Twelve golf facilities across the nation, including WindStone in Ringgold, Ga., have been named host sites for the 2022 National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regionals taking place in September. Nearly 200 teams of junior golfers ages 10-17 will enjoy two days of competition.
Through PGA Jr. League, kids ages 17 and under learn and play golf on co-ed teams, wear numbered jerseys and receive expert coaching from PGA Professionals. Following recreational play in the spring and summer, hundreds of 13u All-Star teams (boys and girls ages 10-13) and 17u All-Star teams (boys and girls ages 14-17), are formed in each league to compete in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season.
For the first time, All-Star teams have an additional pathway to the Regionals: beginning at Section Qualifiers and Section Championships held by all 41 PGA Sections, and/or participating in at least three local All-Star Play Days. With this additional pathway, the number of teams qualifying for each Regional has doubled, creating increased access to the Championship Season and more playing opportunities for All-Star teams.
“PGA Jr. League has grown into an incredible driver for youth participation in our sport, welcoming tens of thousands of boys and girls to fun, team-based golf each year,” said PGA of America President Jim Richerson. “We’re thrilled to partner with these 12 facilities and their PGA Members to provide top-notch experiences for PGA Jr. League All-Star teams across the country.”
At Regionals, 13u All-Star teams will compete for one of 12 spots in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Oct. 6-9, which will be broadcast live on select ESPN networks.
The competing 17u All-Star teams will conclude their Championship Season journey at the Regionals, where they will determine each age division’s champion.
To date, more than 60,000 players are participating in the 2022 season, led by 2,200 PGA Coaches. Additionally, PGA REACH - the PGA of America’s 501(c)(3) foundation - has provided nearly 2,500 scholarships to players who qualified for financial assistance or were from a military family.
National Car Rental was named the inaugural title partner of the Championship Season last year. PGA Jr. League’s biggest corporate partner since 2018, as well as an Official Partner and the Official Rental Car of the PGA of America since 2012, National’s title partnership aims to continue fueling meaningful growth of PGA Jr. League and supporting the program’s endeavors to welcome more kids to the game.
2022 Regional Competition Host Sites:
? Region 1: Lyman Orchards Golf Club (Middlefield, Conn.) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Jason Beffert, PGA
? Region 2: Drumlins Country Club (Syracuse, N.Y.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Sean Dadey, PGA
? Region 3: Kingsmill Resort (Williamsburg, Va.) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: James Paige, PGA
? Region 4: Milham Park Golf Club (Kalamazoo, Mich.) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Dean Marks, PGA
? Region 5: Oxmoor Country Club (Louisville, Ky.) – Sept. 16-18, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Craig Heibert, PGA
? Region 6: WindStone Golf Club (Ringgold, Ga.) – Sept. 16-18, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Jeff Craig, PGA
? Region 7: PGA Golf Club (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Holly Taylor, PGA
? Region 8: The Club at Indian Springs (Broken Arrow, Okla.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Mark Budler, PGA
? Region 9: Glen Erin Golf Course (Janesville, Wis.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Matt Kersten, PGA
? Region 10: Firewheel Golf Park (Garland, Texas) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Don Kennedy, PGA
? Region 11: Canyon Springs Golf Course (Twin Falls, Idaho) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Zach Abels, PGA
? Region 12: Wailea Golf Club (Wailea, Hawaii) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Marcus Judge, PGA