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PGA Jr. League

About PGA Jr. League

PGA Jr. League is a fun, social, game-changing opportuity for boys and girls ages 17 & under to learn and play the game of golf. This program brings families and friends together around a team format with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals.

To learn more and find a Team near you click here!

Looking for ways to get your children excited about PGA Jr. League? Watch PGA Jr. Leagues first ever animated video explaining the format to kids!

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“I think it’s great to see the player’s and parent’s enthusiasm and support for the entire team and not just for their own individual success. You definitely get a family feel when parents are encouraging and cheering for all of the players.”
– Bill Mory, PGA

PGA Family Cup, Logo

PGA Family Cup is designed to bring families together in a way that strengthens relationships, creates lifelong golfers and builds vibrant communities at the golf course.

This event is open to PGA Members and their families and any Family in our Michigan Community!

A “Family” is defined however YOU see fit, meaning your team can have parents, aunts, uncles, grandparent, family friends, pick the people you would want to enjoy a round of golf with!


2022 PGA Family Cup

MILTON, MA - JUNE 8: Families participate in the PGA Family Cup at Wollaston Golf Club

Register Your Family

Where: Spring Meadows Country Club

When: September 12, 2020 1:30pm Shotgun

Cost: $140 per team. (Includes 1 cart, 2 meal tickets and the entire team’s greens fees, additional carts and meal tickets can be purchased on site)

Entry Deadline: September 1, 2020

Teams: Your family will need to have one junior 17 or under and one adult 18 or older playing at all times. You can have 2-6 players per team. Every three holes your family will have the opportunity to switch out players, you can switch one, two or no players, just remember one junior and one adult must be playing at all times!

Format: We will not have age divisions, but we do have two separate contests

  • Scramble: Both team members play a ball and select the best shot, each plays from the selected location and continue this way until a ball is holed
  • Pinehurst: Both team members hit drives and select the best shot, they then play alternate shot from the selected location until the ball is holed

Course Set-Up:

Scramble Course Set up Par 3’s & 4’s only:

  • Par 3 yardages (75-150 yds per hole)
  • Par 4 yardages (160-300 yds per hole)
  • All team members play from one tee
  • Standard stroke play scoring

Pinehurst Course Set Up:

  • Recommended junior 18-hole yardage
  • Girls 10-14 and Boys 10-13 (max yardage of 2900)
  • Girls 15-17 and Boys 14-17 (max yardage of 3100)
  • Recommended adult 18-hole yardages
  • Adult will play the same teeing area as the oldest junior on their team
  • Standard stroke play scoring

Can’t Make September 12th? Click here to find all of the Family Cup Sites

Download the PGA Family Cup Flyer

Contact Madison Maurier at the Section office with any questions!

West Side Pairings

East Side Pairings

 

West Side Qualifier – August 8 at Binder Park Golf Course

West Side Results

East Side Qualifier – August 10 at Cherry Creek Golf Club

East Side Results 

 

Captain Rules Meeting!

Watch The Captain Meeting! – It is mandatory that you sit through this meeting prior to the qualifier.

 

Submitting your Roster & Lineup

East & West Side Qualifier Schedule – Includes general start times – find out what qualifier you’re playing in and if you have a morning or afternoon tee time. Official start times will be released the day after your roster & lineup deadline once the field is confirmed.

 

Submitting Rosters &  Lineup Deadlines – Rosters & lineups must be submitted one week prior to your section qualifier You do need to complete both the Roster and the team Lineup before the deadline. 

  • West Side Qualifier – July 29 deadline
  • East Side Qualifier – August 3 deadline

 

Submit Your All Star Roster

After you submit your Roster, submit Your All Star Lineup

 

Watch the Stroke Play- East/West Side Qualifier Rules Video! 

Stroke Play Rules Video

Please make sure your players, coaches and parents watch the rules video BEFORE your qualifier. The video highlights the stroke play rules and other important information. It is your players responsibility to know these rules! We recommend watching it as a team.

 

Spectator Guidelines

 

West Side – Notice To Players – Share all of the event details in one simple email to your parents and players, here is a guide of what we think they should know, be sure to review it before you send it and add in any team specific information!

East SideNotice To Players – Share all of the event details in one simple email to your parents and players, here is a guide of what we think they should know, be sure to review it before you send it and add in any team specific information!


East & West Side Section Qualifier Format (13U)

 

East & West Side Michigan Section 13U Qualifiers will utilize the “Stroke Play” scramble format of PGA Jr. League.

