2019 National High School Golf

2019 High School Golf National Invitational

ABOUT

The 2019 High School Golf National Invitational will be heading to the beautiful Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando FL. This invite-only tournament field will be made up of 224 boys and 124 girls of the top high school golfers across the country competing at the “Happiest Place on Turf”.

Receiving an invitation to the National Invitational is quite an honor since only the best high school golf teams and individuals will receive invites based on their State Championship performance. The Invitational will bring together a wide variety of golfers from nearly all 50 states. Public or private. Small or large. All high school State Championship teams, individual medalists and their families are welcome at the Invitational. This tournament will bring together the strongest ever field in high school golf.

The Boys tournament will take place on the Palm and Magnolia courses, while the Girls tournament will play at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club located adjacent to the Disney Property in Orlando. Both will be 2-day, 36-hole stroke play events including team and individual competition.

Many high school sports have championship caliber events that showcase their sport at the highest level on a national scale.  The Invitational will do just that for high school golf.

Qualifying & tournament scoring

Team qualifying procedures

The state champions in each division of every state will receive a tournament invitation. In the event the state champions are not able to attend, the 2nd place team will be invited. State Championship teams from all divisions have priority over 2nd place teams. Additional bids will be awarded to the top ranked teams in the NHSGA rankings at the end of the 2018-2019 season based on availability.

Teams competing in the Invitational will compete representing their state, NOT their high school. For example, if East Longmeadow High School wins the Massachusetts Division 1 State Championship, they will compete as Massachusetts A at the Invitational versus playing as ELHS Spartans. Since some teams are unable to get sponsorship from their state or their school, this system allows any team to compete without restriction.

Individual qualifying procedures

The State Championship medalists (1st place individuals) will receive an invitation. In the event that the medalist is on the state championship team, the top finishing individual not on the champion team will be invited. State Championship medalists from all divisions have priority over non-medalists.  Additional bids may be awarded to the top ranked individuals in the NHSGA rankings at the end of the 2018-2019 season based on availability.

Tournament Scoring and Recognition

Both the girls and boys tournaments will be 2-day, 36-hole stroke play events including team and individual competition. Teams will be allowed to bring 5 players and we will take the top 4 scores for each day as the “team score”.

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The National Invitational will be recognized by the Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS). The Junior Golf Scoreboard typically receives results for over 2,100 tournaments worldwide and ranks approximately 10,000 - 11,000 players at any one time. The JGS is the foremost used junior golf ranking system by varsity college golf coaches since 1998.
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AJGA PBE points will be awarded to the Medalist (4 stars) and to the top 10% of the field (1 star) for both the girls and boys event.

Pricing & Travel accommodation

The cost to compete in the 2019 National Invitational is $200 per player. This includes a dinner Wednesday evening, two championship rounds, lunch during both tournament rounds along with tee gifts and awards. All taxes, resort fees, and gratuities are also included in this tournament fee. The $200 per player tournament fee does not include lodging or practice round costs.

A discounted room block at the All Star Resort at Disney World Resort is available for players, families, and spectators on a first come first serve basis. There are a limited number of discounted rooms available, so be sure to book early with our staff.

Teams and competing individuals are encouraged to arrive on or before Wednesday June 26th. Optional, discounted practice rounds are available for the tournament on Monday through Wednesday or tournament week

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Invitational Information

Please fill out the form to receive information on qualification procedures and/or to stay up to date on event details. Thank you!

The Palm Course

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The Magnolia Course

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Falcon's Fire Golf Club

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

The Courses

Both the Magnolia & Palm courses played host to the Walt Disney World Classic, a regular stop on the PGA Tour with winners the likes of Luke Donald, David Love III, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods.  Disney’s Magnolia and Palm Courses have both received 4 stars from Golf Digest.

Named for its majestic magnolia trees, the Magnolia course features elevated tees, spacious greens and challenging water hazards. Wide fairways invite you to hit the ball and hit it long, but beware—11 of the 18 holes boast water hazards and 97 bunkers dot the landscape. The Palm course features shimmering lakes, tropical sands, palm trees and sloping greens, includes 9 holes with water hazards and 59 bunkers—providing plenty of challenges.

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is a Rees Jones designed championship course and is recognized as one of America’s Top 15 Women Friendly Courses by Golf for Women. A former host to the Senior PGA Tour Regional finals, Falcon’s Fire will offer a challenging yet playable layout for the best high school girls golfers in the country.

