PGA Junior League Golf returns in spring 2018, and we can’t wait…

Pre-Registration for 2018 opens soon!


Who is eligible for pGA JLG?

  • PGA JLG enrollment with The First Tee of Greater Seattle is ideally suited for those who are active members in the program and at the Par, Birdie and Eagle levels, but all those age 7-13 with course play experience* are welcome to apply!
  • Players must be returning to The First Tee program, or actively enrolled (at least one season per calendar year).
  • *Course play experience required. Must have recorded a score of 63 or better on the Par-3 course, either in Week 9 Championship, or have signed and attested score from an adult or family member.

New and Notes for 2018:

  • Those at the Eagle level are now invited to play in PGA JLG!
    • Maximum age is 13, so must be age 13 or under on July 31, 2017 to be eligible.
    • In the past, only players at the Birdie level and below were eligible.
  • Team sponsorships are available. Do you know a company that would like to sponsor or co-sponsor a team? Logos will be printed on the jersey, and additional funds help support the team and those on scholarships.
  • Due to popular demand for more games, we’ve extended the season to allow for 8 regular season games, plus the Kickoff and Finale Jamborees.

Cost Structure:

  • Membership fees for PGA JLG are in addition to your chapter (spring/summer) enrollment.
  • As with our regular membership, please choose the fee that best suits your financial situation.
  • National average for PGA JLG entry fee is approximately $250 per player, so our goal is to remain as affordable as possible while still covering our costs.
  • Fees for PGA JLG include: $75 league fee to PGA (mandatory), greens fees & range balls for each practice and game, staff and instructor wages, snacks, awards, etc.
Amount Fee Type
$75 Scholarship
$125 Subsidized
$175 Standard Fee
$225 Sponsor – support another player!

 


Anticipated Schedule for 2018:

  • Most events take place on Sunday evenings.
  • Orientations designed for new members and those involved as volunteers and coaches, but everyone is welcome.
  • We try to avoid holidays and conflicts with special events, but there are a lot of them between May and July!
Date Event Notes/Location
29-Apr Orientation 1 Jefferson Park GC
13-May Orientation 2 Jefferson Park GC
  TBD Team Practice 1 Home Location
20-May No PGA JLG Spring Week 9 Championship
  TBD Team Practice 2 Home Location
27-May No PGA JLG Memorial Day Weekend
  TBD Kickoff Jamboree Home Location
3-Jun Game #1 TBD
10-Jun Game #2 TBD
17-Jun Game #3 TBD
24-Jun Game #4 TBD
1-Jul Game #5 TBD
8-Jul Game #6 TBD
15-Jul Game #7 TBD
22-Jul Game #8 TBD
29-Jul Finale Jamboree TBD
5-Aug All-Stars Games Begin TBD

PGA JLG Membership includes:

  • Team practices in May.
  • 8 weekly games in July and August.
  • League Jamboree Kickoff tournament: Sun, May 27 @ JFP.
  • League Jamboree Season Finale tournament: Sun, July 29 @ JFP.
  • Team jersey, bag tag, golf balls, and a chance to compete in post-season all-star play (national championship in Phoenix, AZ).
  • Opportunity to play a variety of regulation courses (typically from “forward” tees).

PGA JLG Competition Details:

  • Teams of 10-12 match up in 2 vs. 2 “scramble” format for 9 holes.
  • What is “Scramble” format? 2 players hit shots from the same location, select the better shot, and both play the next from that position, and continue until the ball is in the hole.
  • Some groups will have 3 players from each team, in which case players alternate in and out, each playing 6 of the 9 holes.
  • Matches held Sunday evenings at 5:00pm.
  • Teams represent The First Tee program locations, as well as other local golf courses and country clubs.
  • The First Tee teams will be made up of participants age 7-13, with some exceptions made for advanced PLAYer participants.

 

Parents’ Guide to PGA JLG

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