In its 36th year, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) hosts the 2024 Itty Bitty Open on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 21 valley-wide locations. Open FREE of charge to all kids 3-5 years old, the event offers golf clinics (three per location 9, 10 and 11 AM) where juniors and parents learn basics skills taught by qualified PGA and LPGA professionals. Kids then participate in fun-filled, non-competitive golf games and tournaments. Each golfer receives a set of plastic golf clubs (right-handed only), balls, a bag, and a visor – participants are asked to leave their own clubs at home. An adult “caddie” must accompany each golfer.
“For 36 years, the Itty Bitty Open serves as a terrific opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the game of golf,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the JGAA. “In fact, adults who attended decades ago are now bringing their kids, so the second generation is already here.”
A special contest with prizes will be held at each session for the “Best Dressed Golfer and Caddie Team.” Anything goes: classic golf fashion; contemporary golf fashion; or any unique golf duds that may come to mind. All winners will receive a congratulatory letter, a trophy, and two tickets for the R.S. Hoyt, Jr. Dream Day Activities at the 2024 WM Phoenix Open (kids are already allowed to attend it at no charge, so the tickets are for parents or other adults).
Space is limited, sign up before January 9.
RSVP to 602.944.6168, or click here to learn more.
2024 Itty Bitty Open Locations
- Friendship Park, 12325 W McDowell Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323
- Espee Park, 450 E Knox Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
- McQueen Park, 510 N Horne St Gilbert, AZ 85233
- Legend at Arrowhead Golf Club, 21027 North 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
- Falcon Park, 15050 W Indian School Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395
- Jefferson Park, 306 S Jefferson Ave, Mesa, AZ 85208
- Rio Vista Community Center, 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381
- Paseo Highlands Park, 3435 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027
- Cashman Park, 22222 N 44th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85050
- Deer Valley Park, 19602 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027
- Desert West Park, 6501 W. Virginia, Phoenix, AZ 85035 (Near the Lagoon)
- El Reposo Park, 502 E Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (Adaptive Site)
- Los Olivos Park, 2802 E Devonshire Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
- Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W Culver St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
- Pecos Park, 17010 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85048
- Rose Mofford Sports Complex, 9833 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
- Verde Park, 916 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
- Cesar Chavez Park, 8440 S. 35th Ave, Laveen Village, Phoenix, AZ 8533
- Washington Park, 6655 N. 23rd Ave. Phoenix, Az 85015
- Scottsdale Ranch Park, 10400 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
- Surprise Stadium-Mark Coronado Park, 15850 N Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374
- Benedict Park Field, 490 W Guadalupe Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283