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Schedule of Events

Pre-tournament registration - June 25th & 26th

Practice Rounds – Monday June 24th – Wednesday, June 26th

Tournament participants are able to play practice rounds the week of the event at a discounted rate.  Parents or spectators are permitted to book practice rounds at the adult discounted rate when playing with a tournament participant. 

A Wednesday 12:30pm shotgun is available at the Magnolia course for boys looking to play in a discounted practice round.  These shotgun rounds will be booked directly with the NHSGA. The rate will be $30+ per player.

All other practice rounds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to availability.  Teams and individuals are able to select their desired morning or afternoon tee time slot along with the number of players and/or adults participating.  Practice round payments may be made during registration or at a later date but it is strongly suggested to book practice rounds as soon as possible.

Practice Round Rates

Disney Magnolia & Palm Courses – Boys 

Juniors – $40+ before 11am and $30+ after 11am

Adults playing with juniors – $60+ before 11am, and $45+ after 11am

 

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club – Girls 

Juniors – $30+

Adults playing with juniors – $40+

Wednesday Evening (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
Registration, kickoff party, pre-tournament dinner & family golf night

Championship Rounds - June 27 & 28th

Thursday –

8:00 A.M. Shotgun Falcon’s Fire (Girls)
8:00 A.M. Shotgun Magnolia (Boys)
9:00 A.M. Shotgun Palm (Boys)

Friday –

8:00 A.M. Shotgun Falcon’s Fire (Girls)
8:00 A.M. Shotgun Magnolia (Boys)
9:00 A.M. Shotgun Palm (Boys)

Awards & prizes

  • All players will receive a welcome gift bag
  • The National Invitational boys & girls winning teams will receive
    tournament flags, a team trophy and individual medals
  • Runner-up teams receive a team trophy and individual medals
  • Individual medalists receive a tournament flag and medalist trophy
  • 1st Team All-Tournament team (1st through 5th) and 2nd Team All-Tournament team (6th through 10th) will receive Invitational pin flags
  • The top teams will receive Champion banners 
  • AJGA PBE Points awarded for Medalists (4 stars) and top 10% of the field (1 star)
  • The top 3 teams along with the top 10 individuals for both the Boy’s & Girls Invitational will receive an automatic bid to the 2020 National Invitational
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FAQS

All questions can be directed to Chris Noble, NHSGA Manager, via phone or email.
574-252-9165 | chris@highschoolgolf.org

See the Qualifying & Tournament Scoring section above.

Any high school golfer from the invited school is eligible to compete in the Invitational.  Players do not have to play in the State Championship to be eligible.  Graduated seniors from the qualified team are permitted to play as long as they have not started college courses.

Some High School Athletic Associations are very restrictive on what high school golf teams can and cannot do. Since you will be representing your state at the “club level” and the event is taking place “out of season” most teams should be able to participate in the Invitational without restriction from their state high school athletic association.

As long as you are not “representing your school” and using school funds for the invitational tournament, you should NOT be restricted to compete by your high school. If your high school is funding your trip or you are representing the school by wearing school uniforms, you may be subject to high school and state regulations.

The NHSGA is focused on ensuring future high school eligibility for golfers remains intact.  It is highly recommended that you check with your high school athletic association that no rules or regulations are broken that would affect your eligibility moving forward. The NHSGA is not responsible for sanctions placed on any team or player who breaks a school or state athletic association rule.

The NHSGA wants to ensure every participant in the High School Golf Invitational remains eligible to participate during their regular high school golf season. Some High School Athletic Associations are very restrictive on what high school golf teams can and cannot do. Since you will be representing your state at the “club level” and the event is taking place “out of season” most teams should be able to participate in the Invitational without restriction from their state high school athletic association.

As long as you are not “representing your school” and using school funds for the invitational tournament, you should not be restricted to compete by your high school. If your high school is funding your trip or you are representing the school by wearing school uniforms, you may be subject to high school and state regulations.

Once an invited team RSVPs, a link will be sent to complete payment for registration.  Schools, parents, or players are able to pay for the player entry fee.

Contact info@highschoolgolf.org for questions about registering with purchase orders or checks.

Schools, parents, or players are able to pay for the player entry fee.  A link will be sent to invited teams/players once they RSVP for the Invitational.

Contact info@highschoolgolf.org for questions about registering with purchase orders or checks.

Practice Round Rates

Disney Magnolia & Palm Courses – Boys 

Juniors – $40+ before 11am and $30+ after 11am

Adults playing with juniors – $60+ before 11am, and $45+ after 11am

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club – Girls 

Juniors – $30+

Adults playing with juniors – $40+

The NHSGA will be hosting a practice round on Wednesday, June 26th on the Disney Magnolia Course which will be open to any boy participants and their families. The cost will be $32 per player, junior or adult.

