COMPETITIVE GOLF FOR JUNIORS
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.
How is PGA Jr. League played?
In this 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 out.
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.
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).
Each MATCH is broken into three FLAGS. 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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Scramble – Both players on a team hit drives. The best shot is selected, and each player plays from the selected spot. This process continues until the ball is holed out.
Stroke Play – Traditional stroke play scoring will be utilized.
Below are the requirements for a team:
- 2-6 players allowed per team.
- Only 2 players are playing on each team at one time.
- Additional team members (substitutes) may act as caddies and give advice.
- Minimum of one adult and one junior per team.
- Maximum of three adults and three juniors per team.
- Each adult and junior must play a minimum of three holes.
- Substitutions are allowed every three holes.
“Adult” definition: A player’s age as of February 1, 2021 will determine their program age for the 2020 season.
- Born on January 31, 2002 or earlier
- 18 years old prior to February 1, 2021
An adult family member is defined as a birth mother or step mother, birth father or step father, blood grandmother or step grandmother, blood grandfather or step grandfather, legal guardian, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling.
“Junior” definition: A player’s age as of February 1, 2021 will determine their program age for the 2020 season.
- Born on February 1, 2002 or later
- 18 years old on or after February 1, 2020
*Juniors must have a relationship to the adult(s) on their team.
SCRAMBLE – Both players on a team hit drives. The best shot is selected, and each player plays from the selected spot. This process continues until the ball is holed.
STROKE PLAY – Traditional stroke play scoring will be utilized.