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The North Pensacola Optimist Club
Junior Golf Pre-Qualifying Tournament

Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Cantonment, Florida
Saturday, April 16, 2022

For ages 10-18
(Golfers who are nine years old as of July 18, 2022, may "play up.")

Players will be placed in the age division according to their age on or before:
July 18 for Boys 10-13 and Girls 10-12
July 23 for Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14
July 28 for Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18

*Open to all!
*Free for 2022 members of First Tee Gulf Coast! (Must hold a current 2022 membership card.) To purchase a membership call 850-456-7010, or click here: Membership - First Tee - Gulf Coast

2022 Age Policies

2022 Optimist Yardages and Target Scores

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About: The North Pensacola Pre-Qualifying Tournament will be played at Cypress Lakes on April 16, 2022. There will be divisions for boys and girls ages 10-18. Age group winners that also meet target scores (below) will then advance to the Optimist North Florida District Tournament, June 5, 2022, at Shark's Tooth Golf Club, Lake Powell, Florida. Qualifiers there will advance to “The Optimist” International Junior Golf Championship Finals, in July, hosted by the Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. “The Optimist,” recognized as perhaps the premier junior golf tournament of all, will attract over 600 junior golfers from nearly 30 countries.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 12 Or Until all spots are full (only 30 spots available).
Tournament Details: Tee times will begin at 11:06 a.m. Older age divisions will tee off first, followed by younger divisions. Pizza & beverages for golfers following play. Tee times & pairings will be posted on this web page on April 14 by 5 pm CST.

Age Divisions: Boys: 10-11 and 12-13 (9 holes), Boys 14-15 and 16-18 (18 holes); Girls: 10-12 (9 holes), Girls 13-14 (9 holes), Girls 15-18 (18 holes). Please note: ALL age divisions will play 18 holes at the Optimist North Florida District Tournament on April 18. .**Please Note: a golfer who is still 18 years old on July 28 and who graduated high school in 2022 or earlier, is also eligible provided he/she has not yet attended college.
For complete information about the North Florida District Tournament as well as the Optimist International, please visit the following pages:
Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour (

Registration: Register below. This tournament is open to all. It is FREE for 2022 members of First Tee Gulf Coast. (You must have purchased a $50 membership card that is valid 1/1/2022-12/31/2022.) For non-members, it is $20 for 18-hole divisions and $10 for 9-hole divisions. To become a member or verify your membership call First Tee Gulf Coast 850-456-7010 or visit Membership - First Tee - Gulf Coast

Winners & Target Scores: The first-place boys and girls who also meet the target scores will be sponsored by the Optimist Club of North Pensacola as they advance to the Optimist Qualifier at Shark's Tooth, June 5, 2022. The registration fees for those who qualify will be paid by the sponsor, The Optimist Club of North Pensacola. Target scores are Men 10-11 (48); Men 12-13 (45); Men 14-15 (82); Men 16-18 (77); Ladies 10-12 (48); Ladies 13-14 (46); Ladies 15-18 (84).

Rules Committee: John Childs, Chairman; NPOC members; Marty Stanovich, Executive Director First Tee Gulf Coast; Jennifer Hobbs Tournament Director First Tee Gulf Coast

Tiebreaker Criteria: An on-course playoff will be used to break first-place ties. Scorecard playoff method will be used to break ties for second and beyond. The rules committee is responsible for determining the tie breaking method used.

Local Qualifier will not be considered official unless an age division completes a minimum of 9 holes. There will not be a make-up.

18-Hole Divisions: Stroke play, USGA rules in effect, one ball rule not in effect, range finders allowed. No caddies.
9-Hole Divisions: Modified rules, age appropriate tees. Caddies allowed to help with pace of play. No excessive coaching allowed!

Previous Players Include:
Jason Day, Billy Horschel, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Lorena Ochoa, Phil Mickelson, Lexi Thompson

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