State Farm Youth Classic attracts local youth and other golfers from across the country and around the world.

The tournament is conducted the week after the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships in Quincy, Illinois, as an additional golfing opportunity for youth golfers already traveling through Illinois.

The mission of the State Farm Youth Classic is to provide a competitive, professionally-conducted youth golf tournament, and to generate tourism to the Bloomington-Normal area. Since 2002, SFYC has strived to provide a positive, competitive environment for junior golfers ages 3 through 22 and to assist in their development and growth through golf. In conjunction with community leaders and businesses, SFYC creates an event that brings golfers and their families from all over the world to Bloomington-Normal to generate tourism and positively impact the local economy.

A 25 member committee and the assistance of 6 public golf courses continue to make SFYC a successful annual event. Over 4,800 golfers have competed in the State Farm Youth Classic.  Many of these are now playing on a professional tour, are highly ranked college players, or are active as golf professionals or as golf coaches.

I encourage our young golfers to play in the State Farm Youth Classic each summer. It’s a well-organized tournament, played on great golf courses and it provides healthy competition...all at a reasonable price!
— Jim Miner, Boys Golf Head Coach | Macomb High School

What We've Achieved

  • Years in Existence | 17

  • Nations Represented | 14

  • States Represented | 28

  • 2013 | 381 golfers

  • 2014 | 387 golfers

  • 2015 | 385 golfers

  • 2016 | 342 golfers

  • 2017 | 348 golfers

  • 2018 | 364 golfers