ABOUT PGA JR. LEAGUE
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.
What are the age restrictions?
The PGA Junior Golf League (JGL) is for players that are 13 years old or younger.
How does it work?
Team's consist of no more then 12 boys and girls. Teams are broken into 2,3,or 4 players per match depending on the coaches' strategy.
What is the format?
Each match plays 2-person scramble match play and every match is worth 3 points (9-holes, a point for every 3-holes). There are 4 total matches for a total of 12 points in every competition.
How do the team points/flags work?
Each match is broken into 3 parts. Holes 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 are each worth 1 point. If a team ties their opponent, each team received 1/2 point each. The first team to 6 1/2 points wins the match.
How do you substitute players?
Since each match is broken into 3 parts, you are allowed to substitute players at those holes. Below is an example if Scott, Thomas, and Jeff are on a team.
Holes 1-3 Holes 4-6 Holes 7-9 | Scott/Thomas Thomas/Jeff Scott/Jeff
The player who is not participating can help with the other players. This player is allowed to caddy, read putts, and be with the team during the holes that are not being played
When are the matches?
Matches are held on weekends