In June 2019, the National High School Golf Association ran the inaugural High School Golf National Invitational in Orlando Florida. The event was created to give the love and recognition that high school golfers truly deserve along with an opportunity to elevate the high school game to new heights. 43 states and nearly 300 golfers competed making the National Invitational the largest and most prestigious high school golf tournament. This coming June, the National Invitational heads to historic Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.
This year’s Invitational will see 324 boys and 216 girls compete in the field and 49 states represented (Alaska doesn’t have high school golf.) Alongside the opportunity to compete at one of the greatest golf resorts in the U.S. – we are fortunate to have the support of other leading junior golf organizations.
Both the boys and girls medalist will receive an exemption into the 45th Junior PGA Championship in Florida this July. Junior Golf Scoreboard and World Amatuer Golf Rankings will be recognizing the Invitational. The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) is a proud sponsor and will award PBE points to top finishers in both the Boys and Girls Invitational.
To date, we have representation from every state that sponsors high school golf in the fall – be sure to check out the current field and states represented. Players from all backgrounds and locations of the country will be represent their state for the 3 day 54 hole event. “A main focus for the Invitational is celebrating diversity and inclusion for high school golfers across the country,” said NHSGA Manager Chris Noble. “We are looking to create an experience and culture where each and every player feels welcome and celebrated.”
If you would like to learn more about the National Invitational, please feel free to contact NHSGA Manager at Chris@highschoolgolf.org