2016 Ohio Optimist International Junior Golf Championship
Ohio District Optimist Junior Golf Thomas Frazier Memorial Championship
Ohio Optimist Junior Golf Pre-Qualifier:

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The Ohio District Pre-Qualifier Tournament, now in its 36th year, will be conducted at eight regional sites, Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Delphos, Hubbard and Toledo, to be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016. All junior golfers must play in a pre-qualifier event, held at one of the following golf course locations below, to be eligible to participate in the Ohio District Championship.

J.E. Good Park Golf Course
Champions Golf Course
Deer Creek Golf Course
Beckett Ridge Golf Club
Community Golf Course
Heather Downs Golf Course
Pine Hills Golf Club
Delphos Country Club

To qualify for the June 13, 2016 Tom Frazier Memorial Ohio Championship Tournament, your score must be as follows:

BOYS, Ages 14-18
Top 25% of field
GIRLS, Ages 15-18
Score 90 or Less

For pre-qualifier on-line registration, tee times, results and all other information on Ohio Optimist Junior Golf, go to: http://golf.optimist.org/oh
BOYS, Ages 12-13
Score 90 or Less
GIRLS, Ages 13-14
Score 95 or Less
BOYS, Ages 10-11
Score 96 or Less
GIRLS, Ages 10-12
Score 100 or Less

Tournament fee is $80.00 for all age divisions and must be received by May 8, 2016. LATE REGISTRATIONS ARE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE STATE TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN.

Qualifiers from each Pre-Qualifier region advance to the Ohio Optimist International Tom Frazier Memorial Junior Golf Championship. This will be held on June 13, 2016 at the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, 5055 Hills & Dales Road N.W., Canton, OH 44708, (330) 477-5111.

The Optimist International Junior Golf World Championships will be held at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The 2016 dates will be on July 2O-25 for boys 10-11 & 12-13; July 25-30 for boys 14-15 and girls 13-14; July 30-August 4 for boys 16-18 and girls 15-18.

A golfer’s division is based on his/her age on July 24, 2016 for Boys 10-11 & 12-13 and Girls 10-12; July 29, 2016 for Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14; and August 4, 2016 for Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18. Contestants cannot have attended college to compete in this tournament. This does not include those taking post-secondary classes.

For the 2016 Optimist International Championship Tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Ohio is allotted 65 positions as divided in each age division:

BOYS, Ages 16-18
19 Positions - Must Score 76 or Lower
GIRLS, Ages 15-18
13 Positions - Must Score 83 or Lower
BOYS, Ages 14-15
16 Positions - Must Score 81 or Lower
GIRLS, Ages 13-14
7 Positions - Must Score 90 or Lower
BOYS, Ages 12-13
5 Positions - Must Score 88 or Lower
GIRLS, Ages 10-12
2 Positions - Must Score 94 or Lower
BOYS, Ages 10-11
3 Position - Must Score 94 or Lower


The top boy and girl in each age group at the OHIO OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP AT TAM O'SHANTER GOLF COURSE IN CANTON, will receive $500 for expenses and their registration paid to the OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP (The Optimist) IN PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA! All other qualifiers must pay their own expenses.

Trophies and awards will be presented to the winners at the pre-qualifier tournaments as well as the District and International Championship. You must be an Ohio resident to win the expenses paid trip to Florida.

District Chairman:
Ken MacDonald
2438 Lyndon Drive
Uniontown, Ohio 44685-8337
Home: (330) 699-5272
Fax: (330) 861-3301
E-mail: kmacdon@uakron.edu
Assistant District Chairman:
Rick Buchanan
6914 Asbury Circle NE
Canton, Ohio 45685
Home: (330) 497-8149
Work: (330) 497-8250
E-mail: rlbuchanan@neo.rr.com


For additional information, contact the Pre-Qualifier Chairman in your area:

J.E. Good Park Golf Course

Ken MacDonald
2438 Lyndon Drive
Uniontown, Ohio 44685-8337
Home: (330) 699-5272
Cell: (330) 813-7234
E-mail: kmacdon@uakron.edu
Community Golf Course

Jerry Stahley
251 Brookway Road
Centerville, Ohio 45459
Home: (937) 604-9921
E-mail: jstahley@woh.rr.com
Beckett Ridge Golf Club

Patrick Hughes
4378 Rita Mae Drive
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Home: (513) 642-2998
Work: (513) 728-1325
E-mail: pathughes@cinci.rr.com
Delphos Country Club

Roger Gossman
531 E 4th Street
Delphos, Ohio 45833
Home: (419) 692-3391
E-mail: vickigossman@yahoo.com
Pine Hills Golf Club

Dave Moskal
2077 Newbury Oval
Hinckley, Ohio 44233
Cell: (440) 346-6751
E-mail: dmgolfpro@aol.com
Deer Creek Golf Course

Don Newell
7211 Country Lane Road
Hubbard, Ohio 44425
Home: (330) 534-0105
Work: (330) 534-3192
E-mail: rtg000@aol.com
Champions Golf Course

Bob Fitzpatrick
1803 Hickory Hill Drive
Plain City, Ohio 43228
Home: (614) 876-9866
Cell: (614) 314-4775
E-mail: bobfitz@columbus.rr.com
Heather Downs Golf Course

Ed Jacobs and Dan Sutton, co-chair
3124 Lambert Drive
Toledo, Ohio 43613
Home: (419) 475-1750
Work: (419) 509-9579
E-mail: dsutton1968@hotmail.com

Financial Aid: Many Optimist Clubs will offer financial assistance to help pay entry fees. Contact your nearest Optimist Club or your area Chairman for assistance.