The Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) conducts junior golf tournaments for ages 9-19 across the United States. The majority of our junior golf tournaments take place during the fall, winter and spring. This allows junior golfers to play in conditions similar to college golf. FCWT Junior golfers also learn to balance the demands of schoolwork and golf.
History of FCWT Junior Golf Tournaments
The Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) has been conducting junior golf tournaments across the United States since 1996. In 1996 there were very few options for fall, winter and spring junior golf tournaments. The FCWT’s Founder, Jack Hopson, wanted to change that. He wanted to give junior golfers the opportunity to showcase their talent at venues outside the traditional summer schedule. Additionally, he wanted to provide junior golfers the opportunity to play on a variety of golf courses. The FCWT continues to run quality junior golf tournaments. We have maintained some of the same tournament sites throughout our history. In addition, new tournament venues are added each year. FCWT junior golf tournaments are run by a professional staff who want to grow the game. The FCWT staff members enjoy watching these young golfers grow into the next generation of golf professionals.
Our Junior Golf Tournaments – the Early Years
One of the first FCWT junior golf champions was Jeanne Cho of Boulogne, France. In 1997, Jeanne Cho won the Girls division of the FCWT Innisbrook Junior Golf Tournament in Tampa, FL. Miss Cho posted rounds of 75-71-146. In 1998, Jeanne won the Future Collegians World Tour Jacksonville Junior Championship. She went on to be named the 1998 FCWT Player of the Year. Jeanne also played on the French National Team in 1999. She played collegiate golf at the University of Florida.
The 1998-1999 season featured winners such as Jonathan Moore, Julieta Granada, Aaron Watkins, Trent Leon, Tyler Leon, Hunter Mahan, Andy Leadbetter, Sally Shonk, and more.
The 1999-2000 season featured winners such as Tim McKenney, Brent Witcher, Romi Irons, Monique Gesualdi, Matt Fast, Kyle Metzler, Martin Piller, Jon Curran, Jeffrey Edelman and more.
Junior Golf Tournaments – Format
The goal of the FCWT Junior is to complete 36/54 holes at every junior golf tournament. Due to weather conditions, the FCWT may resort to groups of four and/or 9-hole stipulated rounds in order to complete the most golf possible at the tournament.
Why Choose FCWT Junior Golf Tournaments?
With so many junior golf tournaments from which to choose from, how do you pick the right one? At FCWT, we believe it all starts with experience. Choosing the right junior golf tour is an important decision. You want to make sure that you sign up for a tour that has a proven track record.
FCWT stands for Future Collegians World Tour and we’ve been helping junior golfers to showcase their talent for more than 20 years. From the beginning we have had one focus: to provide professionally-run junior golf tournaments in a quality setting that allows junior golfers to compete at the highest level.
Here are just some of our most notable alumni who have gone on to successful PGA and LPGA careers:
- Rickie Fowler
- Jennifer Johnson
- Sergio Garcia
- Morgan Pressel
- Hunter Mahan
- Jessica Korda
We are often asked why our junior golf tournaments are so successful and how they have stood the test of time. The answer is simple: we never settle for anything but the best for our golfers. We schedule tournaments at some of the finest courses across the country and our experienced rules-certified professionals help ensure a positive and educational experience.
FCWT Junior Golf Tour Members
Junior Golfers are eligible to play in FCWT junior golf tournaments, if they have not yet graduated from high school and are 9 -19 years of age. Players who have already graduated are eligible only if they have not yet reached their 20th birthday and are not full-time students at the collegiate-level. FCWT Junior Golf Tour members can register for any FCWT junior golf tournament on the schedule online with 24/7 access.
For newcomers, the FCWT offers a variety of tournaments with non-member spots. Go to the Tournament Information Page for the tournament of interest. If the tournament is currently available to non-members, that option will be available under online registration. If it is not, check back 30 days prior to the tournament for an update. Then feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
FCWT Junior Golf Awards
FCWT Junior Golfers continue to excel on the golf course and in the classroom. At the end of each FCWT Junior Golf Tour season we recognize our members for their outstanding accomplishments in both. Junior Golfers from each division are selected to the All-FCWT Teams. FCWT Junior Golf Members can also apply for our annual Academic Team. In addition, the FCWT staff selects one or more junior golfers to receive the For the Good of the Game award. This award recognizes the player or players who demonstrate what it really means to play “the greatest game.” Finally, the FCWT recognizes a Player of the Year. This FCWT junior golf tournament winner demonstrates their ability to take their game to the next level.
The Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young men and women to showcase their talent as they pursue their dream of earning a college golf scholarship. The FCWT provides a venue of over 40 junior golf tournaments across the United States during the fall, winter, and spring. For more information, please visit the FCWT website at www.FCWTgolf.com, email us at email@example.com or call 727-540-0473.