Quincy to Be Invaded by Little People
The 2016 Pepsi Little People’s Golf Tournament returns to Quincy this Monday through Wednesday. The 43rd annual golf event is an international junior golf tournament for boys and girls ages 3 through 18. It has been held annually at golf courses in Quincy and surrounding area since 1974, and has hosted some 24,000 junior golfers and their families. Many of these are now playing on the PGA, LPGA, European, Webcom and Symetra Tours, are highly ranked college players, or are active as golf professionals or as golf coaches.
The tournament is played in seven age divisions for boys and seven age divisions for girls (3-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18). Trophies go to the top three finishers in each division, with participant medals to all non-trophy winners ages 3 through 9, and medals to 6th place for non-trophy winners for ages 10 through 18.
Activities actually start each year on Sunday (Father’s Day), with an optional Parent-Child event, followed by practice rounds and Family Picnic on Monday. Competition takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday at Westview and the Knights of Columbus Golf Courses, with prize ceremonies immediately following completion of play in each Division.
The public is invited to come out and watch these young golfers compete at either golf course.