2014 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship

Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is partnering with the Optimist Junior Golf Tour to organize the 2014 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship. This Spring Series Event will be held at Barefoot Resort and Golf on the Norman Course, which is home to the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy.

The tournament will be a 36 hole stroke play event on February 22-23, 2014. Practise rounds will be available on February 21, 2014.

Come visit the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy during the Spring Series and receive a free lesson! If you register now, you will also receive a 15% discount for a week of summer camp for the 2014 summer.

Age Divisions and Eligibility

Three age divisions will be offered: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15 and Girls 14-18. The age division corresponds to the junior golfer's age they will be on the last day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (age 14-15 as of July 24, 2014 and age 16-18 as of July 29, 2014). To be eligible, golfers may not be enrolled in college. Golfers who are younger than 14 may apply to "play up" and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

** All players must meet the scoring criteria for this event in order to qualify for the Championships:


  • Girls 14-18: 36 hole total of 170
  • Boys 14-15: 36 hole total of 166
  • Boys 16-18: 36 hole total of 156

Tournament Format

Competition is 36-hole stroke play. Practice rounds are available on Friday, February 21. Carts and caddies are prohibited for all tournament rounds. Time and weather permitting, a playoff will occur for first place positions only. All other ties will be broken using a scorecard playoff.


The Optimist Junior Golf Tour is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.

The Norman Course

Seven holes along the Intracoastal Waterway highlight Greg Norman's design at Barefoot Resort framed by the site's original vegetation; each hole enhances the beauty of its natural vistas. Combined with open green complexes and fairways running up to the sand, the Norman course presents a stunning challenge for any golfer. The Norman Course is a Par 72. Designed with Norman's philosophy to bring into play the "bump and run" shots around the greens. This will give the player the option to play a number of different shots.

US$ 175,99 Registration Fee

The registration fee includes two tournament rounds, range balls prior to play, golfer's lunch on both tournament round days, and an Optimist Golf gift package. Player or family is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Online registration opens December 1, 2013. Deadline to registration – February 7, 2014 – registration based on space availability –first come-first serve.