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Players & Parents

For the Family


Not only does PGA Jr. League create a recreational, inclusive environment for the skill and character development of its players, but it also provides a welcoming atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy the game of golf. Read below for how you can get involved!
 

Time Commitment

The time commitment required of PGA Jr. League varies facility-to-facility and team-to-team. In general, over the course of a regular season (April - July) one should expect to participate in five to six games at approximately 2.5 hours each. Additionally, a couple hours or more of instruction are typically included.

Travel time is limited during the regular season as all teams in a local league are bound together geographically.

Financial Commitment

PGA Jr. League is uniquely positioned as welcoming and recreational youth sport and is typically priced accordingly. As the program is organized at the local level by individual facilities, and PGA or LPGA Professionals who serve as Captains, the registration fee varies team-to-team.

Cost variables, in addition to the registration fee, may include individual lessons, practices, boot camps, additional merchandise and/or equipment that a facility may provide in conjunction with the program.

As PGA Jr. League is the key youth initiative of PGA REACH, the PGA of America's charitable foundation, the program is committed to limiting cost as the barrier to entry for youth and golf. To request further information regarding scholarship availability, please contact PGAREACH@pgahq.com.

Team Ohio moms pose for a photo at the Championship

Team spirit is encouraged!

A sibling sits on her father's shoulders to watch a PGA Jr. League match

Family is encouraged to watch and cheer on all PGA Jr. League players during a game!

Spectator Expectations

PGA Jr. League is the perfect spectator sport for the entire family. Often games are scheduled during nights and weekends to provide parents, grandparents and friends the opportunity to participate in the welcoming, inviting and recreational nature of PGA Jr. League. 

That being said, there are a few guidelines - like many youth sports - that must be agreed to by anyone spectating a match:

  • Spectators acknowledge that the goal of PGA Jr. League is for players to have fun with friends.
  • Spectators agree to refrain from participating in players’ strategic decisions.
  • Spectators agree to defer the enforcement of rules to players and team leaders.
  • Spectators agree to abstain from coaching the players.
  • Spectators agree to abstain from caddying.
  • Spectators are encouraged to cheer, have fun and be supportive of the players.
  • Spectators agree to demonstrate sportsmanship, respect and a positive attitude.
Spectators take photos during the Championship

Beyond the spectator role, family members can volunteer to support the team.

Volunteer

Similar to other recreational sports youth sports, PGA Jr. League thrives on the involvement of the community.

While PGA and LPGA Professionals exclusively serve as team Captains, parents often get involved as Coaches to handle detailed scheduling, administrative management of the team, as scorers during individual matches or to provide post-game snacks.

If you are interested in becoming an Coach, please speak with your Captain.