The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA)

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is a series of elite junior golf events held across the Asia-Pacific that offer American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Eligibility (PBE) Status, AJGA playing opportunities, college golf development education, and college coach exposure to the next generation of prominent junior golfers.

About the Tour

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia is the sanctioning body for American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry (PBE) Status in Asia, and comprises of a series of events across the region for junior golfers dedicated to the pursuit of an AJGA, University and professional golf career.

It is the first and only junior tour outside North America with this capability.

This official designation of the JGTA reflects JGTA’s commitment in upholding the mission, values, standards and principles of the AJGA, in addition to following the rules and policies of the AJGA and its PBE system.

The JGTA serves to grow the game of junior golf at the highest level in Asia, and harness the proven path to greatness that the AJGA has provided the world’s top professional and college golfers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare Asia’s next generation of AJGA, college and professional golfers for success through elite junior golf competition.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help junior golfers from the Asia-Pacific realize their full potential by harnessing golf and education at the college level so that they may live a more successful, fulfilled life on and off the course.

Tour Membership

The JGTA organizes, conducts and sanctions elite tournaments for its members. Membership makes players eligible to apply for and compete in JGTA events and gives you access to a range of services performed by the JGTA to add value to your experiences and your standing for AJGA and College golf.

Conditions of Eligibility
  1. All players must be a member of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), and hold an active Junior or Junior Plus membership.
  2. All players must hold an active JGTA Tour Card.
  3. Participation in JGTA events is reserved for amateur golfers.
  4. The minimum age requirement is 12 years old.
  5. Juniors will not reach their 18th birthday before June 15th, 2017, AND have not graduated high school as of January 1, 2017 are eligible.
  6. Once a player starts college, they are no longer eligible, regardless of age.
Tournament Entry Criteria

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia is the only junior tour outside of the AJGA that determines fields with AJGA PBE Status. Players with the highest number of AJGA PBE Status at the time of application will be given the first priority.

Official Tie Breaks

Category I: Local Exemptions
Category II: AJGA PBE Status
Category III: Junior Order of Merit Ranking
Category IV: Rolex AJGA Ranking
Category V: Previous Season’s Junior Order of Merit Ranking
Category VI: Graduation Year (Priority to Seniors)
Category VII: Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking
Category VIII: Local Players
Category IX: Random Draw

Applying to Events

Tour Card Holders

JGTA Tour Card holders will be allowed to apply for all JGTA events, and may do so on each Tournament’s Microsite.

Event Microsites

Each event will have its own microsite page on the official JGTA website, providing details about the event. 

Event Applications

Tour Card holders may submit an application for a tournament up until the published Application Deadline.

Application Deadline

The JGTA Committee will determine the field following AJGA PBE and the official JGTA entry criteria.

Tentative Entry

Players who have tentatively earned entry into the event will be contacted by Player Services with instructions on how to pay to confirm entry.

Payment Deadline

Players who do not earn entry into the event will receive an email from the Tour notifying their applications status.

AJGA PBE Status

AJGA PBE Status is the most sought-after status system for junior golfers worldwide, as it is a requirement for earning entry into American Junior Golf Association Events, and for being recruited to play American College golf. As the only junior golf tour outside of North America that is able to offer AJGA Status, the JGTA sets itself apart from the competition.

AJGA PBE Logo

The JGTA is the official sanctioning body of junior golf tournaments in Asia that offer AJGA PBE Status. The JGTA allows for regional players to build their AJGA PBE Status in the off-season, and emphasizes local participation in each country that a JGTA tournament is held.

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