About the World Junior Challenge

Now in its 29th year the CJGA World Junior Challenge is a marquee event conducted by the Canadian Junior Golf Association.  Since 1993, this championship has welcomed the participation of thousands of junior golfers, representing over 30 countries, who have competed against one an other on some of Florida’s most prolific golf courses.

This highly recognized event, traditionally held during the winter holiday season (December 27-30), offers Canadian and International juniors alike the opportunity to compete in an internationally ranked tournament while experiencing the culture of Florida golf during their winter break..

In 2021, the CJGA World Junior Championship returns to the the historic Innisbrook Resort, in Palm Harbor, Florida from December 27-30, 2021**, where Junior participants will compete across three divisions (Peewee, Bantam, and Junior), for boys & girls.

In 2021, all Participants will be playing on the two main courses*, the Copperhead and the Island Courses. The Copperhead is the home course of the PGA Valspar Open.

Unfortunately, due to the different environment that we live in there will be certain rules in place related to safety during the Covid-19 Virus Issues. The Safety of all our participants and family are a major concern.

For Covid-19 rules visit https://cjga.com/cjga-information-procedures-practices-rules-at-all-cjga-events-during-openings-and-covid-19/

*Please note that if numbers exceed expectations the North Course will be used for the Peewee, Girls, and Bantam Divisions.

**Practice Round December 27. Tournament begins December 28-30.

Event Overview

Dates: December 27-30, 2021
Venue: Innisbrook Resort
Divisions: Amateur Division (U24), Junior Division (U19), Bantam Division (U15), Peewee Division (U13) for Boys & Girls. NOTE: Peewees will be playing in the Bantam Division but will be recognized in the Peewee Division
Practice Day: Dec 27, 2021

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World Junior Challenge Competition Details

Individual Stroke Play Championship
In the CJGA World Junior Challenge, juniors will compete in their respective age divisions in a stroke play championship. The Winner & Runner-up in each division will be recognized & receive a championship trophy.

Amateur Men & Ladies (U24 Division) - Ages 19-24
Junior Boys & Girls (U19 Division) - Ages 15-18
Bantam Boys & Girls (U15 Division) - Ages 13-14
Peewee Boys & Girls (U13 Division) - Ages 10-12

A players age group eligibility is determined by their age as of August 1st of the current calendar year (2021).  A player who turns 15 years of age after August 1st, 2021 will be eligible to participate in the Bantam Division for the 2021 World Junior Challenge, a player who turns 15 years of age before August 1st, 2021 will participate in the Junior Division.

Younger players may participate in the older division if they choose to do so, but requests to play up must be made in advance of the event by contacting the CJGA Head Office.  Acceptance of such requests will be based on space availability in the requested division at the time of the request.

For additional information on CJGA Policies & Procedures please click the following link - CJGA Policies