ROCHESTER, NY – Many of the top Interscholastic High School golfers from around New York State and the Rochester area will visit Deerfield Golf & Country Club in Brockport for the first-ever RDGA New York High School Invitational, set for Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6.
Working with the Rochester Sports Commission and Section V Athletics, the Rochester District Golf Association is inviting a field of up to 84 High School golfers to Deerfield for an event that will provide an opportunity to meet their peers in a competitive environment.
“Section V Athletics is looking forward to working with the RDGA to offer this event to high school athletes,” says Kathy Hoyt, Executive Director of Section V Athletics. “The RDGA has been so supportive of Section V golf over the years and this event allows us to show our appreciation and support.”
The 2021 RDGA New York High School Invitational welcomes any Interscholastic High School golfer from any of the 11 Athletic Sections in New York State - boys and girls between the ages 13 to 18 - to apply to play in this tournament. An added incentive will be that the top 3 finishers in each of the Boys and Girls competitions will receive invitations to represent New York State in the 2021 High School Golf National Invitational at Pinehurst in June.
"Receiving an invitation to the National Invitational is quite an honor since only the best high school golf teams & individuals will receive invites based on their State Championship performance,” says Chris Noble from the National High School Golf Association. “The Invitational brings together a wide variety of golfers from nearly all 50 states. Public or private. Small or large. All high school state championship teams, individuals, and their families are welcome at the Invitational."
Applications for registrations are currently being accepted through April 16 by 5:00 PM. After that time – beginning on April 20 - If there are any spots remaining, additional registrations will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
The format of the 2021 RDGA New York High School Invitational will be 36 holes of stoke play over the two days of competition. To assist College Coaches and aspiring Collegiate Golfers, the participants will be playing at approximately 6,000 yards for girls and 7,000 yards for boys. The RDGA New York High School Invitational will also be a Junior Golf Scoreboard-ranked and Global Junior Golf Rankings tournament.
For more information about the 2021 RDGA New York High School Invitational - and how to apply to play - please visit the following link: https://conta.cc/3cpKRTJ
About the RDGA:
The Rochester District Golf Association (RDGA) is one of 59 Allied Golf Associations of the USGA. Its primary responsibility lies in the delivery of the following USGA Core Products and Services to our member clubs, including:
- Providing technical support and maintenance for the USGA’s GHIN handicap system and the World Handicap System.
- Providing periodic USGA course rating services on a rotating basis.
- Administering and providing technical support for the USGA Tournament Management system.
- Implementing continuing education seminars regarding the Rules of Golf
- Conducting USGA championship qualifiers and annual RDGA golf tournaments.
- Partnering with our member clubs, PGA professionals, local golf organizations and associations, golf leagues and any other entities interested in developing and delivering innovative programs to golfers of all ages, genders and abilities.
- Promoting and preserving the traditions of the game.
Founded in 1929, the RDGA remains committed to enhancing the golfer experience in the greater Rochester area and to growing and improving the long-term health of the game we love.
About Section V Athletics:
Section V Athletics provides oversight and organization for interscholastic athletic programs in a large region of New York State, extending across 12 different counties including Allegany, Cayuga, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. Section V is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Kathy Hoyt serves as Executive Director.
About the Rochester Sports Commission:
The Rochester (NY) Sports Commission works diligently to promote Monroe County through sports highlighting the important impact athletics have on our community’s economic vitality and quality of life. The amount of championships, invitationals, and competitions that Rochester hosts continues to grow annually which provides not only tremendous economic boost but also plays an important part to our quality of life. We invite new and existing sports ventures to discover Monroe County as a destination for future events.