Colorado to Host First-Ever Drive, Chip & Putt Regional

Posted on March 05, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2019
 
COLORADO’S FIRST-EVER REGIONAL DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT QUALIFIER WILL BE HOSTED BY COLORADO GOLF CLUB

Colorado Section now hosts every step of the competition to get to the
National Finals at Augusta
 
For additional information, contact:
Holly Champion, PGA
Colorado PGA, Player Development Director
hchampion@pgahq.com
(303) 996-1591
 
Larkspur, Colo.  – The 2019 Colorado Drive, Chip & Putt schedule is finalized, and it brings with it great news for competitors in Colorado! For the first time ever, Colorado will host every step of the competition in a participant’s quest to advance to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club as the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado was selected to host one of just ten Regional Qualifiers across the country. This season, Colorado will host 10 local qualifiers, two sub-regional qualifiers and a regional qualifier.

The states first Regional Qualifier will be hosted by the critically acclaimed Colorado Golf Club on September 8, 2019, just days before this prestigious venue plays host to the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Colorado Golf Club has served as host for top competitions having previously held the 2010 Senior PGA Championship and the 2013 Solheim Cup.

“It’s an absolute honor to be chosen as the host site for the Drive, Chip & Putt Colorado Regional Qualifier,” comments Graham Cliff, PGA, Director of Golf at Colorado Golf Club. “For our membership to have the opportunity to witness these young players qualify at Colorado Golf Club and then watch them compete at Augusta National is going to be extremely memorable.”

Drive, Chip & Putt is a free event for boys and girls ages 7 to 15 centered around the three fundamental skills of golf – driving, chipping and putting. In 2018, approximately 50,000 youngsters at 290 sites throughout all 50 states competed at local qualifiers for the opportunity to move forward.
Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers. The top 80 performers in four age categories – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2020 Masters Tournament.

Colorado qualifiers begin Saturday, May 29, 2019, at The Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur, Colo.
The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado’s Drive, Chip & Putt 2019 schedule is as follows:
  • Local Qualifiers:
    • The Golf Club at Bear Dance – May 29, 2019
    • The Ridge at Castle Pines North – June 3, 2019
    • The Club at Flying Horse – June 11, 2019
    • Fort Collins Country Club – June 17, 2019
    • Walnut Creek Golf Preserve – June 24, 2019
    • Cherry Creek Country Club – July 1, 2019
    • CommonGround Golf Course – July 9, 2019
    • Eagle Ranch Golf Course – July 22, 2019
    • University of Denver Golf Club – July 25, 2019
    • West Woods Golf Club – July 29, 2019
  • Sub-regional Qualifiers:
    • Murphy Creek Golf Course – August 3, 2019
    • Thorncreek Golf Course – August 24, 2019
  • Regional Qualifier:
    • Colorado Golf Club – September 8, 2019
Online registration opens today, March 5, 2019. For more information about the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, including official rules, qualifying sites or to register, please visit www.DriveChipandPutt.com.