On June 27th and 28th, the National High School Golf Association will host the inaugural High School Golf National Invitational in Orlando Florida. The event will showcase 348 of the top high school golfers from across the country in a 36-hole stroke play format. This event will provide high school golfers the love and recognition that they so rightly deserve. Public or private. Division 1A or 6A. This event will bring together the strongest ever field in high school golf.
Support and sponsors
We are proud to have the support and sponsorship of both the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) along with the Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS). The AJGA has graciously offered to host the pre-tournament dinner on Wednesday evening for players to kick off the Invitational. Junior Golf Scoreboard will recognize the Invitational on their rankings, which is the foremost ranking system of college coaches since 1998.
We will be hosting a college golf recruiting seminar on Wednesday morning in conjunction with the Junior Golf Hub. This event will provide players, coaches, and families an opportunity to become more aware of the steps needed to take if their son or daughter wishes to play golf in college.
The high school golf season is split up into two seasons: fall and spring. From the invitations that were sent out to teams and individuals from last fall, 20 out of the 21 states that sponsor a boys state championship and 20 out of the 25 states that sponsor a girls state championship will be represented in Orlando this June. Be sure to check out the current field of teams and individuals scheduled to compete.
Why the Invitational is good for golf
High school golf is typically viewed as an afterthought rather than a forethought within the golf industry. Our goal with the Invitational and our continued high school golf rankings is that high school golf will be taken seriously by college coaches, junior tours and anyone else involved with the landscape. So many young golfers cannot afford to play in the national tours and events, and our goal is to provide a championship caliber event at an affordable price.
Additional opportunities to compete in college
There are 222,000 high school golfers who compete nationally. Only 7% of those golfers will go onto receive a golf scholarship and varsity spot in college. A goal of ours is to educate all participants and families on the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA). The NCCGA is the governing body for non-varsity college golf in the United States, running competitive, social, weekend, co-ed golf tournaments for college students across the country. NCCGA is where over 10,000 college-aged golfers represent their schools and compete!
Future venues and outlook
We are ecstatic to host the inaugural event at Walt Disney World and Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Orlando this June! Looking forward, we have the opportunity to bring the Invitational to a variety of top quality courses and facilities throughout the U.S. that will offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Our goal is to run a world-class championship event that will provide opportunities for participants to continue competing in college and making lasting memories for the entire family.
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