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For the Family


Not only does PGA Junior League Golf create a recreational, inclusive environment for the skill and character development of its players, but it also provides a welcoming atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy the game of golf. Read below for how you can get involved!
 

Time Commitment

The time commitment required of PGA Junior League Golf varies facility-to-facility and team-to-team. In general, over the course of a regular season (April - July) one should expect to participate in five to six games at approximately 2.5 hours a piece. Additionally, a couple hours or more of instruction are typically included.

Travel time is limited during the regular season as all teams in a local league are bound together geographically.

Financial Commitment

PGA Junior League Golf is uniquely positioned as welcoming and recreational youth sport and is typically priced accordingly. As the program is organized at the local level by individual facilities, and PGA or LPGA Professionals who serve as Captains, the registration fee varies team-to-team.

Cost variables, in addition to the registration fee, may include indivdiual lessons, practices, boot camps, additional merchandise and/or equipment that a facility may provide in conjunction with the program.

As PGA Junior League Golf is the key youth initiative of PGA REACH, the PGA of America's charitable foundation, the program is committed to limiting cost as the barrier to entry for youth and golf. To request further information regarding scholarship availability, please contact PGAREACH@pgahq.com.

Parents photograph their children after a match

Parents photograph their children after a match

A PGA Junior League Golf team has their photo taken by their parents

PGA Junior League Golf teammates gather for a photo with their family

Spectator Expectations

PGA Junior League Golf is the perfect spectator sport for the entire family. Often matches are scheduled during nights and weekends to provide parents, grandparents and friends the opportunity to participate in the welcoming, inviting and recreational nature of PGA Junior League Golf. Spectators are not just allowed - they are encouraged! 

That being said, there are a few guidelines - like many youth sports - that must be agreed to by anyone spectating a match:

  • Spectators acknowledge that the goal of PGA Junior League Golf is for players to have fun with friends.
  • Spectators agree to refrain from participating in players’ strategic decisions.
  • Spectators agree to defer the enforcement of rules to players and team leaders.
  • Spectators agree to abstain from coaching the players.
  • Spectators agree to abstain from caddying.
  • Spectators are encouraged to cheer, have fun and be supportive of the players.
  • Spectators agree to demonstrate sportsmanship, respect and a positive attitude.
Family and friends spectate a PGA Junior League Golf match

Family and friends spectate a PGA Junior League Golf match

Volunteer

Similar to other recreational sports youth sports, PGA Junior League Golf thrives on the involvement of the community.

While PGA and LPGA Professionals exclusively serve as team Captains, parents often get involved as Assistant Coaches to handle detailed scheduling, administrative management of the team, as scorers during individual matches or to provide post-game snacks.

If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Coach, please speak with your Team's Captain and register using the link below.