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Junior Golf Association Membership

2016 Membership Registration Open April 1 through June 1 for Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Boys and Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 - $75 Annual Fee

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 Junior Golf Association, and the annual membership fee is $75.
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 2016, there are three (3) requirements that need to be completed before a Junior Golf Association membership is considered ACTIVE. ACTIVE members earn will be eligible for player of the year points, and be permitted to register on time for the 9 and 18-hole PGA Junior Golf TOUR tournaments.
  1. Rules Test: JGA members are required to take, complete, and pass an online Rules Test. 
  2. 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.
  3. Obtain USGA/GHIN member number: JGA Member must obtain a USGA/GHIN member number.
Junior Golf Association members will receive the following:
  1. JGA Members' Handbook that includes a comprehensive schedule of junior golf activities, PGA Junior Golf TOUR Regulations, and valuable information;
  2. Player Profile on Connecticut Section PGA website;
  3. JGA Membership ID card and tee gifts;
  4. JGA Members who have ACTIVATED their membership 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, in the 12 PGA Junior Golf TOUR tournaments, 4 Ranked-open 36-Hole tournaments, the PGA Pro-Junior Invitational at the Golf Club of Avon, and others designated;
  5. JGA Members will have a discounted entry fee into the Ranked-open 36-hole tournaments ($125 versus $240 per event) and the Jack Kelley PGA Junior Tournament of Champions ($30 savings - if they have earned eligibility);
  6. Complimentary entrance into the Travelers Championship on August 1 - 7, 2016, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.;
  7. Opportunity to participate in the 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, and;
  8. Complimentary membership to the CT Golf Clubs for Schools for free USGA/GHIN member number for USGA Handicap services.

Willow Brook Golf Course, the Golf Center at Lyman Orchards, and The First Tee of Connecticut to Host Local Qualifiers for 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

Registration Opens for Children Age 7-15 on January 26

SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (January 12, 2016)The United States Golf Association (USGA), Masters Tournament and the PGA of America officially launched the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship by announcing the qualifying schedule for the upcoming year. Willow Brook Golf Course, the Golf Center at Lyman Orchards, and The First Tee of Connecticut are set to host local qualifiers in Connecticut, providing junior golfers the opportunity to advance and earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. The qualifying schedule is available on the event’s website, and online registration will also be available at, starting Tuesday, January 26, 2016.


Willow Brook Golf Course, located in South Windsor, Conn., will host the first local qualifier in Connecticut on Monday, July 11. The deadline for entries for the Willow Brook G.C. qualifier is Wednesday, July 6. 


The Golf Center at Lyman Orchards, located in Middlefield, Conn., will host the second local qualifier in Connecticut on Friday, July 22. The deadline for entries for the Lyman Orchards qualifier is Sunday, July 17. 


The First Tee of Connecticut, located in Cromwell, Conn., will host the final local qualifier in Connecticut on Tuesday, August 2. The deadline for entries for the First Tee of Connecticut qualifier is Thursday, July 28. The First Tee of Connecticut will also host the sub-regional qualifier on Sunday, August 14th.


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