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 - August)
330 host sites in all 50 states
3 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

Subregional (July - August)
61 host sites across 30 states
2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

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

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

2023-24 Qualifying Sites in NYS


Date Site City
June 17 Saratoga National GC Saratoga
June 26 Sunken Meadow State Park GC Fort Solonga
July 5 Harbor Links GC Port Washington
July 6 Glen Oak GC East Amherst
July 7 Thousand Islands CC Alexandria Bay
July 13 Southern Meadows GC Rush
July 15 Town of Colonie GC Schenectady
July 17 The Apawamis Club Rye
July 18 Green Lakes State Park GC Fayetteville
July 20 Seneca Hickory Stick GC Lewiston
July 22 Craig Wood GC Lake Placid
July 25 Colonial Springs GC Farmingdale
July 31 Centennial GC Carmel
Aug. 1 En-Joie GC Endicott


Date Site City
Aug. 10 Bethpage State Park GC  Farmingdale




The 2023 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, will feature 80 junior golfers at Augusta National on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023. Golf Channel will broadcast the event live.

Representing the Empire State will be Ava Taylor Estrella (Girls 14-15) of Brookville, Jacob Olearczyk (Boys 14-15) of Barneveld and Alexandra Phung (Girls 10-11) of Forest Hills.


Past NYS Juniors in DC&P Finals

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)