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4 Things Kids Learn from PGA Jr. League That Aren’t Swinging a Golf Club

By PGA of America, 03/05/19, 4:00PM EST

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Kids learn more than just golf through PGA Jr. League! Here are a few things that you and your child can expect.

It’s easy for parents and family members to feel overwhelmed with options for their children’s extra-curricular activities. If you’ve never considered golf as an option, PGA Jr. League is the perfect opportunity to introduce kids to the game!

Kids learn more than just golf through PGA Jr. League. Here are a few things that you and your child can expect:

1. Growth as an athlete (and a human being).

Responsibility, respect, honesty and fairness all come into play while learning golf and participating in PGA Jr. League. Captains, Coaches, parents and peers all help to create an encouraging environment where players feel safe and welcomed. Teams are led by PGA/LPGA Professionals, which means kids receive expert coaching and have positive role models to look up to while learning and playing!
 

2. How to be a great teammate – and how to lean on others, too! 

PGA Jr. League offers a unique scramble format that encourages teamwork and problem solving while also taking the pressure off of any one player. Kids play on co-ed teams, helping them to form friendships, gain confidence and build social skills. Every PGA Jr. League player receives two numbered jerseys, which adds to the fun team environment!  
 

3. Fun without a screen.

This may seem like an insurmountable task for kids raised in the age of tech, but PGA Jr. League is a game changer when it comes to getting off the screen and outside in nature!
 

4. A game for life.

What other sport can you see a seven-year-old and 70-year-old playing together? PGA Jr. League players may choose to move on to competitive golf or to play recreationally with friends and family. Regardless, they’ve picked up a game they can play for life.

PGA Jr. League is an on-ramp to a lifetime of fun on the course. It’s a safe and fun game the whole family can get involved in – so while you’re signing up your child for PGA Jr. League, consider talking to your PGA or LPGA Professional Captain about lessons for the rest of the family!