Can your youngster drive, chip and putt?
 There might be a spot for them on our PGA Jr. League Golf team!

Designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf for boys and girls age 9-13, PGA Jr. League Golf provides a structured team league environment for competition and fun.  All participants get to play in every competition!

Our team will compete in a Scramble format against other area golf course teams.  Golf experience and some competence is required (this isn’t for beginners), and the best part is that you don’t have to be an expert player to be on our team!   During the season, which runs from June through the end of July, PGA Member and Team Coach Mark Arentsen will conduct practices with some instruction around scheduled competitions.

If you are interested in playing on our 2024 team, and we invite you to contact us to schedule a meeting/try out with Mark Arentsen.  Call the Pro Shop at 630-985-9860

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This year’s 2023 package included:

A Home and Away Numbered Team Jersey. You choose the number!
PGA JLG bag tag.
Golf ball for each game.
5 Nine-hole competitions.
5 Coaching/instruction/playing practices.
Jr. Plus Card.*
Season runs from June to the end of July.

*Good for any combination equaling eight (8) rounds of Par 3 golf or Large Basket of range balls, so you can practice at your own convenience.

Cost for 2023 was $280.00

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Details / Information

PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed for participants 9-13 years of age. The program features a team-vs-team format in a structured league providing a popular, less stressful, scramble format. PGA JLG is a great way to get the entire family involved in golf, with parents as spectators, team-mothers, and even assistant coaches.

Fun Not Stressful
In PGA JLG the focus is to have fun playing golf with your friends. PGA JLG teams want to win, but the stress often associated with individual medal play tournaments is eliminated by the low-pressure format and the camaraderie of playing on a team with your friends. Our goal is to foster an enjoyment of the game that will last a lifetime.

Team Not Individual 
There is no individual scoring in PGA JLG. The two-player scramble format allows for all participants to feel connected with the team. Strong play is rewarded, while a poor shot does not lose the hole. Players of all skill levels are welcome and will contribute to the team’s success. Every player gets to play…in every competition!

Each team-vs-team competition in PGA JLG consists of four 9-hole matches. Each 9-hole match is broken down into three 3-hole segments that we call “Flags”. Actual “Flag” stickers are awarded to participants upon capturing a 3-hole point for their team. The stickers are collected by the players throughout the season, and proudly displayed on their PGA JLG bag-tags as a sign of accomplishment.

In PGA JLG matches, coaches have the opportunity to alternate players at the beginning of each new “Flag”. Each player is guaranteed to play at least two “Flags” in each competition. Alternates allow coaches to create pairs that maximize the team’s chance for success, while still preserving the most enjoyable overall experience for each player.

Uniforms with Numbers 
One of PGA JLG’s most popular innovations is our numbered team jerseys.  Kids are accustomed to wearing numbered uniforms in other youth sports, so why not golf!!! This helps build a sense of identity for each participant on their PGA JLG team.  Kids get to choose their jersey number!

After the regular season, a League Champion is crowned, and an All-Star Team is formed to compete in the advancement phase of PGA JLG. Advancement will take place through regional competitions which will produce Regional Champions. These Regional Champions will compete in the National PGA JLG Championship.

What PGA JLG Players Receive: 

  • Home and Away Numbered Team Jerseys.
  • Golf Ball for each game.
  • PGA JLG Bag Tag.
  • 5 Regular-season league competitions.
  • 5 Team practices with some instruction from PGA Professional Mark Arentsen.
  • Jr. Plus Card*
  • Access to the PGA JLG Website.

*Good for any combination equaling eight (8) rounds of Par 3 golf or Large Basket of range balls, so you can practice at your own convenience.

Time Commitment – Schedule
The PGA JLG regular season is from June until the end of July.

9-hole matches usually last no longer than three hours (usually 2 to 2 1/2 hours).  Practices last 2 hours.

All-Star teams will play regional events during late July/early August. These may involve some travel and overnight stay deeper into the tournament.

Skill Level 
PGA JLG is an inclusive program that encourages all skill levels. We suggest that players achieve a minimum level of competence in driving, chipping and putting, before trying out for the team. It is imperative that players know golf etiquette. Our scramble format provides a comfort zone for players that are still developing. For the accomplished Junior who may already be competing in individual tournaments, PGA JLG offers the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a team setting and most importantly, play on a team with friends.

Parent Involvement 
Similar to other youth recreational sports, PGA JLG encourages and relies on parental involvement. In addition to making sure participants get to matches and practices, parents can play an important role as a match monitor/scorer.