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