Jun 6, 2019

Boyne Mountain to Host Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier June 24

Boyne City, MI - If the thought of seeing the junior golfer in your family compete at the famed Augusta National Golf Club (home of the Masters Tournament) excites you at all, sign them up for June 24 Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifier at Boyne Mountain Resort. Deadline for registration is June 19 at 5:00 p.m.

 Juniors ages seven to 15 are eligible to compete at the local qualifier where the top three finishers in each of the boys' and girls' age divisions will advance to the Sub-Regional Qualifier at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Belmont, MI.  

The Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship is open to boys and girls who compete in four age divisions: 7-9 years old, 10-11 years old, 12-13 years old, 14-15 years old. Participants have the opportunity to advance through local, sub-regional, and regional qualifiers conducted at golf properties all across the country. PGA professional Dan Turcott, who is organizing the June 24 local qualifier at Boyne Mountain for the Michigan PGA, says the event is a great opportunity for kids of all levels to get a taste of competition in a fun and exciting environment.  

"For some of our younger participants, this will be the first time they've ever competed at golf but, at no cost, it's a great way to get them hooked on the game. It's also fun to see players come back to the qualifiers year after year," says Turcott. "P.J. Maybank III from Cheboygan advanced from a Michigan local qualifier to go on and win the Drive, Chip and Putt national finals as a 12-year-old in 2018 and almost repeated last year. So, you'll really get to see the full range of participants here at Boyne Mountain."  

At the June 24 Local Qualifier at Boyne Mountain Driving Range and Practice Facility, start times will depend on the size of the field, going in order of oldest to youngest when assigning tee times (boys 14-15, girls 14-15, boys 12-13, girls 12-13, and so on).  

Visit https://www.drivechipandputt.com to register and see more details.  

In addition to this being a FREE event to enter, Boyne Mountain will be offering the following additional activities/incentives to enter.

  • Discounted golf on the Alpine following the event for just $25 for participant and $35 per player for guests of participant.
  • A drawing to win two passes to Avalanche bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain
  • A $25 rate after the event at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark for participant and guests of participant (normal rate is $47)  

"It's going to be great having this qualifier back at Boyne Mountain, one of the most picturesque resort settings in Michigan," says Turcott. "It's going to be a fun environment wrun by an incredible, welcoming volunteer staff and one we think will help a lot of kids and their parents catch the golf bug and maybe come back here when they plan their next golf vacation."  

To help local kids prepare for the competition, BOYNE Golf Academy's director of player performance and U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher Mike Fay has been conducting Drive, Chip and Putt Training Camps. These weekly one-hour camps focus on a different skill each session to give participants a feel for what the competitions will be like as they embark on the "Road to Augusta." Since its inception in 2016, the program has helped produce 10 Sub-Regional qualifiers, 2 Regional qualifiers, and one National Finalist.  

For more information, visit https://www.drivechipandputt.com/registration/create-account.  

About Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Mountain not only features two fun 18-hole courses (The Monument and Alpine), along with the charming Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa, it is also the leading family friendly golf destination in the region with the Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, junior golf camps, and various kid golf programs. Golf Digest named Boyne Mountain one of its "Top-10 Destinations for Family Golf Trips."  

Beyond golf, Boyne is centered amid one of America's most beautiful vacation spots. The scenic Lake Michigan beach towns of Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey are minutes away, and a side trip to Mackinac Island is easily managed. Guests can enjoy award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, watersports, gaming, microbreweries, wineries, hiking, biking, tennis, zip-lining, shopping and more capped by the spectacular northern Michigan sunsets. For more information, visit BOYNEGolf.com.

Media Contact: Kevin Frisch, Kevin Frisch PR