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Next Up: FCG Callaway World Championship to be largest FCG Field To Date (650 Junior Golfers)

Future Champions Golf is set to host 11th Annual FCG Callaway World Championship at 10 Championship Golf Courses in Palm Desert, CA July 15-17, 2019!

650 junior golfers from 37 countries will be competing in Palm Desert over three days of competition to see who the 2019 World Champions will be.  This event which was started in 2008 by the Future Champions Golf program has quickly gained popularity and has grown from nothing to one of the largest annual events in junior golf.  This year FCG hosted over 100 qualifying events around the world to give kids the opportunity to qualify for this special championship that is sponsored by Callaway Golf.  “We wanted to do something special in junior golf by giving more kids an opportunity to play a World Championship event and we have successfully built it.  All players will play on Championship Golf Courses and our host hotel is the Westin Mission Hills Resort that has offered the families great pricing to stay during the event.  We will host a Welcome Party on Sunday Night July 14th at the hotel and will have a DJ, some contests, and vendor booths.  On Monday afternoon at 4pm the local PGA Tour Superstore will host a party for all players and parents at their store.  There will be contests, games, and special pricing to shop.  “says Chris Smeal, Founder of Future Champions Golf

Tournament Website

Age Division Course (s) Tees
Boys 15-18 Course 1 Indian Wells Country Club Black Tees
Boys 15-18 Course 2 Indian Well Resort (Celebrity Course) Blue Tees
Girls 15-18 Course 1 Mission Hilss CC (Dinah Shore Couse) Silver Tees
Girls 15-18 Course 2 Mission Hills Resort (Pete Dye Course) Silver Tees
Boys 13-14 Desert Springs (Valley Course) White Tees
Girls 13-14 Monterrey Country Club (West & East) Gold Tees
Boys 11-12 Desert Willow (Firecliff Course) Tan Tees
Girls 11-12 Desert Falls Country Club Red Tees
Boys 9-10 Desert Willow (Mountain Course) Green Tees
Girls 9-10 Mission Hills Resort (Gary Player) FCG Tees (1900 yards)
Boys 7-8 Mission Hills Resort (Gary Player) FCG Tees (1900 yards)
Girls 7-8 Mission Hills Resort (Gary Player) FCG Tees (1500 yards)

The Future Champions Golf Tour, with headquarters in San Diego, Ca now hosts over 120 annual events and is growing.  Last year FCG hosted 4 events that each featured over 500 players.  The draw is the first-class operations, friendly, staff, the opportunity to play with kids your age from around the world, and college coaches come out to watch and recruit heavily on the FCG Tour.  “Last year we had 22 college coaches on site at this Championship which makes it a significant recruiting opportunity for junior golfers.” Says Smeal.

The event is very competitive as last year we had several divisions have scores at double digits under par to win their division.  These kids are exceptional junior golfers.   This event is also unique in that all players are required to ride in a golf cart.  We do a 7:30am shotgun start each day and the pace of play in 2018 was an average of 4 hours on each of the 9 championship courses.  “We like to say this is one of the “COOLEST” events in junior golf even though it is played in one of the “HOTTEST” climates.  We play early am before it gets too hot and the kids love the opportunity to ride in a cart at a big event. “Says Smeal.

Tournament Schedule

  • July 13 – Optional Parent Junior Best Ball Championship
  • July 14 – Welcome Party from 2-6pm at the Westin Mission Hills Resort
  • July 15 – Round 1 7:30am Shotgun Start on 10 Courses / 4pm PGA Tour Superstore Party
  • July 16 – Round 2 7:30am Shotgun Start on 10 Courses
  • July 17 – Final Round 7:30am Shotgun Start on 10 Courses / Awards Ceremony will be back at the Westin following play at 3:30pm

For all media requests please contact Chris Smeal at 844-324-2377 or


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