Due to the recent announcement that the 2020-2021 qualifying season will be canceled and the 2020 National Finals has been rescheduled, we have prioritized the following COVID-19 related frequently asked questions for your review. You may still find general frequently asked questions regarding the program further down the page.
Why was the 2020-2021 qualifying season canceled?
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19, and with the guidance of public health experts, the Founding Partners determined cancellation was the most responsible measure to take in protecting the health of everyone involved in this national endeavor, which includes tens of thousands of participants, their families and all those essential to staging hundreds of qualifying events across all 50 states.
When can I sign up for a local qualifier for next year’s season?
Registration for next year’s qualifying season (2021-2022) is expected to open early 2021. Future updates will be shared on drivechipandputt.com and the DCP social media channels.
Will the same qualifying sites be available next year?
Due to scheduling logistics, each qualifying season will include varied dates and venues. Next year’s qualifying schedule is expected to be released early 2021.
Will the age divisions change next year?
Age divisions will remain the same for the 2021-2022 qualifying season. Eligibility and age division for each participant will be dependent upon his or her age as of the 2022 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals (Sunday April 3, 2022).
My child was supposed to participate in the 14-15 age division this year. Will he/she be able to compete next year? How does this impact my child’s eligibility for Drive, Chip and Putt?
Drive, Chip and Putt is open to participants ages 7-15. Eligibility and age division for each participant is dependent upon his or her age as of the 2022 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals (Sunday April 3, 2022). If your child will be 16 years old as of April 3, 2022, he or she will unfortunately not be eligible to participate.
What happens to the participants who qualified for this year’s National Finals? Has the event been rescheduled?
This year’s Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals has been rescheduled for April 4, 2021, the eve of the Masters Tournament. Each National Finalist will be invited to compete at Augusta National Golf Club in the same age division for which he or she previously qualified in 2020, regardless of their age on that date.
Do I need to withdraw my participant from their Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier if he/she was already registered?
No further action is required by those who were registered for a local qualifier this year.
How/when will I receive updates on the DCP qualifying season for next year?
Drive, Chip and Putt will share future updates on drivechipandputt.com and the DCP social media channels.
When can I purchase tickets for the 2021 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals?
Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for the 2021 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals must complete a 2021 ticket application during the application window, which is expected to take place in June 2020.
What if I purchased tickets to the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals that was rescheduled?
Refunds will be issued to all patrons who purchased tickets from Augusta National Golf Club for this year’s National Finals. These refunds are expected to be processed in May. Patrons receiving refunds will be given the opportunity to purchase the same tickets for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals next year. In order to do so, a patron must complete a 2021 ticket application at drivechipandputt.com during the application window, which is expected to take place in June 2020. Additional details about this process will be sent at the time of the refund. Please visit the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals Ticket FAQ page for more information.
General Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee to participate in Drive, Chip and Putt?
There is no entry fee for any qualifying levels of Drive, Chip and Putt.
Is it too late to register for a local qualifier?
Entry applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on the date five (5) days prior to the local qualifier.
I did not receive a confirmation email. How do I know if my youth is successfully registered?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will confirm your email address and send a confirmation email.
Can I register my youth at more than one qualifier?
You may not submit more than one application for any individual to participate in Drive, Chip and Putt. If more than one application is submitted for a participant, all applications will be rejected.
Is my youth in the correct age bracket?
The age bracket is based upon the participant age as of the date of the national finals (Sunday, April 4, 2021). Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions in four age categories: 7-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old.
I made a mistake during registration. How do I make changes to registration information?
Please login to your account at www.drivechipandputt.com to make a change to the registration information. If you are unable to make the necessary changes, email us at email@example.com. Please do not register your participant again as that will result in a duplicate registration.
I need to change my qualifying path.
The parent/guardian should login to his or her account at www.drivechipandputt.com. The path for qualifying is pre-determined based on math, which is done to maintain equal numbers of participants in the subregional and regional stages. Thus, your youth would have to participate in the corresponding pre-assigned subregional and regional events should he/she advance. If you want your youth to attend an alternate subregional qualifier, you would need to select a local qualifying site accordingly before participating. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to make the changes within your account.
Is there a wait list?
We do not maintain a wait list for local qualifying sites.
I did not register my youth in advance. Can we show up to a Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier?
On-site registration is not permitted.
My youth is unable to attend his scheduled qualifier. What do I do?
Please email us at email@example.com and we will update the registration system, which might give another youth the opportunity to participate.
What is my youth’s tee time for his/her qualifier?
Scheduling information and tee times are provided closer to the date of the qualifier (usually three to five days in advance). You will be contacted via the email address provided at registration with scheduling information. To confirm your email address provided at registration, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can my youth use a caddie?
Caddies are not permitted at any of the qualifying stages. Only the participants will be allowed on the fields of play.
Can my youth use his/her own golf balls?
Participants may choose to use their own golf balls. Please note, the golf balls can only be retrieved on the Chip and Putt skills. If a participant chooses to use his/her own golf balls on the Drive skill, the balls cannot be retrieved.
My youth does not have golf clubs.
The host site may have equipment and golf balls available for kids of all ages. It is recommended that you contact the facility prior to the qualifier to ensure availability.