PGA Junior League is the flagship youth pillar program of PGA REACH WNY, with the goal of making the program accessible to all interested kids in the United States and around the world. With more than 42,000 golfers representing 3,400 teams in 47 states throughout the United States, participation in Junior League continues to increase each season.
Through the PGA Jr. League, girls and boys ages 13 and under learn and enjoy the game with instruction and direction from PGA and LPGA Professionals. Players wear numbered jerseys and compete on teams with their friends in a popular two-person scramble format that reinforces the team concept and creates a nurturing environment for learning the game.
In Western New York, the 2018 season saw 456 athletes under the age of 13 competing on 33 teams. Participation was up 21.6% from the 2017 season. The Section also hosted the first ever Section Junior League Championship at Glen Oak Golf Course for 8 of the top teams (80 juniors).