PGA Jr. League

2023 Section Champions
Ames/Marshalltown East – 198
Section Champion – Advances to Regionals

Jamin Colvin & Jordan Domino
Joe Greazel & Hayden Klein
Carter Dingel & Rylan Weaver
Charlie Knoll & Colby Zinn

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.

2024 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
Cody Holck 13u Program Access Code Required
Beaver Hills Country Club
​Cedar Falls, Iowa
Adam Luehmann 13u Program Access Code Required
Bos Landen Golf Club
​Pella, Iowa
Matthew Jennings 13u Program Open
Briarwood Golf Club
​Ankeny, Iowa
Chad Callan, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Cedar Rapids Country Club
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kari Tomash, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Crow Valley Golf Club
Bettendorf, Iowa
Michael Scott, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Davenport Country Club
​Davenport, Iowa
Brian Delaney, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Dubuque Golf & Country Club
​Dubuque, Iowa
David Edwards, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Echo Valley Country Club
Norwalk, Iowa
Chelsea Soda 13u Program Access Code Required
Edmundson Golf Course
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Matt Sherlock, PGA 13u Program Open
Elmcrest Country Club
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Brian Johnson, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Elmwood Country Club
Marshalltown, Iowa
Jay Giannetto, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Finkbine GC/Univ 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
Geneva Golf & Country Club
Muscatine, Iowa
Mike Armes, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Glen Oaks Country Club
West Des Moines, Iowa
Matthew Mikkelsen 13u Program Access Code Required
Glynns Creek Golf Course
Long Grove, Iowa
Joshua Bowlin, PGA 13u Program Open
Hickory Grove Golf Course
Oelwein, Iowa
Chris Black, PGA 13u Program Open
Hyperion Field Club
Johnston, Iowa
Sarah Bidney, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Indian Creek Country Club
Nevada, Iowa
Sherry Newsome, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Jester Park Golf Course
Granger, Iowa
Jeff Chiodo, PGA 13u Program Open
Lake Bracken Country Club
Galesburg, Illinois
JR Millar, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Palmer Hills Golf Course
Bettendorf, Iowa
Butch Haverland, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Pinnacle Country Club
Milan, Illinois
Shayne Shepherd 13u Program Access Code Required
Pinseekers Tiffin
Tiffin, Iowa
Ben Splichal, PGA 13u Program Open
Pleasant Valley Golf Course
Iowa City, Iowa
Dillon Baker 13u Program Open
Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center
Davenport, Iowa
Brant McGivern, PGA 13u Program Access Code Required
Short Hills Country Club
East Moline, Illinois
John Schrempf 13u Program Access Code Required
Sunnyside Country Club
Waterloo, Iowa
Adam Squires 13u Program Access Code Required
Terrace Hills Golf Course
Altoona, Iowa
Zach Steffen 13u Program  Open
The Meadows Golf Club
Asbury, Iowa
Jeremy Hawkins, PGA 13u Program  Access Code Required
Thunder Hills Country Club
Peosta, Iowa
Brian Wilson, PGA 13u Program  Access Code Required
Urbandale Golf & Country Club
Urbandale, Iowa
Nathan Miller 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
Ames Golf & Country Club
​Ames, Iowa
Scott Nugent, PGA 17u Program Access Code Required
Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course
Waterloo, Iowa
Nate Lubs, PGA 17u Program  Open
Jester Park Golf Course
Granger, Iowa
Jeff Chiodo, PGA 17u Program  Access Code Required
Veenker Memorial Golf Course
Ames, Iowa
Greg Dingel, PGA 17u Program  Access Code Required

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 12, 2024

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 2024 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

The Ridge GC
Sioux Center, Iowa
September 13-15, 2024

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

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