PGA Junior League Golf

Accepting pre-registrations for 2023

Would you like to play in 2023?

Submit the following form to join our list! This does not guarantee placement, but does help us determine the size and structure of our league, and what your placement would look like. Please review the guidelines below to see if you qualify. And even if you don’t, we still invite you to submit the form so we can keep you updated on opportunities to play.

Who is eligible for PGA Jr. League Golf?

  • Active member of First Tee – Greater Seattle
  • PAR level or above (age 9, have graduated the PLAYer level)
  • Have participated at least one full season in the past 12 months
  • Capable and comfortable playing 9 holes without assistance from an adult, including managing equipment & scoring.

What is PGA Jr. League Golf?

Each team is broken down into two-person pairs (or three if a substitute is included)  who play together in games.
All PGA Jr. League gamesare played in a two-person scramble format. This means that both players in a pair hit drives. The best shot is selected, then each player plays from the selected spot, and this process continues until the ball is holed.‍
The scramble format is key in allowing everyone to hit shots and contribute to the team. PGA Jr. League utilizes match play scoring, which focuses on performance vs. a score-to-par as is traditional with golf.‍
Within a PGA Jr. League game, pairs play in a head-to-head, 9-hole match. Each match is broken into three flags. Each flag is three holes in a row, and each team has the opportunity to earn points at the end of each flag.

New and Notes:

  • We will host two leagues this year:
    • 13U – for players age 7-13
    • 17U – for players age 14-17
  • Team sponsorships are available for just $500. Do you know a company that would like to sponsor or co-sponsor a team? Those additional funds help support the team and those on scholarships. Company logos are embroidered on the jersey, and sponsor signs are presented at home games.

If you are interested in sponsoring a team, please note that in your pre-registration form above, or contact Evan Johnsen, Director of Programs and Development at [email protected].

Cost Structure:

  • Membership fees for PGA JLG are in addition to your chapter (spring/summer) enrollment.
  • As with our regular membership, please choose the fee that best suits your financial situation.
  • National average for PGA JLG entry fee is approximately $250 per player, so our goal is to remain as affordable as possible while still covering our costs.
  • Fees for PGA JLG include: $75 league fee to PGA (mandatory), greens fees & range balls for each practice and game, staff and instructor wages, snacks, awards, etc.
AmountFee Type
$199Standard Fee
$225Sponsor – support another player!

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Most events take place on Sunday evenings.
  • Orientations designed for new members and those involved as volunteers and coaches, but everyone is welcome.
  • Our schedule is subject to change based on the reopening of our counties.

We will continue to move the start of the season based on

 April 15Player RegistrationDeadline May 1
 Late MayOrientationVideo Conference
 June 5Practice #1Regional
  June 12Practice #2Regional
  June 19Game #1Regional
  June 26Game #2Regional
  July 10Game #3Regional
  July 17Game #4Regional
  July 24Game #5Regional
  July 31Game #6Regional
Aug 7Game #7Regional
  Aug 14Finale JamboreeCentral Location
  Aug/SepAll-Star Competitions

PGA JLG Membership includes:

  • (1-2) Team practices.
  • (6) weekly games.
  • (2) Team jerseys, hat, and bag tag.
  • Opportunity to play a variety of local regulation-length golf courses.
  • For those selected to the all-star team, a chance to compete in post-season play (nat’l championship in Phoenix, AZ).

PGA JLG Competition Details:

  • Teams of 10-12 match up in 2 vs. 2 “scramble” format for 9 holes.
  • What is “Scramble” format? 2 players hit shots from the same location, select the better shot, and both play the next from that position, and continue until the ball is in the hole.
  • Some groups will have 3 players from each team, in which case players alternate in and out, each playing 6 of the 9 holes.
  • Matches held Sunday evenings at approximately 5:30pm.
  • Teams represent First Tee program locations, as well as other local golf courses and country clubs.