Junior League TO

Welcome!

Division for 13-Under
Division for 17-Under (NEW for 2019)


Offered at The Oaks is the PGA Junior League with a division for golfers of the age 13 under and 17 under.  Within the PGA Junior League, juniors will also be enrolled in the First Tee of NH.  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 under & 17 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.

For additional information, please contact Craig McLaughlin (craig@oaksnh.com) or call 603.692.6257 ext. 106

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2019 Signups Now Open!
Select 13U or 17U when registering


For additional questions, please contact Craig McLaughlin (craig@oaksnh.com) or call 603.692.6257

Whats Included and Fees


Total Program Fee

$225.00

Amount Due Upon Registration

$225.00

PGA Junior League Participants Receive:

• Enrollment into the First Tee of NH
• Team Jersey, golf balls, & PGA Junior League bag tag & pin flag
• Potential for: 6 Official PGA Junior League team matches*
Official team matches will depend on availability of other teams
*If matches aren’t played, Inner club team matches will be played
Fun team scramble format
All participants get to play in each match
• 6 Official Team Practices & 6 optional Short Game days
• Opportunity for advancement to PGA Junior League All Star Team and Playoffs
• Discount for Oaks Junior Membership ($150, normally $400) – course availability on weekdays and after 3pm on weekends.
• 10 Small Basket Punch Card – Range balls are included during scheduled team practices & matches
• Additional savings on equipment and golf instructions may be available through fundraising program

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 (optional, not included in Entry)
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.

2019 Practice & Match Schedule


 

May
Day Date Time Activity
Saturday 4th 4:30-6:00pm Intrduction 1st practice
Saturday 11th 11:00-12:30pm Range Practice
Monday 13th 5:00-6:00pm Range Practice
Tuesday 14th 5:00-6:00pm Short Game Practice (optional)
Saturday 18th 4:00pm-6:30pm Match #1 TBD
Tuesday 21st 5:00-6:00pm Range Practice
Saturday 25th 4:00pm Match #2 TBD
Tuesday 28th 5:00-6:00 Short Game Practice (optional)
June
Day Date Time Activity
Saturday 1st 4:00pm Match #3
Tuesday 4th 5:00-6:30pm Range Practice
Saturday 8th 4:00pm-6:30pm On-Course Practice
Wednesday 12th 5:00-6:00pm Short Game Practice
Saturday 15th 4:00pm On-Course Practice
Tuesday 18th 5:00-6:00pm Range Practice
Saturday 22nd 4:00pm-6:30om Match #4 TBD
Wednesday 26th 5:00-6:00 Short Game Practice (optional)
Saturday 29th 4:00pm-6:30pm Match #5 TBD
July
Day Date Time Activity
Saturday 6th Holiday week Make Your Own Tee Time Practice
Tuesday 9th 5:00-6:00pm Range Practice
Saturday 13th 4:00pm Match #5 TBD
Tuesday 16th 5:00-6:00pm Short Game Practice (optional)
Saturday 20th 4:00pm On-Course Practice
Tuesday 22nd 5:00-6:00pm Range Practice
Saturday 27th 4:00pm-6:30pm Match #6 TBD

The First Tee


Healthy and Positive Youth Development Programs

From birdies to triple bogeys, golf closely parallels real life as players experience the highs and lows of the game.

The First Tee helps shape the lives of kids and teens from all walks of life by introducing them to values inherent in the game of golf. Values like integrity, respect and perseverance.

You can find The First Tee junior golf and life skills programs on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth development organizations.

Junior Golf Lessons and So Much More

In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help kids and teens prepare for success at school, at home and in their community.

Our Junior Golf & Life Skills Curriculum Focuses on:

  • How to manage emotions
  • How to set goals
  • How to resolve conflicts
  • How to communicate with others
The First Tee Nine Core Values
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Courtesy
  • Judgment
The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits
  • Energy
  • Play
  • Safety
  • Vision
  • Mind
  • Family
  • Friends
  • School
  • Community

 

The First Tee Code of Conduct

Respect for Myself

  • I will dress neatly and wear golf or athletic shoes.
  • I will always try my best when I play or practice.
  • I will keep a positive attitude and catch myself doing something right regardless of the outcome.
  • I will be physically active, eat well, get enough sleep, and be safe so I can stay healthy.
  • I will be honest with myself, including when I keep score and if I break a rule.
  • I will use proper etiquette and maintain my composure even when others may not be watching.

Respect for Others

  • I will follow all instructions and safety rules.
  • I will keep up with the pace of play on the golf course.
  • I will be friendly, courteous and helpful.
  • I will remain still and quiet while others are playing and have fun without being loud and rowdy.
  • I will be a good sport toward others whether I win or lose.
  • I will encourage others to be safe and physically active.

Respect for my Surroundings

  • I will keep the golf course and practice areas clean and in as good or better shape than I found them.
  • I will clean and take care of my and others’ golf equipment.
  • I will be careful not to damage anything that belongs to others.

Youth Development Research Validates

Independent research confirms the youth development programs delivered through The First Tee’s chapters instill life skills and core values in youth participants. Highlights from the study include:

  • Participants unanimously identified school as a setting in which they transferred life skills.
  • 73% reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically.
  • 82% felt confident in their social skills with peers.
  • 57% credited The First Tee for their meeting and greeting skills.
  • 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

The First Tee’s goal is to provide character education and life skills programs to help young people be successful in school and in life.

Parents


Time Commitment-Season Length
The PGA JLG regular season at The Oaks is approximately 8+ weeks long in the late spring/early summer depending on your league’s location. Regular season play concludes no later than mid-July.

9-hole match competitions are held 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

How To Donate


Interested in Donating to the PGA Jr League?

Contact Director of Golf Craig McLaughlin at craig@oaksnh.com

“My introduction to the game of golf came in 1968 through my grandfather. In the 48 years since it remains one of my true passions, it has taught me humility, respect and given me the ability to interact with people from all walks of life. The game of golf helped me develop the confidence and ability to become who I am today. To me, golf is the game that keeps on giving.”

– Mr. David Kretschmar – Somersworth, NH Chief of Police, ’17 Oaks Junior Golf Benefactor


“My introduction to the game of golf came in 1968 through my grandfather. In the 48 years since it remains one of my true passions, it has taught me humility, respect and given me the ability to interact with people from all walks of life. The game of golf helped me develop the confidence and ability to become who I am today. To me, golf is the game that keeps on giving.”

– Mr. David Kretschmar – Somersworth, NH Chief of Police, ’17 Oaks Junior Golf Benefactor

Interested in More Information on the PGA Junior League?


By filling out the form on the left you will connect directly to Craig McLaughlin, PGA.  Craig is the Head Captain of both Oaks Junior League teams.

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