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This page is for our PGA Professionals who are hosting our Local Qualifiers

 

Sign up to host a 2022 Local Qualifier 

Why should YOU host a Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier?

  • You understand DCP is for every child, every ability, in every town
  • You see an opportunity for DCP to either establish or enhance your overall youth engagement strategy
  • Being able to promote to your members/customers that the road to Augusta starts with your facility
  • You share a vision that DCP can grow the game of golf in your community

 

Local Qualifier Host Site Resources

 

Access to the DCP Portal –  How to access the Host Site portal

 

Download the 2021 Local Qualifier Flier 

2021 Local Qualifier Flier

 

Webinar Videos & Power Points

Webinar #1
Volunteer Training Video

Volunteer Training Presentation 

Webinar #2
Parent FAQ, Rules Situation & Set-up Tips Video 
Parent FAQ, Rules Situation & Set-up Tips Presentation

Webinar #3

Covid-19 Safety Video
Covid-19 Safety Presentation 

 

Volunteer training videos  

Competition Overview

Drive Volunteer

Chip Volunteer

Putt Volunteer

 

Volunteer Pre-Event Email 

Email Template– you can go to file- download to save and edit the document to send out to your volunteers, be sure to add the arrival time!

 

Volunteer onsite Handouts 

Drive Volunteer Information (2 pages, print front/back)

Chip Volunteer Information

Putt Volunteer Information

 

How to set up a DCP – demos using the equipment 

Drive Set Up

Chip Set Up 

Putt Set Up

Scoring

Desktop Scoring – Use only at the scoring table, to either verify the live scoring is correct or enter in the scores for all 9 shots.

Mobile Scoring – Use if you have iPad/phones at each skill station for live scoring.

The weather policy for the Drive, Chip and Putt is as follows:

As a reminder, Drive, Chip & Putt will only take 10-15 minutes for a competitor to move through all three stations. We will do awards as soon as the division is done.

  • In the event of rain we WILL continue to play.
  • We will only stop if there is lightning within a 15 mile radius. In the event we get lightning we will move all the players into a safe location to wait out the storm. Once the lightning has cleared we will continue to play. We will wait out the storm, until we either run out of daylight or the course becomes unplayable due to water.

Golf course becomes unplayable or we run out of daylight and need to cancel the event. In the event that we cease play and cannot finish the event we will attempt to reschedule as soon as possible.

  1. Any division that has been completed and the awards have been handed out those divisions will remain finished and those divisions will NOT return for the rain reschedule
  2. Any division that has NOT completely finished WILL return for the reschedule
  • If we have one or more players within an age division, for example, Boys 12-13, who have not completed all nine golf shots, ALL boys 12-13 will need to return for the reschedule date or re-register for a different local qualifier.
  • Even if a player has completed each station and turned in their card, they will still need to return to compete on the rescheduled date.
  • All competitors within an age division need to compete under the same circumstances, meaning we cannot have a player in the Boys 12-13 compete on Saturday, and be playing against a Boy 12-13 on the reschedule date where the hole location and competition may be different.

Participants not submitting age verification by October 3, 2021 at 11:59pm will be replaced by an alternate.

 

View a step by step guide to upload your proof of age

The 2021 Regional will be held at Oakland Hills Country Club on October 16th, 2021

One participant from each age/gender division will advance to the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Augusta National.

Event Information Start Times & Results 

 

Oakland Hills Country Club

Oakland Hills Country Club
3951 W Maple Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301


Kate Brody & Lucas Bernstein
Congratulations to our 2019 Michigan Qualifiers, Kate Brody & Lucas Bernstein, for advancing to the Drive, Chip & Putt National Championship at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2021!

Registration is now open visit DriveChipandPutt.com

Should a player advance through Local qualifying, the Sub-Regional and Regional qualifying sites will be pre-determined based upon the Local qualifying site. Once a Local Qualifying site has been chosen, we cannot change any player from one Sub-Regional or Regional to another site.

