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Drive, Chip & Putt

As a PGA Professional you are at the forefront of introducing kids to the game of golf for a lifetime. The Drive, Chip and Putt championship, enacted by a joint effort by golf’s leading bodies–(the U.S.G.A, Augusta National, and the PGA of America),  offers a FREE competitive golf experience for boys and girls ages 7-15.

DCP includes rounds of qualifying stages – 1. Local qualifying 2. Sub-regional qualifying 3. Regional qualifying and 4. the National Finals. Players earn points at an event based on performance and attempt to qualify all the way to the National Finals – taking place the Sunday prior to the beginning of The Masters Tournament at Augusta National.

At each qualifying level, participants hit three shots at each station, Drive, Chip & Putt, for a total of nine shots. Each shot receives a point value. There are prizes for the top three in each Skill and for the top three Overall participants. The contestant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the Overall Champion in their age division.

Our PGA Professionals host 12 Local qualifying sites each year along with 2 Sub-regionals. The Regional location (3rd qualifying stage) rotates between IL, WI, MN, or IN each year.

If you are hosting an event, considering hosting, or want to learn more about Drive, Chip & Putt, check out the information below.

To sign up for a local qualifier near you, go to www.drivechipandputt.com 

Player registration is open and must be completed on www.drivechipandputt.com

The deadline to sign up for a local qualifier (no cost to participate) is 5 days prior at 4pm CT. Once the deadline passes, the registrants will be emailed official starting times and other event information.

Not sure about what to expect at your local qualifier? Give the WPGA a call at 414-443-3570 or email Erika Pirkl, PGA at epirkl@Pgahq.com

****Should a player advance through Local qualifying, the Sub-Regional and Regional qualifying sites will be pre-determined based upon the Local qualifying site. Once a Local Qualifying site has been chosen, we cannot change any player from one Sub-Regional or Regional to another site.

Should a player advance through Local qualifying, the Sub-Regional and Regional qualifying sites will be pre-determined based upon the Local qualifying site. Once a Local Qualifying site has been chosen, we cannot change any player from one Sub-Regional or Regional to another site.

The 2021 Regional will be held at Medinah Country Club on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

One participant from each age/gender category advances from Medinah Country Club to the National Finals at August National on April 3, 2022.

This event is conducted by the Illinois PGA.

 

Medinah Country Club

6N001 Medinah Rd, Medinah, IL 60157

EDINA, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 28: First place overall for the girls 10-11 category McKenna Nelson poses for a picture during The Drive, Chip and Putt Regional at Interlachen Country Club on September 28, 2019 in Edina, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)

EDINA, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 28: First place overall for the girls 14-15 category Ashleyjen Powell poses for a picture during The Drive, Chip and Putt Regional at Interlachen Country Club on September 28, 2019 in Edina, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)

EDINA, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 28: First place overall for the boys 7-9 category Mitchell Shroyer poses for a photo during The Drive, Chip and Putt Regional at Interlachen Country Club on September 28, 2019 in Edina, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Local Qualifiers

  • Registration for a Local Qualifier closes five days prior to the event at 4pm or once the max player field has been reached.
  • There is no waitlist for any DCP event and walk-ons are not permitted in any circumstance.
  • The official starting time is largely dependent on field size. The official starting time will be emailed along with pertinent event information four days prior to the event.
  • It takes a competitor about 15-20 minutes to complete all three stations.
  • The order of competition is Drive, then Chip, and then Putt.
  • Spectators are not allowed to give adviceor interact with the competitors during the competition, aside from clapping and general encouragement.
  • Should a player advance through Local qualifying, the Sub-Regional and Regional qualifying sites will be pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site, and therefore cannot be changed. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Host Site Resources - Local Qualifiers

Click here to sign up for Session #1 at Wild Ridge (Eau Claire) on Tues Apr 20

Click here to sign up for Session #2 at The Oaks (Cottage Grove) on Thurs Apr 22

 

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Click here for a visual representation of what you receive to run your qualifier!

Click here to download the DCP Operations Manual