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
CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the local qualifying schedule. The complete schedule is located on www.drivechipandputt.com.
For complete results visit: www.drivechipandputt.com
Player registration opens January 24, 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
****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 2023 Regional will be held at TPC Deere Run October 1, 2023.
One participant from each age/gender category advances from TPC Deere Run to the National Finals at August National on April 7, 2024.
This event is conducted by the Iowa PGA.
The 2023 National Finals are held on April 2, 2023 at Augusta National before the Masters Tournament begins. This prestigious event is broadcasted live on the Golf Channel from 7am – 12pm CT featuring the 80 finalists.
Wisconsin’s finalists are Addie Lupton (right) of Waunakee and Alex Kim (left) of Elm Grove – pictured below.
JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Signage for the Regional Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on September 08, 2019 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 28: A detailed view of a hole flag during a regional round of The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at TPC Sawgrass on September 28, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)
Ball markers and divot repair tools given to participants as gifts are seen on display during the Drive, Chip, and Putt local qualifier at The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
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DRIVING station instructions
CHIPPING station instructions
PUTTING station instructions
REGISTRATION station instructions
Click here for a visual representation of what you receive to run your qualifier!
Click here for the Local Gifts/Awards and Volunteer hats
Note: You will also receive 100 Rules of Play handouts, but can print more if you need to.
Click here: Drive Chip and Putt Ops and Training Guide
DCP – Event Management Training Videos
Click on the link above to pull up a PDF listing about 15 short videos on managing different aspects of the admin side of www.drivechipandputt.com
Email or call Erika (email@example.com / 414-443-3570) with questions.
The website used for DCP administration as well as the consumer site is: www.drivechipandputt.com.
WPGA members who are hosting their own local qualifier will be set up with his/her own admin account to view registrations and enter players’ scores during competition day. These tutorials have also been added to the DCP OPS manual linked in the previous tab.
Below is the SCORING overview page with links to PDF tutorials. Email / call / text Erika or the WPGA staff with any questions.
SCORING overview with linked tutorials
Click here: Rules of Play – 2022-23 Qualifying Season