FAIRBORN, Ohio (January 25, 2022) – The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America announced today that registration for the 2022 -2023 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying season is now open on DriveChipandPutt.com.
Created by the three organizations in 2013, Drive, Chip and Putt is part of the free, nationwide initiative to introduce golf to boys and girls ages 7-15 in a fun and welcoming environment by helping them master the three basic skills of the game.
Local qualifying for the 2023 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals begins in May at more than 350 sites nationally. The Southern Ohio PGA Section is thrilled to host six local qualifiers in June and July throughout Central and Southern Ohio.
- Friday, June 10 at Tri County Golf Ranch in Cincinnati
- Friday, June 17 at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville
- Friday, June 24 at Blacklick Woods Golf Course in Reynoldsburg
- Friday, July 8 at The Golf Club of Dublin in Dublin
- Friday, July 15 a Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro
- Friday, July 22 at Southwest Golf Ranch in Lebanon
The path to the National Finals continues for the top three local qualifier performers in each of the eight divisions who will advance to the Southern Ohio Sub-Regional Qualifier set to be held Saturday, August 6 at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville. Under the leadership of Head Professional Mike Reynolds, PGA, TPC River’s Bend houses an expansive, 12-acre practice facility featuring multiple chipping and putting areas, ideal for the Drive, Chip and Putt competition. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the par-72 golf course has been the site of several professional championships including the PGA TOUR Champions Kroger Classic, the Chiquita Classic on the Web.com Tour and most recently the 2021 Forme Open on The Forme Tour. The course currently hosts the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships and the Epson Tour’s Prasco Charity Championship.
Top performers from Sub-Regional Qualifiers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan will advance to the Regional Qualifier on Saturday, September 10 at historic Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. Opening in 1916, the first 18-hole golf course in Central Ohio includes a practice facility featuring generous tee grounds and multiple short-game areas where some of golf’s top players have learned the game, including Columbus-native Jack Nicklaus. Head Professional Joe Falardeau, PGA and his team continue to honor the club’s rich tournament tradition as it is one of four courses to have hosted the U.S. Open (1926), Ryder Cup (1931) PGA Championship (1950) and U.S. Amateur Championship (1968) as well as two U.S. Senior Opens (1986, 2016).
One junior golfer in each age/gender category at the Scioto Country Club Regional Qualifier will advance to the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on April 2, 2023.
About Drive, Chip and Putt: Established in 2013, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. The event taps into the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15 by providing the opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifiers in each age/gender category earn a place in the Nation Finals to be conducted at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunder before the Masters Tournament. For more information, visit drivechipandputt.com.