The four organizations operating the state's most prominent junior golf programs have formed the Texas Junior Golf Alliance, a new partnership that is designed to give junior golfers greater access to top tier competition statewide and ease the burden of travel expense. Texas Golf Association (TGA), the Northern Texas and Southern Texas Sections of the PGA of America and the Houston Golf Association (HGA) have formed a group whose goal is to simplify qualifying for the Legends Junior Tour's statewide high profile events. Collectively each year the four organizations provide playing opportunities to more than 6,000 junior boys and girls in 500-plus tournaments. The PGA Sections have been holding the Texas State Junior Championship since 1922.
The Legends Junior Tour is open to boys and girls ages 19 and under. This tour will serve as a natural progression for those players who have successfully competed at the NTPGA, STPGA and HGA levels.
Texas Junior Golf Alliance includes:
Legends Junior Tour membership will now be contingent upon a player becoming a member of one of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance partners. There will no be separate Legends Junior Tour membership fee. There are two options to register for membership:
Tier One events include:
LJT Open events: Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic, Winter Classic, Spring Preview, Bluebonnet Championship, Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, Texas State Junior Championship, James A. Ragan Memorial, Alamo Shootout, North Texas Classic and the Fall Challenge.
LJT Invitationals: Byron Nelson Junior Championship, George Hannon Junior Invitational, Texas Girls' Invitational, and the Texas Cup Invitational.
Tier Two events include:
As part of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance, becoming a member of your respective section also means you are a member of the LJT.
There are numerous ways to become exempt into the Legends Junior Tour invitational's. Some ways include but are not limited to:
Players can earn points through playing with the LJT, NTPGA, STPGA, or HGA. In order to be eligible for LJT Player of the Year and Jackie Burke Cup team, a player must EARN points in at least two LJT events.
For more questions, please call our office at (214) 468-8955 or email us at info@TLJT.org.