2012 Odyssey World Junior Golf Championship - Meet Our Champions!
Thank you to everyone for coming and making this our best event to date! Travel safe!

Boys 15-18 - Derek Castillo, Yorba Linda, CA *4 Hole Playoff
Girls 15-18 -
Kitty Tam, Hong Kong
Boys 13-14 -
Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tennessee * 1 Hole Playoff
Girls 13-14 -
Jiyoon Jang, Rancho Mirage, CA
Boys 11-12 -
Ahmed Ali, Pleasanton, CA
Girls 11-12 -
Ya Chun Chang, Taiwan
Boys 9-10 -
Federico Shin, Buenos Aires
Girls 9-10 -
Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines
Boys 8 and Under -
Logan Zurn, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Girls 8 and Under -
Isabella Ranches, San Diego, CA

Rankings! - Did you know this event is ranked by the Scratch Player World Amateur Rankings, the Royal and Ancient World Rankings, Golfweek Rankings, NJGS Rankings, and Callaway World Series Rankings? also AJGA PBE!

The Best Tourney she has played by far. Very Impressive!!! - 2012 Parent

The Experience

The 2012 Odyssey World Junior Golf Championship presented by Future Champions Golf opened with the Annual Parent-Junior Championship at the PGA West Stadium Course on Saturday July 14.
31 Teams competed in the 2nd Annual Event and our players were treated to a difficult layout. The format was a Best Ball between Junior and Parent. Men played from the white tees and women from the red tees. Juniors played from their designated yardage based on their age. We had closest to the pin contest on #17 Alcatraz and on Hole #5. In the end our Champions were the team led by Junior Player - Bryan Gagnon. Results

Parent-Junior Photo Gallery

On Sunday July 15th practice rounds were played in the am and at 3pm the 2012 Welcoming Party would begin. The event featured registration at the El Presidente Suite at the La Quinta Resort. Famous starts Elton John, Britney Spears and many others have stayed in this suite. Players would check-in with the tournament staff an dreceive their sponsored tee gifts and information. Odyssey Golf provided Hats and Towels for all players. Callaway Golf provided a Dozen balls with the World CHampionship Logo. All players also received a 2012 World CHampionship participation flag, First and 10th Tee Bars and FCG Stickers. At the El President pool we had Birdie-Ball Competition for our players to try. A five minute walk to th e resort putting green for the Odyssey Custom Truck and putting Contest. Special Guest Mr. 59 - Al Geiberger was there to meet the players, sign autographs, take photos, and tell stories. Immediately after the welcoming party Ted Gleason from Road to College Golf gave a Collegiate Golf Presentation in the Fiesta Ballroom. Off to bed for first round tomorrow...
More Photos from the Welcoming Party Event

Day 1 - Are you kidding me? How cool is this set up? more images

Golfsmith Experience after Round 1 - more like this

Awards Presentation - La Quinta Mountain Course - all Images

Awards Presentation - PGA West Stadium and Nicklaus Course - more images

2012 Final Results

The 2012 Odyssey World Junior Golf Championship was one of the most exciting events we have hosted to date. Almost all 10 divisions had close races to the finish but no division was more exciting than our Boys 15-18 Division finish. We brought this event to PGA West becuase of the history of the course for Professional Golf being played here and felt that our Junir Golfers needed to play on this big stage. It is a perfect venue for drama and Pete Dye challenges every part of your game. The weather this year was amazing with temperatures barely reaching 100 degrees each round. Players and caddies took carts and pace of play was amazing. Some players finished in under 4 hours inlcuding a final round by our lead group in under 3.5 hours. Future CHampions Golf and the PGA West and La Quinta resort staff are proud to host this event and look to make this event one of the largest and most sought after events in Junior Golf Worldwide. "It is a perfect venue for a major junior golf championship, says Chris Smeal, Founder of Future Champions Golf. The courses are filled with history and prove to be a tough challenge for all players. The La Quinta Resort is beautiful and features over 800 rooms and 40 pools making it perfect host hotel for a major event. Special thanks to Al Geiberger, Mr. 59 for attending bot the welcoming party and the awards cereomony!

