Special Tournament Exemption Program

The FJT STEP (Special Tournament Exemption Program) began in 2009 to allow junior golfers a way to earn FJT exemptions through local junior golf programs operating in Florida.

Similar to the AJGA's Performance Based Entry (AJGA PBE), FJT STEP enables junior golfers to earn their way into FJT tournaments based on performances at the local level.

FJT STEP was designed to forge an easier pathway through the various levels of junior golf (local, regional, state, & national). FJT STEP will also encourage players to compete in their local junior programs which serve as the backbone of junior golf in Florida.

To apply for exemptions please fill out the application and return it to the FSGA. Application

Approved STEP Junior Programs

The following junior programs have been approved and have received FJT exemptions. Contact each program to see how and where FJT exemptions are awarded. 

Program Location
Citrus Junior Golf Tour Central
The Claret Jug Tour Central
Elite Junior Tour West/Central
Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour Northwest (Panhandle)
Gainesville Junior Golf Tour North/Central
Gold Program
(Division of the Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation)
Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association West
Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association  West
First Tee - Greater Ocala North/Central
First Tee - Naples/Collier Southwest
First Tee - North Florida Northeast
First Tee - Northwest Florida  Northwest (Panhandle) 
Highlander Junior Tour Central
Junior Golf Amateur of St. Lucie County East
Junior Golf Association of Broward County Southeast
Junior Players Tour Southeast
Manatee Junior Golf Tour  West
Mid-Florida Junior Golf Tour  North/Central
North Florida Junior Golf Foundation Northeast
Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association Central
Palm Beach County Golf Association Southeast
Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association Southeast
Pinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League West
Platinum Tour
(Division of the Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation)
Red Hills Junior Tour Northwest (Panhandle)
St. Lucie County Junior Golf Association East
The First Tee of St. Petersburg West
Ultimate Golf Experience (Junior Series)  West 

The FJT website is the official source for information regarding the Special Tournament Exemptions Program and is subject to change. The FJT is not responsible for information received or published from other sources.


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