Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you alter the series for 2020?
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we as a committee decided to re-format the series. Players can now register for the Regional Qualifying stage. Our Regionals start in late July and will give ample time for players to get ready. Next year we plan to run the series as usual!
Who can register?
Anyone can register for their respective qualifiers! We do not require players to submit resumes, rankings or any other qualifications!
What are the division breakdowns?
We will have the following divisions: Boys 14-18 Boys 13 & Under Girls 14-18 Girls 13 & Under
What division do I sign up for based on my age?
Players can participate in up to (2) Regional Qualifiers. Their age division is determined by their age on the date of the second round of the Regional Qualifier. For example, if you are 13 in your Regional Qualifier and you turn 14 before the Championship, you will play in the 13 & Under Division throughout the Regional and Championship. If you turn 14 on the second day of the Regional Qualifier, then you would play in the 14-18 division throughout the Regional and Championship.
How many players are needed to receive the qualifying spots?
As long as their are player's competing in a division, the JGNC Committee will award the respective qualifying spots per tournament. The NB3 JGNC is an open series and provides the same opportunities to all golfers across the country to play their way into the National Championship. If a division has 0 players registered, the JGNC Committee will decide if they want to allocate the remaining qualifying spots to other divisions. This decision is at the discretion of the JGNC Committee and all factors will be evaluated before the decision is made.
Why are the division breakdown numbers different for each tournament?
Due to COVID-19 and the re-formatting of our Series, the JGNC Committee evaluated each division in each tournament based on the demand in each Region. The maximum number of players and number of qualifying spots per division was determined based on the demand in specific areas being different for boys and girls. The breakdown is essentially 21-27 players per qualifying spot. We understand the demand is different per Region which is why these numbers are different by tournament. The Committee did the best they could to make it as fair as possible for all players participating. The JGNC Committee has the authority to distribute more qualifying spots to specific divisions if they become available.
How does the registration process work?
Parents & Players now have the option to eith make a deposit OR pay in full. When using the deposit option, your spot will be reserved for ONLY $139! If you save your card it will automatically be processed 30-days before the event. In the event you made a deposit and need to withdraw 30-days in adnvaced, you will receive a full refund minus a $15 admin fee.
Can I sign-up for more than one Regional Qualifier at a time?
Yes, players will be able to register for up to (2) Regional Qualifiers. If you are succesful in your first attempt, your card will be refunded the FULL amount for the second transaction. *The following partner events do NOT count towards the (2) Regional Qualifiers: Indianapolis, Canada, Sotuh Carolina, Dallas & HJGT's Minnesota Qualifier*
Why do the Regional Qualifiers vary in field size and qualifying spots?
Due to course availability and re-scheduling due to the COVID-19.
Do you need to be a member to play?
No, there is no membership fee required!
Am I eligible to play in the National Championship if I turn 19 before but played in the Regional Qualifier as an 18 year old?
If a player participates in a Regional Qualifier while they are 18 and turn 19 before the National Championship, they will NOT be able to compete. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE
How does the alternate process work?
A player who is an alternate will be notified of an opening as soon as it is available. The player will have 48 hours to accept an invitation or else they will be bypassed and the next player on the list will be contacted by the JGNC Committee.
Do I need to play in the Regional Qualifier specific to my State?
No, players are able to register for ANY two Regional Qualifiers they like!
How much is the National Championship?
The National Championship will be FREE of charge for all players competing. Information on transportation and hotel accommodations will be made available soon.
If I am in college and on a golf team can I compete in the Series & National Championship?
For 2020 ONLY, due to the uncertainty of college golf programs, we are allowing college golfers to compete in the Championship if they qualified in 2020, are not having any college sanctioned tournaments in the fall of 2020 AND their college golf coach has approved them to play in our Championship November 15-17th. Any further questions should be directed to the NB3 office by calling 407-675-4567.