PGA Jr. League is changing the way youth learn golf through its fun, team-oriented approach. Boys and girls of all skill levels learn and play the game alongside expert coaching and guidance from PGA/LPGA Professional Captains. Wearing numbered jerseys, youth compete on teams with friends in a two-person scramble format that encourages mentorship and builds confidence.


The First Tee of Greater Richmond will have 50 available spots across four PGA Jr. League teams this Spring and Summer. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis and The First Tee coaches will place juniors one of the four teams.

Player Eligibility

  • Juniors MUST be an active participant of The First Tee to register for The First Tee of Greater Richmond’s PGA Jr. League teams.
  • A player cannot be 14 years of age prior to August 1, 2018 (the end of the regular season) of the year in which he or she participates. A U16 league will be available this fall after the U13 league finishes.


$120 per youth*

*Cost includes: Matches, additional The First Tee practice sessions (one per week on top of your Life Skills Experience class), two jerseys (home and away), and other PGA Jr. League golf wear.

Match Schedule

Saturdays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Local captains are working on the match details – the regular season is looking to play from May 5th – June 9th/16th. Please stay tuned for more details.

Please direct all questions regarding the PGA Jr. League to Ed Gill, Director of Instruction.


pga junior league details

Playing Format

  • Two or three person teams
  • 9-hole Captain’s Choice
  • Match play scoring format

Hole distances

  • No par-5 should exceed 450 yards in regular season games
  • No par-4 should exceed 350 yards in regular season games
  • No par-3 should exceed 150 yards in regular season games


Each team is competing for “Flags” (a 3-hole stretch) in a competition over the course of 9-holes. Each “Flag” counts for one point making for a total of three flags per pairing group. There is a TRIPLE BOGEY MAX. score on any hole – Flags cannot be won with a triple bogey.

Post-Season Play

The regular season matches involve teams in local leagues. Following the regular season, The PGA Jr. League forms 10-player All-Star teams from a combination of players in each league. Team records determine the number of players each team gets to send to the All-Star team. All-Star teams move through a series of competitions to advance to regional competitions held across the country. The regional champions advance to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental in October or November.