PGA Jr. League

PGA Jr. League

 

*For additional information on the PGA Jr. League program please click here. 

*To register for a PGA Jr. League team please click here.


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.
Course Captain Teams Offered Registration Type

Brown Deer Golf Club
Coralville, Iowa

 
Jeffrey Schmid, 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

 
Brian Delaney, PGA 13u Program  Invite Only

Dubuque Golf & Country Cub
Dubuque, Iowa
David Edwards, PGA 13u Program Invite Only

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Galena, Illinois

Nathan Staudtmann, PGA

13u and 17u Program

Open


Elmcrest Country Club
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 
Brian Johnson, PGA 13u Program Invite only

Finkbine Golf Course
Iowa City, Iowa

Jeff Moore, PGA

13u Program

Open


Gardner Golf Course
Marion, Iowa

 
Steven Charters, PGA 13u Program Invite Only

Glen Oaks Country Club
West Des Moines, Iowa

Tom Juntunen, PGA

13u Program

Invite Only

Hickory Grove Golf Course
Oelwein, Iowa

Chris Black, PGA

13u Program

Open

Indian Creek Country Club
Nevada, Iowa

Sherry Newsome, PGA

13u Program

Invite Only

Jester Park Golf Course
Granger, Iowa

Jeffery Chiodo, PGA

13u Program

Open

Pheasant Ridge Golf Course
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Jacob Bermel

13u Program

Open


Short Hills Country Club
East Moline, Illinois

 
Ryan McClintock, PGA 13u Program Invite Only

Sunnyside Country Club
Waterloo, Iowa

Adam Squires, PGA

13u Program

Invite Only


The Meadows Golf Club
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

Toad Valley Golf Course
Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Chris Bland

13u Program

Open


TPC Deere Run
Silvis, Illinois

 
Michael Haverland, PGA 13u Program Open

Veenker Memorial Golf Course/Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

 
Gregory Dingel, PGA 13u Program Invite Only

Warrior Run Golf Course
Norwalk, Iowa

Carol Nitzschke-Henrich, PGA

13u Program

Invite Only

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 6, 2020

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 6th, 2020

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 
Thursday, August 13, 2020

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
TBD
 
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 2019 Iowa PGA Jr. League Postseason Results please click here.

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


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

Jazz Tulda
Tournament Assistant
jatulda@pgahq.com

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