  • Typically referred to as “Stroke Play Aggregate Score
  • Two-player pairs will play a 9-hole scramble in order to contribute to a team aggregate total
  • All teams at the qualifiers will play the same 9-holes
  • Team aggregate totals are used to determine the teams that will qualify for the championship
  • The best three out of four pair scores will be counted toward the team total

The low 2 teams from each qualifier will advance from the qualifiers to the Section Championship.

Eligibility – 13U All-Star Teams consist of 8 players who must be no younger than 10 years of age and no older than 13 years of age as of July 31, 2022.

 


Course Information

West Side- Binder Park:

Food & Beverage: Lunch tickets will be provided to each of the players and coaches/assistant coaches courtesy of the Michigan PGA Section. Food and Beverage will be available for spectators to purchase. Cash and credit cards are both accepted.

Spectator Golf Carts: Spectator carts are available on a first come first serve basis  for a fee of $15 per cart. These can be paid for in the pro shop.

Spectator and Player Dress Code: Golf Clothes preferred, (No denim, no tank tops, collared shirts preferred)

Range Ball Fees: There is no charge for range balls for the participants.

 

East Side- Cherry Creek:

Food & Beverage: Lunch tickets will be provided to each of the players and Coaches/Assistant Coaches courtesy of the Michigan PGA Section. Food and Beverage will be available for spectators to purchase. Cash and credit cards are both accepted.

Spectator Golf Carts: Spectator carts are available on a very limited basis.  All teams will receive a MAXIMUM of 2 carts for spectators.  It is the responsibility of the coach to determine who will be receiving these 2 carts.  You are required to send me the names of these 2 individuals by August 8th at 12pm EST. If you do not send me names to reserve your 2 team carts, they will be held for your team on a first come-first serve basis. Cart fees for those 2 individuals will be $10 and can be paid in the pro shop.

Spectator and Player Dress Code: Golf Clothes preferred, (No denim, no tank tops, collared shirts preferred)

Range Ball Fees: There is no charge for range balls for the participants.

 

Tees & Yardages:
Boys 11-under and Girls 13-under must play from the FORWARD tees. The maximum yardage for the FORWARD tees is 2,300 yards:

  • Par three’s should not exceed 115 yards.
  •  Par four’s should not exceed 275 yards.
  •  Par five’s should not exceed 375 yards.

Boys 12-over and Girls 14-over must play from the BACK. The maximum yardage for the BACK tees is 2,600 yards:

  • Par three’s should not exceed 130 yards.
  •  Par four’s should not exceed 300 yards.
  •  Par five’s should not exceed 415 yards.

Boys 16-older will play from the BACK  tees Recommended maximum yardage for the BACK tees is approximately 2,900 yards:

  • Par three’s should not exceed 145 yards.
  • Par four’s should not exceed  325 yards.
  • Par five’s should not exceed 450 yards.

Throughout the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season, the player’s league age (their age on July 31, 2022) is the age that will be used to determine the appropriate tees.


Practice rounds for Binder Park Golf Club

  • Please contact Ron Osborne at rosborne@battlecreekmi.gov or (269) 209-2423 to discover availability for practice rounds. You may also contact the golf shop at 269-979-8250; please inform Ron or the golf shop when making the reservation that you are with PGA Jr. League and that you will be playing The Preserve. They are generously offering a rate of $8.50 per junior for nine holes.

Practice Rounds for Cherry Creek Golf Club

  • You may contact the golf shop directly to discover availability for practice rounds. The golf shop phone number is 586-254-7700; please inform the golf shop when making the reservation that you are with PGA Jr. League and that you will be playing the Front Nine. They are generously offering a junior rate of $15 for 9 holes walking Monday through Friday, and weekends after 3pm.

Family Fun Zone

Coaches & Assistant Coaches, we will be setting up a Family Fun Zone for your juniors and families to participate in after their round. We encourage all of you to stay and enjoy a fun team bonding experience. We want to make this day about more than just golf and help kids create memories that will last a lifetime. Below is the list of Family Fun Zone activities we will have onsite:

  • Pie your coach/teammate in the face stations (willing participants only)
  • Remote control car races
  • Make your own golf club with pool noodles, and play golf on a pool noodle course
  • Putt, putt tic-tac-toe station
  • 3-legged race
  • Water Hazard Challenge (picture below)
  • Other fun activities!!

Kid playing Water balloon fight/toss


17U Division

Any 17U Division team within the state is invited to your State Championship Qualifier! Celebrate an awesome season by joining us at the State Championship!

State Championship – August 22 at Bucks Run Golf Club
State Championship Roster Deadline: August 15

View your Pairings & Start Times

Submitting Rosters &  Lineup Deadlines – Rosters & Lineups must be submitted one week prior to your section qualifier
You do need to complete both the Roster and the team Lineup before the deadline on August 9. 

