Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register?
Anyone can register for their respective qualifiers! We do not require players to submit resumes, rankings or any other qualifications!


What does pending approval mean? 

All players who submit to enter a tournament will not be accepted immediately and will be reviewed by the NB3 JGNC team before being accepted into the tournament. Our team will approve or deny your tournament entry within 7 days of your submission based on the exemption criteria highlighted above. Your credit card will not be charged until time of entry into the event. Once you have been accepted into the tournament, your credit card will be charged. If you do not gain entry into the event, this means you did not meet the exemption criteria and you will need to play a Local Qualifier first before moving onto the Regional Qualifier. 


What if I am not exempt into a Regional Qualifier? 

If you are not exempt into a Regional Qualifier, you can email us at to express your reasoning of why you feel your player should be exempt and we will meet as a Committee to make a decision. If you end up not being exempt, you must qualify at the Local level at one of the many Local Qualifiers throughout the country. 


How Many Times Can A Player try to Qualify at the 18 hole stage?
As many as they like and once they qualify they will receive a full refund back for those they have signed up for in advance. You can also register to play in another qualifier after you have competed the first time in case you did not make it to the Regional level.


What are the division breakdowns?
We will have the following divisions: Boys & Girls 16-18, 14-15, 12-13, and 10-11. 


Will NB3 JGNC Combine Divisions for ranking purposes? 

Yes the Boys/Girls 14-15 and 16-18 Divisions will stay separate for awards purposes, but they will play the same yardage and be combined for JGS & AJGA Rankings submissions. This means that there will be an overall Boys and Girls 14-18 winner at each Regional event. 


Which Divisions can have a caddie?

The Boys & Girls 10-11 Division MUST have a caddie to compete in any local or regional qualifier.

The Boys & Girls 12-13 Division have the OPTION to use a caddie and must designate one on the first tee. 


What division do I sign up for based on my age?

A player’s age division is determined by their age on May 1st. For example, if a player turns 14 in July of 2023, they will compete in the 12-13 Division throughout the entirety of the Series even though they may be 14 during a Local or Regional Qualifier. If a player turns 14 before May 1st of 2023, then the player will compete in the 14-15 Division throughout the entirety of the Series. If your birthdate falls on May 1st and you turn 14, you will play in the 14-15 division (This age cutoff applies for all Divisions). 


If you have a question regarding what age division you should be competing in, please email When you register, our system will automatically put you in the correct age division based on the cutoff date of May 1st, 2023. 


If a player turns 19 before the 2023 National Championship OR is attending college, they will NOT be allowed to compete.  


How many players are needed to receive the qualifying spots?

As long as there 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. This applies to the first and second stage of qualifying.


What if I am the only player signed up in a division for an 18-hole qualifier?

You will be contacted by an NB3 staff member the week before the upcoming date of the tournament via phone. There are several options we can discuss with you for you to participate in our series. You can always call in advance and speak to a staff member Monday-Friday at 407-675-4567.


When I qualify do I compete next at the 2- Day Tournament in that region?

Yes- You also can request to compete in another regional if they are spots available by writing us at


How many spots are awarded to players that try to qualify at each level?

Due to our age divisions increasing and the decision to add an all-girl's and all-boy’s championship separately to our schedule, players will have a better chance to make it to our National Championship. 

We guarantee you that no matter what division your player is in when they sign up, that there will be at least one spot per division that will be awarded to move on to the next stage of qualifying. We also know that four (4 ) spots will be the maximum amount awarded to a division.

Divisions will be capped, and your chance of qualifying will go up. During the first week of January, we will finalize all the spots awarded by division for the 36-hole, 2-day Regional tournament stage of qualifying.

More players will be able to attend each one of the separate national championships, which means more kids from every division making it all the way.

We anticipate a field of approximately 140 boys and a maximum of 140 girls at our championships.



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. This applies to the first and second stage of qualifying.


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 closer to the Championship.


If I am in college and on a golf team can I compete in the Series & National Championship?
If a player turns 19 before the National Championship OR is attending college or playing on a college golf team, they will NOT be allowed to compete.