Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a membership fee to join the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour and if so, how long is it good for?

Yes, there is a membership fee of $80.00 and it is good for the calendar year.

How much do tournaments cost?

Tournament entry fees range from $20.00 - $225.00 depending on the Area (East, West or Metro), the Level of Play (Team Golf, Prep, Medalist, or All American Tour), and the series (Team Golf, All American Tour, Spring Series, Summer or Fall).

What are the differences in the Levels of Play?
Playing Level / (Number of Holes) Average Score Eligible Ages
Team Golf / (9-holes) Higher than 50 7-14
Prep Level / (9-holes) Higher than 45 7-19
Medalist Level / (18-holes) Lower than 110 11-19
All American Tour / (36-holes) Lower than 90 11-19

NOTE: Players who are 19 years old are eligible to compete in the 15-18 age division until September 1 following their high school graduation.

Once I register for membership, how do I register for tournaments?

After your membership has been approved, you will be sent an email with your BlueGolf ID and Password. This ID and Password will allow you to access your BlueGolf account and register for tournaments.

Can my child play in more than one Level of Play?

Yes, players may play on multiple levels of play throughout the year. However, it is required that players remain in the same age division at all levels. The different Levels of Play exist so that each member can find their appropriate level of competition. Please note that the Metro Medalist level tournaments are open to players ages 11-19 only, so players ages 7-10 cannot play in Metro Medalist level tournaments unless they ‘declare up’ and remain in that age division for the rest of the series.

What does it mean to 'declare up'?

'Declaring up' refers to a player's desire to compete in an older age division. For example, declaring up allows a player who is 10 years of age the ability to play in the 11-12 age division. All requests to declare up must be submitted to and approved by the Northern Texas PGA by completing an Age Division Declaration Form. Once a player has declared up to an older age division, the player must continue to play in that age division for the rest of the year and in all tournament series(All American Tour, Spring, Summerand Fall Series)excluding the Texas Boys & Girls PGA Championship. Reasons for declaring up vary by the individual player, but greater competition or longer yardages are the most frequent reasons a player elects to declare up.Please click HERE to view the Age Division Declaration Form.

If I have a birthday during a tournament series, in which age group do I participate?

Players will be placed in an age division according to their age as of the date of the tournament. Points Challenge points earned within an age division will stay in that division and will not carry over to the next. Tournament qualifying/exemptions earned in an age division will be honored when moving to an older division, however, the player will be required to compete in that older division of the tournament that they qualified/earned an exemption into. Should you have a birthday that falls in the middle of a series, you are always welcome to ‘declare up’ to the new division your birthday will land you in, thus ensuring you don’t split points between both age divisions.

Is there a limit in the number of tournaments a player can sign up for?

No, a player may register and compete in as many non-invitational tournaments as they choose throughout the year.

Can we pick and choose which events we want to play in?

Yes, but remember that there are different Rules & Regulations at each Level of Play.

Do we have to pick all of our tournaments at once, or can we pick them on a week by week basis?

You can pick tournaments as you see fit, however there is a five (5) day entry window with a 2:00 p.m. CT deadline on all of our non-invitational events. Please note that some tournaments fill up very quickly. If you want to guarantee your spot in the tournament, we recommend that you register as soon as the entry window opens.

My child is a member of the West Area; can he/she play in an event in the Metro or East Area?

Yes, as long as your child is a current member of the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour, they can play a tournament in any Area so long as the event in which they choose to play has their appropriate age division available. NOTE: All points earned in a tournament's respective area will be applied to that area's points challenge.

What happens if a tournament is full?

Once a tournament is full, all players that then register will be placed on the waiting list. Players on the waiting list will be placed into the event on a firstcomefirst served basis according to space availability in their age division. Players will be placed into a tournament from the waiting list up to four (4) days prior to the event. After which, no players from the waiting list will be processed into the event.

NOTE: Players will be notified via email that he/she has been placed into the tournament. A player may cancel himself/herself from the waiting list at any time via his/her online account.

NOTE: For all East Area and West Area Medalist Level tournaments, no one will be placed into the tournament from the waiting list after the registration deadline has passed.

NOTE: There is no on-site waiting list/walk-up list at NTPGA Junior Tour tournaments.

When are tee times posted and how do I find mine?

Tee times and starting hole assignments can be found on the Tournament Information Page for each specific tournament three (3) days prior to an event. The Northern Texas PGA will also email tee times and starting hole assignments to all players three (3) days prior to the event.

Can I use my pull cart during a tournament?

Yes, the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour allows pull carts; however, they will be allowed only at the discretion of the host facility. It is the player's responsibility to obtain course policy. Please view the Tournament Information Page of the event you registered for to obtain the facility’s policy on pull carts.

Are spectator carts allowed at tournaments?

Yes, the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour allows spectator carts; however, they will be allowed only at the discretion of the host facility. It is the spectator's responsibility to obtain course policy. Please note that spectator cart rental fees are at the discretion of the host facility.

What is the tournament cancellation and refund policy?

All cancellations must be submitted online via your BlueGolf account.
NOTE: Responding to automated emails will not validate your cancellation.

Cancellations can be made online by accessing your account at www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com. Refunds will be granted until 2:00 p.m. five (5) days prior to the scheduled event.

What is the tournament transfer policy?

All transfer requests must be submitted prior to the registration deadline of both the tournament a player is transferring out of and the tournament a player is transferring into. All transfers out of a tournament can only be transferred into a tournament of the same level of play (example: Prep level to Prep level; players cannot transfer from a Prep level event into a Medalist level event). Transfer requests that do not meet the above stated guidelines will be treated as a cancellation and adhere to the cancellation policy. There is no processing fee to transfer into a tournament.

Are Distance Measuring Devices allowed?

The Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour does allow the use of devices that measure distance only at all NTPGA Junior Tour sanctioned events. Please see the Junior Tour Rules & Regulationsfor full details regarding the distance measuring device policy.

How do I qualify to play in the Series Championships, the Texas Junior Cup Matches or the All American Tour Championship?

The NTPGA Junior Tour has several invitational tournaments and Championships throughout the year. You can learn more about each Championship's location, qualifying guidelines and other tournament information by visiting their respective website pages on www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com by scrolling over the Tournaments tab.