The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation will be hosting the 2nd annual Native Youth Golf Championship August 8-10 at the Santa Ana Golf Club, Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
The tournament is a premier youth golf competition hosted specifically for Native American youth. This year, the foundation is looking to host over 40 youth golfers from across the country.
“I’m really excited to see the names and different locations of Native youth coming to play in the tournament,” Director of NB3FIT, Clint Begay said. “A lot of great things come out of a well-rounded tournament like this. It’s a great learning experience for beginners, and an amazing opportunity for Native youth who have played all their lives to come compete for a chance to play in the NB3 Junior Golf National Championship.”
Golfers range between 8-18 years old and will play within two age divisions. Winners of each division will secure a spot to play in the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship November 13-15 at Koasati Pines at Coushatta in Kinder, La.
Winners of the Native Youth Golf Championship get a direct bid to the NB3 Junior Golf National Championship. A unique opportunity for Native youth who win the tournament to by-pass the local and regional qualifiers.
Last year’s Native Youth Golf Championship winners, Shandiin Harper, Zachary BlueEyes and Skyler Woods, all traveled and competed in Kinder, La in November 2020. This year, the foundation is looking to qualify four youth for the national championship, one from each division.
“We are committed to helping grow the game of golf in Native communities and by hosting the Native Youth Golf Championship and partnering with NB3 Junior Golf National Championship we hope to create more access and opportunities for Native youth golfers,” Begay said.
Registration for the event is still open to Native youth ages 8-18. To learn more about the tournament, visit: 
Thank you to our tournament sponsors and partner, who are helping make this a memorable experience for Native youth.