Junior League CW

Welcome!
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 (cmclaughlin@candiawoods.com) or call 603.483.2307.

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For additional questions, please contact Craig McLaughlin (cmclaughlin@candiawoods.com) or call 603.483.2307

Whats Included and Fees


Total Program Fee

$250.00

Amount Due Upon Registration

$250.00

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

Format


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!

“Flags”
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.

Alternates 
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.

Advancement
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.

Schedule


Day Date Time Activity
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.

Locations
Each team will host 2-3 competitions at their home course and play 2-3 away competitions at other courses in the league.

Skill Level
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.

Parent Involvement
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
  • Coach
  • Team-mother
  • Match monitor/scorer
  • Player recruitment

Looking for an easy to understand recap of how PGA Junior League Golf works? We’ve got you covered!

Check out this ten minute video, featuring PGA Junior League Golf Captains Will and Aurora, as they explain the ins-and-outs of the program.

They’ve even got some help from real-life PGA Junior League Golf Players as they detail everything from joining a Team, how to play and keeping score!

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