Registration begins Tuesday for the fourth annual Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, to be held April 2, 2017, at Augusta National Golf Club.

There will again be two local qualifiers and one sub-regional qualifier in Louisiana. Local qualifiers will be May 28 at the David Toms Golf Academy in Shreveport and June 21 at The Island Country Club in Plaquemine. Winners will advance to a sub-regional (second round) qualifier Aug. 9 at TPC Louisiana in Avondale.

Winners there will advance to regional sites in September.

Boys and girls ages 7-15 are eligible to compete in separate divisions in four age categories. The finals are held the Sunday before Masters week.

To register, visit Ticket applications for the championship will also be available on the site this spring.

Louisiana golfers on pro tours


Patrick Reed (U-High)

David Toms (LSU)

John Peterson (LSU)

Andrew Loupe (LSU and Episcopal)

Smylie Kaufman (LSU)

Michael Thompson (Tulane)


Curtis Thompson (LSU)


Austin Ernst (LSU)

Jackie Gallagher-Smith (LSU)

Meredith Duncan (LSU)

Megan McChrystal (LSU)