Drive, Chip & Putt International Competition
Rules - Overview
& Putt is designed give Families and juniors an introduction to the fun and rewarding challenges of competitive golf.
No matter your level of experience, there is fun to be had by all involved! Each participant is encouraged to do their best
and have a terrific time! Contestants participate in three areas: driving, chipping and putting. Certificates will be
awarded to the top-five finishers in each skill in each age group (6u, 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u, adults, 50u, 60u, both
male and female). Medals will be presented to the top-three overall finishers in each age group at the local events.
- Each competitor gets three (3) drives
- In order for the drive to be scored, it must come to rest within the 40-yard-wide fairway grids
- The longer of two drives
that stays within the fairway grid boundaries will be scored
- Drives landing outside the 40-yard-wide fairway grid
will not be counted
- Competitors may choose any club besides his or her putter
participant gets three (3) chips.
- The object of this skill is to hit the ball close to the pin.
are awarded for proximity to the hole.
- A virtual dart board will be created with four concentric circles “pre-marked”
on the green with diameters in two-foot increments, approximately 10-18 paces from the pin flag to the chipping area. A point
value will be applied to the area around the four circles.
- Point values are as follows: 10 points – chipping the ball
in the hole; 5 points for being in the circle. 4,3,2 and 1 points will be awarded moving away from the hole.
can earn between 5 and 30 points.
- In the event of a tie, the third (3) chip will count as a tie breaker.
contestant gets two (2) putts: 5 feet and 15 feet
- The object of this skill is to make both putts
in as few strokes as possible, with a maximum of four strokes per hole.
- As a tie-breaker, the distance from the hole
(in inches) after the first putt on the 20-footer will be measured.
and Cost: Drive, Chip and Putt is a competition and the entry fee is $10.00 for local Qualifiers, $25.00 for
Regional and National events. No matter when you register for the event, you are grouped based on your age on event
day. Regional note: the age-group for which you qualify is the age-group in which you will compete at throughout
Scoring The scoring system is the same at the
local, regional and national competitions and is a ranking format declaring the top point earners. The scoring program ranks
each participant based on cumulative place finishes during each competition (driving, chipping and putting).
For example, if a competitor has the longest drive in their age group, he or she
will have a ranking of one (1). If the same player ranks 10th in chipping and 2nd in putting, that player’s overall
ranking score will be 13. Now, all the competitors’ scores will be tabulated based on their combined ranking tally from
the three events. The player with the lowest overall ranking scores (best combined finish) – much like scores during
a 72-hole golf event – will advance to the regional and/or national championships.
: Juniors - 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u. Adult divisions
19-60 & senior division 65+. Male and female divisions in all brackets. Awards will be presented to
the top-three overall finishers in each age group at the local events.
Top 3 in each local age group advances to International Drive, Pitch & Putt Competition in Orlando Florida on August 7,