The United States Challenge Cup Junior Golf Foundation was founded in 1980. It was formally established in 1983 and incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization. The Challenge Cup provides junior golfers ages 8-19 the opportunity to develop their skills through a competitive tournament schedule.
The foundation offers: instructional opportunities through local PGA professionals, a junior mini-tour for novice to intermediate players (ages 8-15), 28 major competitions, and opportunities to qualify for 6 of the world's top junior events: the Scott Robertson Memorial, the Junior World Golf Championships, the Golfweek/FCWT Invitational, the Optimist International Junior, the Doral Publix Junior and the Orange Bowl) and 2 of New England's premiere amateur tournaments (the Hornblower and the Francis Ouimet Memorial).
In 2001, the Challenge Cup and Northeast Amateur partnered
to create another unique opportunity for junior golfers. Each
year the Challenge Cup Player of the Year will earn an invitation to compete in one of the world's top amateur events the prestigious Northeast Amateur.