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Drive, Chip, & Putt

What is Drive, Chip and Putt?

The Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship (DCP) is the ever-popular youth golf initiative re-created in 2013 by the PGA of America, The United States Golf Association, and the Augusta National Golf Club. Designed to increase participation and interest in the game of golf, junior golfers from all over the United States compete in a series of qualifiers located in all 50 states. Each competitor is competing for a chance to reach the National Championship, hosted at Augusta National Golf Club the week before the Masters Tournament.

Click here to register for a local qualifier

Drive, Chip And Putt 2020 Summer Schedule

We encourage all PGA Professionals to promote the Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying schedule at your facility. Below you will find the full list of qualifying site for 2019.

SCPGA 2020 DCP Qualifying Schedule

For a full list of qualifying venues at the local and sub-regional level, or for more information about the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, including official rules and registration, please visit DriveChipandPutt.com

Volunteer and Earn MSR

The SCPGA is in need of volunteers for the 2020 Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifying season. Come be part of this ongoing tradition! Qualifiers are held throughout the Southern California region and all volunteer meals are provided during the competition. Volunteers can choose which qualifier and shift they’d like to attend. Are you a PGA Member? You can earn 1 MRS credit per hour worked, up to 4 hours.

2019 Drive Chip & Putt Volunteers Sign Up

Host a 2021 Local Qualifier Pilot!

Overview: The Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America are the founding partners of DCP. The vision of this youth skills competition is to grow the game of golf by encouraging youngsters of all ages and abilities to give golf a try. The DCP youth skills competition is for
every child, every ability, in every town. To that end, we’re looking for 12 PGA Recognized facilities in Southern California to participate in a local qualifying pilot next year. The site and staff must be enthusiastic about DCP; have the capacity & participation potential to hold a qualifier; and willing to be hands on with delivering the event.

Facility Registration: Each host facility must be registered and approved to host a DCP local qualifier. Section office will help facilitate.

Player Registration: All participants must be registered in through the Drive, Chip and Putt system. With the goal of hosting 120 (15 kids per division) or more at each pilot event.

Event Contact: Each qualifier must identify an individual to serve as the event lead. This person will work closely with Section and National representatives to ensure program standards are met.

Summary of Host Responsibilities:
-Advertise the event at your facility and direct participants to DCP website for registration
-Receive equipment (12-14 days prior) and set-up on day of the event
-Receive gifts (12-14 days prior) and distribute day of competition
-Secure all volunteers (7-8 at all times)
-Setup competition course (driving grid, chipping, putting green)
-Create a safe, fun qualifying experience
-Conduct the qualifier and report results of the competition
-Invite local media to cover the event
-Uphold all DCP brand standards
– A DCP Operations Manual will be provided with qualifier guidelines & responsibilities.

Summary of Section Staff Role & Responsibilities:
-Provide training and ongoing support to host facility before, during and after the event
-Provide participant registration reports
-Provide pre-qualifier communication template
-Ensure competition results are posted to DCP website
The operations manual is intended to help you understand the proper qualifying procedures, help answer any questions about DCP, and showcase best practices to ensure a successful and smooth qualifying event.

Contact

Anthony Leone
Player Development & Golf in Schools Director
aleone@pgahq.com
951-845-4653