The First Tee Miami - Dade Amateur Golf Association
Ages: 18 & under
Cost: See website for details
1802 NW 37th Ave
Miami, FL 33125
Early in 1982, the DAGA officials approached the owners and management of the world famous Doral Golf Resort & Spa with a proposal that a major Junior Golf tournament be staged annually at Doral during the Christmas school break. Junior Golfers from all over the world would be invited to participate on Doral's famed courses, which in addition to the world-wide publicity generated by the event, would ensure significant room sales at the resort during a normally slack period.
Doral management was most receptive to the idea and, as host, agreed to donate the use of as many of its' golf courses as would be required. Initially, the tournament was 36 hole, stroke-play event that drew more than 200 entries, representing 23 states and 6 foreign nations. However, as a result of its' immediate popularity the 1983 tournament was expanded to the present 54-hole, stroke-play format.
The 2001 tournament attracted over 850 entry applications, with 548 young golfers being accepted into the field. In all, 35 states and 30 foreign countries were represented making this one of the world's largest and most prestigious tournaments in all of Junior Golf.
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