PGA Junior League Golf Program

Overview--Ages 8-13

PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 13 and under. PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game!  


Junior League Golf launched as a pilot program in 2011, with teams competing in four select markets: Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, and San Diego. The Atlanta team won the inaugural JLG World Series held in September 2011 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. In 2012, PGA Jr. League Golf saw close to 2000 participants on over 120 teams in more than 20 select markets. The 2012 season culminated with 5 Regional Champions (teams from Georgia, Texas, New Jersey, California, and Florida) joining the host team from Illinois in the PGA JLG Championship held in September 2012 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, IL.  Team California emerged victorious from the competition to bring the 2012 season to a close.  In 2013, PGA Jr. League Golf saw nearly 9,000 participants on over 740 teams across North America.  The 2013 season culminated with 6 Regional Champions (teams from Georgia, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Indiana) competing for the National Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Atlanta.  Team Georgia emerged victorious to bring the 2013 season to a close.  We look forward to seeing even more teams competing in 2015!

PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

What Does a Competition Consist of?

Each competition is team vs. team format consisting of four 9-hole matches. The format for each match is a two-player scramble, divided into three 3-hole segments called “Flags”. Each “Flag” is worth one point, and alternates are allowed to sub in at the beginning of each new “Flag” (Holes 4 and 7). Players are assigned to a specific match at the beginning of the competition, and may play only within that match.  It is also required that every junior play at least one "Flag."

Season Information

The PGA Junior League begins in May and runs through July.  There are approximately 5 matches against other local clubs.  Matches are typically on Saturday afternoon at 3pm. 

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