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Better Together, Even When We’re Apart

By PGA Jr. League, 04/24/20, 3:00PM EDT


PGA Jr. League Captains and Coaches are engaging their communities and promoting togetherness

Staying engaged while apart is the key to keeping our PGA Jr. League community strong. There’s no better resource for staying connected, engaged and active than your PGA Jr. League Captains and Coaches. From utilizing social media channels in new ways, to sending virtual encouragement over email, our Captains and Coaches are here to help during our postponement period

We asked some of these leaders how they’re keeping in touch with their players and families, which you can check out below.

You can also share what your Captain is doing to help players and teammates stay connected, here.

The First Tee of DC | Washington, DC

Program Managers Andrew Gridley and Roger Brown, PGA, created a Player Perks Program with at-home resources and activities to engage with players. Activities include a competition-based system where players earn points towards prizes once they’ve completed an activity. 

“We wanted to still engage our participants. We’ve done a program like this before but on-course and range. We created a long list of at-home activities.” ––Andrew Gridley

Baltimore Golf Academy | Lutherville-Timonium, MD

PGA Jr. League Captain Julieta “Coach J” Stack is reaching out individually to all of her golf students and offering fun workouts for her PGA Jr. League players through Facebook and email. From first-hand experience as a child, she knows the positive impact that simply spending a few minutes catching up with a coach can have.

“Being on the phone with your coach for a few minutes and knowing someone out there cares… it’s transformative. Plus, I was able to create a workout for my team. Practice starts today, let’s get going! The minute it’s time to go again, we can hit the ground running.” ––Julieta Stack

LedgeRock Golf Club | Mohnton, PA

PGA Jr. League Captain Andy Miller wanted to come up with some out-of-the-box ways to engage with his players using videos and social media. His solution: put on coaching sensors and shoot a video titled “How to Train Proper Golf Posture While Unloading the Dishwasher.” He has even recruited his family to be involved in the videos, which are designed to keep kids engaged and entertained while they’re away from the course. 

“I wanted people to be able to watch these videos and know they were about golf, but also laugh and hopefully take their mind off of current events” ––Andy Miller