PGA Junior League Golf

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 13 and under, to learn and enjoy the game of golf from PGA and LPGA Professionals. Like many other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends.

What is PGA Jr. League?

Watch Carlos stumble into PGA Jr. League while hunting Bigfoot. He quickly learns about the format, what it takes to be a great teammate, and why PGA Jr. League is even more fun than hunting mythical creatures!

Joplin PGA Junior League Golf

The Joplin PGA Junion Golf League is made up of 4 teams in each of the 13u and 17u divisions. PGA Professionals Captain teams at Carthage Golf Course, Briarbrook Golf Course, Schifferdecker Golf Course and Twin Hills CC. Each team has several practices to begin the year and then have a 6 game season prior to the post season. It is a blast for all involved!

A Quick History of PGA Jr. League

PGA Jr. League exists to bring communities together through fun, team golf experiences… plus those experiences that transcend golf itself, like friendships that last for years to come or a newfound sense of confidence. What started as an idea penned on a napkin while watching the Little League World Series has grown to more than 60,000 boys and girls on teams spanning all 50 states in 2019.

Welcome to the Team!

NBA star Stephen Curry and U.S. Women’s Soccer star Alex Morgan are the newest PGA Jr. League Ambassadors. Watch their introduction video!

How does PGA Jr. League work?

At its core, PGA Jr. League is a group of local golf teams who play a series of games against each other, utilizing a nurturing and social scramble format. PGA and LPGA Professionals exclusively serve as Captains and are responsible for creating a welcoming environment for all that encourages skill and character development.

Listen to PGA Jr. League Captain Sara Stephens, PGA, of The Stephens Golf Academy, explain the PGA Jr. League format.

Youth Safety Policy

PGA Jr. League Game Guide

Every PGA Jr. League player will receive a PGA Jr. League Game Guide booklet, which is a fun and interactive guide to the ins-and-outs of the program.

What is the format?


In the format that PGA Jr. League uses, both players on a team hit drives. The best shot is selected, then each player plays from the selected spot, and this process continues until the ball is holed.


As part of the GAME, players participate in head-to-head MATCHES. A MATCH is nine holes in length and the Captain or Coach is responsible for appropriately assigning players to each MATCH.


A competition between two PGA Jr. League teams. A GAME consists of two teams, each fielding at least eight players (10 players in postseason broken into four groups of two).


Each MATCH is broken into three of these. A FLAG is three holes in a row, and each team has the opportunity to earn points at the end of each FLAG. At the end of a FLAG is also where substitutions may be made. Each GAME consists of 12 FLAGS. Each FLAG is worth 1 point, for a total of 12 possible points per GAME.

2020 Conditions of Play

PGA Jr. League is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf, the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf and the PGA Jr. League Conditions of Play.

The 2020 Conditions of Play handbook includes an overview of the PGA Jr. League format and rules of play, as well as common situations and frequently asked questions. It is important to note that the Conditions of Play are solely recommendations for the regular season, however, these policies and procedures are strictly enforced throughout the postseason.

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