PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive activity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and play golf. Like other team sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. Each team is captained by a golf professional to ensure a fun and educational environment for all players. PGA Junior League Golf uses a two-player "scramble" format to make sure players of all skill levels enjoy the program! With nearly 45,000 participants in the United States in 2017 and with continued support from Ambassadors Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson, PGA Junior League Golf is the world's fastest growing junior golf program! Since 2011 there have been seven Championship teams.
PGA Junior League Golf is the key youth initiative of PGA REACH, the charitable entity of the PGA of America. As such, the program focuses on fun, recreation, good health and sportsmanship. PGA Junior League Golf is recreational and team focused versus individual competition and transitions youth golfers to other junior golf programs.
PGA Junior League Golf began in 2011, with teams competing in Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, and San Diego. The inaugural PGA Junior League Golf "World Series" was held in September of the same year at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., which was captured by the Atlanta team.
The first-ever PGA Junior League Golf National Championship was held in 2012 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club among six Regional Champions. It was captured by Team California.
Since its inception, participation in PGA Jr. League has skyrocketed, with 42,000 youth participants competing on 3,400 teams in 2017.
PGA Junior League Golf has exploded in growth since 2011
|2012||California||Cog Hill Golf & Country Club||Lemont, IL|
|2013||Georgia||TPC Sugarloaf||Duluth, GA|
|2014||California||TPC Sugarloaf||Duluth, GA|
|2015||California||Disney's Palm Course||Lake Buena Vista, FL|
|2016||California||Grayhawk Golf Club||Scottsdale, AZ|
|2017||Georgia(Duluth)||Grayhawk Golf Club||Scottsdale, AZ|