Savannah, GA – The PGA Junior League is getting kids in Savannah excited about golf. These children are learning how to play from golf pros around the Coastal Empire. Today, Tuesday June 28th members of the league were taking part in match play, showing these children that golf can also be a team sport. One pair of teammates explains that they learned what their strengths and weaknesses are in order to do well on the course. “We both have our strengths and weaknesses. He might be the better chipper but I might be the better driver, so we took turns going back and forth with it,” said Evan Avret. Although it is a competition the kids remember to always have fun.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. – PGA Junior League Golf continues to grow in the Savannah area, with nine facilities hosting multiple teams this year. A record-setting 30,000 kids participated on 2,500 PGA Junior League Golf teams nationwide last year, a 233 percent increase since 2013.
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 under the direction of PGA and LPGA Professionals who serve as team captains. Kids wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends, utilizing the two-person scramble format for competition, in order to reinforce the team concept and create a nurturing environment for learning the game. The program has also gained the support of several PGA and LPGA Tour players, including Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson, who are Official Ambassadors for PGA Junior League Golf.
“Golf is a great sport for parents to consider for their kids, and PGA Junior League Golf brings a fun, team concept to a game that can be played for a lifetime,” said Scott Kmiec, Senior Director, PGA REACH. “Through PGA Junior League Golf, PGA and LPGA Professionals are providing golf instruction to boys and girls along with teaching them the character skills and values of the game that they can carry into their adult lives.”
The below facilities are hosting PGA Junior League Golf teams in the Savannah area this year:
- Bacon Park Golf Course (Savannah)
- Crosswinds Golf Club (Savannah)
- Forest Heights Country Club (Statesboro)
- Savannah Golf Club (Savannah)
- Savannah Quarters Country Club (Pooler)
- Southbridge Golf Club (Savannah)
- The Club at Savannah Harbor (Savannah)
- The Landings Club (Savannah)
- Wilmington Island Club (Savannah)
PGA Junior League Golf is the key youth program of PGA REACH, the charitable arm of the PGA of America. For more information, visit PGAJLG.com.