Training to Win

Training to Win

The Train to Win stage is the final stage of the competitive Pathway. Quality competitive outcomes are the primary focus. Tournament results have a direct impact on the college recruiting process which is the end goal for many members who aspire to this stage.

In the Train to Win stage golfers commit significant time to training and developing their game modeling all aspects of competition in their preparations.


Golf Schools and Academies

Golf schools and academies represent extended learning and training programs that are offered throught the year and include elements of nutrition, sport specific fitness, integration of technology, and club fitting into coaching.  At this stage of development, a more intensive, competitive, and committed relationship to the game is nurtured through golf schools and academies.  The JGAC continues to collect and provide information on these opportuniteis to Train to Win. Learn More


The JGAC Tour is designed to be the home of college bound golfers within Colorado. The Tour consists of multi-day tour events and four major championships. Tour events are generally contested on Monday and Tuesday and Major Championships are contested Monday through Wednesday with pre-qualifying and exemptions.
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American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)

The AJGA is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Learn More

Entry into most AJGA events is based on Performance Based Entry, by which players can use AJGA “Performance Stars” to gain entry into tournaments. AJGA Performance Stars are awarded at every AJGA tournament and some non-AJGA tournaments as well. AJGA Performance Stars are awarded at several JGAC events each year. You can see a complete list of tournaments in Colorado where AJGA Performance Stars are available on the AJGA website HERE

Junior PGA Championship

The mission of the Junior PGA Championship is to promote the enjoyment of golf by junior golfers through affordable and competitive playing opportunities in professionally supervised events organized by The PGA of America and supported by PGA Professionals. Learn More


USGA Junior Amateur Championship

In 1948, the USGA inaugurated the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, for players under the age of 18, to determine the best junior golfer in the United States. The inaugural U.S. Junior Amateur was played at the University of Michigan Golf Course and drew 495 entries. Dean Lind, of Rockford, Ill., defeated future U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi, of San Francisco.
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USGA Girls Junior Amateur Championship

The U.S. Girls' Junior Championship was established in 1949, one year after the Junior Amateur Championship. Philadelphia (Pa.) Country Club, one of the oldest golf courses in the nation, was the host club for the USGA's newest championship, and the competition drew a starting field of 28 girls from 17 states, although 10 of the players were from the Philadelphia area.
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Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

The Optimist Junior Golf Program is an exciting and unique junior golf program for ages 10-18. Boys and girls around the world compete in official Optimist qualifying tournaments. The best of these golfers advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Commonly referred to as simply "The Optimist". The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is one of the largest and most prestigious junior golf events in the world. Learn More