About Us

About Us

Golf is a game that lasts a lifetime.  Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned junior, the CJGA provides environments that are competitive, educational, fun, and safe for all.

No matter what your skill, there is a level for you in the CJGA’s 6-stage development program.

The CJGA is an RCAAA (Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association) not-for-profit as designated by Revenue Canada (Registration Number 88873 8176 RR0001).

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LINKSTER TOUR / JUNIOR TOUR / REGIONAL & INVITATIONAL EVENTS / NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS / CJGA TEAM CANADA / POST-SECONDARY

Level 1: CJGA Linkster Tour

New to the game of golf?  Want to meet new friends?  The Linkster program is the place for you!

Come out and play 9 or 18 holes of golf in a family-oriented, fun, environment with a big tournament feel.  Juniors between the ages of 5-14 are introduced to the basics of the game of golf, including basic rules, proper etiquette, and the feel of tournament golf in a friendly environment.

FAQ’s

  1. What is the skill level required? No skill level, just a passion for the game and the willingness to have fun.
  1. What’s the cost? For just $65 a year, your child will become a member of the CJGA and start to unlock their future in the game of golf. And, you get a charitable tax receipt for the full amount. Once a member, build your tournament schedule to fit your own personal schedule, with tournament fee’s ranging from $49 – $129.
  1. Do I need to know the rules? No, although we do encourage juniors and parents to start to learning the rules. We strongly encourage families to go online and review the Level 1 Rules Training online.  On-site, our staff will provide rules guidance and assistance in this learning stage.
  1. Can I try out just one? Yes – we have a CJGA non-member fee that will enable you to try out 1 event before you are required to get a CJGA membership.
  1. Can I caddie for my child? Yes – the Linkser Tour has a Caddie Program in place to allow juniors to have a caddie at Linkster Tour event in all age divisions. 

Level 2: CJGA Junior Tour Events

Ready to take the next step in your golfing journey?  After spending time in the Junior Linkster Program, juniors are presented with the opportunity to participate in multi-day events through the CJGA Junior Tour. These tournaments are more competitive and structured.

FAQ’s

  1. How competitive are the events? The range in competition is quite large with juniors shooting anywhere between even par and 100, based on the event.
  1. Who can participate in Junior Tour? Any junior aged player with a passion for the game and a basic understanding of the rules of golf.
  1. What’s the cost? For just $149 per year, your child will become a member of the CJGA and start to unlock their future in the game of golf. And you get a charitable tax receipt for the full amount.  Once a member, build your tournament schedule to fit your own personal schedule, with tournament fee’s ranging from $99 – $229.
  1. Can I fundraise to assist with costs? Absolutely! The CJGA has all the materials you need to start a fundraising campaign to help offset some or all of your tournament expenses.

Level 3: CJGA Regional & Invitational Tournaments

Juniors who have proven their talents on CJGA Junior Tour are provided with the opportunity to test their skills in Regional and Invitational events.  These events take on an added degree of competition and structure.  With an application/selection process, juniors have the chance to heighten their resume and showcase their talents against other competitive junior golfers.

FAQ’s

  1. How do I get selected for these events? With strong results at CJGA Junior Tour events, you strengthen your chance of earning a spot in an invitational event.
  1. What is the cost? Tournament fees for Invitational events range from $170 – $229. 
  1. Can I fundraise to assist with costs? Absolutely! The CJGA has all the materials you need to start a fundraising campaign to help offset some or all of your tournament expenses.

Level 4: CJGA National Tournaments

Looking to heighten your profile and showcase your talents?  Raise your stock by participating in our high profile National Tournaments.  With increased visibility from college/university coaches; media elements; and sponsor representatives on hand, our National Championships could be your ticket to enriching your life and getting your education paid for.

Results and application based, these events bring the best of the best from across the country to compete. Both stroke play and match play formats are offered in national tournaments conducted by the CJGA.

FAQ’s

  1. How do I get selected for these events? Win and event for finish runner-up; be inside the top 15 on the CJGA National Order of Merit at the outlined date, or have strong results at CJGA Junior Tour events and you will earn a spot in our National Championships.
  1. What is the cost? Tournament fees for Invitational events are $285.
  1. Is there a cut at National Events? Yes – both National events have a cut. The CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship is a 72-hole stroke play tournament with a 36-hole cut for the top 50% of the field and ties.  The CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship has a 36-hole cut, with the top 16 in each age division moving on to the match play portion.  Once in match play, winning is the key to moving on, playing 4 rounds in 2 days will earn you the divisional crown!
  1. Can I fundraise to assist with costs? Absolutely! The CJGA has all the materials you need to start a fundraising campaign to help offset some or all of your tournament expenses.

Level 5: CJGA Team Canada

CJGA Juniors are given the opportunity to qualify for prestigious international events through various qualifying tourneys that are conducted during the earlier months of the golfing season. Aspiring juniors can earn the chance to represent the CJGA in an international tournament and test their skills against some of the premier junior golfing talent that the rest of the world has to offer.  CJGA Team Canada members will learn the necessary attributes and gain the experiences needed to possibly move on to Canada’s national teams.

FAQ’s

  1. How do I qualify for an International event? Play in the designated qualifier(s) for a specific international event and you are eligible to qualify.
  1. What is the cost to play on CJGA Team Canada? Each international event as it’s own fee associated with it.  The CJGA does provide some subsidy for a number of the international teams, however we cannot cover all the expenses for all the players for all the international events.
  1. Can I fundraise to assist with costs? Absolutely! The CJGA has all the materials you need to start a fundraising campaign to help offset some or all of your tournament expenses.

 Level 6: Post-Secondary & Amateur Events

The objective of the CJGA Competitive Development Program is to assist junior golfers in their efforts to earn a spot on a golf team at the college/university level either in Canada or the United States. Upon reaching Level 6, juniors have developed many of the required skills, mental and physical, in order to succeed in national amateur events.

With an elaborate alumni list, the CJGA has been the stepping-stone for a number of Canadian players.  Notable alumni include: Brooke Henderson, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor, Augusta James, Matt Hill, Albin Choi, Roger Sloan, Corey Conners, Adam Svensson, Alena Sharp, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Elizabeth Tong, Samantha Richdale, and Jennifer Kirby.

*Note: The CJGA acts as a feeder system to the top levels of Canadian amateur golf through its competitive development program.

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