Online registration for the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship began on March 5, according to the USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America.
The schedule includes dates and locations for participants to play in local qualifiers across the country, with the opportunity to advance to subregional and regional qualifying, and earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.
Drive, Chip and Putt is a free youth golf development initiative that is aiming to help younger generations begin their lifelong connection with golf, by providing a fun, interactive platform for participants of all skill levels. Open to boys and girls ages 7-15, local qualifying 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 subregional and regional qualifiers at some of the country’s best championship venues 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 5, the eve of the 2020 Masters.
Expanding this year to 313 total sites, local qualifying will begin Saturday, May 4, at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. The breakdown and schedule for 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is as follows:
Local (May/June/July/August): 313 host sites throughout all 50 states
3 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue
Subregional (July/August): 61 host sites throughout more than 30 states
2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue
Regional (September): 10 host sites in 10 regions
1 junior advances in each age/gender category from every venue
National Finals (April 5, 2020): 80 total participants at Augusta National Golf Club