Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the cost of the Championship?

There is no entry fee associated with the Championship. All Food & Beverage is provided from Saturday - Wednesday of Championship week as outlined here. PGA REACH will cover participants and team coach hotel rooms for (4) nights from Saturday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 10.

Individuals - How do I know if I'm eligible for the Championship, and where do I apply?

Please see the eligibility requirements before submitting your application on this page. All individual participants must have prior approval by their coach or administrator to participate in the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship.

Coaches & Teams - How do I know if I'm eligible for the Championship, and where do I apply?

Please see the eligibility requirements before applying for your team to participate on this page.

How will I be informed of my application status?

Upon confirmation of the final fields, your application status will be communicated via the personal and school email you provided on the registration form. Please make sure to check all your inboxes. If you have officially applied for the Championship and did not receive an acceptance or rejection email, please contact jgregory@pgahq.com.

What transportation is provided for individual competitors?

All athletes competing in the men's and women's individual division will have round-trip transportation provided from hotel to golf course via shuttle bus Saturday - Wednesday of Championship week. Please see complete details here.
*All individual competitors are responsible for their transportation to and from Birmingham, AL

What is the course rotation?

The complete course rotation, along with all other event times and locations, can be found on the Schedule of Events page.

Are family members allowed to attend?

Family members of competing student-athletes are welcome to attend as spectators only. They are welcome to spectate all practice and competition rounds, but cannot attend any ancillary events such as the Welcome Reception & Beyond the Green.

I'm a spectator, where can I find my child/team?

All pairings and starting times will be announced prior to each round on this page. Please see a PGA staff member if you are on-site and need help finding your way to the 1st or 10th tee.

How do I request a spectator golf car at Bent Brook GC?

All spectator golf car requests must be emailed to Jeremy Gregory at (jgregory@pgahq.com) with documentation of your handicap placard or official doctor's note. You must place your request for a spectator car by April 30, 2023.
*Please note, spectator golf cars are only available at Bent Brook GC, NOT Shoal Creek. Limited spectator golf cars are available at Bent Brook GC, and we will do our best to fulfill all official requests.

How many teams and players are participating at the Championship?

The field will be comprised of 30 teams & 52 individuals for a total of 202 players.
Men's DI -
10 teams
Men's DII -
10 teams
Women's Division -
10 teams
Men's Individuals -
TBD
Women's Individuals -
TBD

When and where will the awards ceremony take place?

The awards ceremony will be held simultaneously at each course immediately following conclusion of play on Wednesday, May 10th near each clubhouse.

How did this Championship begin?

The PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship (formerly known as the National Minority College Championship) originated at a meeting in November 1986, following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament. The founders’ goal was to elevate the game at minority colleges and universities by providing student-athletes with the opportunity to compete on a championship stage during an era when they were excluded from playing in many collegiate golf events. The inaugural Championship was conducted in the spring of 1987 at Highland Park Golf Course in Cleveland. Since 1998, PGA Golf Club has hosted the Championship, and in 2006 the PGA of America was granted complete ownership and management of the Championship by the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund. In 2019, PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) foundation of the PGA of America, assumed ownership of the Championship from the PGA of America.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

All contact information for staff at the Championship can be found below.

Meet the Staff

Matt Weinberger

Director of Amateur Championships

  • General Amateur Championship Inquiries

Scooter Clark, PGA

Championship Director

  • PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship Inquiries

  • 561.301.2427

Jeremy Gregory, PGA

Championship Coordinator

  • Application & Transportation/Hotel Inquiries

  • 630.272.9735

Trenton Blundell, PGA

Amateur Championships Rules & Competitions

  • Rules & Competitions Inquiries

Chelsea Sedlar

Amateur Championships Marketing Lead

  • Press & Media Inquiries