October respectively. This season’s 10 regional hosts include multiple USGA and PGA championship venues, including two major 2023 championship venues. 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.

Of these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will receive an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2023 Masters tournament carried out across the country.

The first events scheduled for the local qualifying kick-off on May 1st will be at Duran Golf Club in Viera, Fla. and Ridgecrest Golf Club in Nampa, Idaho. The full 2023 Drive, Chip and Putt Qualifying breakdown and schedule is as follows:

Local (May/June/July/August)
Sub-Regional (July/August)
  • 61 host sites in 30+ states

  • 2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from each venue

  • Regional (September/October): 10 host sites in 10 regions

  • 1 Junior Advances in each age/gender category from each venue

National Finals (April 2, 2023)

The regional qualifying events are scheduled to take place in September and October this year
at 10 host sites on the following dates:

  • Saturday September 10 | Scioto Country Club

    (One of four courses to host the US Open (1926), Ryder Cup (1931), PGA
    Championship (1950) and US Amateur Championship (1968). Also hosted two US
    Senior openings (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
    (hosted The International on the PGA Tour for 21 years)

  • Sunday September 18 | Oak Hill Country Club
    (Host of six USGA championships, including three US Open; 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
    (Host of 13 USGA championships, including six US Open, and the future venue of the
    2023 US Women’s Open and 2027 US Open; and hosted the 1977 PGA

  • Sunday September 25 | desert mountain
    (Site of the 2015 and 2016 Senior PGA season-ending Charles Schwab Cup)

  • Saturday October 1 | Medinah Country Club
    (Host of four USGA championships, including three US Open; and host of two PGA
    Championships and Ryder Cup 2012)

  • Sunday 2nd October | Champions Golf Club
    (Host of five USGA championships, including the 1969 US Open; and host of the 1967
    Ryder Cup)

  • Sunday 2nd October | The Bear Club
    (founded on 12/31/1999 by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus)

  • DATE TBA | Quail Hollow Club
    (2017 PGA Championship Venue and 2025 PGA Championship Venue)

For more information on the Drive, Chip and Putt, including the Official Rules, go to

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