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The Board of Directors of the Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships has voted to cancel the playing of the 2020 event, scheduled for June 22-24 in Quincy, IL, but will replace it with a Virtual Pepsi Little People’s tournament.

In this pioneering event, players will compete virtually by playing two rounds of golf on a course of their choosing, between June 18 and June 24. A formula similar to that used by other golf organizations using USGA course data will be employed to equalize the field since so many different venues will be used.

“We are focusing on giving our players something to be excited about – an opportunity to compete during these difficult times –  right in their own back yards,” said Nan Ryan, Founder and Executive Director of Pepsi Little People’s.

“We are delighted that The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) has agreed to award the winners of the 16-18 boys and girls divisions in this virtual event an exemption for one tournament, the tournament yet to be named,” added Ryan.

“We are sad that we won’t be seeing all our friends and new families in Quincy this year,” stated Ryan, “but the safety of the players, families, volunteers, and golf staffs is our number one priority”

All players who have registered for Little People’s thus far, and those entering before June 7, will be eligible to compete in the Virtual Little People’s at the low cost of $30.  Information has been sent to all current registered players concerning the entry fee that they have already paid.

An entry form for the Virtual Little People’s has also been sent to all registered players. More information, and the Virtual entry form, are available on the tournament website, for those still wishing to compete but who have not yet registered.

“We hope that our players and their families are as excited about this Virtual event as all of us at Little People’s are,” said Ryan.  “I know there will be a lot of questions, and I am available for emails, or texts and phone calls.”

“We are deeply appreciative of the support that junior golfers and their families, both nationally and internationally, have given us over the past 46 years of Pepsi Little People’s, and we want to continue the tradition of one of the most prestigious and friendly junior golf tournaments in the world,” said Ryan.

“Offering this Virtual Pepsi Little People’s to our players is our way of thanking them for their past support, and at the same time giving them the opportunity for competition while helping to keep them safe and healthy in these unprecedented times.”

For more information, contact Nan Ryan at, go to our website at or text or phone Nan at 217-257-5718.


The Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships is an international junior golf competition for boys and girls ages 3 through 18.  The 47th annual tournament was to have been played June 22-24 at Westview Golf Course and the KC Par-3 course in Quincy, Illinois USA, but has been cancelled and replaced with the Virtual event.  Competition is held in seven age divisions for boys and seven age divisions for girls. More information and entry forms are available at, or by contacting Nan Ryan, Tournament Director, at, or phone or text 217-257-5718.

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