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Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association
Providing Playing Opportunities for junior golfers
Beginners/Transition/Junior Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate in our programs?
In order to play in the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association you need to reside within the Minnesota Section. The Minnesota Section encompasses Minnesota, North and South Dakota; Saint Croix County, Wisconsin; and the area in and around Superior, Wisconsin.

How much does it cost to become a member of the MN PGA Junior Golf Association?
The membership cost for the Beginners'/Transition Tour membership (Ages 8-12) is $50.00 and the Junior Tour membership (Ages 13-18) is $75.00.

What program am I eligible for based on my age?
You are eligible for the program based on your age as of September 1, 2017. The Beginners'/Transition Tours are for juniors ages 8-12. The Junior Tour is for juniors ages 13-18.

What are the entry fees for events?
The cost for each 18-Hole Junior Tour and Transition Tour tournament is $25.00 and the cost for each 9-Hole Transition Tour and Beginners’ Tour tournament is $15.00.  We will only accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express payment for tournament fees.  All tournament registration is done online through your BlueGolf Junior Players Club account.  NO registration is done over the phone.

What if I sign up for a membership and then need to cancel the membership?
Juniors who wish to cancel out of the MN PGA Junior Golf Association program must do so seven (7) days prior to the date of the first event of the 2017 season, which is Monday, June 12, 2017.  A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from ALL refunds. Any cancellations after the onset of the 2016 season will forfeit all rights to any refunds distributed by the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association. In the case of an emergency, written requests for refunds must be submitted to the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association Office. In order to be considered for a refund due to illness or injury, a doctor’s/physician’s note must accompany the written request. All emergency-related refund requests will be considered on their own merits. A $20.00 processing fee will still be deducted from all membership refunds even if we have received a doctor’s note.
Online Membership

What is the MN PGA Junior Players Club?
Once juniors have completed the Membership process they are assigned a Players Club ID and Password, which they can then use to access their own MN PGA Junior Players Club account on our home page at www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com. This is the junior's personal account where they can review membership, sign up for tournaments, check stats and much more. Members can also personalize their account with biographical information, a picture and more.

I don't have an email address, what should I do?
Every member MUST have an active email address. From many other sources available, we suggest signing up for a free email account through www.Hotmail.com or www.gmail.com or www.Yahoo.com. It is quick and easy. All confirmation emails for membership and tournaments will be sent out by email. We do not mail anything out anymore.

How do I become a member of the MN PGA Junior Golf Association?
Click on the register link under Beginners/Transition Tour or Junior Tour.
- New Members: You will need to click on the link for new members to sign up for membership
- Returning Members from previous years will need their ID and Password for BlueGolf to register for a 2017 Membership.

After you have submitted the form, you will receive an e-mail confirming we received your application and it is pending approval. Once it is approved, you will receive another e-mail within 2 business days informing you of your MN PGA Junior Players Club ID and Password.

How do I Select My Tournaments?
Beginning on Wednesday, March 22nd members will be able to log into their MN PGA Junior Players Club account using their ID and Password and select the events they would like to play in. When doing your online tournament selection, you will be asked to rate your preference for the events that you would like to participate. There will be a drop down list of sticker numbers (Beginners'/Transition Tour Members 1-15 and Junior Tour Members 1-20). The stickers are used to designate your preference for the events you would like to play in. Select one sticker number from the drop down list for each tournament. #1 designates your MOST preferred event, #15 (for Beginners'/Transition Tour Members) or #20 (for Junior Tour Members) your LEAST preferred. This does not mean that you have to try and sign up for the maximum amount of tournaments allowed for each program.

How do I Enter the Tournaments?
On Wednesday, March 22nd the 2017 tournaments will be open for selections through your MN PGA Junior Players Club account on our home page at www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com. You will only receive a MN PGA Junior Players Club account after you are confirmed for a 2017 Beginners/Transition Tour Membership or Junior Tour Membership. You will be able to check out the Beginners' Tour, Transition Tour and Junior Tour Schedules on the front page of our website in PDF files or by logging into your MN PGA Junior Players Club account. You will not be receiving a mailing with the tournament schedule. All tournament selections will be accepted until the stated deadline date of Friday, May 5th at 4:30 p.m. (CST) and payment will not be processed until after this date. We will ONLY accept MasterCard,VISA and American Excpress payment for tournament fees. Checks WILL NOT be accepted! You will only be charged for the tournaments that you did receive after the Tournament Selection Process is completed. Selections will not be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Everyone has the same chance as long as they sign up for their membership and get their tournament picks in by the deadline date of Friday, May 5th at 4:30 p.m. (CST).

