PGA Jr. League

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:

13u Program:

*Please note that captain registration is ongoing. As captains register we will update this list.

2023 Coaches/Facilities Below
Course Coaches Teams Offered Registration Type
Ames Golf & Country Club
​Ames, Iowa
Scott Nugent, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Ankeny Golf & Country Club
​Ankeny, Iowa
Ken Norland, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Bos Landen Golf Club
​Oskaloosa, Iowa
Matt Jennings 13u Program Access Code Required
Cedar Rapids Country Club
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kari Tomash, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Davenport Country Club
​Davenport, Iowa
Brian Delaney, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Elmcrest Country Club
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Brian Johnson, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Finkbine Golf Course/ University of Iowa
​Iowa City, Iowa
Jeff Moore, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Gardner Golf Course
Marion, Iowa
Steve Charters, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course
Waterloo, Iowa
Nate Lubs, PGA 13u Program Open
Jester Park Golf Course
Granger, Iowa
Jeffrey Chiodo, PGA 13u Program Open
Red Hawk Learning Center
Davenport, Iowa
Brant McGivern, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Sunnyside Country Club
Waterloo, Iowa
Adam Squires, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Thunder Hills Country Club
Peosta, Iowa
Brian Wilso, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Wakonda Club
Des Moines, Iowa
Sarah Bidney, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Waverly Municipal Golf Couse
Waverly, Iowa
Jordan David, PGA 13u Program  Open

17u Program:

Course Coaches Teams Offered Registration Type
Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course
Waterloo, Iowa
Nate Lubs, PGA 17u Program Open

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

Sub-Section & Section Championship

Sunnyside Country Club
Waterloo, Iowa 
Monday, August 14, 2023

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

Participating Teams:
TBD – Once leagues have been formed for the 2023 season we will know which leagues will participate in the West & East Sub-Section Championship. 

Section Format:
The Iowa PGA Jr. League Championship will be a four team stroke play fo​rmat event. Participating teams are the low two aggregate scores from the East and West Sub-Regionals. The event will consist of Sub-Sectional and Sectional combined aggregate scores. 
 

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

***Details Coming Soon

Format: 
Two-Day match play event in which each of the 4 teams will play one match against each team.

Schedule: 
TBD

Participating Teams:
Iowa PGA Section Champion
Minnesota PGA Section Champion
Nebraska PGA Section Champion
Wisconsin PGA Section Champion

Contact:
If you have any questions on the PGA Jr. League program please contact either Mike Downing with the Iowa PGA Section office at (319) 648-0026 or via email. 

Mike Downing, PGA
Director of Player and Membership Development
mdowning@pgahq.com

Mike Aldrich, PGA
Player Engagement Consultant
maldrich@pgahq.com

2022 Section Champions
Iowa City/Cedar Rapids East – 102