Here you will find information about both Local & Regional opportunities that are offered in and around our area.

Drive, Chip, & Putt: Local Qualifiers

Drive, Chip, and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.  Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by the Golf Channel.

Eligibility: Anyone ages 7-15

Application Opens: NOW OPEN

Deadline: 5 PM, 5 days prior to the Local Qualifier


Inverness Club or Toledo Country Club Caddie

This is a great opportunity for youth to get be engaged with golf, have a part-time job, and become eligable for various scholarships.

Eligibility: Ages 14 and over

Application: Contact Michael Prothe at mprothe@firstteelakeerie.org


TJGA- Junior Golf Tournaments

The Toledo Junior Golf Association was established in 1973 as a non-profit organization to give junior golfers an opportunity to gain tournament experience in a competitive playing environment. The summer season runs from June through the first week in August. The season ends in time for the Ohio High School golf season.

Ages: Each tournament may vary, but youth as young as 10 can compete.

Registration Opens: March 1, 2020 

Tournament Sign-up Opens:  April 15


Lake Erie Challenge- Junior Golf Tournament

This opportunity is only open to youth that are associated with First Tee of Lake Erie or Girls Golf at First Tee of Lake Erie.  It is a fun and great way for those who have never competed in golf to dip their toe in the water.  We have coaches & volunteers with each group to help with on course questions, rules, and pace of play.

Ages: 6-18
Must be a First Tee of Lake Erie participant or Girls Golf at First Tee of Lake Erie participant

Registration Opens: TBD


2020 Nancy Tennant Life Skills & Leadership Academy (Benton Harbor, MI)

This is an annual academy that First Tee of Benton Harbor, located in Benton Harbor, MI (approx. 3-hour drive from Toledo), holds. This academy gives players an opportunity to play golf frequently, network with other golfers that attend First Tee at other chapters in Ohio and Michigan, tour a university or college, work on teamwork skills, and so much more.  This is a free opportunity; you only need to get there. Room and board are also provided for the participants who attend.

Ages: 13 and over

Requirements: Must be at least 13 years old.

Must be an active participant in First Tee (weekly classes).

Dates: July 19 – 23

Application Deadline: TBD