|As the experts in the game and business of golf, the Northern California Section of the PGA and its PGA professionals and apprentices are dedicated to supporting the development of juniors through the game of golf.|
Boys and girls, ages 13 & under, compete in a popular two-person scramble format which reinforces the team concept and creates a nurturing environment for learning the game. Similar to other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends. Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach, and is responsible for scheduling practices and games, communicating with players and parents, and youth safety.
Eligibility: Boys and girls of all abilities who are 13 & under are eligible to play. The recommended minimum age is 9, however many captains permit younger players to participate. A player cannot be 14 years of age prior to August 1st (which coincides with the end of the regular season) of the year in which s/he participates. For example, for the 2017 season no participant who turns 14 before August 1, 2017 will be eligible to participate.
Questions: For more information on the program or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.pgajlg.com.
The Junior Tour of Northern California, a joint effort between the NCPGA and NCGA, launched its first season in 2010. It is one of the most complete junior tournament programs being developed and attracts the best young players in the north state, with the highest levels of competition that can be found on almost any junior tour.
With the support of presenting partner Capital Insurance Group (CIG), the Tour has grown and gained popularity. The JTNC routinely has a handful of players who graduate high school and move on to play Division I college golf, and many events sell out after just hours online – thus showing that our two organizations are offering a premier experience for juniors in the region.
The quality of JTNC tournaments has been recognized by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) by awarding performance-based entry status to the winners of all Boys and Girls Championship flights.
Eligibility: Players 18 or younger are eligible to play (those under 10 must have an exemption), provided they have a current NCGA or Youth on Course membership and have met the additional criteria for tournament play. There are multiple flights to accomodate almost any young aspiring competitiors and educational elements include seminars on proper etiquette, rules, and what it takes to compete at the highest levels.
Questions: For more information on the program or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.jtnc.org.
In 2013 the Northern California Junior PGA Championship and Qualifier for the 38th Junior PGA Championship, presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness, will be held as separate events for boys and girls (different dates & venues)., , , will will
The PGA of America has discontinued the PGA Junior Series after the 2016 season.