Serving Youth Golf in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts
2014 Junior Golf Association Membership Recruitment will start
March 17 through June 1
*Please note: JGA Membership will be limited to the first 500 members*
An important mission of the Connecticut Section PGA is player development, and particularly youth golf. The Connecticut Secton has a number of programs designed to develop young golfers who either are interested in beginning the game or further enhancing their golfing experiences (see below).
Established in 1998, the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association (JGA) is open to membership for juniors between the ages of 10-18 who reside within the section boundaries (includes Western Massachusetts, excludes lower Fairfield County). One main focus is increasing the playing opportunities for junior golfers. The membership recruiting period for 2014 begins on March 17 and runs through June 1. Annual membership is $75.
ThePGA Junior Golf TOUR consists of 16 competitions, consisting of twelve (12) 9 & 18-hole Stroke Play events and four (4) 36–hole Stroke Play competitions. Tournaments will have standardized entry fee of $65 for the 13-18 age group players who play 18 holes; and $45 for 10-12 age group players who play 9 holes.
There are three (3) Little Linksters that are 9-Hole competitions open to 12 & under juniors with entries fees of $45.
Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Registration Now Open
Connecticut Section PGA will host five local qualifiers
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship registration is now open for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals.
This youth golf development initiative will again include boys and girls ages 7-15 who will compete in separate divisions in four age categories. In only its second year, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will nearly triple the number of local qualifying spots, expanding to more than 50,000 playing opportunities at 256 host sites throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June and July. Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in August and September, respectively. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2015 Masters.
The Connecticut Section PGA Drive, Chip and Putt schedule is as follows:
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #1
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Travelers Championship at The First Tee of Connecticut
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #2
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Golf Center at Lyman Orchards
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #3
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Ranch Golf Club
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #4
Wednesday July 9, 2014
Goodwin Park Golf Course
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #5
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional Qualifier
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The First Tee of Connecticut
Connecticut PGA Junior Golf Association Alumni Tournament
Benefitting the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
Eligibility: Former JGA member, between the ages of 21 and 35. Former JGA members can invite a guest to participate as a partner, as long as they meet the age requirement. Format: two-person, stableford Registration: Registration is first come, first serve, for 120 entries. Click here to register. Cost: Individual player - $125; two-player team - $250 Entry Fee Includes: Golf (18 holes) with cart, lunch, gift, dinner, auction, and a raffle