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Hazeltine to Host Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Qualifying

Written by Hazeltine National on Apr 12, 2024 8:45:00 AM

CHASKA, MINN (April 12, 2024) – Hazeltine National Golf Club is proud to announce Regional Qualifying for Drive, Chip and Putt will return to Hazeltine in September of 2024 and 2025.  In advance of the 2016 Ryder Cup, Hazeltine was one of the 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Qualifying sites.

Open to boys and girls ages 7-15, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a program organized by the Masters Tournament, USGA, and PGA of America to engage kids and families in golf and grow the game. It’s gained immediate notoriety with its National Finals being conducted at Augusta National each year and broadcast on Golf Channel, kicking off Masters week in a fun and special way.

“We are committed to growing the game of golf and focusing on the next generation is important to us,” said Hazeltine National Golf Club President Dan Mulheran. “Bringing this event back to Hazeltine National provides another world-class venue on which the world’s best junior golfers can compete.”


Local qualifying for Drive, Chip and Putt will begin in May and at hundreds of sites across the country. The top three scorers per venue, in each of the four age categories in separate boys and girls divisions, advanced to subregional qualifiers in July and August. The top two juniors in each age/gender division then competed at the regional level in September and October.

The top finishers from each regional site’s age/gender divisions – a total of 80 finalists – will earn a place in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club, which will be broadcast live on Golf Channel. All local, subregional, and regional qualifiers will be conducted by the 41 Sections of the PGA of America, with PGA of America Golf Professionals providing support at each facility hosting a qualifier.

“As a PGA Professional and a father, I am personally excited at the opportunity to host the Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Qualifying,” said Hazeltine General Manager, Phil Anderson. “Drive, Chip and Putt will be a highlight of these young individuals' careers and family members and we look forward to doing everything we can to provide an exceptional experience so it’s one to remember.”

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All scoring at the local, subregional, and regional qualifiers is based on a 25-point-per-shot basis, with each participant taking three shots per skill. Each participant accumulated points per shot in all three skills (maximum of 75 points per skill = 25 points per shot x 3). The overall winner in each age category was determined by the participant with the most points accumulated across all three skills (maximum of 225 points = 75 points per skill x 3). For each skill, the point system is based on incremental distance measurements, rewarding accuracy and distance in the driving skill, and proximity for chipping and putting skills.

For more information about Drive, Chip and Putt, please visit www.DriveChipandPutt.com or contact Hazeltine General Manager, Phil Anderson.

Phil Anderson, PGA
General Manager

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