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Inverness Club Hosts

Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier


Fred Altvater

AlthoughDrive, Chip&Putt is

just entering its fourth year of

existence, it has been a huge

success. It was founded as a

joint initiative of the PGA of

America (PGA), The Masters

Tournament and the United

States Golf Association

(USGA) to stimulate interest

in the game via a junior golf

competition. Qualifying is

broken into to four age group

classifications and is open to

boys and girls ages 7-15.

Participants are tested in

three areas of golf, using a

driver off the tee, chipping

fromoff the green and putting

from three different locations

on the green. Scores are

accumulated for each shot

and the winner is determined

from the highest scores.

Entrants must first make it

through local qualifying,

which is held at over 250

sites across the United

States. Qualifiers then move

on to the sub-regional and



Winners in each age group

from the regional qualifiers

earn a trip to the Drive,

Chip & Putt Championship

held at Augusta National on

Sunday prior to the start of

the Masters each year.




golfers enter local qualifying

and under 100 make it to

Augusta for the finals.

Local qualifying is currently

underway for the 2017 Drive,

Chip & Putt. Inverness club

hosted 147 boys and girls on

Tuesday, June 28 to identify

the winners that would

advance to the Westfield

Golf Club sub-regional.

More information about

Drive, Chip & Putt can be

NWO Golf Links