PGA Jr. League

PGA Jr. League

 

New For 2019

A lot of new and exciting things are happening for PGA Jr League in 2019! There is a new start date: March 1, 2019. There will be new team kits. Also Steph Curry and Alex Morgan have joined Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, and Michelle Wie as PGA Jr. League ambassadors.

What is PGA Jr. League?

​PGA Jr. League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 13 and under, to learn and enjoy the game of golf from PGA and LPGA Professionals. Like many other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends. 

There are numerous benefits associated with the program:
  • Playing on a team is low-pressure and less stressful. The primary goal is to enjoy the game for life!
  • There is no individual scoring and all the players get to play in every competition!
  • “Flags” are awarded and collected throughout the season to display proudly on their bag-tags.
  • Coaches have the ability to alternate players to maximize the team’s success.
  • Numbered jerseys for each of the players helps build a sense of identity for each participant.
  • Opportunity for advancement through Regional Competitions.

Iowa PGA Jr. League Teams:

*Please note that captain registration is ongoing. As captains register we will update this list.
 *For additional information on the PGA Jr. League program please click here. 

*To register for a PGA Jr. League team please click here.
Course Captain Teams Offered Registration Type
Briarwood Golf Club
Ankeny, Iowa
Chad Callan, PGA 13u Program Open
Brown Deer Golf Club
Coralville, Iowa
Sean McCarty, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Cedar Rapids Country Club
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kari Wachtl, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Crow Valley Golf Club
Davenport, Iowa
Paul DelVecchio, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Davenport Country Club
Pleasant Valley, Iowa
John Panek, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Ellis Golf Course
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mark McMahon, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Elmcrest Country Club
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Brian Johnson, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Elmwood Country Club
Marshalltown, Iowa
Jay Giannetto, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Finkbine Golf Course
Iowa City, Iowa
Jeff Moore, PGA 13u Program Open
Gardner Golf Course
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Steven Charters, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Gates Park Golf Course
Waterloo, Iowa
Nate Lubs, PGA 13u Program Open
Geneva Golf and Country Club
Muscatine, Iowa
Stephen Hutton, PGA 13u Program Open
Glen Oaks Country Club
West Des Moines, Iowa
Tom Juntunen, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Glynns Creek Golf Course
Long Grove, Iowa 
John Valliere, PGA 13u Program Open
Hickory Grove Golf Course
Oelwein, Iowa
Chris Black, PGA 13u Program Open
Hyperion Field Club
Johnston, Iowa
Ty Stewart 13u Program Invite Only
Indian Creek Country Club
Nevada, Iowa
Sherry Newsome, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Indianola Country Club
Indianola, Iowa
Jason Marvelli, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course
Waterloo, Iowa
Monte Meyer, PGA 13u Program Open
Jester Park Golf Course
Granger, Iowa
Jeffery Chiodo, PGA 13u Program Open
Oakwood Country Club
Coal Valley, Illinois
Eric Drane, PGA 13u Program Open
Pheasant Ridge Golf Course
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Jacob Bermel 13u Program Open
Red Hawk Golf Course
Davenport, Iowa
Jim Hasley, PGA 13u Program Open
Short Hills Country Club
East Moline, Illinois
Joseph Hanlin 13u Program Invite Only
South Hills Golf Course
Waterloo, Iowa
Monte Meyer, PGA 13u Program Open
Sunnyside Country Club
Waterloo, Iowa
Adam Squires, PGA 9u and 13u Program Invite Only
The Meadows Golf Course
Dubuque, Iowa
Jeremy Hawkins, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake
Moravia, Iowa
Ben Splichal 13u and 17u Program Open
Thunder Hills Country Club
Peosta, Iowa
Brian Wilson, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
TPC Deere Run
Silvis, Illinois
Butch Haverland, PGA 13u Program Open
Veenker Memorial Golf Course
Ames, Iowa
Greg Dingel, PGA 13u Program Invite Only
Warrior Run Golf Course
Norwalk, Iowa
Carol Nitzschke-Henrich, PGA 13u Program Open
Waverly Municipal Golf Course
Waverly, Iowa
Jordan David 13u Program Open
*PGA Professionals for more information regarding the PGA Jr. League program please click here
*PGA Professionals to register as a captain please click here

Parent Involvement

Similar to other youth recreational sports, PGA Jr. League 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

Getting Started

Participant fees to play on a PGA Jr. League team are determined by each individual Team Captain and may vary from team-to-team.

What PGA Jr. League Players Receive:
  • Home and Away Team Jerseys
  • PGA Jr. League t-shirts
  • PGA Jr. League Bag Tags
  • PGA Jr. League Hat
  • PGA Jr. League Drawstring Bags
  • 5-6 regular-season league competitions
  • Instruction from a PGA Professional
  • Team practices
  • Awards
  • Opportunity for All-Star Advancement
  • Access to the PGA Jr. League Website
  • Access to the PGA Jr. League Online Store
Detailed information is available on their website at pgajrleague.com

Postseason Information

West Sub-Section Championship

Westwood Golf Course
Newton, Iowa
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Format:
An aggregate score qualifier comprised of PGA Jr. League All-Star teams from the Western half of the Iowa PGA Section. Players compete under modified rules in a 2 or 3 person team scramble format. 

Participating Teams:
TBD - Once leagues have been formed for the 2019 season we will know which leagues will participate in the West Sub-Section Championship. Teams from the Western half of the Iowa PGA Section will participate in this Sub-Section Championship.

East Sub-Section Championship

Airport National Golf Complex
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Format:
An aggregate score qualifier comprised of PGA Jr. League All-Star teams from the Eastern half of the Iowa PGA Section. Players compete under modified rules in a 2 or 3 person team scramble format.

Participating Teams:
TBD - Once leagues have been formed for the 2019 season we will know which leagues will participate in the East Sub-Section Championship. Teams from the Eastern half of the Iowa PGA Section will participate in this Sub-Section Championship.


Section Championship
Sunnyside Country Club
Waterloo, Iowa 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Format:
The Iowa PGA Jr. League Championship will be a four team match play fo​rmat event. Participating teams are the low two aggregate scores from the East and West Sub-Regionals. The event will consist of two rounds of match play. 
 
Participating Teams:
Four teams will participate in the Iowa PGA Jr. League Championship. These four teams will be determined at the two Sub-Section Championships. 
 
PGA Jr League Regional
Glen Oaks Country Club
West Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2019

 
Format:
Two-Day match play event in which each of the 4 teams will play one match against each team. 
 
Participating Teams:
Iowa PGA Section Champion
Minnesota PGA Section Champion
Nebraska PGA Section Champion
Colorado PGA Section Champion
 
To view the 2018 Iowa PGA Jr. League Postseason Results please click here.

If you have any questions on the PGA Jr. League program please contact either Bailee Wallace or Brady Sharkey with the Iowa PGA Section office at (319) 648-0026 or via email. 

Bailee Wallace
Tournament Assistant
bwallace@pgahq.com

Brady Sharkey
Junior Golf Coordinator
bsharkey@pgahq.com

Frank Chieppa, PGA
Regional League Manager
fchieppa@pgahq.com