March 16, 2017: With the 2017 Masters just weeks away, we would like to take a moment to highlight a special event that is an important and beloved fixture at Augusta National Golf Club.
Organized by the Masters Tournament, the USGA and the PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free, nationwide program created to inspire a new generation of golfers and encourage youth to learn and play the sport. The championship is open to boys and girls, ages 7-15, of all skill levels who are invited to play in one of hundreds of local qualifiers across the country. Participants who advance at the local level go on to play in sub regional and regional qualifiers, culminating in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals held annually the Sunday before the Masters.
On April 2, 2017, 80 boys and girls will take part in the National Finals, following in the footsteps of their heroes who have driven down Magnolia Lane or made a putt on Augusta National’s 18th green. The National Finals are broadcast live on Golf Channel, and we hope that by watching this event other young viewers will be motivated to give golf a try.
Beginning this May, local qualifiers will once again take place throughout the nation, making the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship available to age-eligible participants in all 50 states. Registration is now open, so please visit www.drivechipandputt.com to learn more about this free program and consider sharing with others who may be interested.
Whether it’s visiting the website, registering your child online or watching the National Finals on Golf Channel this April, we hope you will enjoy the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship!