Membership Registration Open April 1 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.
Registrationfor 2013 JGA Membership begins on April 1 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 2013, 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 8, 2013, at the University of Harford, West Hartford, Conn. 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, 3 - 36 Hole tournament, the Pro-Junior at the Course at Yale; and the Junior Team Championship;
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 ($30 per event) and the Jack Kelley PGA Junior Tournament of Champions ($35 savings - if they have earned eligibility);
Complimentary entrance into the Travelers Championship on June 17 - June 23, 2013, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.;
Opportunity to play in the 4th Annual Golf Digest PGA TOUR Pro-Junior 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;
ROCKY HILL, CONN. (October 17, 2013) Kyle Bilodeau of West Hartford, Conn. has earned the 2013 Player of the Year honors. Bilodeau won the Connecticut Section Spring Stroke Play Championship, which earned him a spot in the Travelers Championship. He also won the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament and claimed his first Connecticut PGA Championship this year. Tony Kelley, head golf professional at Wyckoff Country Club is the 2013 Senior Player of the year. This is the second time Kelley has held the honor.
Registration for the 2013 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association (JGA) officially opened for membership on Monday. Operations Director, Sally Sohn, is egger about the season beginning. “I’m excited to have both returning members and new ones playing together and learning from each other,” says Sohn. “Its amazing to see how kids grow within the JGA from year to year… This is my fifth season with the Connecticut Section, so its rewarding to see JGA members start in elementary school and progress to making their high school golf teams.”
2013 promises to be the best year yet for the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf TOUR. If you have any questions or to join the Junior Golf Association or TOUR, please contact Sally Sohn at SSohn@pgahq.com.