Membership Registration Open March 17 through June 1 for Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Boys and Girls between the ages of 10 and 18
The PGA Junior Golf Association (JGA) was established in 1998. JGA Membership is open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-18 who reside or go to school within the section boundaries (includes Western Massachusetts, excludes lower Fairfield County).There are no handicap requirements to join. The annual fee for the JGA membership is $75. (New this year: there will be a $30 for the third child register for the JGA - Please contact the Section office for more information)
Registrationfor 2014 JGA Membership begins on March 17 and runs through June 1.
The Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Committee governs and oversees the Junior Golf Association. The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation financially underwrites both the Junior Golf Association and the PGA Junior Golf TOUR. JGA Members are bound by Rules & Regulations pertaining to their participation.
Upon registration, each JGA Member will receive an email informing them of his/her membership acceptance, as well as instructions on how to ACTIVATE their membership. In 2014, there are four (4) requirements that need to be completed before a Junior Golf Association membership is considered ACTIVE. Only ACTIVE members will be permitted to register on time for PGA Junior Golf TOUR tournaments.
Rules Test:JGA members are required to take, complete, and pass an online Rules Test.
Membership PGA Certification: A JGA Member must be Certified by a PGA Professional and return the Membership Certification Form to the Connecticut Section PGA Office.
JGA Season Kick-off Meeting: The Junior Golf Association Season Kick-off Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Congregational Church of South Glastonbury. The JGA Member, parent/guardian, or representative must attend.
Junior Golf Association members will receive the following:
JGA Members' Handbook that includes a comprehensive schedule of junior golf activities, PGA Junior Golf TOUR Regulations, and valuable information;
JGA Membership ID card and tee gifts;
JGA Members who have ACTIVATED their membership will be able to enter the 12 PGA Junior Golf TOUR tournaments, 4 - 36 Hole tournament, the Pro-Junior at Hartford Golf Club;
Only JGA Members will be eligible to earn points for Junior PGA Player of the Year competitions for boys and girls, age 13-18 & age 10-12 Division;
Player Profile on Connecticut Section PGA website;
JGA Members will have a discounted entry fee into the 36-hole ranked tournaments ($40 per event) and the Jack Kelley PGA Junior Tournament of Champions ($30 savings - if they have earned eligibility);
Complimentary entrance into the Travelers Championship on June 16 - June 22, 2014, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.;
Opportunity to play in the 5th Annual PGA TOUR Pro-Junior Experience at TPC River Highlands with PGA TOUR professionals during the Travelers Championship if they have have participated in the Birdies for Charity fund raising program;
Complimentary membership to the CT Golf Clubs for Schools for free USGA/GHIN member number for USGA Handicap services, and;
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 (First Tee)
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 CT
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