New York State Junior Golf

The NYSGA has devoted a section of this website for players to visit and learn about junior golf in New York State. The opportunities for junior players have never been greater, and the NYSGA feels that this website will allow junior players the opportunity to learn about junior golf and their options moving forward in their golfing career, as well as playing opportunities that can be found across the state. Please visit any of the pages below to learn more about junior golf in New York State!

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NYS Junior Championships

The 2023 NYSGA Junior Boys' and Girls' Amateur Championship will be held at Lake Placid Club in Lake Placid, NY on Jul 27-28. An active Handicap Index is required from all participants, and those who qualify will be subject to the championship entry fee. To view additional eligibility requirements and a schedule of events, visit the NYS Junior Championships page.

Player Grants

The NYSGA Foundation provides reduced tournament entries, as well as travel and lodging assistance to qualified families of players competing in the NYSGA Junior Boys' & Girls' Amateur Championships. Grants are need based, and the eligibility requirements and application can be found on this page.

High School Golf

New York State has approximately 8,000 junior players that compete at the high school level, with top sectional finishers competing in the boys and girls state championships. New York State high school golf sectional results and section websites, as well as information on the 2023 NYSPHSAA high school boys and girls golf championships can be found here.

College Golf Programs

This comprehensive list provides junior players with every college and university in New York State that offers varsity playing opportunities to their students. Each school is listed, along with their website, location, and coach's contact information.

College Preparation

The NYSGA has developed helpful documents for high school students to reference when preparing for the next step in their playing careers, NCAA competition. The 10 steps to college golf provides players with helpful links that can be used throughout the entire college selection process, which included recruitment, playing opportunities and rankings, academic requirements, and financial aid. The High School Timeline provides players and parents a detailed schedule of events to reference throughout a player's high school career.  The careers in the golf industry page provides students with career opportunities in golf, other than playing professionally.

2023 Junior Golf Schedule

The 2023 Junior Golf Schedule provides junior golfers with a comprehensive summer schedule of events, which includes tournaments from the USGA, NYSGA, local PGA sections, national invitationals, and the AJGA. Tournament specific dates, location, and informational links can be found on this schedule, along with links to full USGA, PGA section, and AJGA schedules.