Ryder Cup Youth Skills Challenge Signup Form
The Ryder Cup Youth Skills Challenge is a summer-long skills competition that will culminate in a final showdown at the 39th Ryder Cup taking place Sept. 25-30, 2012, at historic Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.
The competition, which is FREE for all participants and conducted by the Illinois PGA, will showcase the driving, chipping and putting skills of junior golfers ages 6 to 17. As a presenting sponsor, TaylorMade/adidas will provide prizes and other forms of event support.
Every junior participant who registers to compete in the Ryder Cup Youth Skills Challenge will receive one practice round ticket to the 2012 Ryder Cup for themselves, plus one practice round ticket for one parent and guardian. Male and female champions in each of the four age groups will receive additional prizes and VIP treatment at the Ryder Cup.
Juniors will compete in driving (distance and accuracy), chipping and putting. Age/gender divisions are as follows: Boys and Girls – Ages 6-8; Boys and Girls – Ages 9-11; Boys and Girls – Ages 12-14; and Boys and Girls – Ages 15-17.
The Ryder Cup Youth Skills Challenge begins with local qualifying competitions taking place May 19 – July 31. Local winners will advance to one of four regional qualifiers in the northern suburbs, western suburbs, far western suburbs and south suburbs of the Chicagoland area.
Regional Qualifiers are as follows:
- West – Saturday, August 4 (Oak Brook Golf Club in Oak Brook, Ill.)
- Northwest – Saturday, August 4 (Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein, Ill.)
- Far West – Saturday, August 11 (Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, Ill.)
- Southwest – Saturday, August 11 (Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Ill.)
After the regional qualifiers are completed, the top score from each division in each region will advance to the Championship (32 total participants). The finals will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.
Male and Female juniors ages six (6) to seventeen (17) on or before September 22, 2012 are eligible to compete. Entrants will compete in the age division at the local, regional and championship determined by their age they will be on September 22, 2012. Juniors may only register for one (1) local qualifier. Multiple registrations are prohibited.