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PGA Jr. League

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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!

In 2021, over 3,000 juniors and more than 150 PGA Professionals participated in PGA Jr. League throughout the Carolinas. With the continued support of Carolinas PGA Members, 2022 looks to be even stronger as we look to grow this fun, introductory golf program.

Doug Wert, PGA

Are you interested in bringing PGA Jr. League to your facility? If so, please contact the Carolinas Player Engagement Consultant, Doug Wert, PGA at (719) 351-2738 or at dwert@pgahq.com to learn more!

 

2022 Coaches & Assistant Coaches Registrations Open Now!

As a reminder, Captains must be PGA Members, PGA Associates or LPGA Members in good standing to register.

PGA Coaches must be PGA Members, PGA Associates or LPGA Members to register. In compliance with the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, every adult involved in PGA Jr. League, from coaching to volunteer capacities, must undergo a background screening and comply with the abuse awareness training and reporting requirements.


If you have any questions, please reach out to your Carolinas Player Engagement Consultant, Doug Wert, PGA at dwert@pgahq.com.

To become a Coach, search for your Captain or facility below and follow the link provided to register.

Click here to register as a PGA Jr. League Coach today!

Click here to explore the Coaches Resource Center.

PGA Jr. League is a game-changing program that’s shifting the perception of youth golf and the way our sport is played. PGA Coaches are positively enriching the lives of families, building loyalty and increasing family activity at their facilities, while also generating significant personal and facility-based revenue.

Now in 2022, PGA Coaches will have even greater flexibility and expanded opportunities to engage with more players and families. This is highlighted by the introduction of our membership model, the #GameChanger Club; a brand new, custom-built website; an expanded National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season; and more. These enhancements will be denoted throughout the PGA Coach’s Guide with the words NEW IN 2022.

This PGA Coach’s Guide is designed to be a quick-guide reference for you before, during, and after your seasons. However, you can also find resources and materials referenced here in the Coach Resource Center from your dashboard when logged into PGAJrLeague.com.

 

If you need assistance planning your program, please contact your Carolinas Player Engagement Consultant, Doug Wert, PGA at dwert@pgahq.com.

PGA Jr. League is shifting the way youth golf is learned and played, including the adoption of league play, team golf and scoring with flags and points. All of these unique elements are further explained here.

Behind each and every PGA Jr. League team is a PGA Coach providing a safe, caring and organized environment for every child to become (and stay) a golfer. These experts in the game are provided with flexibility to create a coaching program that works best for their players and families.

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How does PGA Jr. League work?

At its core, PGA Jr. League is a group of local golf teams who play a series of games against each other, utilizing a nurturing and social scramble format. 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 Jr. League Game Guide

Every PGA Jr. League player will receive a PGA Jr. League Game Guide booklet, which is a fun and interactive guide to the ins-and-outs of the program.

How is PGA Jr. League played?

  • SCRAMBLE: In the format that PGA Jr. League uses, both players on a team hit drives. The best shot is selected, then each player plays from the selected spot, and this process continues until the ball is holed.
  • MATCH: As part of the GAME, players participate in head-to-head MATCHES. A MATCH is nine holes in length and the Captain or Coach is responsible for appropriately assigning players to each MATCH.
  • GAME: A competition between two PGA Jr. League teams. A GAME consists of two teams, each fielding at least eight players (10 players in postseason broken into four groups of two).
  • FLAG: Each MATCH is broken into three of these. A FLAG is three holes in a row, and each team has the opportunity to earn points at the end of each FLAG. At the end of a FLAG is also where substitutions may be made. Each GAME consists of 12 FLAGS. Each FLAG is worth 1 point, for a total of 12 possible points per GAME.

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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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PGA REACH Carolinas News

Par Tee Golf Center All-Star Team Clinches Last Spot to Jr. League Section Championship

Par Tee Golf Center All-Star Team Clinches Last Spot to Jr. League Section Championship

August 04, 2021

(Blythewood, SC) – The opening round of the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season is coming to a close, and the Par Tee Golf

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Morganton League All-Stars Advance at Bermuda Run PGA Jr. League Section Qualifier

Morganton League All-Stars Advance at Bermuda Run PGA Jr. League Section Qualifier

August 02, 2021

(Winston Salem, NC) – The National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season is underway, and the 13U Morganton All-Star team, captained by

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PGA Jr. League All-Star Teams Advance at Raintree CC Local Section Qualifier

PGA Jr. League All-Star Teams Advance at Raintree CC Local Section Qualifier

August 02, 2021

(Charlotte, NC) – The 13U Charlotte 3 League All-Star team, captained by Brent Reneau, PGA and coached by Mike Abate, PGA, became the second group

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