We have been asked to coordinate the 2015 East Missouri qualifying tournament for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships and are happy to do so.  The details of the District qualifier are listed below...



Aberdeen Golf Club

Eureka, Missouri

Boys Divisions: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18

Girls Divisions: 10-12, 13-14, 15-18


The qualifier is a one day, 18-hole tournament used to determine who advances to the 2015 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (July 2015 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL).  The East Missouri qualifier will be held in cooperation with the Gateway PGA Section's Junior Tour.  For more tournament details, CLICK HERE.


How You Can Help

There are several ways that you or your Club can help make this District program a success.


(1) Sponsor the District Qualifier - Please download the 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities form.  A variety of sponsorship options are available for as little as $75.  100% of the sponsorship proceeds will be used to provide financial assistance to the East Missouri junior golfers who advance to the international championships. 


(2) Sponsor a Junior Golfer -- Your Club may select one or several of the best young golfers in your community and sponsor them to attend the District tournament.  Per USGA rules, financial assistance can be provided to junior golfers to cover normal tournament expenses.  This includes entry fee, travel expenses and meals.  You can write a check payable to the "East Missouri Optimist District" and give to the junior golfer or parent to mail with their entry form (preferred).  Or, you can reimburse the family directly. 


(3) Volunteer at the District Qualifier - We will need several volunteers on the day of the qualifier to serve as registration helpers, course marshals, shuttle cart drivers, scoring, etc.  Please contact us if you are interested and we will send you more information as we get closer to the tournament date.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact either of us by phone or email.  Thank you, in advance, for your support.  





Andy Hudson & Paul Hauser

District Co-Chairs

East Missouri Optimist Junior Golf 



p.s. If you would like us to come speak to your Club about the Optimist Junior Golf Program during one of your upcoming Club meetings, we would be happy do so.  Let us know!

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Special Opportunity for Golfers Age 16-18

The 2015 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team is a special award recognizing the academic accomplishments and community service record of junior golfers.


The team will consist of up to five golfers between the ages of 16 and 18 as of the last day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships.  


Junior golfers selected to the team will receive an automatic exemption into the championships and complimentary registration.  


Details & application info>> 

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact District Co-Chairs:

Andy Hudson
St. Louis Optimist Club &
St. Louis-West Optimist Club  

Paul Hauser
St. Charles Optimist Club