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Use these five tips and tricks to help you get registered for an upcoming local qualifier. Registration for the 2024 season began on Tuesday, January 24th.
We’re gearing up for another incredible season of Drive, Chip and Putt and can’t wait to find out who will punch their ticket to the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club! Whether your child is a first-time participant or a seasoned veteran, here are five things to know that will help make sure you get started on the right foot when registration opens for upcoming local qualifiers.
- Registration Begins on Tuesday, January 24th
Pack your bags – your child’s lifetime journey with the game of golf begins when you register them for a Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier. For the upcoming season registration will open for all local qualifiers on Tuesday, January 24th at DriveChipndPutt.com.Registration for any upcoming local event remains open until either all spots are filled or the 4:00PM EST deadline five days prior to the event.
- Create an Account or Sign-In to DriveChipandPutt.com
To help make sure your registration process is as seamless as possible, don’t forget to sign-in to your DriveChipandPutt.com account!If your child has previously participated, please be sure to enter your email address and password before registering. If your child has never participated before, you’ll be prompted to create an account before completing registration. Save this information for future use and memories to come.Please note, DriveChipandPutt.com was updated in January of 2021. If this is your first time signing in on the new website, you may be required to reset your password.
- Age Eligibility is Determined by Date of National Finals
In order to ensure a level playing field, age eligibility and divisional assignments are based on the age of your child as of the 2024 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday, April 7th, 2024.Participants must be at least 7 years of age, and may not be older than 15 years of age on the date of the National Finals. Please note: a player may participate in local, subregional and regional qualifying if he/she is 6 years old provided that he/she turn 7 years old on or before the date of the National Finals. A 15 year old who will turn 16 years of age on or before the date of the National Finals is not eligible to participate.
- Choose from One of 350 Local Qualifiers Throughout All 50 States
Drive, Chip and Putt is growing the number of local qualifiers in 2023! Now you and your child can choose from nearly 350 local qualifying locations across all 50 states. But don’t forget – you are only eligible to participate in ONE local qualifier per season!
- Incredible Regional Qualifying Locations
While making it to the National Finals in Augusta, Georgia is the ultimate goal, hundreds of participants every year earn the honor to compete at one of ten amazing regional qualifying locations. For the 2023 qualifying season, the regional host sites include former U.S. Open, PGA Championship and Ryder Cup venues such as Scioto Country Club, Aronimink Golf Club, Champions Golf Club, Chambers Bay and more!
- If you’re ready to get started, you can view this year’s qualifying locations, login to your existing account as a returning participant or create an account if you’re a first timer!