The NEW Girls Spring Junior Series gives high school golfers the opportunity to build their golfing resume by competing as part of a team or as an individual in a series of 18-hole competitions during the spring. There are three events offered in the spring, but there is no requirement for a team to have to play in all three events.
Teams - Junior players compete in teams of three players, counting their two lowest scores after completion of play for each event (similar to how high school events are conducted). In the events, girls will play in threesomes made up of players from different teams. The top team at each tournament is recognized. Typically, a team consists of the same 3 girls each event, but in the case that someone can't play in an event, a team can be made up of any combination of the same 4 girls during the series. Players are to come up with a creative team name for the series. In addition to the team race, representatives of teams competing in an event are also placed in the individual competition against all other participants.
Individuals - Players not representing teams may also compete as individuals in Girls Spring Junior Series events. A limited number of spots will be held at each event for individual golfers. The top 10 individual scores at each tournament will receive recognition. In addition to individual registrants, team participants are also eligible for individual recognition.
Each event is limited to 60 golfers and the entry fee for each competition is $50 per player. Event registration opens March 8th.
A list of participants and pairings is sent to area college golf coaches prior to each tournament. Following the event the same is done with the results.
Each event in the Girls Spring Junior Series is awarded NGA Junior Point Standings points. In addition separate Spring Junior Series point standings are established to track both the individual and team race. Post season recognition is given to the top five individual point finishers, also known as the SJS All-Star Team. The top Team finisher is also recognized and presented with a special prize. The overall points race will be based on an individual or team's top three finishes. The Girls Spring Junior Series points race is separate from the summer NJG Tour season long points race.