Registration for 51st annual Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships open; local golfers to get 30 percent discount

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QUINCY — Registration for the 51st annual Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships is now open. The event will be played June 17-19 at the 27-hole Westview Golf Course, the 9-hole KC Par-3 Course and Spring Lake Country Club in Quincy. 

The event offers seven age divisions each for boys and 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 3-9, and medals to sixth place for non-trophy winners for ages 10-18. 

Pepsi Little People’s is an international junior golf tournament for boys and girls ages 3 through 18. It has been held annually at golf courses in the Quincy area since 1974, and it has been the host of approximately 25,000 junior golfers and their families. Many of those players now are playing on the PGA, LPGA, European, Korn Ferry, PGA Champions, Sunshine, Symetra and other professional tours.  Many former LPGC participants are highly ranked college players or active as golf professionals, golf coaches or in other golf-related businesses.

This year’s tournament marks the first year the LPGC will be without Nan Ryan, the founder of the tournament, who has retired. The Quincy Service Club has taken over management of the tournament, and the tournament director now is Mark Christensen.PGA. 

One of the goals of tournament organizers is to increase the number of players who participate in the tournament.  Junior golfers who live in nearby counties will receive a 30 percent discount on their entry fee. Players from Adams, Brown, Schuyler, McDonough, Pike and Hancock counties in Illinois, Clark, Lewis, Shelby, Ralls, Marion and Monroe counties in Missouri and Lee and Des Moines counties in Iowa.

Players can register on the LPGC website and enter the code “tristate30” when checking out.

Pepsi Little People’s is one of the nation’s oldest junior tournaments. As one of the longest-running events in Quincy, it is estimated that the tournament has brought more than $20 million into the economy and approximately 50,000 people to Quincy during the past 50 years.

The Quincy Service Club is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to unity, community and giving. Its membership strives to create volunteer opportunities and programs that benefit Quincy’s citizens and make Quincy a place to build families, relationships, and a culture of caring and community action.

Refreshment Services Pepsi remains as the major title sponsor since the tournament’s inception in 1974. 

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