Partners & Programs

The American Development Model (ADM)
for Golf

Golf’s new pathway is built on the principles of the ADM, a proven, long-term athlete development model that was developed through the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. It has been successfully applied to USA Hockey, USA Basketball, USA Lacrosse and more.

PGA Jr. League is committed to aligning with golf’s ADM to provide developmentally appropriate experiences in a fun, engaging, and progressively challenging way that sets our players up for lifelong sport participation. Through a welcoming format, age-appropriate yardages, All-Star player age minimums and more, the ADM is implemented throughout our entire program from start to finish.

Parents interested in learning more about the ADM are encouraged to speak to their PGA Coach. PGA Coaches can become ADM certified at PGA.Coach.

PGA of America Programs
PGA Jr. League is one stepping stone on the pathway to a lifetime in golf. Check out these great PGA of America affiliated programs for more ways to learn, play and enjoy the game at any age or stage of life.
PGA Family Golf
PGA Family Golf connects families through golf in a new, fun and meaningful way. Think parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles… all playing for the same, multi-generational team. Learn more at
PGA Camps
PGA Camps are golf enrichment programs designed exclusively for the development of the junior golfer. Camps welcome boys and girls of all athletic abilities, golf experience, and competitive desire. Learn more at
Drive, Chip and Putt
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association (USGA), and the PGA of America, Drive, Chip, and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament. Learn more at
Junior PGA Championships
One of golf’s Major Championships for juniors, the Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships are where the best in the world got their start. Learn more at
PGA Golf Management University Program
The PGA Golf Management University Program is a four to five year structured educational program designed for aspiring PGA Professionals. The college curriculum is accredited by the PGA of America and includes extensive classroom studies, internship experience and player development providing students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry. Learn more at
PGA National High School Golf Association (NHSGA)
The PGA National High School Golf Association is an initiative dedicated to the overall growth and development of high school golfers across the United States. The NHSGA runs tournaments and provides education to help high school golfers, their coaches, and parents succeed. Learn more at
PGA National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA)
The PGA National Collegiate Club Golf Association is dedicated to ensuring every student can play golf in college. NCCGA runs co-ed, weekend golf tournaments throughout the spring and fall open to every college student at any school. Learn more at
Section Junior Golf
PGA Sections conduct hundreds of local junior golf events throughout the year. Learn more about your local PGA Section and discover all the fun they have to offer younger golfers this summer.
Omni Generation Cup
A year-long celebration of golf, family and competition, The Generation Cup is a first-of-its-kind tournament that offers golfers across the country a family-focused event series for players of all ages and skill levels. Joining forces with the PGA of America, The Generation Cup aims to grow the game by bringing together golfers of all generations. Learn more and register here.
Partners & Supporters
PGA Jr. League’s largest corporate partner since 2018, National Car Rental was named the inaugural title partner of the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season in 2021. National’s new title partnership aims to continue fueling meaningful growth of PGA Jr. League and supporting the program’s endeavors to welcome more kids to the game.
PGA Jr. League is also supported by:

Some of the world’s greatest athletes who make a difference both on and off the field support PGA Jr. League
as Ambassadors.

Lexi Thompson
11-time LPGA Tour Winner
Rickie Fowler
Five-time PGA Tour Winner
Michelle Wie
LPGA Tour player and former U.S. Women's Open champion
Alex Morgan
Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors All-Star and two-time NBA MVP
Rory McIlroy
Four-time major PGA champion