US Kids – International Info


May 30-June 1, 2017

Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland


The world’s best young golfers descend upon East Lothian, Scotland for the prestigious U.S. Kids Golf European Championship. More than 400 players from 30 nations will compete in Europe’s premier junior tournament to showcase the next generation of golfing stars. The championship is held on Scotland’s historic golf courses in East Lothian, including Gullane, Kilspindie, Craigielaw and Luffness.


Ages 13-18 (CJGA Junior Tour)

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA

July 27-29, 2017


The US Kids Golf Teen World Championship has grow significantly providing young golfers who are no longer eligible to participate in the US Kids Golf World Championship with a comparable world-class tournament.


Ages 5 –12 (CJGA Junior Linkster Tour)

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA

August 3-5, 2017


The US Kids Golf World Championship is truly unique with a total field size exceeding 1000 golfers for the last four years. The event has most US states and over 20 countries from around the world represented.  The five-day tournament format includes: opening and closing ceremonies, practice rounds, a three-day tournament as well as other activities.

CJGA Exemptions
CJGA Team Canada East and West will have the following qualifying spots available for each team.

European Championship

B7 & U B8 B9 B10 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15-18
3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
  G8 & U G9 G10 G11 G12 G13 G14 G15-18
3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

Teen World Championship

B13 B14 B15-18
1 1 1
G13 G14 G15-18
1 1 1

US Kids World Championship

B6 B7 B8 B9 B10 B11 B12
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
G7 G8 G9 G10 G11 G12
1 1 1 1 1 1

Juniors who wish to qualify for CJGA Team Canada East or West must meet the following requirements:

Selection Process: The CJGA Team Canada Selection Committee will determine the juniors who represent CJGA Team Canada by the following process:

*Note: The CJGA reserves the right to select team members outside of qualifying requirements

Rules and Regulations

1. Every qualified individual must have met the scoring requirements shown on the U.S. Kids Golf website in order to compete in a Championship event…

2. In order to participate in the European Championship, a player must have turned 5 years old prior to May 31st, 2017. In order to participate in the “Kids” World Championship, player must have turned 5 years old prior to July 31st, 2017.

3. A player does not have to qualify in his or her country of residence or origin. Therefore, all international qualifying events are open in regards to USKG events.

4. Countries and qualifying regions will NOT be granted additional spots at this time, but individual players will have the ability to apply via resume:

(a) European Championship – Players have the ability to send their personal applications by email to anytime after registration opens. Players will be accepted or denied shortly after receiving his or her competition record. For more information, please reference the European Championship website.

(b) Teen World Championship & “Kids” World Championship – Applications for the World Championships will NOT be accepted by players in a country or region that currently holds an official U.S. Kids Golf Qualifier, unless “extenuating circumstances” apply. USKG will determine if a player from an international country is eligible for acceptance based on an application. Therefore, players who would like to apply may visit the World Championship website. Of course, players from countries WITHOUT a qualifier have the ability to apply anytime after registration opens.

5. A player’s age group for the European Championship is determined by his or age on May 31st, 2017. A player’s age group for the World Championship is determined by his or her age on July 31st, 2017. In order to participate, a player must have turned 5 years old prior to these dates.

6. All qualifying individuals MUST register for the USKG Club in order to sign up and participate in the event. Also, every participant must register using his or her own family information. Please remember that the information entered into the USKG Club will be the information posted on the scoreboard during events.

7. If a player from an international country has already qualified through previous European Championships or World Championships, then his or her spot in the event DOES NOT count against the total number of spots available per age group. If a previously qualified player participates in a country’s official qualifier and finishers ahead of unqualified players, then his or her invitation will pass down to the next best participant, as long as this person has met the USKG Scoring Requirement…See website link in Rule #1.

8. Invitations are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. Therefore, players are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

9. The Sibling Policy does not apply to qualifiers.

10. US KIDS Sibling Policy – In order to qualify under the sibling exemption, the sibling must have eligible USKG Priority Status that does not expire prior to the desired event. For players that meet these requirements, they must send an email to requesting a sibling exemption. We will verify and approve based upon availability. There will be no exceptions to this policy.