Duran Golf Club Collaborates With PGA Junior League Golf To Elevate Interest In Game
By Space Coast Daily // September 16, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Duran Golf Club General Manager David Tomczak is working to develop a stronger Junior Golf presence here on the Space Coast in association with the PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) program.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Duran Golf Club General Manager David Tomczak is working to develop a stronger Junior Golf presence here on the Space Coast in association with the PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) program.
The PGA JLG is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 13 and under, and features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition.
The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere.
“This is a great way to get kids involved in the game and I’m very excited to be involved in an effort to increase the focus on developing junior golf in Brevard County,” said Tomczak.
“Our team had initiated a program that has been introduced by the PGA of America called the PGA Junior League.
“This is a national effort to stimulate golf in the elementary and middle schools using a team concept used in little league baseball and soccer.”
Duran Golf Club is will conduct a parent organizational meeting at Duran Golf Club on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
“We invite everyone to join us for the Parent Informational meeting,” said Tomczak. “The league is limited to 60 juniors and we currently are over half way filled up.”
For more information call Tomczak at 321-504-7776 ext. 7310 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Parent Frequently Asked Questions…
How can I register my son/daughter to participate in PGA JLG?
Contact Duran Golf Club to fill out the registration form and pay the entry fee of $175 which covers the fall season.
What does a player receive for their entry fee?
Each player will receive a PGA JLG team golf jersey, golf balls, flag stickers (after winning a 3 hole segment), and a PGA JLG bag tag. Players will also participate in 4 practices with PGA Instruction and play in 5 competitive matches on the Duran Championship Course.
What ages is the PGA Junior League Designed for?
The PGA JLG program is designed for boys and girls 13 and under. Team Captains have the discretion to allow skilled younger players to play up on the team (the recommended age range is 9-13 though some 7 and 8 year olds play up if able). A player cannot be 14 years of age prior to September 15, 2015.
How does my child get to his/her matches?
Just as in any recreational sports league, it is the responsibility of each participant’s parent/guardian to get them to and from home and away matches during the regular season, and postseason matches.
Will my son and daughter be using the same tee boxes?
Yes. All participants tee-off using the same tee boxes, regardless of age or gender. These designated tees will be “youngster” friendly, and history shows that girls in this age group compete quite favorably against the boys.
What does a competition consist of?
Each competition is team vs. team format consisting of four 9-hole matches. The format for each match is a two-player scramble, divided into three 3-hole segments called “Flags.” Each “Flag” is worth one point, and alternates are allowed to sub in at the beginning of each new “Flag” (Holes 4 and 7). Players are assigned to a specific match at the beginning of the competition, and may play only within that match. It is also required that every junior play at least one “Flag.”
Will I be able to watch my son/daughter participate?
It is highly encouraged for parents, family and friends join the team as they walk and play a 9-hole match. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to have no less than 4 parents/adults per match as a “scorekeeper”.
How can I get involved with my son/daughter PGA JLG Team?
Volunteers are appreciated in several areas of PGA JLG, please contact the Team Captain for Volunteer opportunities. (Match Monitors/Scorekeepers, Team-Mothers, Coaches)
Will my child get to play in each match?
Every player attending a PGA JLG competition will play in a match. Teams must have a minimum of 8 players to start a match. Each player in attendance must play at least one “Flag” (3-hole segment). Alternates will be allowed at the beginning of each new “Flag” (Holes 4 and 7). Players must stay with the original match they are assigned to.
How long will each match take?
Each match will consist of 9-holes of scramble play, and will last approximately 2.25 hours.
The Duran PGA Junior League is Limited to the First 60 Juniors to register, so don’t delay.
2015 PGA Jr. League Season Schedule…
Opening Meeting and Parent Informational Night
Wednesday, September 30, 6 p.m., Duran Tradewinds
Week 1 Practice and Matches
Practice: Wednesday, October 7, 4:30-6 p.m., Duran Practice Facility
Match 1: Saturday, October 10, 3 p.m., Duran Championship Course
Week 2 Practice and Matches
Practice: Wednesday, October 14, 4:30-6 p.m., Duran Practice Facility
Match 2: Saturday, October 17, 3 p.m., Duran Championship Course
Week 3 Practice and Matches
Practice: Wednesday, October 21, 4:30-6 p.m., Duran Practice Facility
Match 3: Saturday, October 24, 3 p.m., Duran Championship Course
Week 4 Practice and Matches
Practice: November 4, 4:30-6 p.m., Duran Practice Facility
Match 4: November 7, 3 p.m., Duran Championship Course
Week 5 Matches and Awards
Match 4: November 14, 3 p.m., Duran Championship Course
Ceremony: November 14, 5 p.m., Duran Tradewinds