Junior Skills Challenge National Event


Event Overview

The Junior Skills Challenge National Event is an event that involves the players that achieved the highest skills challenge score from events that have taken place across Canada throughout the season. The event will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the historic Hamilton Golf and Country Club, in conjunction with the 110th RBC Canadian Open (the Saturday before tournament week).


By participating in a local Future Links Junior Skills Challenge, players scores are entered into the National Leaderboard by the site coordinators. Once the events are completed and scores have been uploaded players can track their results to see how they measure up to other players their age across their own province or across Canada.

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 5:00pm EST, Golf Canada will select the top players from each age group in both genders and offer them a subsidized opportunity to compete in the Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event, taking place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario.

*** Please note that any Future Links Junior Skills Challenge results entered into the National Leaderboard after the May 1st, 2019 at 5:00pm EST deadline will NOT be accepted for the National Event under ANY circumstances, including any type of technical difficulties. Please ensure to upload your local event results well before the deadline.  If you have any difficulty inputting your local event results, please contact Nathalie Mihalek immediately at nmihalek@golfcanada.ca or 1.800.263.0009 x409 for assistance in uploading your results manually.***

DATE

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

SITE 

Hamilton Golf and Country Club
Ancaster, ON

(Site of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open)

ELIGIBILITY

The top ranked players in the overall standings on the Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Leaderboard in each of the identified age groups below will qualify for the Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event:

  • Girls 11 and under (5 players)
  • Boys 11 and under (5 players)
  • Girls 12 to 14 (4 players)
  • Boys 12 to 14 (4 players)
  • Girls 15 to 18 (3 players)
  • Boys 15 to 18 (3 players)

*the age classifications are based upon the child’s age as of June 1st, 2019

*the top competitors within each age group will be based on final National Ranking positions as of May 1st 2019 at 5:00pm EST.

TIEBREAKER - 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. 

KEY CONTACTS

Event Coordinator: Adam Hunter ahunter@golfcanada.ca.  Manager, Grow the Game

ACCOMMODATIONS

Suggested accommodation options: TBD

TRANSPORTATION/PARKING

There is no shuttle bus from the hotels to the course. Because of the location of the course a taxi is difficult to get in there and potentially expensive. Parking passes will be provided to all participants free of charge for the event.

TRAVEL

Please note that each participant is responsible for booking their own travel to the event:

*A travel subsidy of up to $500 will be provided for each participant (participants will be asked to submit an expense sheet to receive this subsidy - please submit receipts by July 15, 2019. NO expenses will be accepted after this date).

REGISTRATION

Hamilton Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10am to 11am. All participants MUST register during this time. Registration will take place within the Junior Skills Challenge Tent beside the driving range. Players who do not register during this time, without informing Event officials prior to such time, are subject to DISQUALIFICATION. During registration you will find out which skill station you will be starting at.

PRACTICE

Players will receive a pre-determined amount of practice time and will be advised of this at registration.

EVENT SCHEDULE

TBD

    DRESS CODE

    Participants are asked to arrive in their PUMA golf attire. There will not be change space available for competitors. 

    PRIZING AND AWARDS

    Each of the qualified and attending participants of the Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event will receive a performance recognition package valued at over $200 courtesy of Titleist.

    The winners of the National Event in each age group for each gender will also receive a performance recognition package valued at $300 courtesy of Titleist.

    Prizing is provided courtesy of Titleist Footjoy, we are proud to have them as our sponsor for the Junior Skills Challenge National Event!

    The winners of the National Event in the age group of 15-18 will also receive an exemption into one Future Links Championship in 2020.

    PLAYOFF 

    In case of a tie, the players involved will repeat the Putting Skill until a winner is determined.

    LOCAL RULES

    Participants are welcome to use their own golf ball during the competition.

    CODE OF CONDUCT 

    All Future Links participants are expected to abide by the Golf Canada Junior Code of Conduct.  Violations of the Code of Conduct will be dealt with based on the severity of the misconduct.  The Code of Conduct is available on the Future Links Web site (golfcanada.ca/futurelinks) and will be supplied to each participant at registration.

    NO SHOW POLICY 

    Because the National Skills event has a set number of qualifiers, it is important that accepted individuals participate.  If you find you cannot compete in the Future Links National Event, you must officially withdraw from the event by contacting Adam Hunter at Golf Canada at 1-800-263-0009 ext. 346.  This allows us to replace you with an alternate.  If you cannot compete and do not withdraw and are therefore a “no show”, you may be subject to DISQUALIFICATION from future Golf Canada and provincial competitions. 

    RESULTS

    Click here for 2018 National Skills Challenge results