Drive, Chip and Putt Championship Fact Sheet

By USGA, Masters Tournament Foundation, The PGA of America
April 8, 2013

Eligibility

  1. The 2014 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is open to boys and girls ages 7-15. Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions in four age categories: 7-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old. Participants will be grouped based on their age as of the Championship Final on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
  2. Participants may register to compete in only one local competition.
  3. All competitors must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status.
  4. Only golf clubs on the most current USGA List of Conforming Clubs may be used in the competition.

Entries

  1. All participants must complete an online entry application at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship website, www.drivechipandputt.com.
  2. Participation will be limited. When entries exceed available spots in any age division, applicants will be chosen via random drawing, with every applicant receiving an equal opportunity to be awarded a place in local qualifying.
  3. Entry applications must be received no later than 5 P.M. EDT on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
  4. There is no entry fee for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

Schedule of Competition

  1. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will be conducted in three stages:
    1. Local Qualifying: 110 qualifying events will be conducted from June 1 to July 15, 2013 (courses in each of the following locations – Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C.).
    2. Regional Qualifying: 11 qualifying events to be conducted from August 1 to August 31, 2013 (Courses in each of the following States – Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas (2), Virginia and Washington).
    3. Championship Final: To be conducted Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
  2. All participants must begin the competition at the local qualifying level.
  3. From local qualifying, the top two overall point earners in each of the boys and girls divisions from the four age brackets will advance to the regional qualifying level of the competition.
  4. The regional competition is a new competition with no carryover from the local competition. The overall champion in each of the boys and girls division from the four age categories will advance to the finals to be held the Sunday before the Masters Tournament (April 6, 2014).
  5. The championship final will take place at Augusta National Golf Club and be staged on its Tournament Practice Facility (Driving/Chipping) and 18th green (Putting). The championship final is a new competition with no carryover from the regional competition.
  6. The championship final will be produced and broadcast by Golf Channel.

Scoring/Competing

  1. Each participant will compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip & Putt). An individual rules sheet for each skill competition is available on the championship website, www.drivechipandputt.com.
  2. Participants will accumulate points in each skill. The participant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the overall champion of their age category.

Awards

  1. Local Qualifier: Ribbons for 1st – 3rd places overall; ribbons for 1st – 3rd of each skill; every participant will receive a Drive, Chip and Putt Championship logoed t-shirt.
  2. Regional Qualifier: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for 1st – 3rd places overall; Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for 1st – 3rd places of each skill; every participant will receive a Drive, Chip and Putt Championship logoed divot tool, ball markers and towel.
  3. Championship Final: Trophies for each age division champion and winners of individual skills; every participant will receive a Drive, Chip and Putt Championship logoed golf shirt, matching cap, bag tag and three (3) Monday Practice Round tickets for the 2014 Masters Tournament.
Partner Links
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
Chevron
   

The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

Chevron image
Rolex
   

Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.



Rolex image
IBM
   

IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

AmEx image
Lexus
   

Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

AmEx image
American Express
   

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment


AmEx image