PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.
Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. PGA Junior League Golf utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development – both on and off course.
With more than 2,900 teams and 36,000 participants in 2016 – and Ambassadors like Rory McIlroy and Michelle Wie – PGA Junior League Golf has wide-ranging appeal for both youth and their parents.
In general, registration for a season of PGA Junior League Golf occurs between January and March of any given year.
The regular season takes place April through July. Games can be scheduled for any period in between. All regular season games must be completed by July 31. Most regular seasons consist of 5 to 6 local games.
The post-season begins in August with local qualifiers, section championships and sub-regional qualifying. Regional qualifying typically occurs in September, while the PGA Junior League Golf Championship occurs in October or November.