PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. PGA Junior League Golf utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development – both on and off course.
At its core, PGA Junior League Golf is a group of local golf teams who play a series of games against each other, utilizing a nurturing and social scramble format. The program is available to boys and girls, 13 and under, of all abilities. PGA and LPGA Professionals exclusively serve as Captains and are responsible for creating a welcoming environment for all that encourages skill and character development. PGA Junior League Golf is open to any child 13 & under. The recommended minimum age is 9, however many Captains permit younger players to participate. A player cannot be 14 years of age prior to August 1st (which coincides with the end of the regular season) of the year in which he participates. For example, for the 2016 season no participant who turns 14 before August 1st, 2016 will be eligible to participate.
Boys & Girls-
PGA Junior League Golf is open to both boys and girls. Due to the program’s nurturing scramble format, all teammates can work together and contribute to winning their game, regardless of gender. Boys and girls of similar ability play and compete together in any match pairing (boy-and-girl, girl-and-girl, boy-and-boy). There are no separate divisions or tee boxes and yardages to play from.
PGA Junior League Golf is open to youth of any ability. Whether you’re a seasoned vet or a new beginner, the program’s scramble format creates opportunities to both demonstrate your ability and learn from your peers at its core, PGA Junior League Golf is recreational and developmental in nature. PGA and LPGA Professionals, who serve exclusively as team Captains, are committed to creating a welcoming experience for all players and their families. Additionally, PGA and LPGA Professionals are uniquely positioned to help young golfers develop their playing ability to whichever extent they desire.
Format & Rules-
PGA Junior League Golf is all about the recreational and developmental nature of regular season matches, held between April 1 and July 31!During the course of one game, teams play four 9-hole matches in a popular two-person scramble format, reinforcing the team concept and creating a nurturing environment for learning the game. Coaches can also substitute players every three holes, so that all of the golfers on each team can participate.
Three Time major champion Rory McIlroy was named a PGA Junior League Golf Ambassador in 2014.
“I think, especially for young people, bringing them together in a team concept like PGA Junior League Golf and making them feel part of one goal or one purpose is incredibly valuable. They have a chance to accomplish something great together.”
LPGA star Lexi Thompson was named an ambassador gor PGA Junior League Golf in January 2016.
“I was so lucky to grow up playing golf surrounded by great mentors. Now, I want to help grow the game for the next generation of golfers, helping provide them with all the opportunities I had.”
The 2014 US Women’s Open Champion, was named an ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf in 2015.
“It’s only natural that a fun team concept like PGA Junior League Golf has taken hold in just a few years. For generations, boys and girls have grown up in team sports. To see how they can come together and learn golf through this program is most encouraging in shaping golf’s future.”
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