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Ready to Compete

Ready to Compete

Establish and implement programs to ensure the technical, tactical and supporting skills are improved to meet competitive expectations.

At this level, junior golfers are establishing and implementing programs to ensure the technical, tactical and supporting ancillary skills of the individual player are improved to meet current and future competitive expectations.

Junior golf programs providing competitive experiences in Southern Ohio:

Instruction by PGA Professionals

For more than 100 years, PGA Professionals have been the face of the golf industry serving as the recognized teachers and leaders of the game while promoting its growth passionately.

More than 450 PGA Professionals and Associates in the Southern Ohio Section are dedicated to creating an environment for the game of golf to thrive throughout Central and Southern Ohio. They have spent countless hours studying the golf swing and training in the best techniques to teach the game and create lifelong golfers.

To find a PGA Professional coach near you, click here.

SOPGA Players Series

Providing outstanding local competitions for junior golfers to meet their competitive expectations

The SOPGA Players Series is the competitive junior golf experience for young golfers ages 13-19 throughout the Southern Ohio PGA Section. The Players Tour includes two age divisions – 13-15 and 16-19 – in addition to an overall competition at each event. SOPGA Players Series events are 36-hole competitions played in two days and take place at facilities throughout Cincinnati, Columbus and the Miami Valley.

To become a SOPGA Players Tour Member, click here.

Ohio High School Athletic Association Golf

Enriching the interscholastic opportunities for students at Ohio's member schools.


The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) was established in 1907 to serve its member schools and enrich the interscholastic opportunities for student-athletes. OHSAA oversees the administration of high school sports teams throughout the state of Ohio, including boys and girls golf. The OHSAA golf season runs from the beginning of August through the end of October.

For more information on OHSAA Golf, click here.

Golfweek Junior Tour

Competitive schedule throughout five Midwest states for juniors interested in playing at the collegiate level

The GolfWeek Junior Tour provides the next step for junior golfers interested in competing at the collegiate level. With 36-hole events beginning in March and running through October in five midwestern states, the GolfWeek Junior Tour provides junior golfers with the opportunity to qualify for various national tournament exemptions.

For more information on the GolfWeek Junior Tour, click here.

The COGA Tour

Central Ohio Golf Academy


The COGA Tour, powered by the Central Ohio Golf Academy, provides junior golfers with the direction to play their best golf under pressure. Since 2008, The COGA Tour has operated five outstanding events each year between the months of June and July for junior golfers to test their games at local golf courses in the Columbus area.

For more information on The COGA Tour, click here.