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.
Van Ness and Kemmling Win Don Miklus Memorial Junior Titles at Tashua Knolls Golf Course
Second 36-hole PGA Junior Golf TOUR wins for both players
TRUMBULL, Conn. (July 29, 2014) – Gabe Van Ness (72-70-142) claimed his second title in as many weeks winning 3th annual Don Miklus Memorial Junior Open at Tashua Knolls Golf Course today. Julia Kemmling (80-77-157) won the Girl's Division title. Both were presented with their trophies in the respective divisions Connecticut Section PGA Professionals Bobby Brown and Jon Janik. Sydney Stengel (80-85-165) finished second for the Girl's, while Brian LeBlanc (74-73-147) finished second to Van Ness for the second week in a row. A special thank you to sponsors, U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling, Inc. and Prize Possessions.