2022 Jack O'Neill Memorial Junior Championship

January 22-23, 2022

The Club at Diamondhead, Diamondhead MS

DIVISIONS:  Boys 12-13, Boys 14-15, Boys 16-18, Girls 13-15, and Girls 16-18.

ENTRY FEE:  $140 per player (entry deadline is January 14, 2022 or when full field is reached)

Entry Form: Click Here

 

The Jack O’Neill Memorial Junior Golf Championship will be a highly competitive, limited field junior golf event with boy’s and girl’s divisions hosted annually at The Club at Diamondhead.  This 36-hole event will prove to be a great opportunity to showcase many of the most talented golfers in our region.  This event will include one practice round on Friday prior to event, two tournament rounds, range balls prior to each tournament round, tee gift, and awards. 

 

VENUE:  The Club at Diamondhead’s Pine Course has hosted the PGA Tour Champions Rapiscan Systems Qualifiers, the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship Qualifier, the Mississippi Women’s Amateur Championship, the Gulf Coast Open, the Gulf Coast Amateur, the Swingthought.com Tour, and the Emerald Coast Golf Tour.  The PGA Tour Champions players have been provided very positive reviews on The Club at Diamondhead’s Pine Course and the greens are consistently among the best on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to any male age 12 to 18 or female golfer age 13 to 18 and has not enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college as of the tournament date.  The field will be limited to the first 60 boys and first 20 girls registered.  In addition, The Jack O’Neill Memorial Junior Golf Championship Committee may extend special invitations for up to 4 boys and 4 girls to compete each year.

 

EVENT INFORMATION:  The Jack O’Neill Memorial Junior Golf Championship field will be limited to the first 60 boys and first 20 girls registered.  Boys age 14-18 will play from approximately 6,200 – 6,400 yards.  Boys age 12-13 and girls age 13-18 will play from approximately 5,600 – 5,800 yards.  In addition, the Jack O’Neill Memorial Junior Golf Championship Committee will extend special invitations for up to 4 boys and 4 girls to compete each year. This event will be a 2021 MJGA Player of the Year points event.

 

RULES:  The Rules of Golf will govern all play.  The Jack O’Neill reserves the right to alter the conditions or schedules as stated, including alteration of the stipulated round(s) at any time during the tournament.  Each competitor must walk and carry his or her own bag during the stipulated round. Caddies will not be permitted. Push carts are allowed.  Spectator carts will be allowed in this event and are subject to availability with priority going to those that make a formal request to the committee for medical reasons.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES:  Trophies will be awarded to the Champion and Runner-up in each division.  We will also crown Boys Overall Champion (Boys 14-18) and Girls Overall Champion (Girls 13-18).

 

PRACTICE ROUNDS:  A complimentary practice round has been included with your entry fee for Friday, January 21st.  Practice rounds will be available after 10:30am.  Players may use a cart, subject to availability, during the practice round provided they have a valid driver’s license.  Cart fee for practice round will be $20.00 plus tax per player.  Please call The Club at Diamondhead Golf Shop at (228) 255-3910 to make a reservation.  Players may make a reservation prior to 10:30am on Friday, January 21st, or earlier of the week of the event at the prevailing golf rate of $55 plus tax per player which includes greens fee and cart fee for 18 holes.

HOST HOTEL:     Hampton Inn- I-10 Gulfport

                              15580 Daniel Blvd.

                              Gulfport, MS 39503

Hotel Online Booking Link: Click Here

$89.00 per night special rate (individual cash basis) for Friday, January 21 – Sunday, January 23

 

Jack O’Neill Memorial Junior Championship

Entry Form: Click Here