While coverage begins at 8AM Sunday, April 2, for the 4th Annual Drive, Chip & Putt, you can sleep till 9AM in the Capital Area. No, we haven’t got a problem with Daylight Savings Time, it’s just that Voorheesville junior golfer Kennedy Swedick competes at that time.
Swedick, 10, and the nine other girls in their 10-11 age group compete in the 2017 Drive Chip & Putt National Finals which air live from Augusta National on Golf Channel. Capital Area TV stations have also profiled Kennedy over the past couple of weeks.
Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals Golf Channel Schedule
Sunday, April 2
8AM: Golf Channel Live Broadcast Begins
Boys 14-15 (7:30AM-9:30AM); Girls 7-9 (8AM-10AM); Boys 12-13 (8:30AM–10:30AM)
9AM: Girls 10-11 (till 11AM)
9:30AM: Boys 10-11 (till 11:30AM)
10AM: Girls 12-13 (till 12PM)
10:30AM: Boys 7-9 (till 12:30PM)
11AM: Girls 14-15 (till 1PM)
1PM: Trophy Presentation, Clubhouse Putting Green with Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne, USGA President Diane Murphy and PGA of America President Paul Levy
The DCP finals kicks off the week of the 2017 Masters tournament. There are 80 national finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – representing 30 states and one Canadian province. Founded in 2013 as a joint initiative by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, DCP is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.
The 2018 DCP qualifier registration is now open. Local qualifier dates and sites for the Northeastern New York PGA are:
Saturday, July 15, Saratoga National Golf Club
Saturday, July 29, Town of Colonie Golf Course