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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Get involved in Optimist Junior Golf

The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships - PNW District Qualifying Tournaments are being held this year in Oregon and British Columbia. There is still time to participate in the US division, to be held at Meriwether Golf Course, Hillsboro, Oregon, on June 12, 2011.

This picture is really what it is all about; a young man, dressed for success on the golf course, displaying concentration and control and a determination to win.

This picture tells the story just a little more as the junior golfers line up, waiting their turn to tee off. Last year 48 golfers came from Oregon, Washington and Idaho to participate. 

They weren't all boys - young ladies showed up as well and proved just as formidable as the young men. 

But in the end, first place is awarded to one outstanding golfer in each category: Boys 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 and Girls 10-12, 13-14, 15-18. 


Don't you want to be involved? 
There are different ways that Optimist Clubs or individual golfers may choose to participate.
  1. Optimist Clubs can sponsor junior golfers by paying their registration fees. Only $75! 
  2. Optimist Clubs can hold pre-qualifying club-level tournaments and offer as a prize the opportunity to receive paid or partially paid trips to the district tournament.
  3. Individual golfers may choose to participate on their own, without sponsorship.
All golfers must complete the official entry form found at this link: http://goo.gl/8zUL8. Entries must be received by June 6.

More information is available from Chairman and Tournament Director Chris Hill  - 503-780-2570 or 503-640-5363. The Tournament website: https://sites.google.com/site/pnwusoptimistgolf/home

Get involved! Get your Optimist Club involved! 
The qualifying district tournaments feed into the coveted Optimist International Junior Golf Championships held from July 20-31 at PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Find out more about this awesome opportunity at http://www.optimist.org/golf.

Photos taken by Tournament Director Chris Hill at the 2010 PNW District Optimist Junior Golf Championships Qualifying Tournament.