Boys 15-18 Division - Derek Castillo, Yorba Linda, CA *4 Hole Playoff

Girls 15-18 Division - Kitty Tam, Hong Kong 

Boys 13-14 Division - Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tennessee * 1 Hole Playoff 

Girls 13-14 Division - Jiyoon Jang, Rancho Mirage, CA 

Boys 11-12 Division - Ahmed Ali, Pleasanton, CA 

Girls 11-12 Division -  Ya Chun Chang, Taiwan

Boys 9-10 Division - Federico Shin, Buenos Aires

Girls 9-10 Division - Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines

Boys 8 and Under Division - Logan Zurn, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Girls 8 and Under Division - Isabella Ranches, San Diego, CA 

2012 Championship Information - Schedule | Field | Main Info | Leaderboard | Hotel | Parent -Jr | Yardages
Final Round Pairings
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The Courses at PGA West - Stadium Course - Nicklaus Course - Mountain Course - Tournament Yardages
Special News - Odyssey Golf becomes FCG World Championship Title Sponsor
2011 Tournament Recap - An Amazing Event for Juniors and Parents
2011 Photo Gallery - 1,000's of Free Photos
Testimonials - Players and Parents Have a Blast
Exemptions and Rankings - AJGA PBE, Golfweek Ranked, NJGS Ranked, Royal and Ancient World Amateur,
Scratch Players World Amateur Ranked, Callaway World Series Rankings
About the FCG World Championship - History
PGA West History - Events Hosted | PGA West Video
The Western Home of Golf in America - The World is Invited! Join Us!

Special Events held July 14-18, 2012

Odyssey Golf has become the Title Sponsor of the FCG World Championship - Are you ready for

“Odyssey is excited to sponsor a tournament that features so many gifted junior players from around the world. We  are expecting an extremely strong field and a highly competitive atmosphere, and we know that all of these juniors  will play like champions at PGA West.  We are proud to be involved with FCG and an event that allows more junior golfers to experience Global  Competition on a PGA Tour course. We are confident that these junior players represent the future of golf, and we  believe this tournament will inspire them to set even higher goals for their game.”
- Jason Finley, Marketing Director for Odyssey

Register Here for the Championship / Register Here for the Parent-Junior Event - See Who's Already Registered

This year the
World Parent-Junior Championship will be on the PGA West Stadium Course so players and parents have a chance to play the signature "Alcatraz" Hole #17! Check it Out!

Click Here for a Recap from Last Year's Awesome Event

Tournament Age Divisions - Click Here for Yardage Range
15-18 / 13-14/ 11-12 / 9-10 / 8 and Under plus the Underclassmen Medalist earns an Award

The Future Champions Golf World Championship -"Building Junior Golf History"
Max Field Size for 2012 will be 500 Global Competitors for this World Class Event
Junior Golfers Get to Play Where the Pro's Play
See Past Tournaments held at PGA West

PGA West to be the Annual Home of the FCG World Championship
We are excited to announce that PGA West and La Quinta Resort will continue to help us grow this event into the World's Best Junior Golf Championship. We now have access to more of the great courses at PGA West for 2012 which will allow us to host more players. PGA West Stadium, Nicklaus, Norman, La Quinta Mountain, and La Quinta Dunes.
Parent Junior Championship will be held at PGA West Stadium Course on Saturday Juy 14, 2012.
Excellent Tournament Features include
- Great Competition
- One of the World's Best Courses
- Five Star Resort (La Quinta Resort) low nightly charge
- 7:30am Shotgun Start each day to Avoid the heat
- Bottled water provided for players, spectators, and caddies
- Great Tee Prizes
- and so many wonderful special events
2012 will be Bigger, Better, and Even More Exciting than 2011!
Parent - Junior Championship on PGA West Stadium Course - July 14, 2012
3-Days of Competition - July 16-18, 2012


Host Hotel for Our Annual World Championship


Tournment Sponsors

with Photos and Interviews

What was your favorite part?

Chipping over the Pool?
Playing PGA West and La Quinta Mountain?
Swimming in the 40 plus Pools?
Sportsforce College Night?
Golfsmith Pizza and Contest Night?
Movies with Friends on the Huge Bean Bags?
The Competition?
Field is Strong with Multiple Junior World Champions in the Field and Top Players from around the World and local Southern California Players Some Photos Have Now Been Uploaded - Stay tuned for more...