GreatLIFE Junior Tour

Jr golfers and parents,

The GreatLIFE Jr. Tour is still planning on hosting the tour for the 2020 season.  We have a couple adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  1. GreatLIFE Jr. Tour events will move to a tee time start.  If the restrictions are lifted we will look to move back to shotgun starts.  
  2. We have had to move two dates:  June 10 at Central Valley has moved to June 17th.  June 16th at Bakker Crossing has been moved to June 22nd.
Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to a great tour for the summer.

Jason Sudenga
Vice President of Golf

About the Tour

Mission Statement: 

The mission of the GreatLIFE Jr. Tour is to enrich the lives of junior golfers by helping build relationships that will last a lifetime while enjoying the wonderful game of golf.  


The purpose of the GreatLIFE Jr. Tour is to provide affordable playing opportunities for kids to play competitive golf.


All junior golfers under 18 and any college student under the age of 22.  The field size is limited to the first 93 golfers to sign up. All golfers should be able to get around the golf course without unduly delaying play and with minimal supervision.  They should be able to post a score of double par or less on most of the holes. 


All tournaments are 18-hole stroke play events. All play is in twosomes and threesomes to improve the pace of play.  In most cases the first players finished around 4-hours mark and the last groups played in 4 ½ hours.  We will hold the awards ceremonies as soon as all the kids are done in an age group.  We understand the importance of your time and get the results and prizes out in a timely manner.


We will have a total of 10 events that are open to any player that is a member of the GreatLIFE Jr Tour. 

NEW!!  Divisions

Golfers will play in the age group that they are eligible for that day of the tournament.  Any golfers wanting to play up a division will be at the discretion of the committee.  Please contact Jason Sudenga if you would like to play up a division.

The age groups are as follows: 

Ages 12 – Under

Ages 13 – 15

Ages 16 – 18

Ages 19 – 22(College students)


The membership fee is $20, which includes a GHIN handicap.  GreatLIFE members will pay $15 per event and Non-GreatLIFE members will pay $25 per event.  All tournament fees include green fees, range balls and lunch after play.



All divisions will win awards for each event.  We will hand out medals and gift certificates to any of our GreatLIFE Pro Shops for the top three places in each division.

NEW!!! GreatLIFE JR. CUP (16 – 18 Age divisions): 

The winner of the 16 – 18 boy’s and girl’s division of the GreatLIFE Jr. Tour will each receive an exemption into the 2021 GreatLIFE Jr. Challenge put on by the AJGA.  The AJGA is the PGA Tour of junior golf.  They host junior tournaments across the country and have had the likes of the PGA Tour’s Justin Thomas and many others go on to play on the PGA Tour.

Each division will have a point system like the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour.  Players will receive points based on how they finish in each tournament.  The leading point winner in the 16 – 18 boy’s and girl’s division will be declared the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup Champion. 

The points will go as follows:

1st Place – 500 points                             8th – 85

2nd – 300                                               9th – 80

3rd – 190                                               10th – 75

4th – 135                                               11th – 70

5th – 110                                               12th – 65

6th – 100                                               13th – 60

7th – 90                                                 14th – 55

                                                             15th – 50

Below is the 2020 schedule.  We will have three events that will have bonus points.  The events are highlighted below. 


Tuesday, May 26th                          @ Willow Run

Monday, June 1st                             @ Rocky Run

Wednesday, June 10th                   @ Central Valley

Tuesday, June 16th                          @ Bakker Crossing

Tuesday, June 23rd                          @ Worthington (9:00 am shotgun) 1.5 points towards the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup

Monday, June 29th                          @ Fox Run (9:00 am shotgun) 1.5 points towards the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup
Wednesday, July 1st                         @ Willow Run

Wednesday, July 8th                       @ Rocky Run

Thursday, July 16th                         @ Central Valley

Tuesday, July 21st                           @ Bakker Crossing (Tour Champ) (Double points towards the GreatLIFE Jr. Cup)