Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour
Upcoming Junior Golf Tournaments:
Summer 2023: Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour
Created in 2009 by PGA Tour Professional Kelly Gibson, the junior golf tour is open to both male and female golfers ages 7-22. 12 junior tournaments are held each summer in June and July including the Tour Championship and the BC Cup Championship. Members of the KGJGT (Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour) compete in these tournaments throughout New Orleans, LA and the Gulf Coast Region.
Eligible Age Divisions:
Girls 7-13 Boys 7-10
Girls 14-17 Boys 11-13
Girls 18-22 Boys 14-15
Our mission is to create a positive learning experience for all age divisions through competitive golf and the Oscar J Tolmas Charitable Trust Mentorship Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tee Times & Yardages
Range between 8:00am - 10:00am for all tournaments. For Monday tournaments (Boys ages 16-22 & Girls ages 14-22), tee times will be sent out to participants on the prior Friday in the early afternoon. For Thursday tournaments (Boys ages 7-15 & Girls ages 7-13), tee times will be sent out to participants the day before the tournament on Wednesday in the early afternoon.
The following age divisions will play on Mondays: The following age divisions will play on Thursdays:
Boys 18-22 6,600 yards Boys 14-15 5,800 yards
Boys 16-17 6,100 yards Boys 11-13 5,300 yards
Girls 18-22 5,800 yards Boys 7-10 1,800 yards (9 holes w/ Mentor)
Girls 14-17 5,400 yards Girls 7-13 1,800 yards (9 holes w/ Mentor)
Tournament Registration Deadlines
For Monday tournaments, registration deadlines will always be the Thursday before at 11:59pm. For Thursday tournaments, registration deadlines will always be the Tuesday before at 11:59pm.
Player Tee Gifts
Each member of the 2022 Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour will be given a swag bag with apparel, a certificate for a 1-hour golf lesson at the Rob Noel Academy and ten (10) raffle tickets*. The bags will be distributed at the end of the participant's first tournament. Premium Members will receive the Standard Membership perks, PLUS a TPI evaluation from Guidry Golf & Sport, one dozen Titleist ProV1 golf balls and bonus swag.
In order to allow our members to recoup some of the expenses of the KGJGT, we will be providing ten (10) raffle tickets that may be sold for $10 per ticket. The money received may be retained by the member and the raffle ticket turned into the Kelly Gibson Foundation to be pulled at the Annual Awards Banquet in August. If you do not wish to sell the tickets, you may simply fill them out and return them to the Kelly Gibson Foundation to be entered in the raffle at the Annual Awards Banquet.
This year's raffle prizes are to be determined.
Raising Cane's Player of the Year & Invitational Tournaments
Each participant in a Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour event is awarded points based on their performance. These points are accumulated throughout the summer and are used to award the Raising Cane's Player of the Year in each age division as well as help determine who is eligible to be invited to the Tour Championship and BC Cup Championship. All age divisions compete in these events.
Non-Motorized Carts & Distance Measuring Devices
Players are NOT allowed to use motorized carts or motorized push carts during their round. Caddies are not allowed. Players ARE allowed to use measuring devices provided they do not measure other conditions such as slope, wind speed or temperature.
Parents and all spectators are encouraged to review Spectator Guidelines. Some important highlights of these guidelines are:
Caddies are NOT allowed
Spectators may assist in searching for participants' lost golf balls
Spectators must keep carts on the path at all times
Positive reinforcement is encouraged, but any golf advice may NOT be given to participants
All cart rentals are available to spectators only. Pricing and availability are at the discretion of the host facility. Carts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Food & Beverage
Ice-cold water bottles courtesy of Champagne Beverage Co. & Powerade courtesy of Coca-Cola will be provided on the course to participants. Lunches are provided to participants after their round is complete.
Junior Golf Scoreboard
Some of our players are interested in taking their game to the next level. Our partnership with the Junior Golf Scoreboard will allow our players to get recognized nationally for their play while competing in KGJGT events. We will be combining Week's 1 & 2 scores, Week's 3 & 4 scores, and Week's 5 & Tour Championship scores, for a total of three 36-hole events to receive national ranking opportunities. All participants competing in 18-hole tournaments are eligible and there must be at least five (5) common participants competing in both events.
Participants in our Boys 7-10 & Girls 7-13 age division will be accompanied by a mentor for their 9-hole round. The role of the mentor is to assist their mentee with course management, etiquette, basic rules and pace of play. Mentors are juniors in high school or older who are eligible for our Scholarship Program. If you are a junior in high school or older and want to be a mentor, please reference your emails!
Since 2010, the Kelly Gibson Foundation, along with our community partners, have awarded $718,300 in scholarships to 312 deserving young students. Scholarships are awarded based upon community service, interactions as a mentor, application essay, academics and financial need; not golfing ability. Participants who are juniors in high school through 5th year students in college as of fall 2022 are able to apply. Anyone who is eligible for a scholarship must compete in at least 3 of 5 KGJGT Monday events and mentor in at least 2 of 5 KGJGT Thursday events. Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Awards Banquet after the conclusion of the 2023 KGJGT.
The recipients of the Charlie Knox Sportsmanship Award, Raising Cane's Player of the Year Award, and the Dr. John & Helen Moore Distinguished Service Award will be recognized at this event. Kelly Gibson Foundation Scholarship Program recipients will be presented with certificates and take individual and group photos.