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Pre Event Press Release for 11th Annual FCG National Championship

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11th Annual Future Champions Golf National Championship kicks off December 28th for the 11th edition of what has become the largest event in junior golf worldwide during the Winter Break time frame.  Kids from all over the USA and Internationally will come together in San Diego to compete in 12 different age divisions for a chance to be the FCG National Champion.  This event which was started by Chris Smeal and his Future Champions Golf program in 2008 has quickly developed into one of the most sought-after tournaments in junior golf and a major recruiting event for college coaches.  Last year 37 College Coaches attended this special event. The event was originally called the San Diego Junior Amateur but as the event grew the name was changed to better reflect the size and reach of the event.

How about the Past Champions list?  In just ten years of hosting there are 4 boys champions who have now made it to the PGA Tour including Beau Hossler, Aaron Wise, Todd Baek, and Chris Williams.  In addition, past participants include Xander Schauffele who was this year’s PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and the winner of the Tour Championship.  Also, Byron Meth who went on to win the US Public Links and played in the Masters is a past participant.

About this year’s field:

  • 511 Players Registered including 180 Boys 15-18 and 90 Girls 15-18
  • Representing USA, CANADA, MEXICO, JAPAN, and INDIA
  • States including CA, OR, UT, AZ, NV, OH, HI, WA, CO, MA, FL, GA, IL, TX, KS

Sponsors for this year’s event include Tough as Steel, Callaway Golf, Blast Motion, KBS Golf Shafts, SkyTrak Golf, 18 Greens, Deep Sauce, and Tee Claw.

Tournament Website:

Schedule of Events

Week #1
December 28-30, 2017:
54-Hole World Ranked Competition for Boys 15-18 on Sycuan Willow Glen and Steele Canyon Golf Club.  (Cut to top 25% and ties after 36-holes)

December 28-29, 2017:
36-Hole Competition for Boys 13-14 & 11-12 on Sycuan Oak Glen.
36-Hole Competition for Boys 9-10, Girls 9-10, Boys 8 and Under and Girls 8 and Under on Sycuan Pine Glen

Week #2

January 6-7, 2018:
36-Hole World Ranked Competition for Girls 15-18 on Sycuan Willow Glen
January 6-7, 2018:
36-Hole Competition for Girls 13-14 & Girls 11-12 on Sycuan Oak Glen

Watch this video to see what an FCG World Series event is like:



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