2012 Southern Texas PGA Academy Sports + Outdoor Junior Golf Programs Ready to Go

May 11, 2012 Junior golfers ages 6-18 wishing to participate in the Southern Texas PGA’s summer 2012 Junior Tour, Junior Links Tour and Little Linksters programs may now register online at www.stpgajuniorgolf.com.

A new series of tournaments dubbed the “Prestige Tour” has been added to the STPGA’s offerings for 2012. The new series is available to youngsters ages 10-18 and has been created to provide advanced juniors the opportunity to compete at a high level on several of southern Texas’ premier golf courses.

All three programs operate throughout southern Texas and are administered through seven “metro areas”— Austin, Beaumont, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio.

The membership fee for the STPGA Junior Golf program is $80. Tournament entry fees vary from $16 to $150, depending upon the segment of the program, the area in which the tournament is held and the length of the tournament.

Also new for 2012, the Southern Texas PGA has joined forces with three of Texas' other most prominent golf organizations to create new opportunities for the state's junior golfers. More details about the Texas Junior Golf Alliance can be found here.

Details about the 2012 programs are as follows:

STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Little Linksters

The STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Little Linksters program is open to all juniors ages 6-12 as of Sept. 1, 2012. First time members must establish tournament eligibility by successfully completing an STPGA Clinic.

Clinic fees vary, depending upon type and location. Individual tournament entry fees are $16 to $18, depending upon the “area” in which they are held. Competition in STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Little Linksters tournaments is broken into eight age and skill divisions. Every Little Linksters event features awards for the top competitors in each division.

In addition to instruction and the opportunity to play in competitive tournaments, all Little Linksters members receive a $10 gift certificate from Academy Sports + Outdoors, a summary of the Rules of Golf, a STPGA Junior Golf towel and personalized Bag Tag and on-line statistical analysis.

Full details regarding the STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Little Linksters are available at STPGA’s junior golf web site.

2012 STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Little Linksters Houston Area Schedule:

June 4 Pine Forest CC Houston
June 4 Houston National GC Houston
June 4 Deerwood GC Kingwood
June 5 High Meadow Ranch GC Magnolia
June 5 Sienna Plantation GC Missouri City
June 6 April Sound CC & Resort Montgomery
June 6 Meadowbrook Farms GC Katy
June 6 Clear Creek GC Houston
June 11 Hearthstone CC Houston
June 11 Riverbend CC Sugar Land
June 11 Augusta Pines GC Spring
June 12 Gleannloch Pines GC Spring
June 12 Magnolia Creek GC League City
June 12 Sharpstown Park GC Houston
June 13 Southwyck GC Pearland
June 13 Longwood GC Cypress
June 18 The Clubs of Kingwood Kingwood
June 18 The Club at Falcon Point Katy
June 19 South Shore Harbour CC League City
June 19 The Woodlands CC The Woodlands
June 19 GC at Cinco Ranch Katy
June 20 Kingwood Cove GC Kingwood
June 20 Quail Valley GC Missouri City
June 25 Pecan Grove Plantation CC Richmond
June 25 Windrose GC Spring
June 26 Bay Forest GC La Porte
June 26 Bentwater Yacht & CC Montgomery
June 26 Houston Oaks GC Hockley
June 27 Cypresswood GC Spring
June 27 Eagle Pointe GC Mont Belvieu
July 2 Pine Forest CC Houston
July 2 Southwyck GC Pearland
July 3 April Sound CC & Resort Montgomery
July 3 Longwood GC Cypress
July 3 Sharpstown Park GC Houston
July 9 Sugar Creek CC Sugar Land
July 9 Bay Oaks CC Houston
July 9 Cypresswood GC Spring
July 10 BlackHorse GC Cypress
July 10 Timber Creek GC Friendswood
July 11 Houston National GC Houston
July 11 Magnolia Creek GC League City
July 16 Raven Nest GC Huntsville
July 16 Willow Creek CC Spring
July 16 Royal Oaks CC Houston
July 17 Sienna Plantation GC Missouri City
July 17 Augusta Pines GC Spring
July 17 Kingwood Cove GC Kingwood
July 18 High Meadow Ranch GC Magnolia
July 18 GC at Cinco Ranch Katy
July 23 Eagle Pointe GC Mont Belvieu
July 23 Bay Forest GC La Porte
July 23 Bear Creek GW Houston
July 23 Windrose GC Spring
July 24 Clear Creek GC Houston
July 24 Gleannloch Pines GC Spring
July 24 Redstone GC Humble
July 25 Northgate CC Houston
July 25 Sharpstown Park GC Houston
July 30 Golfcrest CC Pearland
July 30 Hearthstone CC Houston
July 30 The Clubs of Kingwood Kingwood
July 31 South Shore Harbour CC League City
July 31 The Woodlands CC The Woodlands
July 31 Longwood GC Cypress
Aug. 8-9 Cypresswood GC Spring
  2012 STPGA Junior Championship  
Parent/Junior    
June 3 Augusta Pines GC Spring
June 10 Gleannloch Pines GC Spring
July 8 Augusta Pines GC Spring

 

STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Junior Links Tour

The STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Junior Links Tour is for boys and girls ages 13-18 as of Sept. 1, 2012, and features a schedule of 9-hole tournaments.

