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 Cup
PGA Family Cup 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 PGAFamilyCup.com.
PGA Junior Golf Camps
PGA Junior Golf 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 PGAJuniorGolfCamps.com.
Drive, Chip and Putt
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free skills competition, open to boys and girls ages 7 - 15, of any ability. Local qualifying is conducted throughout May, June & July. The 80 finalists will compete in the National Finals held at Augusta National Golf Club on the eve of the following year's Masters. Learn more at DriveChipandPutt.com.
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 PGAJuniorChampionship.com.
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.org.
National High School Golf Association (NHSGA)
The 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 HighSchoolGolf.org.
National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA)
The 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 NextGenGolf.org/NCCGA.
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

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