What is our refund policy?
If a junior must cancel out of an event, a partial refund will be made only if the MN PGA Junior Golf Association is notified before 11:59 p.m. (CST), at least seven days prior to the event. **If you cancel out of an event at least seven days prior to the event you will receive a full refund minus a $5.00 processing fee for a 9-hole event and a $10.00 processing fee for an 18-hole event. If a junior is not able to make it to an event due to a personal reason and it is less than seven days prior to the event, you still need to cancel out of the event that you are scheduled to play in but no refunds will be given. You need to do this even if it is the day of the event.
In the case of an emergency, written requests for refunds must be submitted to the MN PGA Junior Golf Association Office. In order to be considered for a refund due to illness or injury, a doctor’s/physician’s note must accompany the written request. All emergency-related refund requests will be considered on their own merits. A processing fee will still be deducted from all tournament refunds even if we have received a doctor’s note.
If an event is cancelled due to weather and we are not able to reschedule the date of the event you will receive a full refund minus a processing fee of $5.00.

When will I receive my refund for the events I cancelled under the appropriate guidelines?
You will receive an email confirmation that your tournament cancellation has been processed. If applicable, the refund amount is automatically put back on the credit card that was used to pay for the tournament.

I can't make it to an event that I signed up for. What should I do?
You should contact the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association as soon as possible. If a junior must cancel out of an event, a refund will be made ONLY if the MN PGA Junior Golf Association is notified before 11:59 p.m. (CST), at least seven days prior to the event. NOTE: If you cancel out of an event at least seven days prior to the event by 11:59 p.m. (CST) you will receive a full refund minus a processing fee.

How do I walk on at a Beginners' Tour, Transition Tour or Junior Tour event? Our best advice is to get to the tournament site as early as you can, but no more than one hour before the event. Find the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association representative (they usually wear a shirt with the PGA logo on it) and request to put your name on the walk-on list. At 20 minutes prior to the start of the event, your name will be called in the order it is written on the walk-on list, if there are no-shows for you to replace. NOTE: If you are walking on to an 18-hole Junior Tour Event or Transition Tour Event the entry fee will be $30.00  or for a  9-hole Beginners/Transition Tour Event it will be $20.00 (cash or check only for the appropriate amount).

When do I find out which events I got into through the Tournament Selection Process?
All 2017 tournament confirmations will be done by email. If you received five tournaments through the tournament selection process you will receive a confirmation email for each event that you are registered into (you will receive five separate confirmation emails). These confirmation emails will start going out the week of May 15th. Players will also be able to view their confirmed tournament schedule online by accessing their MN PGA Junior Players Club account.  Please add the following email address to your contact list or Do Not Block list in your email account: minnesotapgajuniorgolf@bluegolf.com

I am scheduled to play in a tee time event, how do I find out my tee time?
If you are scheduled to play in an event where the start time indicates, "Tee times," you will receive an email with your tee time at least (3) days prior to the scheduled event date. You will also be able to access your tee time at www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com at least (3) days prior to the scheduled event date. You will click on the Event Schedule under the Beginners/Transition Tour or Junior Tour and click on the info button for the tournament that you are checking tee times for. If you do not have access to our web site you can contact the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association at 763-754-6641 to find out your tee time. Please call during normal office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please do not call the host facility to find your tee time.

How will I know if an event has been cancelled due to weather?
Unfortunately, our On-Site Administrators will not be able to postpone or cancel the tournament until they have sufficient evidence that the severe weather will remain in the area. They usually will not make that decision until the scheduled start time of the event. The tournament will not be postponed or cancelled due to rain only, unless it is extremely heavy and promotes flooding on the golf course. Severe weather is defined by lightning, thunder, tornadoes, and hail.  If an event is cancelled or rescheduled due to weather and you are not able to make the new date you will receive a full refund minus a processing fee of $5.00.

When will I receive my Membership Kit?
The first 1400 juniors that sign up for a 2017 Beginners'/Transition Tour or Junior Tour membership will receive a 2017 membership kit.  We hope to have membership kits mailed out in early June. 

How do I qualify for the Warrior Cup in my age group?
The Warrior Cup is the year-end championship for the Junior Tour. You must win a Junior Tour event in your age group to be eligible.

Do we allow caddies for our events?
We DO NOT allow any caddies for MN PGA Junior Golf Association Transition Tour and Junior Tour events.  Players MAY NOT use caddies or motorized carts. All players must either carry their own clubs or use a pull cart.  The only program that caddies will be allowed in will be the Beginners Tour.

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