2017 PGA Jr. League
Be a part of the Veenker Memorial PGA Junior League Team. PGA Junior League is a nationwide program now offered on Thursday for advanced players. This is our 3rd season for this program.
PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game of golf for your golfers 13 and under. We will also have a team this year for the 13 to 16 age division (this is new). The program features a team-vs-team format in a structured league providing a popular low-stress scramble format. PGA JLG is a great way to get the entire family involved in golf, with parents as spectators, team-parents, and even coaches.
Veenker Memorial will be replacing the regular Thursday junior golf day with the PGA junior league team. We will play 9 holes each day and have a practice to follow 8AM-12PM. There will also be 5-6 matches during the season. This program will still runs 8 weeks (June 8th-Aug. 3rd). Qualifying for All-Stars may go past Aug. 6th. Dates for matches TBD.
What PGA JLG Players Receive:
Time Commitment-Season Length
The regular season is eight weeks long (June 8th-Aug.3rd). One 9-hole competition is held per week (Dates yet to be determined). Each competition is approximately three hours long. We will hold practice Thursday 8AM-12PM during the week. All-Star teams will play Regional events on weekends during July and August. These may involve some travel and overnight stay.
PGA JLG is an inclusive program that encourages all skill levels. We suggest that players achieve a minimum basic level of competence in at least one discipline; driving, chipping or putting, before joining a team. Our scramble format provides a comfort zone for the developing player. For the accomplished Junior who may already be competing in individual tournaments, PGA JLG offers the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a team setting and most importantly, play on a team with friends.
Similar to other youth recreational sports, PGA JLG encourages and relies on parental involvement. In addition to making sure participants get to matches and practices, parents can play an important role in the success of their team:
Chance to Compete Nationally
At the end of the season we will form an All-Star team and compete in a regional event. The team will have a chance to advance to the 2017 National Championship.