Player & Spectator Information
  • 2021 Dates: July 12-15, 2021
  • 2021 Championship Venue: Kearney Hills Golf Links, Lexington, KY
  • Field Size: 144 Players
  • Trophy: Jack Nicklaus Trophy
  • Format: 72-hole stroke-play Championship with a cut to the low 70 plus ties after 36 holes
  • Eligibility: Players must be males eighteen (18) years of age or younger on the final day of the Championship (July 15, 2021). Players must be amateurs as defined by the USGA and may not be full-time college students
  • Entry: Players must qualify to compete in the Boys Junior PGA Championship
  • Defending Champion: Jack Heath of Charlotte, NC (-21)
  • Caddies are not allowed during Championship Rounds, but can be used during practice rounds

July 10-11, 2021

  • Player Registration
  • Practice Rounds
  • PGA of America Player Rules Meeting
  • Player Party – Pending COVID-19 Guidelines

July 12-15, 2021

  • Championship Rounds
  • Players will not show unsportsmanlike conduct, including cheating, club throwing, abuse of golf course property, physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, or verbal abuse towards other players, parents, coaches, sponsors, host golf course staff or members, PGA staff and officials, and volunteers
  • Players will adhere to the PGA dress code at the host facility
    • PGA Dress Code includes:
      • Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward
      • Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks (host golf course permitting) must be worn at all times
  • Players will not use or associate with drugs, alcohol, vaping, or smoking or chewing tobacco products
  • Players agree to care for the golf course and leave it in better condition than they found it
  • The Championship Committee may assess varying penalties at their discretion pending the severity of the code of conduct breach
  • Accommodations
    • Anthony Travel is the official hotel accommodations provider of the PGA of America. Discounted room rates have been pre-blocked at hotels closest to the venue
    • To ensure the lowest available room rates, please CLICK HERE
  • Airports
  • Ground Transportation
    • The preferred car rental company of the PGA of America is National Car Rental. National has provided us with a code to ensure the best rates and to prioritize reservations by Junior PGA Championship Participants
    • Code: XZ41PGA
    • Please reserve your car as soon as possible to ensure you are taken care of during the Championship¬†
    • www.nationalcar.com
  • Champion Perks
    • Champion and Runner-up automatically qualify for USA Junior Ryder Cup Team
    • Champions will also receive exemptions into the following events:
      • Junior Invitational at Sage Valley
      • Jones Cup Junior Invitational
      • Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational
    • Top 15 Competitors are granted fully exempt status with the AJGA
    • Top 10 Competitors are exempt for the 2021 Boys Junior PGA Championship
  • Player Gifting
    • Yardage Book
    • Hat
    • Towel
    • Other great surprises!
  • Meals
    • 6 Breakfasts (July 10-15)
    • 6 Lunches (July 10-15)
    • Player Party Dinner
  • Practice Rounds
    • Full access to practice facilities from July 10-15
    • Complimentary practice rounds on July 10-11
    • CLICK HERE to log into your Golf Genius account to schedule your tee times in advance (a starting time is required both practice rounds.)

Spectator Code of Conduct

  • Spectators agree to remain on the cart path at all times
  • Spectators agree to refrain from having any contact with players during their Championship rounds
  • Spectators agree to defer the review and enforcement of rules decisions to the PGA Rules Committee Members
  • Spectators agree to abstain from caddying during Championship rounds
  • Spectators agree to demonstrate sportsmanship, respect, and a positive attitude
  • Spectators agree to abide by any rules and regulations of the host facility (dress code, cell phone policy, etc)
  • Failure to comply with the spectator code of conduct can result in the immediate removal of the individuals involved for the remainder of the Championship. Warnings may not be issued pending the severity of conduct breach
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