Canadian Optimist Junior Golf

About Canadian Optimist Junior Golf

The Optimist Junior Golf Program is a unique junior golf program for ages 10-18. More than 5,000 boys and girls throughout Canada, the United States and several foreign candian optimist junior golf program, Optimist junior golf program, optimist golf tournaments, junior golf canadian optimist, golf programs for kids london ontairo children golf progams canadian optimist junior golfcountries compete in official Optimist Qualifying Tournaments . The best of all these golfers advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships - Commonly referred to as "The Optimist".
The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is one of the largest and most prestigious junior golf events in the world. In addition to top-level tournament golf, participants have the opportunity to learn, to meet new friends and have a great deal of fun. Each year, more than 750 junior golfers from 30 countries participate in The Optimist. Our tournaments have served as a springboard for many accomplished professional golfers such as elite players Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, David Toms, Steven Ames, Chris Riley, Jonathon Byrd, Jeff Overton and Stacy Pammansudh just to name a few. From a more localized standpoint several well known past participants include, Brooke Henderson, Stephane Dubois, Garrett Rank, Zach Kempa, Robyn Doig, Mike Weir, Alena Sharpe, Lisa Maunu, Matt Hill, Mitch Sutton, Britt Pronk, Jace Walker, Brett McIntosh, Jennifer Kirby and Nicole Vandermade.

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The Optimist Junior Golf Program extends from the local to the International level. Our Program is based on a short series of qualifiers to advance to the Canadian Optimist National Junior Golf Championships and the International Junior Golf Championships. The progression of qualifiers starts at the local level with the next stage being an Optimist District Championship for your area. Junior golfers from the District Championships can qualify to attend the Canadian Optimist National and or the Optimist International Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Boys and girls from the ages 10 to 18 including all skill levels are welcome.
Listed below are three Ontario District Championship locations and dates as well as that of the Canadian Optimist National and Optimist International Championships.
Albert Hill Championships - London - June 30, 2017
Midwestern Ontario District Championships – St. Marys – July 11 2017
Southwestern Ontario District Championships – Blenheim – July 10 , 2017
Central Ontario District Championships – Caledon – June, 24 2017
Canadian Optimist Junior Golf National Championships – London ON – August 14, 2017
Optimist International Junior Golf Championships ,(OIJGC) Palm Beach Gardens Florida
Ages: Boys 10 to 13, Girls 10 to 12 – July 18 to July 23, 2017
Ages: Boys 14 to 15, Girls 13 to 14 – July 23 to July 28, 2017
Ages: Boys 16 to 18, Girls 15 to 18 – July 28 to Aug 2, 2017


Note: Due to timing issues, most players qualifying for the Optimist International Event will not be able to attend until 2018.
Golfers from other Provinces and Eastern Ontario District can obtain information from the Optimist International website www.optimist.org .

Optimist International has five Junior Golf Tour Events in 2017 with one Canadian events scheduled for August 30 and 31, 2017 in Kingsville, ON.
For details go to www.optimist.org

  WE THANK THE FOLLOWING FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS OF OPTIMIST JUNIOR GOLF
    Titleist Canada  ~  Optimist Club of Byron Ontario  ~  East London Optimist Club  ~  North London Optimist Club 
    Optimist Club of Forest Ontario  ~  Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres London  ~  Fanshawe Optimist Club London 
                            London Optimist Club of Southwest London  ~  Optimist Club of White Oaks London