The program is designed to meet the needs of juniors who have either just begun playing golf or have a need for more experience prior to playing in the 18- and 36-hole tournaments offered by the STPGA’s Junior Tour. All first-time members joining the Junior Links Tour will be required to pass a STPGA Rules & Etiquette Test to establish tournament eligibility.

Entry fees for individual tournaments are $20. All Academy Sports + Outdoors Junior Links Tour members will receive a $10 gift certificate from Academy Sports + Outdoors, a USGA Rules of Golf Book, a STPGA Junior Golf towel and personalized Bag Tag, and on-line statistical analysis.

Every Junior Links Tour event will offer awards for the top competitors in each division. Competition is broken into four age and/or gender divisions at each tournament.

Full details regarding the STPGA Junior Links Tour are available at the STPGA’s junior golf web site.

2012 STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Junior Links Tour Houston Area Schedule:

June 4 Houston National GC Houston
June 11 Hearthstone CC Houston
June 13 Longwood GC Cypress
June 18 The Clubs of Kingwood Kingwood
June 19 GC at Cinco Ranch Katy
June 26 Houston Oaks Golf Club Hockley
June 27 Eagle Pointe GC Mont Belvieu
July 3 April Sound CC & Resort Montgomery
July 9 Bay Oaks CC Houston
July 16 Raven Nest GC Huntsville
July 17 Sienna Plantation GC Missouri City
July 18 High Meadow Ranch GC Magnolia
July 23 Windrose GC Spring
July 25 Northgate CC Houston
July 30 The Clubs of Kingwood Kingwood
July 31 South Shore Harbour CC League City

 

STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Junior Tour

The Southern Texas PGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Junior Tour consists of competitive one- and two-day weekly tournaments throughout the year. It is open to STPGA Junior members who are ages 10 to 18 as of Sept. 1, 2012. Juniors who are 18 are eligible provided they have not attended a regular semester of college and do not reach their 19th birthday prior to September 1, 2012.

All Junior Tour members receive a $10 gift certificate from Academy Sports + Outdoors, a USGA Rules of Golf Book, a STPGA Junior Golf Cap and personalized Bag Tag, a USGA GHIN handicap and on-line statistical analysis.

Every STPGA Junior Tour event features awards for the top competitors in each division. Competition is broken into six age and/or gender divisions at each tournament.

Entry fees for individual tournaments range from $25 to $65, depending upon area and length of tournament (18 or 36 holes).

Full details regarding the STPGA Junior Tour are available at the STPGA’s new junior golf web site (www.stpgajuniorgolf.com ).

2012 STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Junior Tour Houston Area Schedule:

June 4 River Ridge GC Sealy
June 11-12 Bear Creek GW Houston
June 18-19 Wildcat GC Houston
June 25 Walden on Lake Conroe CC Montgomery
June 26-27 Miramont CC Bryan
June 27 Magnolia Creek GC League City
July 2 Traditions @ Texas A&M College Station
July 3 Timber Creek GC Friendswood
July 9 Deerwood GC Kingwood
July 16 Raven Nest GC Huntsville
July 16 Cypresswood GC Spring
July 17 South Shore Harbour CC League City
July 23-24 Augusta Pines GC Spring
July 25 Redstone GC Humble
July 30 Bay Oaks CC Houston
Aug. 8- 9 Cypresswood GC Spring
  2012 STPGA Junior Championship  
Parent/Junior    
June 17 Gleannloch Pines GC Spring
July 15 The Clubs of Kingwood Kingwood

 

STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Prestige Tour

New for 2012, the Southern Texas PGA Academy Sports+Outdoors Prestige Tour includes five 36-hole events at premier facilities in southern Texas. The series is designed to offer advanced juniors the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of the STPGA Junior Golf program, and is available to youngsters ages 10-18.

All members of the STPGA Academy Sports+Outdoors Junior Tour are eligible for all Prestige Tour competitions. The entry fees are $150 per tournament.

All STPGA Prestige Tour event features awards for the top competitors in each division. Competition is broken into six age and/or gender divisions at each tournament.

In addition, all the tournaments on the Prestige Tour schedule will feature exemptions into tournaments conducted by the Legends Junior Tour, which is part of the previously mentioned Texas Junior Golf Alliance.

Full details regarding the STPGA Prestige Tour are available at the STPGA’s junior golf web site (www.stpgajuniorgolf.com ).

2012 STPGA Academy Sports + Outdoors Prestige Tour Schedule:

June 4-5 Newport Dunes GC Port Aransas
June 19-20 Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay
June 26-27 Miramont CC Bryan
July 16-17 La Cantera Resort San Antonio
July 31-Aug. 1 The Woodlands CC The Woodlands

 

For additional information about the 2012 Southern Texas PGA Little Linksters, Junior Links Tour and Junior Tour and Prestige Tour, please visit at www.stpgajuniorgolf.com.

 

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