The Nebraska Golf Association and the Nebraska PGA joined forces in 2009 to bring young golfers the state’s premier junior golf organization – the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour (NJGT). With the addition of TEAM GOLF, it serves as a fun entry into tournament play. There are nearly 80 events for kids to get involved with golf through the junior tour. Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska Regular Tournaments feature the following age divisions for each gender: 7-8; 9-11; 12-13; 14-15 and 16+. Prize and point recognition will be given to the top finishers in each category. Male golfers in the 7-8 & 9-11 age categories and females in the 7-8; 9-11 and 12-13 age categories play nine-holes. All other age divisions play 18-holes. The fee for regular tour events is $20 (9-holers) and $30 (18-holers).
In addition to the regular tour events we’ll offer premier events including the GolfTEC Premier Series featuring 4 major championships, the Five Points Bank of Grand Island Central Nebraska Junior Am & the NGCSA Capital City Championship which are ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard. The GolfTEC of Omaha Premier competitions are reserved for golfers in the 18-hole classification and will be higher level tournaments. Golf course set-up (yardage) will differ for the 12-13 year old boys. Those 14 & older will play the same gender tees. Prizes and double points, however, will be awarded based on performance within age divisions. Premier events are run similar to a championship event and are priced at $40.
Our season ending championship is called the NJGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP. The Tour Championship for the 18-hole division will be hosted by Quarry Oaks Golf Club for the 2016 season. The 9-hole division will be held at The Field Club of Omaha. Invitations will be extended to golfers in every age and gender division based on their position in their respective NJGT point standings published July 21st. An awards ceremony will follow the tournament where we’ll honor the top finishers and our player of the year recipients in each age and gender category. A great way to cap the season.
NJGT TEAM GOLF is for golfers 13 & younger on the NJGT with any level of golf experience. It offers an introduction to tournament play through a team competiton with a fun modified format and rules. To learn more about NJGT TEAM GOLF visit www.njgt.org/about-teamgolf/.
To participate in the NJGT in 2016 you’ll need to join the organization. Tour REGISTRATION on the NJGT web site opens April 1. You can either download a paper application for submission or join on-line with a credit card (www.njgt.org). Fees are $60 for those in the 18-hole division and $50 for 9-holers and TEAM GOLF participants. 2016 benefits include a subscription to the NJGT Electronic Newsletter, Membership Bag Tag, 2016 USGA Rules of Golf Booklet, sponsor gifts, NJGT gift and a Nebraska Golf Association Membership which includes a USGA Handicap Index through GHIN, Eligibility to Participate in NGA Competitions, Subscription to Both Nebraska Golfer Magazine and the NGA E-Newsletter (24 editions). Membership packets will ship on the 15th of every month beginning May 15.
We hope to see each of you playing golf this summer. Please pass details regarding the NJGT along to your friends. The more participants the more enjoyable the competition. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We can be reached at:
NEBRASKA JUNIOR GOLF TOUR