Having your high school coach at the Invitational is encouraged, but not mandatory. If you are attending the tournament without a coach, you will need to have a designated representative who is responsible for the team or individual player.

The National Invitational will allow coaches (no spectators or other players) to communicate with players during play except in hazards or on putting greens.

In the event that a high school golf coach cannot attend the National Invitational, we will allow a parent or guardian to act as a coach for the duration of the Invitational.

Yes, teams and individuals are still able to compete even if your state has a dead period. Your high school coach cannot be in attendance for the event, unless the coach has a son or daughter on the team.

If you are unable to field a team of 5 for the tournament, the players who are able to attend can play as “individuals” representing your state, but you will be unable to have a “team score” due to lack of participation.

Yes, if you are a high school student who is a senior and you have not yet started college, you are welcome and able to compete in the tournament.

Yes, the Golf Coaches Association of America is a part of the event. College golf coaches nationally are invited and will come and watch the top teams and players compete.

The AJGA will award 4 PBE stars to each Medalist. 1 Performance Star will be awarded to the top 10% of the field for both the Boys and Girls Invitational.

Yes, the National Invitational will be recognized on the Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS). The JGS is the foremost junior golf ranking system used by varsity college golf coaches since 1998.

The payment deadline is determined based on the teams/player’s qualifying date.  This date will be issued along with the payment link once the invited team/player RSVPs.  Extensions for payment must be approved by Chris Noble (chris@highschoolgolf.org).

Competitors, coaches and families will be staying at the Disney All Star Resort. The room accommodations will include two double sized beds in each room.

Reservations at the Disney All Star Resort may be booked on a first come first served basis.  Requests for lodging may be made during the RSVP process or at any point leading up to the Invitational in June 2019.  It is recommended to reserve lodging as soon as travel plans are finalized.

Yes. You are more than welcome to turn the National Invitational into a family vacation. You can come and go as you please. The discounted room rates at the Disney All Star Resort will be available up to 3 days before and 3 days after the Invitational.

Hotel Prices (includes taxes and resort fees):
Sunday through Thursday night of Invitational week (June 23rd – 27th): $140.00 per room, per night
Friday and Saturday night following Invitational (June 28th-29th): $150.00 per room, per night

Yes. You are able to make changes to your room reservation at the Disney All-Star Resort by June 1st, 2019. After this date, no changes can be made to your reservation.

Yes. We welcome and encourage family members and friends to attend the tournament. Spectator carts will be available for rent for the cost of $25 per cart for those needing assistance getting around the course (first come first served).

Yes. The NHSGA is able to introduce you to the Disney World Resort staff to receive information on discounted park tickets during your stay.

Details on discounts for Disney park tickets will become available in early 2019.

Yes, if you play on a co-ed team, you are welcome to compete in either Invitational. Both Invitationals are gender neutral events.  All players in each Invitational will play the same set of tees.

If 18 holes of the tournament are completed, an Invitational Champion and 1st and 2nd All-Tournament team members will be recognized in the girls Invitational.  The Boys Invitational will recognized co-champions since the field will be split among two courses.

A limited number of discounted rooms have been blocked at the Disney All Star Resort. If staying on Disney property, there is free shuttle service available to and from the airport and across all Disney Resort properties. We encourage players to stay on Disney property to help with logistics, but it is not mandatory for you to stay on-site.

The Disney Magical Express will transport any players, coaches and parents to and from the hotel on the Disney property to the airport and parks. This transportation is only available for players, coaches and their families who are staying on Disney property.

Yes, spectator carts will be available for $25 per cart/day for those who wish to rent one.

Yes, teams are able to substitute players at the completion of a round, but not during the course of a round.

Yes. In the event that the golf course is deemed unplayable due to unsafe or unplayable conditions, a player/team will receive a refund for the tournament greens fee.

Refunds will be issued to players/teams on a case-by-case basis.  Refunds will only be issued after May 3rd if a replacement team fills the spot.

Yes, the National Invitational will have live scoring and allow friends and family back home to follow along in real time with tournament play.

Yardage is subject to change due to weather and course conditions.

Boys competing on the Disney Magnolia and Palm courses will be playing from approximately 6,600 – 7,100 yards.

Girls competing at Falcon’s Fire Golf club will be playing from approximately 5,600 – 6,100 yards.

Tournament CONTACTs

Chris Noble
NHSGA Manager

chris@highschoolgolf.org
574-252-9165

Matt Weinberger
NHSGA Commissioner

matt@highschoolgolf.org