2021 Sites & Results

Course Date Event Information
Start Times & Results 
Sub Regional
Currie Golf Course
Midland
Saturday
May 8, 2021
Currie Golf Course The Orchards Golf Club
Golf Club at Harbor Shores
Benton Harbor
Saturday
May 15, 2021
Golf Club at Harbor Shores Kent Country Club Club
Boulder Pointe Golf Club
Oxford
Monday
May 17, 2021
Boulder Pointe Golf Club Kent Country Club Club
Fox Hills Learning Center
Plymouth
Sunday
May 23, 2021
Fox Hills Learning Center The Orchards Golf Club
Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club
Grand Blanc
Sunday
June 6, 2021
Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club The Orchards Golf Club
Foundation Golf Center
Coldwater
Sunday
June 13, 2021
Foundation Golf Center
Kent Country Club Club
Bay Meadow Family Golf Center
Traverse City
Saturday
June 19, 2021
Bay Meadow Family Golf Center The Orchards Golf Club
The Orchards Golf Club
Washington
Monday
June 21, 2021
The Orchards Golf Club The Orchards Golf Club
Boyne Mountain Resort
Boyne City
Tuesday
June 22, 2021
Boyne Mountain Resort The Orchards Golf Club
Katke Golf Course at Ferris State Univ.
Big Rapids
Saturday
June 26, 2021
Katke Golf Course Kent Country Club Club
Milham Park Golf Course
Kalamazoo
Monday
June 28, 2021
Milham Park Golf Course Kent Country Club
Ironwood Links Golf Course
Mason
Friday
July 9, 2021
Ironwood Links Golf Course Kent Country Club Club
Treetops Resort-North
Gaylord
Wednesday
July 14, 2021
Treetops Resort The Orchards Golf Club
Binder Park Golf Course
Battle Creek
Thursday
July 22, 2021
Binder Park Golf Course Kent Country Club
Traverse City Golf & Country Club
Traverse City
Sunday
July 25, 2021
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Kent Country Club
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Canton
Tuesday
July 27, 2021
Pheasant Run Golf Course The Orchards Golf Club

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Local Qualifiers

  • Registration for a Local Qualifier closes five days prior to the event at 4pm or once the max player field has been reached (140 kids).
  • The official starting time is largely dependent on field size. The official starting time will be emailed along with the Pairings & Tee Times four days prior to the event.
  • Pairings are completely random.
  • Depending on field size, each division could take up to 90 minutes to complete. Awards are given out after each division is complete.
  • It takes a competitor about 15 minutes to complete all three stations.
  • The order of competition is Drive, then Chip, and then Putt.
  • Spectators are not allowed to give advice or interact with the competitors during the competition, aside from clapping and general encouragement.
  • Should a player advance through Local qualifying, the Sub-Regional and Regional qualifying sites will be pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site, and therefore cannot be changed. The Road to Augusta is set in stone.

For more information and to register for a Local Qualifier near you, visit the Drive, Chip & Putt website at drivechipandputt.com.

You can cancel or change your registration by logging into your Drive Chip & Putt account.
  1. Once logged in, go to your account dashboard.
  2. On the dashboard, locate the participant you’d like to withdraw from the qualifier.
  3. Underneath the participant’s name, click on the “unregister” button.
  4. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you’d like to withdraw the selected participant. Click “yes, unregister”.
  5. After you unregister the participant you can select a different local qualifier.

Should a player advance through Local qualifying, the Sub-Regional and Regional qualifying sites will be pre-determined based upon the Local qualifying site. Once a Local Qualifying site has been chosen, we cannot change any player from one Sub-Regional or Regional to another site.

2021 Sites & Results

Facility Date Event Information
Start Times & Results 
Regional
The Orchards Golf Club August 13, 2021 The Orchards Golf Club Oakland Hills Country Club
Kent Country Club August 28, 2021 Kent Country Club Oakland Hills Country Club

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Sub-Regional Qualifiers

  • The official starting time will be emailed along with the Pairings & Tee Times four days prior to the event.
  • Pairings are completely random.
  • Awards are given out after each division is complete.
  • It takes a competitor about 15 minutes to complete all three stations.
  • The order of competition is Drive, then Chip, and then Putt.
  • Spectators are not allowed to give advice or interact with the competitors during the competition, aside from clapping and general encouragement.
  • Should a player advance through Sub-Regional qualifying, the Regional qualifying site will be pre-determined and therefore cannot be changed. The Road to Augusta is set in stone.

Drive, Chip and Putt is making changes to is program with its participants, guardians, PGA Sections and host facilities in mind:

  1. Following guidelines establishes by local health authorities.
  2. Reducing the maximum number of participants at each local qualifying site.
  3. Promoting social distancing by designating specific arrival times and starting times for each participant as well as limiting the number of spectators on site at each event.
  4. Reducing physical contact at events such as utilizing electronic scoring, contactless registration/awards and not allowing high fives or handshakes

 

GENERAL COMMUNICATION ITEMS EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE AWARE OF:

  1. Before registering for a local qualifier, a participant’s guardian must review and agree to the COVID-19 release and waiver on the DCP website.
  2. If exhibiting signs of COVID-19, participants and guardians must stay home. The DCP team will work with the guardian to find another qualifying site later in the year.
  3. Adhere to designated arrival and start times as well as depart immediately after the participant’s awards ceremony is completed.
  4. Must wear face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained. We are asking all parents, players, spectators to wear a mask at registration and scoring regardless of your vaccination status.
  5. Avoid physical contact such as high fives and handshakes when greeting someone of celebrating.
  6. Must use their own equipment. No sharing of golf clubs.
  7. Wash Hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer before and after the qualifying event.

