Drive Chip & Putt

Drive Chip & Putt

Overview

OVERVIEW

The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship aims to help younger generations begin their lifelong connection with golf by providing a fun, interactive platform for participants of all skill levels. This free youth golf development initiative welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15 to participate in separate divisions in four age categories. Local qualifying will take place throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June, July and August. Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September, respectively. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 1st, the eve of the 2018 Masters.


Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

  • The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is open to boys and girls ages 7-15. Boys and girls compete in separate divisions in four age categories: 7-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old.
  • Participants may register to compete in only one local qualifier.
  • All competitors must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status.
  • The player’s clubs and golf balls must conform with the Rules of Golf and the provisions, interpretations and specifications set forth in Appendices II (for golf clubs) and III (for golf balls).
  • Participants will be grouped based on their age as of the National Finals Sunday, April 2, 2017. Participants must be at least 7 years of age on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and may not be older than 15 years of age on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Please note: a player may participate in local, sub-regional and regional qualifying if he/she is 6 years old provided that he/she turn 7 years old prior to April 2, 2017. A 15-year-old who will turn 16 years of age prior to April 2, 2017, is not eligible to participate.

ENTRIES

  • For local qualifying, parents/guardians must complete an online entry application – available starting January 26, 2016 – on behalf of participants at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship website, https://www.drivechipandputt.com.
  • Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on the date five (5) days prior to the local qualifier.
  • There is no entry fee for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

SCHEDULE OF COMPETITION

  • The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will be conducted in four stages.
    • Local qualifying – 256 qualifying events will be conducted in May, June, July and August at courses throughout all 50 States.
    • Sub-Regional qualifying – 50 qualifying events to be conducted in July and August in 31 States.
    • Regional qualifying – 10 qualifying events to be conducted in September in 10 States.
    • Championship final – To be conducted Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
 

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Schedule

Local Qualifiers

To register, visit www.drivechipandputt.com.

Local Qualifier #1

June 5, 2017
The Ridge at Castle Pines North
Castle Pines, CO
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Local Qualifier #2

June 19, 2017
Fort Collins Country Club
Fort Collins, CO
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Local Qualifier #3

June 27, 2017
Murphy Creek Golf Course
Aurora, CO
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Local Qualifier #4

July 10, 2017
Park Hill Golf Club
Denver, CO
Registration Deadline:
July 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM

 
 

Local Qualifier #5

July 20, 2017
Eagle Ranch Golf Club
Eagle, CO
Registration Deadline:
July 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Local Qualifier #6

July 31, 2017
Colorado National Golf Club
Erie, CO
Registration Deadline:
July 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Local Qualifier #7

August 2, 2017
The Club at Flying Horse
Colorado Springs, CO
Registration Deadline:
July 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM

     

 

Subregional Qualifiers

 

Subregional #1

August 12, 2017
CommonGround Golf Course
Aurora, CO
Invitation Only


Subregional #2

August 19, 2017
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve
Westminster, CO
Invitation Only


 


Regional Qualifier

September 16, 2017
Southern Hills Country Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Invitation Only

 


National Championship

April 4, 2018
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, Georgia
Invitation Only

Scoring

SCORING / COMPETING

  • Each participant will compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip and Putt). An individual rules sheet for each skill competition is available on the championship website, www.drivechipandputt.com.
  • Participants will accumulate points in each skill. The participant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the overall champion of their age category.
  • All participants must begin the competition at the local qualifying level.
  • From local qualifying, the three overall point earners in each of the boys and girls divisions from the four age brackets will advance to the sub-regional qualifying level of the competition.
  • The sub-regional competition is a new competition with no carryover from the local competition. The top two performers in each of the boys and girls division from the four age categories will advance to the regional qualifiers.
  • The regional competition is a new competition with no carryover from the sub-regional competition. The top performer in each of the boys and girls division from the four age categories will advance to the National Finals to be held the Sunday before the Masters Tournament (April 2, 2017).
  • The National Finals will take place at Augusta National Golf Club and be staged on its Tournament Practice Facility (Driving / Chipping) and 18th green (Putting). The National Finals is a new competition with no carryover from the regional competition.
  • The National Finals will be produced and broadcasted on national television.

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DCP FAQs

What is my youth’s tee time for his/her qualifier? 
Scheduling information and tee times are provided closer to the date of the qualifier (usually three to five days in advance).  Registration closes 5 days out from the qualifier and starting times cannot be set until all particpants have regsitered in their respective divisions. You will be contacted via the email address provided at registration with scheduling information. To confirm your email address provided at registration, please email us at info@drivechipandputt.com.

Is there a fee to participate in Drive, Chip and Putt? 
There is no entry fee for any qualifying levels of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

Is it too late to register for a local qualifier?
Entry applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on the date five (5) days prior to the local qualifier.

I did not receive a confirmation email. How do I know if my youth is successfully registered?   
Please email us at info@drivechipandputt.com and we will confirm your email address and send a confirmation email.

Can I register my youth at more than one qualifier? 
You may not submit more than one application for any individual to participate in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. If more than one application is submitted for a participant, all applications will be rejected.

Is my youth in the correct age bracket? 
The age bracket is based upon the participant age as of the date of the national finals (April 1, 2018). Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions in four age categories: 7-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old.

I made a mistake during registration. How do I make changes to registration information? 
Please login to your account at www.drivechipandputt.com to make a change to the registration information. If you are unable to make the necessary changes, email us at info@drivechipandputt.com. Please do not register your participant again as that will result in a duplicate registration.

I need to change my qualifying path. 
The parent/guardian should login to his or her account at www.drivechipandputt.com. The path for qualifying is pre-determined based on math, which is done to maintain equal numbers of participants in the subregional and regional stages. Thus, your youth would have to participate in the corresponding pre-assigned subregional and regional events should he/she advance. If you want your youth to attend an alternate subregional qualifier, you would need to select a local qualifying site accordingly before participating. Please email us at info@drivechipandputt.com if you are unable to make the changes within your account.

Is there a wait list? 
We do not maintain a wait list for local qualifying sites.

I did not register my youth in advance. Can we show up to a Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier? 
On-site registration is not permitted.

My youth is unable to attend his scheduled qualifier. What do I do? 
Please email us at info@drivechipandputt.com and we will update the registration system, which might give another youth the opportunity to participate.

What is my youth’s tee time for his/her qualifier? 
Scheduling information and tee times are provided closer to the date of the qualifier (usually three to five days in advance). You will be contacted via the email address provided at registration with scheduling information. To confirm your email address provided at registration, please email us at info@drivechipandputt.com.

Can my youth use a caddie?
Caddies are not permitted at any of the qualifying stages. Only the participants will be allowed on the fields of play.

Can my youth use his/her own golf balls?
Participants may choose to use their own golf balls. Please note, the golf balls can only be retrieved on the Chip and Putt skills. If a participant chooses to use his/her own golf balls on the Drive skill, the balls cannot be retrieved.

My youth does not have golf clubs. 
 The host site may have equipment and golf balls available for kids of all ages.  It is recommended that you contact the facility prior to the qualifier to ensure availability.