Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada have added PGA Junior League Golf into the programming of the CN Future Links national junior golf program.
PGA Junior League Golf was launched in the United States in partnership with the PGA of America as a pilot program in 2011.
The mission of the program is to introduce a structured team environment to encourage enjoyment of the game among junior golfers.
The program is designed to be a low-stress, two-player scramble format accommodating juniors of all skill levels.
Each event consists of a nine-hole match that is divided into three segments, allowing PGA of Canada professionals to substitute players from their team of 10-12 juniors.
In 2013, PGA Junior League Golf saw nearly 9,000 juniors and over 740 teams participate in the United States. At season end, six regional championships were completed, followed by the national championship.
With the partnership, CN Future Links will deliver PGA Junior League Golf locally in 2014 with the potential for a national championship in coming years.
“The team scramble format is a great way for juniors of all skill levels to experience the thrill of competition in a friendly, safe and welcoming atmosphere,” said Golf Canada chief sport officer Jeff Thompson.
PGA of Canada professionals can use this website to register a team. Following registration, teams are equipped with matching jerseys to be worn in scheduled events against neighbouring teams.
“The PGA Junior League is an excellent addition to CN Future Links and allows PGA of Canada members to be leaders in the delivery in the program,” said PGA of Canada CEO Gary Bernard.