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DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES 2017 QUALIFYING SCHEDULE

January 12th, 2016

Registration for Drive, Chip and Putt Qualifying is NOW OPEN!

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Today the United States Golf Association (USGA), Masters Tournament and the PGA of America officially launched the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship by announcing the local qualifying schedule for the upcoming year. The schedule includes dates and locations for participants to play in local qualifiers across the country with the opportunity to advance and earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. The qualifying schedule is available HERE on the event’s website. Online registration will also be available at www.DriveChipandPutt.com, starting Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
 
Now in its fourth year, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship aims to help younger generations begin their lifelong connection with golf by providing a fun, interactive platform for participants at all skill levels. This free youth golf development initiative will again include boys and girls ages 7-15, who will compete in separate divisions in four age categories. Qualifying opportunities will take place throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June, July and August. Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September, respectively. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2017 Masters.
 
Local qualifying will begin Sunday, May 8 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and continue through the summer in all 50 states. The breakdown and schedule of the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship qualifying is as follows:
 
Local (May/June/July/August):    256 host sites spread throughout all 50 states
                                                      3 advance in each age/gender category 
 
Sub-Regional (July/August):          50 host sites spread throughout 31 states
                                                      2 advance in each age/gender category 
 
Regional (September):                  10 host sites in 10 defined regions
                                                      1 advances in each age/gender category 
 
National Finals (April 2, 2017):       80 total participants at Augusta National                     
 
               
For a full list of qualifying venues at the local and sub-regional level, or for more information about the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, including official rules, registration, and ticket information, please visit www.DriveChipandPutt.com.


About the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship
 
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and the PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel. For more information about the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, please visit: www.DriveChipandPutt.com.

 
2016 Indiana Local and Sub-Regional DCP Schedule  
Course Date
Golf Club of Indiana Sunday, June 12th
Legends Golf Club Friday, July 8th
Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Purdue) Monday, July 18th
Otter Creek Golf Course Friday, July 22nd
Autumn Ridge Golf Course Tuesday, July 26th
Prairie View Golf Course (Sub-Regional) Sunday, August 21st