 

REGISTRATION

  • Event administrators will be encouraged to stage registration outdoors whenever possible (in compliance with local health guidelines / inclement weather).
  • Event administrators will set up a table for participants to pick up their own gifts. Event administrators will not touch each individual gift or hand it to the participant. This will be a “contactless” experience for participants.
  • Participants will not be allowed to check-in at registration more than 45 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time. This will drastically reduce the number of people on property for the event at any given time.

 

PRACTICE AREA

  • Participants will not be allowed to use the practice facilities until they have completed registration (45 minutes prior to their tee time).
  • Event administrators will ensure that driving range setups are socially distanced. Putting greens and chipping greens will be monitored to ensure safety.

 

DRIVE SKILL

  • Event administrators will not be able to employ a shotgun start format. This qualifying season, participants will be assigned to individual tee times or to groups with four participants or less.
  • Participants must stand at least 6 feet apart when waiting for instructions and their turn to play.
  • Participants will not be allowed to share equipment, such as golf clubs, unless it is with another family member.

 

CHIP & PUTT SKILL

  • The Putt and Chip Skills are often the second or third skills administered at each competition. There are typically not many participants waiting to compete in the putt or chip skill.
    • If participants are waiting in line to compete in the putt or chip skill, they must maintain proper social distance from the other participants and spectators.
  • Participants like to use their own golf balls at these two skills.

 

SCORING AREA

  • Event administrators will be encouraged to stage the scoring area outdoors whenever possible (in compliance with local health guidelines / inclement weather) and in a location where social distancing can be maintained. Hand sanitizer should be available near the scoring area for participants, staff members and volunteers.
  • Participants should place their scorecard on the table for an administrator to retrieve to maintain social distancing.

 

AWARDS

  • Event administrators will be encouraged to stage the awards ceremony outdoors whenever possible (in compliance with local health guidelines / inclement weather) and in a location where social distancing can be maintained.
  • Event administrators will set up a table for participants to pick up their own awards. Event administrators will not shake the participant’s hand to congratulate them.
  • Individual photos will be acceptable, but photos with large groups of participants will not be encouraged unless social distancing is maintained.

 

COURSE EVACUATION

  • All participants and guardians will be asked to go back to their vehicles if they need to evacuate the property. Large gatherings inside or outside the clubhouse will not be acceptable.
  • Rather than making announcements/updates regarding the weather in a large room inside the clubhouse, event administrators should provide weather updates via email.

 

SPECTATORS

  • Participants are typically able to have an unlimited number of spectators come out and support them at their Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier.
    • Whenever possible, spectators should be limited to family or legal guardians.
  • Spectators are encouraged to cheer and support all players in the competition, not just their own.
    • While verbal encouragement and clapping will still be encouraged, spectators must maintain proper social distancing and avoid handshakes and high fives with other guardians and participants that are not a part of their family

Every Kid, of Every Ability, Everywhere!

Sign up to host a 2022 Local Qualifier 

Why should YOU host a Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier?

  • You understand DCP is for every child, every ability, in every town
  • You see an opportunity for DCP to either establish or enhance your overall youth engagement strategy
  • Being able to promote to your members/customers that the road to Augusta starts with your facility
  • You share a vision that DCP can grow the game of golf in your community

 

 

Registration for the 2022-2023 season will open in early 2022 visit DriveChipandPutt.com

Drive, Chip & Putt is a free event that is open to boys and girls ages 7-15. Juniors are separated into four age divisions for both boys and girls: 7-9 years old, 10-11 years old, 12-13 years old, & 14-15 years old. Participants advance through local, sub-regional, and regional qualifiers to make it to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunday before the Masters.

At each qualifying level, participants hit three shots at each station, Drive, Chip & Putt, for a total of nine shots. Each shot receives a point value. There are prizes for the top three in each Skill and for the top three Overall participants. The contestant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the Overall Champion in their age division.

The Sub-Regional has the same format as the Local Qualifier, however, only the top two Overall participants in each age & gender division will advance to the Regional Qualifier (16 kids). At the Regional Qualifier, scores from the Sub-Regional will not be taken into account.

The Regional Qualifier has the same format as the previous two qualifiers, however, only the Overall Champion in each age & gender division will advance to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club (8 kids).

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 05: A detailed view of the medals for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club on October 5, 2019 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 05: <> at Oakland Hills Country Club on October 5, 2019 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 05: Girls 14-15 Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Championships overall winners (L-R) third place Madison Bajis from Lakeport Michigan Mia Raines from Galena Ohio and first place Kate Brody from Grand Blanc Michigan pose at Oakland Hills Country Club on October 5, 2019 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images for DC&P Championship) *** Local Caption *** Madison Bajis; Mia Raines; Kate Brody

2019 Results

Click here to view the 2019 Drive, Chip & Putt Results for Michigan.