PGA Jr. League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 17 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 Jr. League utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development – both on and off course.
With more than 5,200 Teams and 61,000 players in 2019 – and Ambassadors like Rory McIlroy and Michelle Wie – PGA Jr. League has wide-ranging appeal for both youth and their parents.
Safety, Care, and Organization guide the PGA Jr. League experience, and they're what we call The Three Flags.
These quality standards were born out of feedback direct from PGA Jr. League families. PGA and LPGA Professional coaches commit to putting safety first, creating fun experiences that are inclusive of every child as a golfer, and structuring their programs in an organized way that fosters communication.
PGA Jr. League is open to both boys and girls, 17 and under, of all skill levels and abilities.
Facilities can elect to offer 13u and/or 17u teams and leagues. In 13u programs, the minimum age is dictated by the facility and the child must be 13-years-old on or before July 31, 2020 (or December 31, 2020 for the Fall Season). Conversely, 17u programs are designed for children 14-years-old to no older than 17-years-old on or before July 31, 2020 (or December 31, 2020 for the Fall Season).
PGA Jr. League is played all year-long! The program is split into two primary seasons: Summer and Fall.
The PGA Jr. League Postseason is attached to the Summer Season. After participating in the Summer Season, competitive golfers have the opportunity to be selected for their league's All-Star team. The postseason begins in August (late July in some areas), culminating with the PGA Jr. League Championship in October.
During the course of one PGA Jr. League game, teams play four 9-hole matches in a 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.
Every PGA Jr. League player will receive a new PGA Jr. League Game Guide, which explains the format and rules and includes fun comics and games!
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