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PGA Jr. League 2020 Program Guidelines for a Healthy Season

PGA Jr. League 2020 Program Guidelines for a Healthy Season

June 02, 2020

PGA Jr. League is excited to share our guidelines for the 2020 season of PGA Jr. League as we look forward to the responsible return of play for your

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Carolinas PGA Jr. League Summer Shootout Tournament

Carolinas PGA Jr. League Summer Shootout Tournament

May 26, 2020

All New Summer Shootout Tournament PGA Jr. League is designed to be more recreational than competitive, there is no denying that the thrill of

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2020 PGA Jr. League Championship and Postseason Canceled

2020 PGA Jr. League Championship and Postseason Canceled

May 05, 2020

2020 PGA Jr. League Championship and Postseason Canceled; Local Leagues Can Still be Played throughout the Year PGA Jr. League Local Leagues to follow

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JOIN THE TEAM!

PGA Jr. League is a fun, social, and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 17 & under, to enjoy the game of golf. Like other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends. Our Carolinas PGA Professionals captain teams in a popular two-person scramble format which reinforces the team concept and creates a nurturing environment for learning the game of golf. More than 3,200 juniors across the Carolinas participate in this entry point to the game. For more information about PGA Jr. League, please CLICK HERE!

WE HIT OUR GOAL!

A record of more than 55,000 kids participated on 4,200 teams nationwide in 2019, which is nearly a 12% increase from the 50,000 players on 3,400 teams in 2018.

In 2019, over 3,200 juniors and more than 150 PGA Professionals participated in PGA Jr. League throughout the Carolinas. With the continued support of Carolinas PGA Members, 2020 looks to be even stronger as we look to grow this fun, introductory golf program.

PGA Jr. League is designed to be more recreational than competitive, there is no denying that the thrill of competition fuels some of the fun. The competition also helps keep “role model” players involved in the program to provide peer mentoring to younger, developing players. Based on last week’s survey results, the Carolinas PGA is excited to share news that we will have an exciting event to replace the postseason as we created the Summer Shootout Tournament! Please see below our game plan on how our section event will be run.    .

The Carolinas PGA Jr. League Summer Shootout will look a lot like the NCAA March Madness tournament. Based on the initial survey we are envisioning 64 teams competing in a single elimination tournament to see who will be crowned champion! If we go over our estimated 64 team mark then we will make accommodations for those additional teams. The Carolinas PGA does NOT want to turn away any juniors during these challenging times! We have created a plan to responsibly allow your team to compete in the Carolinas PGA Jr. League Summer Shootout. 

TEAM CRITERIAS
CAROLINAS PGA JR. LEAGUE SUMMER SHOOTOUT RULING

The top team in each of the divisions will advance to the finals at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina on August 13, 2020 at the Carolinas PGA Jr. League Summer Shootout Championship to see who will be crowned champion! The winning team will be recognized at the 2021 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. The winning team will receive tickets for their captains, players, and parents!

Please click here to submit your team(s) request to compete in the Carolinas PGA Jr. League Summer Shootout.  Each Carolinas PGA Jr. League Captain is guaranteed one (1) team in the Carolinas PGA Jr. League Summer Shootout Tournament, but Captains may submit additional teams if they choose. To qualify you MUST meet the requirements listed in the attached documents. The deadline to submit your team(s) request is by Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by 5:00pm.

 

If you have any questsions, please contact PGA REACH Carolinas Coordinator, Jessica Asbury at jasbury@pgahq.com or at (336) 398-2848.

Captain registration for the 2020 Summer Season of PGA Jr. League is open! As a reminder, Captains must be PGA Members, PGA Associates or LPGA Members in good standing to register. Connect with your Regional League Manager to plan your season and ask any questions you may have, whose contact information can be found via the button below.

Click here to register as a PGA Jr. League Captain.

Click here to download the Captain Registration Checklist.

On November 2018, Golden State Warriors All-Star and two-time NBA MVP, Steph Curry and Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Alex Morgan were named the newest PGA Jr. League Ambassadors. They join Ambassadors Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Rickie Fowler, and Lexi Thompson, all of who are committed to growing junior golf.

Welcome to the PGA Jr. League Captain Resource Center:

Your one-stop-shop to combine the basics and requirements of PGA Jr. League with Captain best practices to create a program that fits your facility’s needs and is embraced by the community.

We believe that every Captain is a #GameChanger. You are bringing kids together around a fun and engaging team golf experience and helping to spark a lifelong love of the game.

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PGA Jr. League is all about the recreational and developmental nature of regular season matches, held between March 1 and July 31, as well as August 1 – December 31 for the Fall Rec Season.

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.

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FUN

Play on teams and compete in a two-person scramble format.

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SOCIAL

Enjoy plenty of opportunities for fun, friends and family engagement with golf.

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INCLUSIVE

Open to both boys and girls, 17 and under, of all abilities!

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