A joint initiative founded in 2013 by The Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition, for ages 7-15, aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.

Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers (between ages 7-15) an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals at Augusta National the Sunday before The Masters Tournament.

Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifying

Qualifying for Drive, Chip and Putt breaks down into the following stages:

Local (May - July)
348 host sites in all 50 states
3 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

Subregional (July - August)
60 host sites
2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

Regional (September - October)
10 host sites
1 junior advances in each age/gender category from every venue

National Finals (April)
80 participants, 40 girls/40 boys at Augusta National

2024-25 Qualifying Sites in NYS


Date Site City
June 15 Saratoga National GC Saratoga Springs
June 24 Sunken Meadow State Park Fort Salonga
July 3 Timber Banks GC Baldwinsville
July 10 Turning Stone Resort Verona
July 10 Harbor Links GC Port Washington
July 11 Glen Oak GC E. Amherst
July 13 Town of Colonie GC Schenectady
July 15 The Apawamis Club Rye
July 20 Craig Wood GC Lake Placid
July 23 Colonial Springs GC Farmingdale
July 24 Soaring Eagles GC Horseheads
July 29 Centennial GC Carmel


Date Site City
Aug. 6 Glen Oak GC East Amherst
Aug. 8 Bethpage State Park Farmingdale
Aug. 17 Town of Colonie GC  Schenectady


Sept. 21 Aronimink GC Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 21 The Ridgewood CC Paramus, NJ


The 2024 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, featured 80 junior golfers at Augusta National on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Golf Channel broadcasted the event live.

The lone Empire State representative was Hayden Knapp of Glens Falls CC. Full recap.


Past NYS Juniors in DC&P Finals

Hayden Knapp, South Glens Falls (Girls 12-13)
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Ava Taylor Estrella, Brookville (Girls 14-15)
Jacob Olearczyk, Barneveld (Boys 14-15)
Alexandra Phung, Forest Hills (Girls 10-11)
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Braydon Dock, Queensbury (Boys 14-15)
Mason LaTorre, Nassau (Boys 7-9)
Tanner LaTorre, Nassau (Boys 12-13)
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2020-21 (COVID-19 Postponed)
Braydon Dock, Queensbury (Boys 12-13)
Alexandra Phung, Forest Hills (Girls 12-13)

Amelie Phung, Forest Hills (Girls 7-9)
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James Bradley, East Hampton (Boys 12-13)
Sophia Li, Fresh Meadows (Girls 10-11)
Alexandra Phung, Forest Hills (Girls 7-9)
Owen Walsh, Goldens Bridge (Boys 14-15)
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Bailey Shoemaker, West Edmeston (Girls 12-13)
Lily Zhang, Williamsville (Girls 7-9)
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Kennedy Swedick, Altamont (Girls 10-11)
Nicole Criscone, Clifton Park (Girls 10-11)
Kyra Cox, Salem (Girls 14-15)
John Hiller, New York City (Boys 7-9)
Jennifer Rosenberg, Laurel Hollow (Girls 14-15)