How do I get invited to the MN PGA Junior Golf 'Sota Series Players Tour?
The Players Tour is an invitational program in which the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Committee determines eligibility requirements. It 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. Invites are sent out to junior’s based on their average score to par using their top three scores in our programs from 2019.
Invitations will be extended in waves for juniors this year. Juniors that will receive an invite in the first wave will include boys with a scoring average to par of 4.67 or less and girls with a scoring average to par of 9.67 or less.
If you do not receive an invitation to the Players Tour after all three waves have been sent out you must wait until February 27, 2019. If there are still open spots available at this time you may submit a cover letter and resume of participation and scores explaining why you should be considered for the 2019 Players Tour. You can email this information to us before this date at email@example.com.
Since my Players Tour membership includes a Junior Tour membership, how do I sign up for Junior Tour events?
NOTE: Only juniors that are ages 19 and Under as of September 1, 2020 will also be eligible for a Junior Tour membership. 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. Since you are a member of both the Players Tour and the Junior Tour you will not be allowed to participate in the Tournament Selection Process for events. You will be able to register for events that still have openings after the Tournament Selection Process has already taken place and are open again for online registration. You may also try to play in Junior Tour events as a walk-on or call the office to be put on the waiting list for an event.
What does the service fee in BlueGolf cover?
The service fee enables us to cover merchant fees when customers use credit cards to make purchases. The Minnesota PGA Junior Golf ‘Sota Series implemented a service fee of 3% in 2019 that customers will see when they complete their transactions.
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 Players Tour Event Schedule. If you do not have access to our web site you can contact the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Office at 763-754-6641 to find out your tee time. Please call during normal office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please do not call the host facility to find your tee time.
Will I be able to check my scores and tournament pairings online?
Yes, you will be able to check your scores, series point standings, tee times and results all from your computer by signing into your MN PGA Junior Players Club account. You can access this by logging on to www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com and logging into the MN PGA Junior Players Club account with your ID and password. All of the information for points and results will also be available on at the top of the website under the Players Tour link.
How do I withdraw from a Players Tour tournament?
If you are unable to make an event, all cancellations must be submitted online by accessing your account with your Players Club ID and Password from our home page or by calling the office at 763-754-6641. It is very important that you let us know if you cannot make it to an event in your Series, even if it is the day of the event. There will be NO refunds distributed if a junior misses an event in his/her series. If you are a no show at any event in the Players Tour you will no longer be eligible for Series Champion or Player of the Year.
I got on the waiting list to play in an event outside of the series that I am registered into, how do I know that I got accepted into the event(s)?
Event(s) confirmations for outside series events will be emailed out about a week before the event and at this time your credit card will be processed. The cost to play in 18-hole events will be $40.00 and 36-hole events will be $80.00.
How do I qualify for the Players Tour Tournament of Champions?
Juniors participating in the Players Tour are eligible to earn an invitation to play in the end of the year event, the Players Tour Tournament of Champions. This tournament will be a two-day, 36-hole event. Invitations will be extended to the top 20 Boys and 7 Girls in each individual Series points OR any junior who has won a 2020 Players Tour Series event.