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Welcome to the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour! Below you will find information to understand the PKBGT Pathway Progression for developing your junior golfer.

The PKBGT is different, being girls only, all facets of the tour are designed to enhance and develop the junior girls golfers experience and development. With yardage/skill based divisions, each player is able to progress and gain experience at their own speed and in an appropriate and positive environment.



PKBGT PATHWAY PROGRESSION


  \"Discovery \"Futures \"Futures   \"Prep \"Bell  
 
CLASS 4 STATUS
 
CLASS 2 STATUS
 
 
CLASS 3 STATUS
 
CLASS 1 STATUS
 

The PKBGT Series Progression allows players to progress towards playing collegiate golf by playing yardage/skill appropiate tournaments as they develop their game. Each classification is focused on the devleopmental needs of each girl, including event yardage and developing a national ranking profile necessary for the recruiting process.



PKBGT CLASSIFICATION (DIVISION ELIGIBILITY)


WHAT IS MY CURRENT PKBGT CLASSIFICATION?


HOW DO I INCREASE MY PKBGT CLASSIFICATION?

  • Players wishing to increase their status can SUBMIT A TOURNAMENT RESUME. All resumes are reviewed by a committee including past collegiate coaches & junior golf experts.

  • Players may re-apply for status at a later date with additional information or new tournament scores should their initial application be denied.

  • Class 2 status can be automatically earned based on your PKBGT play and will be reflected when you register for an event


AGE REQUIREMENT


The PKB Girls' Golf Tour is open to junior girls 9 - 19 who have yet to enroll in college.

BELL, PREP & FUTURES SERIES (Class 1, 2 & 3) -- Girls 12 - 19 -- Player must turn 12 years old by September 30th, 2019 to be eligible to participate. An 11-year old player may play the entire season schedule if they meet this requirement. Any 18 or 19 year old player must not have enrolled in college and be an amateur to participate.

DISCOVERY SERIES (Class 4) -- Girls 9 - 12 -- Player must turn 9 years old by September 30th, 2019 to be eligible to participate. An 8-year old player may play the entire season schedule if they meet this requirement.



PKBGT DIVISIONS OF PLAY


CLASS 1 STATUS -- BELL NATIONAL \"Bell & PREP \"Prep DIVISIONS
Elite division for girls preparing for collegiate golf

  • Yardages: 5,700 - 6,200 yards

  • Age Requirement: Girls 12 - 19 -- Player must turn 12 years old by September 30th, 2019 to be eligible to participate. An 11-year old player may play the entire season schedule if they meet this requirement. Any 18 or 19 year old player must not have enrolled in college and be an amateur to participate.

  • Scoring Requirement: Players must prove the continued ability to score 80 or better from Red tees in tournament play or have a scoring differential of 10.0 or less on the PKBGT Performance Index or on the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Players may gain Class 1 status by submitting a tournament resume for approval by the tour committee and can apply/re-apply at any time.

  • Tournaments Available:
  • Eligible for:
    • Standing on the official PKBGT ranking system, PKBGT Performance Index
    • Season-long Order of Merit Standings
    • Golfweek Ranking points at select 36 & 54-hole events
    • AJGA PBE Performance Stars at all multi-round events & PKBGT Championships
    • Jr Golf Scoreboard Ranking points at all 36-hole & 54-hole events
    • CGA (TYGA & SCJGA) State Ranking Points at all events (multiplier varies by event)

CLASS 2 STATUS -- PREP \"Prep & FUTURES NATIONAL \"Futures DIVISIONS
Collegiate preparatory division for girls competing at collegiate yardages

  • Yardages: 5,400 - 5,800 yards

  • Age Requirement: Girls 12 - 19 -- Player must turn 12 years old by September 30th, 2019 to be eligible to participate. An 11-year old player may play the entire season schedule if they meet this requirement. Any 18 or 19 year old player must not have enrolled in college and be an amateur to participate.

  • Scoring Requirement: Players should show the continued ability to score 90 or better from 5,600 yards in tournament play. Players may automatically gain this status by being a player in the graduation classes 2019 to 2022 who has a PKBGT Performance Index scoring differential lower than 18.0 at the time of registration or submit a tournament resume for increased status approval by the tour committee. A player who automatically gains Class 2 status will retain this status for the remainder of the season.

  • Tournaments Available:
  • Eligible for:
    • Standing on the official PKBGT ranking system, PKBGT Performance Index
    • Season-long Order of Merit Standings
    • AJGA PBE Performance Stars at all multi-round events & PKBGT Championships
    • Jr Golf Scoreboard Ranking points at all 36-hole & 54-hole events
    • CGA (TYGA & SCJGA) State Ranking Points at all events (multiplier varies by event)

CLASS 3 STATUS -- FUTURES NATIONAL \"Futures & FUTURES REGIONAL \"Futures DIVISIONS
Tournament division for girls playing in and preparing for high school golf

  • Yardages: 5,100 - 5,400 yards

  • Age Requirement: Girls 12 - 19 -- Player must turn 12 years old by September 30th, 2019 to be eligible to participate. An 11-year old player may play the entire season schedule if they meet this requirement. Any 18 or 19 year old player must not have enrolled in college and be an amateur to participate.

  • Scoring Requirement:

    • MULTI-DAY EVENTS: Players are expected to be able to score 100 or better from Red tees. Players are expected to understand and uphold all USGA Rules.

    • ONE-DAY EVENTS: Players are expected to be able to score 120 or better from Red tees. These events also include modified rules including double-par.

  • Tournaments Available:

  • Eligible for:
    • Standing on the official PKBGT ranking system, PKBGT Performance Index
    • Season-long Order of Merit Standings
    • Jr Golf Scoreboard Ranking points at all 36-hole events
    • AJGA Performance Based Entry Performance Star at all multi-round events & PKBGT Championships
    • CGA (TYGA & SCJGA) State Ranking Points at all events (multiplier varies by event)

CLASS 4 STATUS -- DISCOVERY \"Discovery DIVISION
Developmental division for girls preparing for 18-hole tournament competition

  • Yardages: 1,700 - 1,900 yards (9 Holes)

  • Age Requirement: Girls 9 - 12 -- Player must turn 9 years old by September 30th, 2019 to be eligible to participate. An 8-year old player may play the entire season schedule if they meet this requirement.

  • Scoring Requirement: Players are expected to be able to score 60 or better. These events also include modified rules including double-par and parental caddies are allowed.

  • Tournaments Available:

  • Eligible for:

COLLEGIATE \"Collegiate DIVISION
Summer division for girls playing in or recently graduated from college golf

  • Yardages: 5,800 - 6,200 yards

  • 2018 Events:

  • Division Eligibility:
      Players must be a current collegiate golfer or a recent graduate 25 years of age or younger

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