The International Junior Golf Tour is excited to partner with the Faldo Series to bring the world stage to domestic golfers across the United States. The Faldo Series hosts 35 annual tournaments in 30 countries worldwide, and has set the stage for junior golfers internationally to compete in high stakes competition against the best players in the world. Through this partnership, IJGT and the Faldo Series are giving North American junior golfers the opportunity to put themselves on the map with the best players in the world.

The winners of the Faldo Series US Grand Final in U18 boys and girls, and U16 boys and girls, are invited to the 2018 Faldo World Series Asia Grand Final.

A global game

Golf is a global game, at all levels, including the reintroduction at the recent Rio Olympic games, and this is your chance as a junior to gain experience and compete against the best from other countries?

The Faldo Series hosts 35 events in 30 countries in the following regions: Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Typically, the top two U18 boys and girls from each region, and top two U16 boys and girls from each region, qualify for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.  This U.S. Grand Final will now expand the regional influence into the largest and most prestigious golf playing region, the United States of America.

Faldo Series US Grand Final

 November 23 – November 25, 2017

Can you compete against the best in the world? Here’s your chance to prove it!

The first Faldo US Grand Final will be hosted over Thanksgiving from November 22nd to November 25th at the Sir Nick Faldo designed Bella Collina golf course in central Florida. The event will be 54 holes and the winners for each age category qualifying to represent the U.S. at the Faldo Series World Final. The North American Grand Final will be a meeting of the best junior golfers in the world, looking to compete and win to prepare for the next level.

How do I get in?

In order to qualify for the Faldo Series US Grand Final, you must be an IJGT Birdie, Eagle, or Academy Member for the 2017-2018 Season.

How do I qualify?

Southeast:

Two southeast qualifying events will be held:

Bishops Gate, Central Florida September 2nd – September 4th
Legends, Parris Island, South Carolina September 29th – October 1st

The top 5 U18 boys and girls and top 5 U16 boys and girls will qualify from each event.

Winners in these U18 boys and girls, and U16 boys and girls categories, of any IJGT southeast event will also automatically qualify.

Reserves for this event will come from IJGT Members in the southeast who are awarded points for events from January 2017 through to mid-November to qualify for the 2017 Faldo Series US Grand Final. Double points are awarded for the 2017 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions and the top two in each category automatically qualified.  In the event that all Faldo Series US Grand Final spots have not been filled, the top ranking players on points who are not yet in the event will be invited to participate.

Northeast:

Two northeast qualifying events will be held:

Hershey, Pennsylvania September 2nd – September 3rd
Architects, New Jersey October 28th – October 29th

The top 5 U18 boys and girls and top 5 U16 boys and girls will qualify from each event.

Winners in these U18 boys and girls, and U16 boys categories, of any IJGT northeast event during 2017 through October will also automatically qualify.

Reserves for this event will come from IJGT members who play in the Northeast US are awarded points for events from March 2017 through end October to qualify in the 2017 Faldo Series US Grand Final. In the event that all Faldo Series US Grand Final spots have not been filled, the top ranking players on points who are not yet in the event will be invited to participate.

Points Breakdown

Regular Season Event Faldo Series Qualifier
Place Points Awarded Place Points Awarded
1 100 1 400
2 90 2 360
3 80 3 320
4 70 4 280
5 60 5 240
6 50 6 200
7 40 7 160
8 30 8 120
9 20 9 80
10 10 10 40

The Faldo Series US Grand Final at Bella Collina

Montverde, FL

November 23-25, 2017

Schedule of Events

November 21 & 22 – Practice Rounds

November 22 – Thanksgiving Banquet

November 23 – Round 1 and Opening Ceremonies

*Round 1 Tee times will begin at 11:30 AM and will have threesomes going off in a double tee start.

November 24 – Round 2

*Round 2 Tee times will begin at 11:30 AM and will have threesomes going off in a double tee start.

November 25 – Final Round with Awards Ceremony to follow

*Round 3 Tee times will begin at 11:30 AM and will have threesomes going off in a double tee start.

Awards Ceremony will follow at 5:00pm

Cost: $400

Includes:

  • Practice and Competitive Golf Rounds ($600 value)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Daily Lunchpacks
  • Tee Gifts
  • Housing at Bishops Gate Golf Academy available for unaccompanied players ($500 value)
  • Appearance by Sir Nick Faldo at Thanksgiving Banquet, with Q&A

What you’re competing for:

  • WAGR Points
  • AJGA PBE Stars (will have breakdown of stars when confirmed with AJGA)
  • Spot in Faldo Series World Final

Participation is limited to the Top 20 Qualifying players in each category, with the opportunity open to extend the field if all eligible participants accept their places.

Visit the event page. For more information, please email Hope Arent at hope.arent@ijgt.com with specific questions.

Faldo Series Points List

Boys U18
RANKNAMEPOINTS
1Kim Kang890
2William Parker760
3Diego Cordova680
4Luis Martinez590
5Jairus Gaines560
6Wonjun Choi520
7Ray Ahn510
8Zack Jiang490
9Leo Hernandez430
10Marc Groenhuysen390
Girls U18
RANKNAMEPOINTS
1Chiara Arya1530
2Fiona Wang770
3Stephania Vargas460
3Sabrina Reyes460
5Pasqualina Tartaglione200
6Olivia Traynor190
7Rachel Smith180
7Emily Ma180
7Tracy Lee180
8Fai Khamborn100
8Sophia Mancuso100
Boys U16
RANKNAMEPOINTS
1John Daly II650
2Jaden Weisman580
3Luke Sample550
4Dongjin Park490
5Niels Schmidlin470
5Kotaro Murata470
7Ian Peng460
8Aaron Pha450
8Daniel Song450
10Jack Tucker440
Girls U16
RANKNAMEPOINTS
1Ying-Ting Hsieh1250
2Mary Kate Norcross600
3Rose Baral550
4Claire Jeon530
4Haruka Shintani530
6Anne Yu500
7Yoko Tai480
8Fabienne Van Kleef460
9Sonia Mistry420
10Maria Fedorowycz390