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Junior Golf Association Membership

Membership Registration Open April 3 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 annual membership fee is $75.
 
GOVERNANCE
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.
 
MEMBERSHIP ACTIVATION
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 2015, there are four (4) 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.
  4. JGA Season Kick-off Meeting: The Junior Golf Association Season Kick-off Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Congregational Church of South Glastonbury. A new JGA Member, parent/guardian, or representative must attend. A returning JGA Member may satisfy this requirement by attending any of the two Rules of Golf Workshops (Sat. April 11 or Sat. May 16) or the Season Kick-off meeting.
  
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
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 Great Neck Golf Club, 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 June 22 - June 28, 2015, 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.

PGA Junior Golf Association and Tour thriving in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Russ Held Sports – SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (May 22, 2015)

 

Play golf. Enjoy golf. Simple objectives, and a clear mission of the Connecticut Section PGA's Junior Golf Association and its Junior Golf Tour.

 

"It's really about enjoyment of the game,'' Section executive director Tom Hantke said. "We've had our junior golf tour now close to 20 years. We see golfers, former junior tour golfers now 30-plus years old, and they're playing golf.

 

"That's really the objective. If they're successful in golf, all the better. But we just want them playing golf.''

 

The Junior Golf Association and Tour are now grown up as they turn 18, and are financially underwritten by the Section's Golf Foundation. Membership is healthy at an annual average of 500.

 

"The last four or five years, we've made great strides,'' Hantke said. "We've diversified the type of events we run, with our tournaments, our Little Linksters program, the pro-junior invitational . . .

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