The 2018 PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE

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. Juniors MUST be an active participant of The First Tee to register for The First Tee of Greater Richmond’s PGA Jr. League teams.

The First Tee of Greater Richmond is offering three league levels this year – Developmental League (ages 5-7), U13 League, and U16 League. Please view league details below.


The u16 PGA Junior LEAGUE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1ST

Player Eligibility

A player must be 14 years of age prior to August 1, 2018 and currently younger than 17 years old.

Cost

$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 June 23rd – July 28th. Please stay tuned for more details.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


The DEVELOPMENTAL PGA Junior LEAGUE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1ST

Player Eligibility

A player must be between the ages of 5 and 7 years old.

Cost

$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 – 4:30pm

Local captains are working on the match details – the regular season is looking to play from June 23rd – July 28th. Please stay tuned for more details.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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

Scoring

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.