MJGA Membership is open to boys and girls through the summer immediately following graduation from high school or their 19th birthday, whichever comes first. Players must be bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi and MJGA members to be eligible to compete in MJGA Events and the MS Boys and Girls Junior Amateur. Eligibility also applies to the junior cup teams as well. Juniors representing Mississippi must be residents of the state of Mississippi and current MJGA members for 60 continuous days prior to the matches. MJGA points will only be awarded to current MJGA Members and residents of the state of Mississippi. Since the MJGA players are minors, the parents/guardian's residency will be used to determine if the players are eligible for MJGA Events, MS Junior Amateur, MS Junior Teams, and BankPlus Junior Pro Am. See Tournament Policies for which MJGA Tournaments require residency.
Age Divisions are determined by the golfer's age on June 1 of the season being played.
Boys Division A 16-18 year olds and Division B 14-15 year olds play 18 holes from a tee measuring 6,300 – 7,000 yards in total course length.
Division C 12-13 year olds play 18 holes from a tee measuring 5,600 to 6,200 yards in total course length.
Division D 10-11 year olds play 9 holes from a tee measuring 2,400 to 2,800 yards.
Division E 9 & under play 9 holes from 100 – 300 yards per hole and may have a caddie.
Girls Division A 16-18 year olds play 18 holes from a tee measuring 5,500 – 6,000 yards in total course length.
Girls Division A 13-15 year olds play 18 holes from a tee measuring 5,500 – 6,000 yards in total course length.
Girls Division D 10 – 12 year olds play 9 holes from a tee measuring 2,400 – 2,800 yards in total course length.
Girls Division E play 9 holes measuring 100 – 300 yards per hole.
*A player may play up one age group if they desire, however, once the golfer has played up they are not permitted to play down in future tournaments. This must be indicated when entering.
**The Randy Watkins Junior Championship is the first tournament to count for the following year's points system.
Sanctioned Tournament Minimum Numbers
There will no longer be a minimum number of players required to be sanctioned. All sanctioned tournaments approved by the board will be sanctioned for points. Full points for the sanctioned tournament will be awarded if the specific division has a minimum of the following:
Division A: 24 players
Division B: 20 players
Division C: 12 players
Division D: 6 players
Division E: 3 players
Division E Girls: 2 players
Girls 13-18: 5 players
Girls 10-12: 2 players
The minimum number to receive full points is based on the number who begin playing the tournament in the specific division. If a lower number is in a specific division, the points awarded with will prorated based on the field size in the specific division.
Sanctioned Tournaments with Out of State Players
Some sanctioned tournaments allow out of state players to participate. Players who are from out of state, will be counted in the points distribution, but they will not earn MJGA points. (i.e. If players from Arkansas finish first and second in the Greenwood Jr Championship, a Mississippi player finishes third. The MS player will earn 3rd place points. If a Louisiana player and Mississippi Player tie for fourth place, they will split 4th and fifth place points. The MS player will earn 1/2 of 4th and 5th combined points, the LA player will not earn points). This is also how the MGA player of the year points have been distributed for over 20 years.
Every MJGA Tournament has its own precise tournament eligibility rules (i.e., age requirement, gender, etc.). Please check the eligibility requirements for the particular event you are interested in for more details. Otherwise, general eligibility guidelines for MJGA events are as follows:
- Participants must be male or female amateurs 18 years old or younger.
- Participants must be bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first day of the tournament.
- Participants must be a member of the Mississippi Junior Golf Association. Membership is required for the Mississippi Junior Amateur and to be included in the points for Player of the Year.
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MJGA Players Creed
MJGA Participants will play by the rules governing play set by the MJGA Tournament Committee. All Players are responsible for protecting the integrity of the game and the competitiveness of MJGA Tournaments. All players should leave the course in better shape when they leave, than when they arrived. Please be considerate of your fellow competitors and notify an MJGA Tournament Official before the conclusion of the Tournament of any questions according to the rules of play.