The Minny Tour, Prep Tour and Junior Tour event schedules were released on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9AM (CST). The tournament selection process period for 2021 will run from Wednesday, March 17 until the selection deadline of Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. (CST). NO LATE entries will be accepted!
2021 Registration Timeline
*The 2021 Registration Timeline has the important registration dates for the Minny/Prep/Junior Tour Program for 2021.
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 September 1, 2021 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 September 1, 2021 and they will be placed in the correct age division based on their age as of that date.
*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.
Juniors play in the program based on their age as of September 1, 2021. The Junior Tour is for juniors ages 13-19. Juniors who have reached their 19th birthday prior to September 1, 2021 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, 2021. 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 June.
The 2021 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 2021 season, which is Monday, June 7, 2021. A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from ALL membership refunds. Any cancellations after the onset of the 2021 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 $29.00. 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 September 1, 2021.
To provide ample playing opportunities to our members, we have devised a Tournament Selection Process, also referred to as a lottery, to ensure everyone has a chance to compete in the events they desire. The tournament selection process period for 2021 will run from Wednesday, March 17 until the selection deadline of Friday, April 30, 2021 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 17 members can log into their 2021 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 10. You will receive one email for each Junior Tour event that you are confirmed into playing for the 2021 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 2021 Junior Tour Members will be able to register for Junior Tour events that still have openings starting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 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 2021 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 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) any junior who is a 2021 Junior Tour Member can fill out an online wait list form at www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com OR call the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Office at 763-754-6641 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 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.
NO, we DO NOT allow caddies in Junior Tour events.
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.
Junior Tour Boys 13-15: 5,800 – 6,100 Yards (18 holes)
Junior Tour Boys 16-18: 6,100 – 6,400 Yards (18 holes)
Junior Tour Girls: 4,500 – 5,400 Yards (18 holes)
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.