About Us

Golf is a game that lasts a lifetime. Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned tournament player, the CJGA provides an environment that is fun, safe & competitive for players of all skill levels.

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

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

OUR SIX STAGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Stage One: The CJGA Linkster Tour

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

Come out and play 9 or 18 holes of golf in a fun & family-oriented environment.  Juniors between the ages of 5-14 are introduced to the fundamentals of the game of golf, including basic rules, proper etiquette all while getting a feel for competition in an environment where the focus is on fun.

FAQ’s

  1. What is the skill level required? Just a passion for the game and the willingness to learn.
  2. What’s the cost? For just $99 a year, your child will become a member of the CJGA Linkster program. (Membership with the CJGA is tax deductible & you’ll receive charitable tax receipt for the full amount).  Once a member of the CJGA, you can enter any tournament and play at membership rates.  You can enter as many events as you wish that fit into your busy schedule.  Member entry fees are posted in the CJGA Linkster Schedule.
  3. Do I need to know the rules? No, although we do encourage juniors and parents to start learning and understanding the rules.  Numerous resources are available for you to learn the rules, but a good place to start can be found with Golf Canada – Here.  Our staff will also be onsite and will provide rules guidance along with assistance in this learning stage.
  4. Can I try out just one? Yes – we have a CJGA non-member fee that will enable you to try out two (2) events before you are required to get a CJGA membership.
  5. Can I caddie for my child? Yes – the CJGA Linkser Tour has a Caddie Program in place to allow juniors to have a caddie at at CJGA Linkster Tour event in all age divisions. Caddie must follow caddie protocols as laid out by the CJGA.

Stage Two: The CJGA Junior Tour

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Ready to take the next step in your golfing journey?  After spending time in the Linkster Tour Program, juniors are presented with the opportunity to participate in multi-day events on the CJGA Junior Tour.  Junior Tour competitions are multi-day competitions that are overseen by certified Rules Officials.

FAQ’s

  1. Why play on the CJGA Junior Tour? Junior golf is all about learning & developing your game and the best way to learn to play your best is to compete against the best. By participating in the CJGA Junior Tour, you can develop a resume for opportunities for such things as golf scholarships and to further their desire to advance to the Professional ranks.
  1. Who can participate in Junior Tour? Any junior player age (10-18) with a passion for the game and a basic understanding of the rules of golf can play on the CJGA Junior Tour.  Players under the age of 10 are still eligible to compete on the Junior Tour if approved by the CJGA competitions committee.
  1. What’s the cost? For just $199 per year, your child will become a member of the CJGA and start to unlock their future in the game of golf.  Membership fees are tax deductible & you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your membership.  Once a member of the CJGA Junior Tour, you can build your tournament schedule to fit your own personal schedule. Tournament fees range depending on the number of days, type of golf course and type of event.
  1. Can I fundraise to assist with cost? Absolutely! The CJGA has all the materials you need to start a fundraising campaign to help offset some or all of your tournament expenses. Visit https://cjga.com/fundraising/ for more information on funding yourself.

Stage Three: CJGA Regional & Invitational Championships

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Juniors who have proven their talents on CJGA Junior Tour are provided with the opportunity to test their skills in International, National, 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.
  2. 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. Visit https://cjga.com/fundraising/ to find out how to fundraise.

Stage Four: CJGA National Championships

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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 an event or 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 may earn a spot in our National Championships.
  2. 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. Visit https://cjga.com/fundraising/ to find out how to fundraise.

Stage Five: CJGA Team Canada & Team Competitions

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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.
  1. What is the cost to play on CJGA Team Canada? Each international event has it’s own fee associated with it.  The CJGA may 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. Each player is responsible for funding themselves for international competition.
  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. Visit https://cjga.com/fundraising/ to find out how to fundraise.

Stage Six: Post-Secondary & Amateur Championships

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Level 6: Post-Secondary & Amateur Events

The objective of the CJGA Competitive Development Program is to allow junior golfers to develop a resume in order to be noticed by colleges/universities either in Canada or the United States that have aspiring golf programs. 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, Ben Silverman, Michael Gligic, Augusta James, Matt Hill, Albin Choi, Roger Sloan, Corey Conners, Adam Svensson, Taylor Pendrith, Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Alena Sharp, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Elizabeth Tong, Samantha Richdale, and Jennifer Kirby.

Visit https://cjga.com/cjga-alumni/ to view a list of players that have gone on to universities in the United States to further their aspirations

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