NEWPORT — PGA Professionals in the greater Newport area are offering PGA Junior League Golf, a fun and social opportunity that gives boys and girls ages 13 and under of all abilities the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf.
PGA Junior League Golf takes a team approach to the game. Much like other recreational youth sports, kids wear numbered jerseys, and play on teams with friends, utilizing a popular scramble format for competition.
Facilities hosting PGA Junior League Golf in the greater Newport area include the Newport Country Club and the Orleans Country Club.
Recognizing the tremendous growth potential of the region, the PGA of America and the New England PGA Section have partnered to support an open enrollment initiative, with the aim of creating new golfers and introducing them to a game they can play for a lifetime.
The plan is for the New England open registration model to serve markets across the country next year.
“PGA Junior League Golf presents a welcoming and engaging way for kids to play and learn golf in a fun, engaging and encouraging team environment,” said Mike Higgins, Executive Director of the New England PGA Section. “Kids are learning more than just a game they can enjoy for a lifetime. And PGA Junior League Golf is an excellent option for parents looking for a sport that develops character skills and life lessons for their children.”
PGA and LPGA Professionals serve exclusively as captains for PGA Junior League Golf teams, ensuring kids are given the opportunity to learn from the experts in the game.
With parents and family members encouraged to serve as coaches, volunteers and spectators, PGA Junior League Golf involves the entire family and introduces them to an all-ages sport they can play and enjoy together.