Providing financial support to aspiring junior golfers furthering the mission of Junior Golf Hub!
What is the
The Hub Cup is an annual scholarship competition for Junior Golf Hub members! The standings are determined primarily by tournament scoring average with minimum additional criteria necessary to be eligible to win!
By incentivizing athletes to achieve the necessary Hub Cup Standings criteria, the scholarships further Junior Golf Hub’s mission to shift the landscape of junior golf in a positive way.
Prizes awarded as follows:
The following scholarships will be awarded to one boy and one girl:
First Place $1,000
Second Place $750
Third Place $500
Fourth Place $250
Fifth Place $250
Prizes are awarded according to the Junior Golf Hub standings on December 31st of the end of the current calendar year with consideration given to
Prizes are awarded in the form of a Collegiate Level Scholarship, will comply with the rules of maintaining Amateur Status and all monies received will be paid directly to the educational institution of the winner’s choice. In the case a winner is not eligible to attend a college or university, the scholarship award will be held in escrow in their name until such time the winner enters a college or university.
All criteria elements must be met by December 7th of the qualifying year to be eligible for Hub Cup Scholarship awards. No exceptions or late submissions will be accepted.
How can I be eligible to win a scholarship?
Below is the NEW eligibility criteria for 2021
1. Players must be between the ages of 14 and 18.
2. Compete in a minimum of 5 verified 18-hole rounds.
3. Compete in 1 verified, 2-round, 36-hole event.
4. “High-school aged” or ages 14-18
5. Need to opt himself/herself to be searchable.
6. Be a member of Junior Golf Hub
7. Must submit a written essay about a special golf related experience or why golf is special to them. Required essay criteria to follow.
8. Must have completed a PDI Self-Assessment in 2021
What are The Hub Cup Standings?
What are the scholarship amounts?
We offer a total of 10 scholarships, 5 for boys and 5 for girls. The amounts are the same and are as follows: 1st place is $1,000, 2nd place is $750, 3rd place is $500, 4th & 5th place are $250.
How do I get a Hub Cup Standing?
To be listed on The Hub Cup Standings, the player must be an active member of Junior Golf Hub and meet the following criteria:
1) Must be between the ages of 14 and 18
2) Compete in a minimum of 5 verified 18-hole rounds
3) Compete in 1 verified, 2-round, 36-hole event
4) Grad year >= Present year
5) Need to opt in to be searchable if not a Premium Member
6) Complete a Junior Golf Hub PDI Self-Assessment in that calendar year
7) Manually submit an essay about a special golf related story or why golf is special to them
When are The Hub Cup Standings updated?
The Hub Cup Standings are updated every Thursday at 12 PM EST.
How do I get my scores verified on Junior Golf Hub?
We have relationships with over 25 PGA Section Junior Tours as well as many other Junior Tours (AJGA, HJGT, Peggy Kirk Bell, NB3, etc.) and state/regional golf associations around the country where your scores should be automatically verified within a few days after completion of the tournament. If you do not see a result as “verified” with a green check mark on your profile, please email us at email@example.com with requests to verify scores.
How are The Hub Cup Standings calculated?
Scoring Average is calculated for verified, individual tournament round scores in a 52-week rolling cycle.
Ex: The Hub Cup Standings update for Thursday, May 6, 2021 will contribute events from Monday, April 26, 2021 to Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 as eligible/counting events for scoring average calculation. Events from Monday, April 27, 2020 – Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 would no longer contribute to HCS scoring average.
How are the Hub Cup criteria broken down for calculating the standings?
We can’t give away our “secret sauce”! Just kidding…scoring average and verified rounds are the most important. There is some weight to “Top 10” finishes in verified tournament rounds and also some weight is given to the athlete’s profile strength.
How important is the Essay for Hub Cup Standings?
The essay was added to support our underlying philosophy to encourage all athletes on The Hub to understand that making a commitment to trying to achieve a goal sometimes is attached to something we may not want to do. Also, by submitting this essay, the athlete gains “practice” for the essays that are often required when applying for college admission. These are NOT graded but every single essay submitted will be read by our team and we may choose to publish some of our favorites if the athlete allows us to do so. The essay has no value applied to Hub Cup Standings and is necessary to receive any scholarship awarded.
Do college coaches know about The Hub Cup Standings?
Yes, The Hub includes a Hub Cup Standings update (with trends) in every week’s Hub Report sent to college golf coaches.
What if I am not going to college or will not be attending college for a couple years?
If you are not planning on attending college for a couple years because of your age or you are deferring for some period of time, we will maintain your scholarship money in an account for you. When you are officially entering college, contact us and we will send your scholarship money directly to the institution of your choice on your behalf.
If you are not planning on attending college, the rules of amateur status do not allow us to pay out cash to athletes. Unfortunately, because of that, we will award the scholarship to the next player in The Hub Cup standings.
Hub Cup Standings