The Minnesota PGA Junior Golf ‘Sota Series is the top junior golf program in Minnesota and one of the top junior programs in the Midwest. The ‘Sota Series is comprised of four unique tours, based on age and skill level, with the ability to be a training ground for playing more competitive golf and/or pursuing golf beyond high school.
Minnesota PGA Junior Golf has a strong history of grooming players. It has been the junior training ground for current PGA Tour Players Tom Hoge and Troy Merritt, LPGA Tour Player Amy (Anderson) Olson, Sarah Burnham and 2003 U.S. Women’s Open Champion and former LPGA Tour Player Hilary Lunke. The ‘Sota Series is ready to take it to the next level and provide your child with the best resources to grow his or her game for this summer and beyond.
Each tour has flexible scheduling that allows kids to play plenty of golf with minimal disruption to your family’s jam-packed summer routine.
2020 ‘Sota Series Membership registration will begin on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Your age as of September 1, 2020 is the age used to determine the Tour(s) you are eligible to play in.
**The Minny, Prep and Junior Tour Schedules were be released on our website Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00 a.m. CST This is not first come, first serve for getting your tournament selections done. You will have the same chance as every other junior if you make your tournament selections by the deadline date. The deadline date for the Tournament Selection Process will be Friday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. CST
‘SOTA SERIES TOURS
The Minny Tour is designed for 7-12 year-olds who have little or no experience in competitive golf. These events are held on all Par-3 courses. Age divisions of 7-9 & 10-12. Caddies are allowed for Minny Tour events. The annual membership fee for the Minny Tour is $75.00.
The Junior Tour is designed for 13-19 year-olds and all events are 18-hole stroke play competitions. This is for players who are looking to play competitive golf in a recreational environment—similar to other club-level sports. It is also a great option for those looking to play competitively in high school or may already be on a high school team. The Junior Tour is the primary per-requisite to earn status on the Players Tour. Juniors who have reached their 19th birthday prior to September 1, 2020 are eligible only if they have immediately finished their senior year of high school. The annual membership fee for the Junior Tour is $100.00.
The Prep Tour is designed for 7-12 year-olds who have more experience in competitive golf. These juniors will have a chance to play on 9-hole executive and regulation courses and 18-hole executive courses. Age divisions of 7-9 & 10-12. We do allow caddies for Prep Tour events. The annual membership fee for the Prep Tour is $75.00.
The Players Tour is an invitational program in which the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Committee determines eligibility requirements. This is open to boys and girls ages 13–19. Juniors who have reached their 19th birthday prior to September 1, 2020 are eligible only if they have immediately finished their senior year of high school. Juniors who will be receiving an invite will be posted online on Monday, February 10. Juniors will be invited based on an average score to par of their top three scores in our program from 2019 and NEW this year we will also invite juniors based on a handicap requirement.