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;
Sheary and Van Ness Take Titles at the 4th Annual Cas Coscina Memorial Junior Open
Champions Crowned at Stanley Golf Course
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (July 24, 2014) – A record field size of 130 boys and girls participated today in the 4th annual Cas Coscina Memorial Junior Open at Stanley Golf Course. Champions Mikayla Sheary (79-86-165) and Gabe Van Ness (70-74-144) were presented with their trophies in the girl’s and boy’s divisions respectively by Connecticut Section PGA Professional Hall of Fame member Dennis Coscina. Angela Garvin (82-84-166) and Brian LeBlanc (70-75-145) were runners up. The Cas Coscina was the second of four 36-hole ranked tournaments on the Connecticut PGA Junior Golf TOUR.
Thank you to host professional, Kyle Hedstrom, and his staff at Stanley. A special thank you to sponsors, U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling, Inc. and Prize Possessions.
Liu and Garvin Capture 2014 Connecticut Section Junior PGA Championship
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (July 3, 2014) - Jason Liu (2017) of Windsor, Conn., and Angela Garvin (2019) of Feeding Hills, Mass., won the 2014 Connecticut Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks today, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Mass. The field consisted of 160 of the area’s most talented junior golfers, making the competition a great test.
By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Liu and Garvin qualified for the 39th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, July 29-Aug. 1, 2014, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Lui posted a final-round of one-under-par, 71, for a two-day total of an impressive, five-under-par, 136. Liu won the event with a solid four-stroke victory over Nicklaus Harrington (2015) of Chaplin, Conn.
Garvin and defending champion, Marissa Grillo (2014) of Avon, Conn., tied for first place in the girls overall division with a two-day total of eight-over-par, 152. Garvin fired a three-over-par, 75, in the final round to force a sudden death playoff. The pair started off strong by birding the first hole. They stayed consistent with each other until the fifth playoff hole where Garvin captured the victory with a birdie.