Divisions for Juniors 8-13 & 14-16
Offered at Candia Woods Golf Links is the PGA Junior League for golfers of the age of 13 and under. For additional information, use the tabs on the left and view all of the great information about the PGA Junior League at The Oaks.
PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. There is also a 14-16 age division if interested.
For additional information, please contact Craig McLaughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 603.483.2307.
For additional questions, please contact Craig McLaughlin (email@example.com) or call 603.483.2307
Whats Included and Fees
Total Program Fee
Amount Due Upon Registration
PGA Junior League Participants Receive:
• Team Jersey, golf balls, & PGA Junior League bag tag & pin flag
• Potential for: 6 Official PGA Junior League team matches*
o Official team matches will depend on availability of other teams
*If matches aren’t played, Inner club team matches will be played
o Fun team scramble format
o All participants get to play in each match
• Weekly Team Practices
• Opportunity for advancement to PGA Junior League All Star Team and Playoffs for 13 under division
• 50% off Junior Membership ($150 to join) – certain playing restrictions apply
• 20 Small Bucket Punch Card – Range balls are included during scheduled team practices
PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game of golf for your participants 13 and under. The program features a team-vs-team format in a structured league providing a popular, less stressful, scramble format. PGA JLG is a great way to get the entire family involved in golf, with parents as spectators, team-mothers, and even coaches.
Fun Not Stressful
In PGA JLG the focus is to have fun playing golf with your friends. PGA JLG teams want to win, but the stress often associated with individual medal play tournaments is eliminated by the low-pressure format and the camaraderie of playing on a team with your friends. Our goal is to foster an enjoyment of the game that will last a lifetime.
Team Not Individual
There is no individual scoring in PGA JLG. The two-player scramble format allows for all participants to feel connected with the team. Strong play is rewarded, while a poor shot does not lose the hole. Players of all skill levels are welcome and will contribute to the team’s success. Every player gets to play…in every competition!
Each team-vs-team competition in PGA JLG consists of four 9-hole matches. Each 9-hole match is broken down into three 3-hole segments that we call “Flags”. Actual “Flag” stickers are awarded to participants upon capturing a 3-hole point for their team. The stickers are collected by the players throughout the season, and proudly displayed on their PGA JLG bag-tags as a sign of accomplishment.
In PGA JLG matches, coaches have the opportunity to alternate players at the beginning of each new “Flag”. Each player is guaranteed to play at least one “Flag” in each competition. Alternates allow coaches to create pairs that maximize the team’s chance for success, while still preserving the most enjoyable overall experience for each player.
Uniforms with Numbers
One of PGA JLG’s most popular innovations is our numbered team jerseys. Introduced as part of the uniform for the inaugural JLG World Series in 2011, numbered jerseys will be supplied to all players and teams in 2014. Kids are accustomed to wearing numbered uniforms in other youth sports, so why not golf!!! This helps build a sense of identity for each participant on their PGA JLG team.
After the regular-season City Champions are crowned, All-Star Teams are formed to compete in the advancement phase of PGA JLG. Advancement will take place through Regional competitions which will produce Regional Champions. These Regional Champions will compete in the PGA JLG Championship.
|Saturday||April 29th||n/a||Player Registration Ends|
|Saturday||May 6th||4:30 – 5:45pm||1st Practice – Introduction|
|Saturday||May 6th||5:45 – 6:15pm||Introduction to Parents with Captain Craig|
|Saturday||May 13th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||May 20th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||May 27th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
|Monday||May 29th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||June 3rd||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
|Monday||June 5th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||June 10th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
|Monday||June 12th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||June 17th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
|Monday||June 19th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||June 24th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
|Monday||June 26th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||July 1st||Holiday Week||No Official Practice Scheduled – Call to book TTimes|
|Monday||July 3rd||Holiday Week||No Practice|
|Saturday||July 8th||Holiday Week||No Official Practice Scheduled – Call to book TTimes|
|Monday||July 10th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||July 15th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
|Monday||July 17th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||July 22nd||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
|Monday||July 24th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice|
|Saturday||July 29th||4:30 – 6:00pm||Practice or Match TBD|
Time Commitment-Season Length
The PGA JLG regular season at Candia Woods is approximately 10+ weeks long in the late spring/early summer depending on your league’s location. Regular season play concludes no later than mid-July.
One 9-hole competition is held per week, most typically in the late afternoon on a Saturday or Sunday. Each competition is approximately three hours long. Many coaches will hold an evening practice during the week.
All-Star teams will play Regional events on weekends during July and August. These may involve some travel and overnight stay.
Each team will host 2-3 competitions at their home course and play 2-3 away competitions at other courses in the league.
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:
- Team captain/assistant
- Match monitor/scorer
- Player recruitment