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How To Get Your Child Involved in Competitive Golf

How To Get Your Child Involved in Competitive Golf - allkidsgolfclubs
How To Get Your Child Involved in Competitive Golf - allkidsgolfclubs

Many options exist on how to get your child involved in competitive golf. No need to wait until your kid is an expert to get him/her excited about competing. 

 

Join the PGA Jr. League

  • League play in a two-person scramble format over 9 holes
  • Divided into two age groups: U13 (13 and under) and U17 (14-17 years old)
  • Over 60,000 kids are involved nationwide

 

Become a Member of the American Junior Golf Association

  • The AJGA is regarded as one of the premier junior golf associations in the world.
  • Its mission is to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
  • Multiple membership levels depending on age and level of involvement
  • Tournaments are performance based. The better you perform, the more tournaments you will qualify for.
  • You earn AJGA performance stars at over 1,000 golf events worldwide.
  • If your child is 12-15 years old, the AJGA Preview Tournament series are for those kids who have never previously played in AJGA tournaments. It's a great place for your child to start his competitive golf experience.
  • The best 12-15 year old golfers will qualify for Junior All-Star series tournaments.
  • The AJGA also assists with navigating through the process of playing golf in college.

 

Youth On Course

  • Members can play golf at hundreds of participating courses across the country for $5 or less
  • Receive an official NCGA Handicap Index! 
  • Apply for paid internships at member courses
  • Become part of the Caddie development program
  • Affiliated with the NCGA

 

Regional Junior Golf Competition Options

New England PGA Junior Tour:

  • Sign up for one day golf events open to boys and girls ages 9-21
  • Most events taking place in MA but also ME, RI and NH
  • Both 9 and 18 hole options
  • Prices range from $30 to $65 
  • Two-day events for 12-18 year old elite players are also available