Junior League CW

2021 PGA Jr League

Division for 13-Under (limited to 12 juniors)

Offered at Candia Woods is the PGA Junior League with a division for golfers of the age 13 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 Candia Woods.

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 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.

Division for 13-Under
(limited to 12 juniors)

For additional questions, please contact Patrick Thornell (patrick@candiawoodsnh.com)

Whats Included and Fees

Total Program Fee – $320.00

Amount Due Upon Registration – $75.00

Remainder to be paid to Candia Woods before 1st League Practice


PGA Junior League Participant Fees Include:
• Enrollment into the First Tee of NH
• (2) Team Jerseys, PGA Jr League T Shirt, Tote Bag, Hat, Bag Tag
• 6 Official PGA Junior League Team Matches & Greens Fees*
• 6 Official Team Practices & Instruction with our Coaches
*All Play will be at Candia Woods in 2021 as an In-House League

Practices on Saturdays from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Matches on Wednesdays – 5:30pm Tee Times (approx. 2-1/2 hours in length)


PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game of golf for your participants 17 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.

Candia Woods Junior League Schedule
Day Date Time Activity
Saturday June 12th 3:00 – 4:00pm 1st Instructional Practice
Saturday June 19th 3:00 – 4:00pm Instructional Practice
Wednesday June 23rd 5:30pm Times On-Course Match
Saturday June 26th 3:00 – 4:00pm Instructional Practice
Wednesday June 30th 5:30pm Times On-Course Match
Saturday July 10th 3:00 – 4:00pm Instructional Practice
Wednesday July 14th 5:30pm Times On-Course Match
Saturday July 17th 3:00 – 4:00pm Instructional Practice
Wednesday July 21st 5:30pm Times On-Course Match
Saturday July 24th 3:00 – 4:00pm Instructional Practice
Wednesday July 28th 5:30pm Times On-Course Match
Saturday July 31st Time: TBD Practice Rain Date If Necessary
Wednesday August 4th 5:30pm Times On-Course Match
Wednesday August 11th 5:30pm Times Match Rain Date or Skills Challenge Pizza Party

Time Commitment-Season Length
The PGA JLG regular season at Candia Woods is approximately 6+ weeks long in the early summer depending on your league’s location. Regular season play concludes no later than mid-August.

All play is at Candia Woods as an In-House 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!