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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!


2020 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 Chelsea Guoynes at the Section office with any questions!

PGA Jr. League State Championship Winner

Congratulations to our 2019 PGA Jr. League State Champions, It’s a Par-Tee, captained by Matt Swan!

2021 Post Season

West Side Qualifier– August 5th at Sunnybrook Country Club
East Side Qualifier– August 10th at The Orchards Golf Club
State Championship (Final 4)- August 19th at Forest Akers East

East & West Side Qualifier Schedule – find out what qualifier your playing in and if you have a morning or afternoon tee time.

 

Regional Championship-tbd
National Championship-tbd

State Championship Qualifier – Stroke Play Notice to Players

State Championship – Match Play Notice to Players

Walking Scorer Guidelines
Spectator Guidelines
Lanyard Template

Food & Beverage: Players and Captains/Coaches will be provided lunch at no charge. All spectators may purchase lunch for the fee of $10-15 per person at the facility.

Spectator Golf Carts: Spectator Golf Carts will be available on a first come, first serve basis and may be purchased in the golf shop for a rental fee at the facility.

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

Tees & Yardages: We will publish the tees and yardages for each course in August of 2021.
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 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.

Family Fun Zone

Captains & 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:

  • Water balloon fight/toss
  • 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)
  • Ice cream!
  • 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!

West Side Qualifier– August 5th at Sunnybrook Country Club
East Side Qualifier– August 10th at The Orchards Golf Club
State Championship (Final 4)- August 19th at Forest Akers East

Stephen Curry holding up a sign

2020 Fall Webinar Series

 

PGA Jr. League– Lesson Plans made simple with PGA.Coach Click Here to Watch
In-House Leagues– Why are they so successful? Click Here to Watch
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

 

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 Chelsea Guoynes 517-641-7421

 

 

FAQ’s for 2020 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