The Junior Invitational Golf Tour was founded in 2023 to provide junior golfers the opportunity to play and gain competitive experience, learn the rules of golf, while having fun and meeting new friends. The series of One Day- 18 hole tournaments are designed to be an introduction to competition where juniors can develop their skills. For many, these events will be their first competition.
Purpose: To increase the number of junior golfers participating in invitationals at member clubs
Participants: Golf Canada members aged 10-18 (depending on tournament)
Golf Nova Scotia is currently looking for hosts for 2024. Please fill out the form below if your club is interested.
Contact Golf NS Technical Director, Sara Wilson for more information on the Junior Invitational Tour.
Juniors are able to join the tour by being signed up to participate in any of the invitationals within the tour in Nova Scotia. Once a junior is registered for at least one event, they are automatically registered into the Golf NS Junior Invitational Tour.
The Tour is open to Nova Scotia junior boys and girls aged 10 – 18. Juniors must not have reached their 19th birthday before August 1st of the competition year. All juniors must have a Golf Canada membership and updated handicap index to participate.
There are eight divisions:
- U19, U17, U15, U13 Girls
- U19, U17, U15, U13 Boys
There is no fee to join the tour. You are considered a tour member after your first event. Golf Nova Scotia will track and assign tour points once you play in an event.
Registration and payment for tour club events are handled by the host clubs. Refund policies are at the discretion of the host club. The draw will be posted by the host club. The leaderboard will be updated within a week of the event and results updated on our website.
The Junior Invitational Tour’s success lies in the active participation of golf clubs across Nova Scotia. Clubs are not just venues but integral partners in nurturing the golfing talent of tomorrow. So, how can clubs get involved?
Clubs can host One-Day Junior Invitationals at their courses. These events serve as an excellent way to expose young golfers to the excitement of competitive play while experiencing new golf courses. Hosting such an event not only promotes the sport within the club but also fosters a sense of community and shared enthusiasm among members.
Additionally, clubs are encouraged to sign up for the 2024 Tour. By joining the tour, clubs demonstrate their commitment to the growth and development of junior golfers in Nova Scotia. It’s an opportunity to contribute to the next generation of golfing talent and leave an indelible mark on the sport’s legacy. Email Sara Wilson if your club is interested in joining the 2024 Season.
In conclusion, the Golf Nova Scotia Junior Invitational Tour isn’t just about tournaments and trophies; it’s about building character, forging friendships, and instilling a lifelong passion for golf in the hearts of young golfers.
Points will be awarded for placement in each event. Tour champions will be awarded at the end of the season. Points will be awarded in the following categories:
- U19, U17, U15, U13, Girls
- U19, U17, U15, U13. Boys
A participant’s best 4 placements (points) will determine their ranking in your division.
We want to encourage participation in the tour events. Each time you play in an event, regardless of finish position you will earn a ballot into a year end draw prize.
Each event will have a starting value of 500 points in each division and use the Golf Canada Order of Merit Table.