*Check out the Junior Tour FAQ at the bottom of the page for any questions about Junior Tour Events*
The Minny Tour, Prep Tour and Junior Tour event schedules will be released on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 9AM (CST). The tournament selection process period for 2023 will run from Wednesday, March 22 until the selection deadline of Friday, May 5, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. (CST). NO LATE entries will be accepted!
2023 Registration Timeline
*The 2023 Registration Timeline has the important registration dates for the Minny/Prep/Junior Tour Program for 2023*
2023 Junior Tour Schedule – Printable PDF with Dates/Locations/Start Times
What is the Junior Tour?
The Junior Tour is designed for 13-19-year-olds and all events are 18-hole individual stroke play competitions. Juniors who have reached their 19th birthday prior to August 15, 2023 are eligible only if they have immediately finished their senior year of high school. 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. Caddies are not allowed on this tour. The Junior Tour has two age divisions of 13-15 and 16-19. Juniors can play in this program based on their age as of August 15, 2023 (UPDATE FOR THIS YEAR) and they will be placed in the correct age division based on their age as of that date. Each 18-hole Junior Tour Event has an entry fee of $30.00. The annual membership fee for the Junior Tour Membership is $100.00.
*NOTE: A junior does have the option to play up on the Junior Tour if they are under the age of 13. They would need to pay the appropriate membership fee and we would need to receive a recommendation letter/email that the junior can play up on the Junior Tour. If a junior does play up on the Junior Tour they cannot play back down in Minny and Prep Tour events.
BlueGolf is sensitive when it comes to siblings accounts. Here are some tips to help with frequently asked questions during this process.
With the cart option in BlueGolf they only allow you to process 5 events at a time. So once you do the first five events and get them through you can go back in and add more events.
Juniors play in the program based on their age as of August 15, 2023 (UPDATE FOR THIS YEAR). The Junior Tour is for juniors ages 13-19. Juniors who have reached their 19th birthday prior to August 15, 2023 are eligible only if they have immediately finished their senior year of high school. The Junior Tour is open to juniors of various playing abilities: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
The Junior Tour membership fee is $100.00. All memberships expire on December 31, 2023. The first 1400 Minny/Prep and Junior Tour members will also receive a membership kit containing the following: Minnesota PGA Junior Golf ‘Sota Series hat, bag tag and current USGA Rules of Golf Book. Membership kits get mailed out in late May/early June.
The 2023 Member Login is located at the top of our website in the right hand corner. You will use your ID/Password to log into your own member account here.
Juniors who wish to cancel out of the ‘Sota Series must do so seven (7) days prior to the date of the first event of the 2023 season, which is Monday, June 12, 2023. A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from ALL membership refunds. Any cancellations after the onset of the 202e season will forfeit all rights to any refunds. In the case of an emergency, written requests for refunds must be submitted to the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Office. 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.
All Junior Tour events are 18-hole individual stroke play events and have a per event fee of $30.00. We only accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express payment for tournament fees.
Yes, the Junior Tour has two age divisions: 13-15 and 16-19. You will be placed into the correct age division based on your age as of August 15, 2023.
To provide ample playing opportunities to our members, we have devised a Tournament Selection Process, also referred to as a random lottery process, to ensure everyone has a chance to compete in the events they desire. The tournament selection process for Minny/Prep/Junior Tour events for 2023 will run from Wednesday March 22 until the selection deadline of Friday, May 5, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. (CST). You will be able to make your tournament selections during this time period. This is not the same as registering for events; you are simply selecting and ranking the events you would like to play in. There is a possibility, however, that you could receive all your picks so please keep that in mind. Everyone who selects an event during this time frame has the same chance to receive it as everyone else to select that event, it is a NOT first come, first served basis as long as your picks are made within the selection time frame. NO LATE SELECTIONS WILL BE HONORED.
Beginning on Wednesday, March 22 members can log into their 2023 Member account using their ID and Password and select the events they would like to play in. Since you are a Junior Tour membership you will only be selecting Junior Tour events for the lottery. When doing your online tournament selections, you will be asked to rank your preference for the events that you would like to participate. There will be a drop-down list of sticker numbers (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 to #20 (for Junior Tour Members) your LEAST preferred. This does not mean that you need to select the maximum number of tournaments allowed for each program.
We will begin emailing out confirmations for the tournaments that you received through the tournament selection process the week of May 15. You will receive one email for each Junior Tour event that you are confirmed into playing for the 2023 season. At this time your credit card will ONLY be charged for the events that you have received through the tournament selection process.
Juniors that are 2022 Junior Tour Members will be able to register for Junior Tour events that still have openings starting on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (CST). Juniors will be able to register for events that have open spots up to five days prior to the date of the event at our website www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com by clicking on the Junior Tour event schedule or by logging into your 2023 Member account. Tournaments that still have openings will have a register link next to them on the schedule or a checkbox if you are logged into your account. You cannot call the office to register for an event that still has openings.
Beginning Monday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) any junior who is a 2023 Junior Tour Member can fill out an online wait list form at www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com to be put on the waiting list for tournament(s) that you did not get into through the tournament selection process or events that filled through the selection process. Once your name is on the wait list, please DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL to find out where you are on the list. We will call or email you once we have an opening. We might not know of a cancellation until the last minute. If you do get a spot off the waiting list, you will pay your entry fee by credit card ahead of time.
Online Cancellation (Suggested Method)
Phone Cancellation (If access to the website is not available please follow these instructions)
If a junior must cancel out of an event, a partial refund will be made only if the MN PGA Junior Golf ‘Sota Series is notified before 11:59 p.m. (CST), at least (5) five days prior to the event. NOTE: If you cancel out of an event at least (5) five days prior to the event you will receive a full refund minus 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 five 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 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.
NO, we DO NOT allow caddies in Junior Tour events. All spectators must stay AT LEAST 25 YARDS AWAY from juniors throughout the round. Spectators ARE NOT allowed on tee boxes, greens, or in scoring areas. If spectators violate these rules, there will be one verbal warning before juniors will begin to get penalized.
You will look on the events Tournament Information Page. The information will be located under the header STARTING TIME. This will be located in the top righthand side of each events TIP Page.
You can also click on the following link for the Junior Tour Schedule to find out each events starting time:
*We will have multiple registration areas set up for check-in. You will go to the correct registration table (based on your last name) to find out your starting hole and receive your scorecard. When standing in line, please make sure you maintain social distancing.
*Participants must register or be in line to register 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the tournament.
*Please note that you will not find out your pairing/starting hole for a shotgun event until you check in at registration the day of the event at the course
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 three (3) days prior to the scheduled event date. You will also be able to access your tee time on the tournament information page three (3) days prior to the scheduled event date.
Approximate yardages for all tournaments on the Junior Tour are as follows. **Please note that all tournament rounds may not fall in the range of yardages below and the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf ‘Sota Series and host facility pro, manager, etc.. has the authority to adjust any yardages that deems appropriate for tournament play.
Junior Tour Boys 13-15: 5,800 – 6,100 Yards
Junior Tour Boys 16-18: 6,100 – 6,400 Yards
Junior Tour Girls: 4,500 – 5,400 Yards
We DO NOT allow walk-ons at any of our events. Only the juniors listed in the pairings will be able to play.
The use of cellular phones during the play of a Junior Tour event will NOT be permitted. Participants are also prohibited from using speakers and personal music systems. Also, if you have a smart watch it cannot be used during play except as a distance measuring device. If you are caught using any of the above devices during your stipulated round, the first offense will be a two (2) stroke penalty, the second offense will be disqualification.