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PGA JR. LEAGUE REGISTRATION OPEN IN UTAH
Boys and girls of all golf skill levels are encouraged to sign up now for the 2019 season. Utah facilities are offering junior golf leagues, including seven where practices and matches are held at a central location.
Salt Lake City, Utah -(March 1, 2019) – Registration for PGA Jr. League is now open at facilities throughout the Salt Lake City market, including some which offer leagues where practices and matches are held at the same facility. This is a great option for players and their families, as it eliminates travel time to other courses for matches, while creating a community among the families. Visit PGAJrLeague.com to find all local teams by ZIP code or facility and register online.
PGA Jr. League is a game-changing program that brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals. Boys and girls of all backgrounds and skill levels wear numbered jerseys and play on co-ed teams with their friends, competing in a two-person scramble format that builds confidence and encourages sportsmanship.
Salt Lake City-area courses hosting PGA Jr. League in 2019 include the below facilities, each of which hosts practices and matches at its facility throughout the season.
- Mountain Dell Golf Course – Salt Lake City
- Glenmoor Golf Course – South Jordan
- Wasatch Mountain Golf Course – Midway
- Red Ledges – Heber City
- River Oaks Golf Course– Sandy
- OquirrhHills Golf Course– Tooele
- Thanksgiving Point Golf Club – Lehi
“PGA Jr. League is a fun, welcoming and engaging way for boys and girls to learn and play golf,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley, PGA/LPGA. “The number of facilities offering leagues continues to grow nationwide and here in Utah. We’re finding the convenience and sense of community fostered by facilities hosting both practices and matches really adds to the overall excitement around the game.”
Last year, PGA Jr. League reported record-setting numbers, with more than 50,000 boys and girls playing on 4,200 teams nationwide— a 20-percent year-over-year increase. Of those players, 80 percent were beginner or recreational golfers, demonstrating the developmental nature of the program and its inclusivity to youth of all skill levels.
This year, PGA Jr. League’s 16u (16 and under) age division is expanding to a 17u division, to accommodate the growing number of golfers ages 14-17 who have aged out of the traditional 13u program but are still interested in league play. Search both 13u and 17u age divisions on PGAJrLeague.com.
PGA Jr. League also has the support of some of the biggest names in sports—Official Ambassadors include Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson, who were recently joined by three-time NBA Champion and two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry and Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Alex Morgan.
About PGA Jr. League
PGA Jr. League is the flagship youth pillar program of the PGA of America’s 501 (c)(3) foundation, PGA REACH, with the goal of making the program accessible to all interested kids in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit PGAJrLeague.com and follow @pgajrleague on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Devin Dehlin – Executive Director, Utah Section PGA 801-566-1005
Annie Fisher – Programs Director, Utah Section PGA 801-566-1005
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