Jr golfers and parents,
The GreatLIFE Jr. Tour will start on Tuesday May 26th at Willow Run. We have a couple adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- GreatLIFE Jr. Tour events will move to a tee time start. Tee times will start at 8 am (9 am at Worthington and Fox Run). The older age divisions will tee off first. If we get enough players we will use both a #1 and #10 tee start. The goal is to get all kids teed off by 10 am.
- Tee times will be posted by Noon the day before the event.
- If the restrictions are lifted we will move back to shotgun starts.
- We have had to move two dates: June 10 at Central Valley has moved to June 17th. June 16th at Bakker Crossing has been moved to June 22nd.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to a great tour for the summer.
Jason Sudenga, Vice President of Golf
GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club
About the Tour
The mission of the GreatLIFE Jr. Tour is to enrich the lives of junior golfers by helping build relationships that will last a lifetime while enjoying the wonderful game of golf.
The purpose of the GreatLIFE Jr. Tour is to provide affordable playing opportunities for kids to play competitive golf.
All junior golfers under 18 and any college student under the age of 22. The field size is limited to the first 93 golfers to sign up. All golfers should be able to get around the golf course without unduly delaying play and with minimal supervision. They should be able to post a score of double par or less on most of the holes.
All tournaments are 18-hole stroke play events. All play is in twosomes and threesomes to improve the pace of play. In most cases the first group of players will finish around the 4-hour mark with the last group around 4 ½ hours. We will hold the awards ceremonies as soon as all the kids are done in an age group. We understand the importance of your time and to get the results and prizes out in a timely manner.
We will have a total of 10 events that are open to any player that is a member of the GreatLIFE Jr Tour.
The membership fee is $20, which includes a GHIN handicap. GreatLIFE members will pay $15 per event and Non-GreatLIFE members will pay $25 per event. All tournament fees include green fees, range balls and lunch after play.
All divisions will win awards for each event. We will hand out medals and gift certificates to any of our GreatLIFE Pro Shops for the top three places in each division.
Golfers will play in the age group that they are eligible for that day of the tournament. Any golfers wanting to play up a division will be at the discretion of the committee. Please contact Jason Sudenga if you would like to play up a division.
The age groups are as follows:
Ages 12 – Under
Ages 13 – 15
Ages 16 – 18
Ages 19 – 22 (College students)
NEW!!! GreatLIFE JR. CUP (16 – 18 Age divisions):
The winner of the 16 – 18 boy’s and girl’s division of the GreatLIFE Jr. Tour will each receive an exemption into the 2021 GreatLIFE Jr. Challenge put on by the AJGA. The AJGA is the PGA Tour of junior golf. They host junior tournaments across the country and have had the likes of the PGA Tour’s Justin Thomas and many others go on to play on the PGA Tour.
Each division will have a point system like the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour. Players will receive points based on how they finish in each tournament. The leading point winner (16 – 18) boy’s and girl’s division) will be declared the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup Champion.
The points will go as follows:
1st Place – 500 points 8th – 85
2nd – 300 9th – 80
3rd – 190 10th – 75
4th – 135 11th – 70
5th – 110 12th – 65
6th – 100 13th – 60
7th – 90 14th – 55
15th – 50
Below is the 2020 schedule. We will have three events that will have bonus points. The events are highlighted in bold below. Unless noted, all tournaments will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am.
2020 GREATLIFE JR. TOUR SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, May 26th @ Willow Run – Click HERE for Event Portal
Monday, June 1st @ Rocky Run – Click HERE for Event Portal
Wednesday, June 17th @ Central Valley
Monday, June 22nd @ Bakker Crossing
Tuesday, June 23rd @ Worthington (9:00 am shotgun) 1.5 points towards the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup
Monday, June 29th @ Fox Run (9:00 am shotgun) 1.5 points towards the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup
Thursday, July 2nd @ Willow Run
Wednesday, July 8th @ Rocky Run
Thursday, July 16th @ Central Valley
Tuesday, July 21st @ Bakker Crossing (Jr. Tour Championship) Double points towards the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup