Program Information

Due to continued health concerns as well as government restrictions on travel and group gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Golf Canada has cancelled all 2020 Future Links Junior Skills Challenge Provincial Qualifiers and the National Event.

Click here to view the full 2020 Future Links Junior Skills Challenge Update.


Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2020 Future Links Junior Skills Challenge program schedule, which now includes 10 Provincial Qualifier events hosted at member clubs across Canada and will conclude with the 12th edition of the Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, BC on August 29-30.

Important Dates for 2020

Facility Events:

July 19, 2019 – June 22, 2020 at local Future Links facilities

Provincial Qualifiers:

Between July 3 – July 20, 2020 (click here for schedule and locations)

National Event:

August 29-30, 2020 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, BC (click here for more information)

Program Information

To become an official Future Links Junior Skills Challenge site, a facility must register with Future Links – providing access to program materials and online login information. Offered to golf facilities across Canada at no cost, the objective of the program is to develop key golf skills, while serving as an important introduction to competition.

Following registration, facilities can host a Junior Skills Challenge event at a date of their choosing. Once the event has been completed, players scores are entered to the National Leaderboard by the site coordinators. Participants can track their results to see how they measure up to other players in their age category across their own province or across Canada. Future Links facilities will host Junior Skills Challenge events between July 19, 2019 and June 22, 2020.

On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 12:00pm ET, Golf Canada will select the top four (4) ranked players in each age and gender category and invite them to compete in their respective Future Links Junior Skills Challenge Provincial Qualifiers. Each province will host a Provincial Qualifier between July 3, 2020 and July 20, 2020. Scores from these events will be reported to Golf Canada.

Following the Provincial Qualifiers, the top four competitors, in each age and gender category, with the highest scores nationally will be invited to compete in the 2020 Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event. The National Event will take place on August 29-30, 2020 at the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, BC.


*** Please note that any Future Links Junior Skills Challenge facility event results entered into the National Leaderboard after the deadline (Monday, June 22, 2020 at 12pm ET)) will NOT be eligible for the 2020 Provincial Qualifiers under ANY circumstances, including any type of technical difficulties. 

Please ensure to upload your facility event results in advance. If you have any difficulty inputting your event results, please contact Golf Canada immediately at futurelinks@golfcanada.ca for assistance in uploading your results manually.***


AGE CLASSIFICATIONS

The top ranked players will be determined in each of the identified age classifications below:
  • Girls 8 and under 
  • Boys 8 and under 
  • Girls 9 to 11 
  • Boys 9 to 11 
  • Girls 12 to 14 
  • Boys 12 to 14 
  • Girls 15 to 18
  • Boys 15 to 18 

*the age classifications are based upon the participants' age as of August 30th, 2020

**All ties are calculated using an automatic formula built into the National Leaderboard. Ranking is therefore first determined by total score, then eliminating driving and then chipping.