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Invitations with an unlock code will be emailed to qualified players based on availability. Players must have met the USKG Scoring Requirement. Please note that receiving an invitation does not guarantee a player’s spot, as entries into all events are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Status group’s opportunity to enter will begin on the date published.
- Burgundy Status – February 2
- Green Status – Based on availability
- Orange Status – Based on availability
- Blue Status – Based on availability
World Championship Status Invitation Schedule
The table below shows World Championship invitations sent to U.S. Kids Golf players, based on their current Priority Status. If your player earns a qualifying status for his or her age group during the current spring Local Tour, a Regional Championship, State Invitational, or 2017 European Championship, you will receive invitations at that time. Save this location to check for updates. A player's Priority Status must not expire before July 31, 2017 to be eligible for the 2017 World Championship. A player's age on July 31, 2017 will determine his/her age group for the duration of the event.
NOTE: The grid below indicates the Priority Status groups that have earned an invitation to the 2017 World Championship.
All additional status invitations will be reviewed periodically, see chart below.
X = Invitations to all players with this Status
% = Invitations to players who earned Status at the 2016 World Championship, 2017 European Championship, Regional Championships & International Multi-day events played since Sept. 2016, or 2017 State Invitationals
^ = Invitations to players who earned Status at the 2016 World Championship, 2017 European Championship, or Regional Championships played since Sept. 2016
# = Invitations to players who earned Status at the 2016 World Championship or 2017 European Championship
|6 & U||X||X||X||%|
|7 & U||X||X||X||%|
Last updated: 4/24/2017
Player Exemptions are for players residing more than 250 miles from any U.S. Kids Golf event. Player exemptions are limited to United States residents who have not played in a U.S. Kids Golf event since the 2016 World Championship. To apply, please complete the Exemption Application*. All applications must be received by July 1st, 2017. Please allow up to two weeks for your application to be processed. We will begin accepting player exemption applications, on a space-available basis, after May 2nd.
*Filling out an application does not guarantee you a spot in the event.
The cost for the World Championship is $295 for 9-hole players and $345 for 18-hole players (included three tournament rounds, tee gifts, activities and awards). The cost does not include practice rounds.
Caddie bib names must be ordered at the time of event registration and the cost in non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, your name can be mailed to you after completion of the tournament if the tournaments department is notified. All caddie bibs and names will be available for pickup at event registration. Players will not have an opportunity to order a name at the event, but will receive a caddie bib at player registration. Caddie bibs and names are not available for purchase outside of the multi-day events. Caddie bibs must be ordered by July 21st.
Practice Rounds should be scheduled by contacting the golf course directly. Please visit the Course Assignments page for contact information.
|Age Group||Course||Est. Final Round Tee Time Range|
|Boys 12||*Pinehurst No.8 / No. 6||7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Boys 11||Talamore Golf Club||7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Boys 10||Legacy Golf Links||7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Boys 9||Pinehurst No. 1||7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Boys 8||Mid Pines (Back)||7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Boys 7||Mid Pines (Front)||7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Boys 6 & Under||Midland||9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Girls 12||Pinehurst No. 5||7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Girls 11||Southern Pines||7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Girls 10||Seven Lakes Golf Club||7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Girls 9||Whispering Pines (Pines Front)||7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|Girls 8||Whispering Pines (Pines Back)||7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|Girls 7 & Under||Midland||7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|
*The Boys 12 Field will be split into halves (Group 1 and Group 2), with Group 1 playing Pinehurst No. 8 Round 1 and Pinehurst No. 6 for Round 2. Group 2 will play Pinehurst No. 6 Round 1 and then Pinehurst No. 8 for Round 2.
Following the second round, the field will be split into an A-Flight and B-Flight with the top 100 & ties competing for the Championship (A-Flight) on Pinehurst No. 8. The remaining players (B-Flight) will play Pinehurst No. 6.
Players that have not qualified for the World Championship, but have a sibling that is invited and registered, may request a Sibling Exemption. Applying for a sibling exemption does not guarantee entry into the field as sibling requests are accepted on a space-available basis. Click here to read more about our sibling policy.
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