Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships if I am an international player?
Please visit the policies page for more information. Click HERE

How do I enter the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships if I am a player living in the United States?
Please visit the policies page for more information.. Click HERE

What is the deadline to register?
If you are eligible to apply during the "Open Registration" period then you must do so by March 15th by registering at and submitting your player history form.

If you are not eligible for the "Open Registration" period then you must register by the date listed on the registration letter you receive from the qualifying event where you qualified for the Junior World. 

What is the Player History Form? Am I required to submit it with my registration?
The Player History Form is required for all players to submit if they are eligible for the selection process. The form allows the committee to review each player and make a decision on their entry status. 

If you qualify through a designated qualifier and earn an exemption, to the Junior World, then you are NOT required to submit the Player History Form. 

How do I find a qualifier close to me?
If you are a 15-18 Division player living in the Unites States, please click HERE

If you are a 14-Under Division player living in the United States, please click HERE

If you are an International player, please click HERE

Is there a limit to the number of times I can attempt to qualify?
Does the Junior World have a sibling policy?
Unfortunately we do not guarantee entry for siblings.
Can I travel to another state to qualify?
Yes. However, there are some qualifying sites that stipulate that you must be a member of their organization and/or a resident of the state. Please be sure to verify this before registering for a qualifying tournament.
Do I have to shoot a certain score to qualify for the Junior World?
No. Each qualifying event is allocated a certain number of spots in the various age divisions. The number of spots available will be posted by the host organization. 
What if the winner of the qualifying tournament has already earned a spot in the Junior World?
If the winner of the qualifying event has already secured a spot in the event then the exemption will trickle to the next player in line. 

How long do I have to register for the Junior World if I qualify?
Typically you will have 7-8 business days to register if you qualify before June 10th. Qualifiers later than June 10th will have 2-3 business days to register. 
The Tournament Director at the site will immediately give you the registration letter once you have succesfully qualified. There will be a deadline date included in that information.
How much is the entry fee?
15-18 Division -- Boys-$490 and Girls-$470
13-14 Division -- $425 
11-12 Division -- $395
  9-10 Division -- Boys-$240 and Girls-$325
   7-8 Division  -- Boys-$325 and Girls-$195
   6-U Division -- $190
What does the entry fee include?
* Official practice round on Monday
* All tournament rounds
* Putting contest entry during the registration weekend
* Tournament gift package 
* Golf Cars for the 7-8 Boys and 9-10 Girls Division during competition rounds
Can the event help me with my travel arrangements?
Yes. We have negotiated groups rates with a number of hotels in San Diego and you can book directly through our website. Click HERE  
If you need assistance, please email our Junior World Concierge at
Do I have to register in person at Torrey Pines on Saturday, July 6th or Sunday, July 7th?
Yes. The tournament requires this to confirm that registered players are in town and ready to play. Travel delays will happen unfortunately, so this gives the committee the ability to pull another player off the waiting list if needed. 
Do I have to come both Saturday and Sunday?
No. You can pick the day that works best for you. Typically Saturday is a lighter registration day as many players plan to register on Sunday afternoon and stay for the Opening Ceremony.
Do I have to register for the Junior World Putting Championship?
No. You are already eligible to particpate as a registered player in the tournament. Simply head to the putting green, after you register, and participate. One attempt per player.
Are caddies permitted during the tournament?
Only the 10-Under Division players are permitted to have a caddie during the tournament. 
Players in all divisions may use the support of a caddie during the official practice round.
When will we receive the pairings for the tournament?
The pairings for the first two rounds of the tournament will be posted at 9:00am on Saturday, July 6th at Each player will recive a copy of the pairings when they register on Saturday or Sunday at Torrey Pines.
What is the "Pin Exchange" ?
The pin exchange is a little something fun for the players to do during the registration weekend and at the end of their tournament rounds. Players bring small lapel pins that represent the country, state or city where they live and exchange them with the other players they meet. It is not mandatory to participate but the players do enjoy the exchange, especially the younger players. We recommend bringing 10-25 pins if you are interested in participating.