Submit Your All Star Roster

After you submit your Roster, submit Your All Star Lineup

 

Watch the new Stroke Play- 17U Rules Video! 

Stroke Play Rules Video

Please make sure your players, coaches and parents watch the rules video BEFORE your qualifier. The video highlights the stroke play rules and other important information. It is your players responsibility to know these rules! We recommend watching it as a team.

Stroke Play Informational Video

Approximate Yardages

17U Notice to Players – Stroke Play – 2022

17U Notice to Players – Match Play – 2022

 

Regional Championship: September 2-4 @ Milham Park Golf Course in Kalamazoo, MI

Stephen Curry holding up a sign

Weather Policy for the State Championship on August 22 at Bucks Run Golf Club

All email communications will go directly to the PGA Jr. League All-Star Coach.

  • We will ONLY send communications to the PGA Jr. League Coaches.
  • Coaches will need to communicate any delays to your players. We will make all communications about weather delays or resuming play via email.
  • The earliest we would send any weather communications is 6:45am

We will play through rain and stop play if there is lightning within a 15 mile radius of the course. We will wait until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike before returning to the golf course to resume play.

We will ask players to wait in their vehicles or in the club house during a lightning delay.

In the event we stop play in the middle of your round, you are highly encouraged to help give rides to your players into shelter. This is the ONLY time players may be in a golf cart is if we are bringing them off or onto the course while play is suspended.

State Championship (Final 4) – August 22 at Bucks Run Golf Club

Section Championship Format (13U)

  • The top 4 teams by aggregate score from the East and West side qualifiers will compete in the State Championship.
  •  The morning round will be a two person scramble stroke play to determine the team pairings for the afternoon match play scramble round. The third and fourth 13u teams from the stroke play round will play in a consolation match, while the top two 13u teams will play for the championship
  • The winning team will advance to the Regional Championship. 

 

Submit your Lineup 

  • If you have a permanent roster replacement after you submit your lineup the permanent roster replacement may ONLY take the spot of the player they are replacing.

Player & Course Information

13u Pairings & Start Times

17u Pairings & Start Times

Approximate Yardages

Match Play Informational Video

13u Notice To Players- Stroke Play

13u Notice To Players- Match Play

 

Spectator Guidelines

Food & Beverage: Lunch tickets will be provided to each of the players and coaches/assistant coaches courtesy of the Michigan PGA Section. Food and Beverage will be available for spectators to purchase in their main grille. Lunch will be available ONLY when players finish their morning round.

Spectator Golf Carts: Spectator carts are available on a first come first serve, very limited basis for a fee of $25 per cart. These can be paid for in the pro shop.

Range Ball Fees: There is no charge for range balls for the participants.

Tees & Yardages:
Boys 11-under and Girls 13-under must play from the FORWARD tees. The maximum yardage for the FORWARD tees is 2,300 yards:

  • Par three’s should not exceed 115 yards.
  •  Par four’s should not exceed 275 yards.
  •  Par five’s should not exceed 375 yards.

 

Boys 12-over and Girls 14-over as of the date of the last day of competition must play from the MIDDLE tee. The maximum yardage for the MIDDLE tees is 2,600 yards:

  • Par three’s should not exceed 130 yards.
  •  Par four’s should not exceed 300 yards.
  •  Par five’s should not exceed 415 yards.

 

Boys 16-older will play from the BACK tees Recommended maximum yardage for the BACK tees is approximately 2,900 yards:

  • Par three’s should not exceed 145 yards.
  • Par four’s should not exceed  325 yards.
  • Par five’s should not exceed 450 yards.

Family Fun Zone

The Putt Putt Course is available to all players before, in-between, or after their rounds, paid for by the Michigan PGA Section. Coaches, please provide Madison with a count of the number of your players who participated in the putt putt course. Spectators may also participate for $5 which can be paid in the pro shop.

 

Regional Championship September 2-4 Milham Park Golf Club in Kalamazoo, MI 
National Championship October 5-9 Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ

Regional Championship Cost – qualifying teams will be required to pay a $200 entry fee per player
National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Cost– qualifying teams will be required to pay a $500 entry fee per player

Webinar Series

PGA Jr. League– Lesson Plans made simple with PGA.Coach Click Here to Watch
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Level Up Your PGA Jr. League Experience- Incorporate the online store, revenue tracking and a 17U division Click Here to Watch 
PGA Family Cup- Create an experience for the entire FAMILY to see why golf is so much FUN! Click Here to Watch

17U Information

In-House Leagues

Competitive vs. Recreational Leagues

How Leagues Are Formed

Practice Matches Before Game Day

Using the SportsEngine App

Communicating With Parents as a Captain

Parent Guidelines For PGA Jr. League

Preparing For the League Conference Call

Fall League Information

Getting Your Team Ready For Post Season

SportsEngine Tutorials

2022 PGA Jr. League Coach Registration

Happy New Year!  The 2022 PGA Jr. League Season is just around the corner.  It is our goal to provide you with all of the resources and information that you need for a successful season.  Below are the upcoming PGA Jr. League deadlines and action items for you to review as you plan your program for the 2022 season.

