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 $90.00 and it is good for the calendar year.

How much do tournaments cost?

Tournament entry fees range from $30 - $225 depending on the Area (East, West or Metro), the Tour (Prep, Medalist or All American), and the season (spring, summer or fall).

What are the differences in the Tours?
Tour Skill Level Number of Holes Average Score Eligible Ages
Prep Tour  Beginner 9-holes Higher than 45 7-19
Medalist Tour Intermediate 18-holes Lower than 110 11-19
All American Tour Advanced 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 on more than one Tour?

Yes, players may play on multiple Tours throughout the year. However, it is required that players remain in the same age division in all Tours. The different Tours exist so that each member can find their appropriate level of competition. Please note that the Medalist Tour tournaments are open to players ages 11-19 only, so players ages 7-10 cannot play in Medalist Tour 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. If a member declares up, he/she must play in the older division for the remainder of the applicable tournament 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 for each tour.

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 first-come, first-served basis according to space availability in their age division. Players will be placed into a tournament from the waiting list up to three (3) 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: 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 Refunds will be granted until 2:00 p.m. five (5) days prior to the scheduled event. All cancellations submitted before the cancellation deadline are subject to a cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations submitted after the cancellation deadline.

What is the tournament transfer policy?

All transfer requests must be submitted to NTPGA Staff prior to the tournament date a player is transferring to or from. Players may transfer between any Tour (Prep to Medalist, $40 Medalist to $70 Medalist, etc.). If a player is transferring into a tournament with a lesser entry fee (i.e. $70 tournament to a $40 tournament), the difference in entry fee will be applied to the players BlueGolf credit account. If a player is transferring into a tournament with a higher entry fee (i.e. $40 tournament to a $70 tournament), the difference in entry fee will be charged to the original credit card used or paid by deferred payment. The difference in entry fee must be paid prior to the new tournament date for the player to be an eligible participant. 

Are Distance Measuring Devices allowed?

The Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour does allow the use of devices that measure distance 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 Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches?

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 by scrolling over the Tournaments tab.