- June 22, 2018
- 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Brown Deer Park Golf Course 7625 N Range Line Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53209
The OI Junior Golf Qualifier for boys and girls ages 10-18 will take place Friday June 15, 2018 at Brown Deer Golf Course. This year’s event will be an afternoon event with tee times beginning at 11:00 am. Golfers will play against their own gender in age specific categories. If a golfer shoots a qualifying score and we have a spot available for them, they can advance to the OI Qualifier held in July in Florida. Last year, 30 different countries were represented at that event so it truly does have an International flavor to it. As of writing this article, we have already surpassed the number of golfers that participated in last year’s event, so we are hoping to double the size of it. If you know of any kids that would like to participate in this event, please let me know and I can get you a flyer or they can go online at Optimist International to get a flyer as well. They can then register and pay online this year. I will need volunteers that day for registration, marshals, and scorers for the younger age groups. You do not need to know the rules of golf as the golf pro will be available that day to make any rulings necessary. Look for a signup sheet in late May.
Southern Wisconsin District Qualifier
for Optimist International Junior Golf
Junior Golfers participate in a District Qualifier like this one in order to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in July in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A limited number of golfers in each age division will advance to the championships provided they shoot the minimum qualifying score.
Golf Course: Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Milwaukee, WI
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Tee times start at 11:00 am
Age Divisions Offered: BOYS 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 / GIRLS 10-12, 13-14, 15-18
Registration Fee: $75.00 payable online or by enclosing a check payable to Menomonee Falls Optimist Club with your registration form.
Registration Deadline: June 8, 2018
The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is one of the largest and best-known junior golf tournaments in the world. Each year, more than 600 golfers participate in THE OPTIMIST. Optimists have been involved in the sport of junior golf for more than 30 years by holding local, regional and international tournaments. More than 5,000 golfers compete in official Optimist District qualifying tournaments like this one. The best of these golfers, along with international golfers from around the glove, advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Former champions and top finishers of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships include:
- Lexi Thompson
- Beth Bauer
- Jonathan Byrd
- Jason Day
- Bill Haas
- Brittany Lincicome
- Jeff Overton
- Stacy Prammanasudh
- Jennifer Rosales
Last year, 27 kids ages 10 – 18 took to Brown Deer Golf Course to try to qualify for the Optimist International Golf tournament. The outing produced 9 qualifiers for the tournament in Florida that was held in late July. The low score of the day was 72 from Emily Lauterbach in the Girls’ 15 – 18 years old category. The low Boys score was from Ian Gatzke with a 75, competing in the 16– 18-year-old category. Although the numbers were low, the quality of the event was high.
Junior Golf Chair: Todd Paulus