In July of 1986, a group of golfers from the Bozeman area formed the Gallatin County Junior Golf program that provided the youth of the area the opportunity to compete during the summer months. Through the careful guidance of countless volunteers, that budding idea evolved into the Wheat Montana Junior Golf Tour, and starting in 2021 is now The First Security Bank Junior Golf Tour. This junior program is open to all boys and girls, ages 7-17, in Bozeman and the surrounding Gallatin Valley area including Belgrade, Big Sky, Big Timber, Ennis, Gardiner, Livingston, Manhattan, Three Forks, and Townsend.
Five qualifying tournaments are held throughout the summer.
2021 dates and locations
- June 14th Big Sky Golf Course
- June 21st Headwaters Golf Course (ages 7-13)
- June 21st Madison Meadows Golf Course (ages 14-17)
- June 28th Riverside Country Club
- July 5th open
- July 12th open
- July 19th Valley View Golf Club
- July 26th Bridger Creek Golf Course
- August 2nd Cottonwood Hills Golf Course
The below participating host courses allow the juniors to play at a very small fee, keeping cost to play low for participants:
A day of golf and lunch is provided to each junior golfer signed up for these tournaments.
Medals and prizes are awarded to the top three finishers in each of the nine different age divisions.
The younger age divisions play 9 hole rounds, while the older age divisions play 18 hole rounds. The top three winners in each age category qualify for the season championship tournament. Three new golfers qualify every tournament, as a person can’t qualify twice for the championship. A combination of parental and area volunteers provide scoring and a smooth flow to each of the tournaments.