1)  Review the 2022 enhancements for the regular season and the championship season.
  • Learn about the new custom built technology platform.
  • Discover the details of the new $99 GameChanger Membership Club that is replacing the $75 PGA REACH fee
  • Understand the new (optional) Championship season pathway that features All Star Play Days and a Regional Leaderboard.
  • Learn about the new flexibility for creating All Star Teams within your league.
  • Consider offering multiple seasons, spring, summer, fall or a 17u division.
  • ONLY AFTER you have reviewed all of the new items for the 2022 season, then proceed to Step #2!!!
2)  Register as a Coach for the 2022 PGA Jr. League season!
 
  • The Coach Registration deadline for the Michigan is March 28.  
  • All facilities that would like to be included in a league MUST register by this deadline.
  • Please inform Kim Shafer or Madison Maurier by this date of any league requests that you may have as well as the number of teams that you intend to have for the season.
  • Leagues will be announced in early April and League Calls will be scheduled from April 13 to April 22.
3)  Discuss your Championship Season Plans with Kim Shafer and Madison Maurier.  
  • How many All Star Teams will you have for your league?
  • Will your All Star Teams compete in the Traditional Championship pathway, the new Regional Leaderboard Championship pathway or both?  Will you host Regional Play Days?
  • The deadline for submitting your number of anticipated All Star Teams and your intended championship pathway plan is May 9th.
We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions as we are always happy to help.  We look forward to partnering with you for a great 2022 PGA Jr. League season!  Thank you for your participation!

Covid-19 & Back to Golf Resources

COVID-19 Resources so you can make informed, healthy and responsible decisions for your PGA Jr. League families. 

We understand that this pandemic can be mentally and physically exhausting, but we highly encourage you to sit down with your support staff and review these items before you start hosting games and practices so you are prepared to handle any situation that may arise.

Michigan’s Interim Guidance for Athletics – Stay up to date on Michigan’s latest youth sport recommendations and mandates. 

PGA Jr. League 2021 Program Guidelines – Specific guidelines and ideas to help make game days, and practices run smoother and responsibly.

Back to Golf Playbook for Junior Programming – A guide to help you with all junior programming. 

CDC- Consideration for Youth Sport Administrators – Great information on how to assess risk and promote behaviors that reduce spread. 

CDC- Preparing for When Someone Gets Sick – Use this to review and create your own preparation plan for if PGA Jr. League players get sick. Other ideas may include assigning certain staff to be responsible for Covid communications throughout the season. 

Returning Captains

Looking to inspire your board to invest even more in PGA Jr. League? Maybe you’re looking for a raise, or more course time for juniors or even a reason to hire more staff. Complete the PGA Jr. League Value Tracker to help you tell your management the significant financial impact PGA Jr. League has on your facility.

2021 Season Timeline

Consumer Registration: February
Summer season: March-July 31
Postseason: August-October
Championship: October
Fall Rec Season: August 1-December 31

PGA REACH Scholarships:

Scholarships are available for players who meet financial need requirements or are from military families and apply for assistance.

Need more information? Call or email Madison Maurier 517-641-7421

FAQ’s for 2021 Captain/Team Registration

What if I registered as a Captain, but cannot field a team?

By registering as a Captain at your facility, you are simply indicating that you will give your best effort to recruit a team at your facility. If you are unable to recruit a team, we will assist you with providing refunds to your players and help the other teams in the league adjust their game schedules.

What is the refund policy?

ALL players may receive a FULL refund prior to ordering the team kits. Most facilities do not order team kits until 20 business days prior to their first game, so you may request refunds for all of your players prior to ordering team kits.

What if I originally indicated in my Captain Registration that I would have 3 teams this year, but now I think I will only have 2 teams?

No problem, we ask that you communicate with us consistently about player recruitment at your facility and let us know as soon as possible if you believe your number of teams will change. We will work with you and the other Captains in your league to make the necessary schedule adjustments. Again, this will be a year of adaptability and flexibility!

Two players fist bumping
Kids fist bumping in front of a teacher