Colorado to Host One of Eight PGA Junior League Golf Regional Competitions
PGA Junior League Golf Announces Eight Regional Competition Sites
Eight facilities have been named host sites of the 2017 PGA Junior League Golf Regional competitions, set to begin in September. Colorado will host a Regional competition for the first time when the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills (Blue Course) in Westminster, Colorado host the event September 9-10, 2017.
Eight facilities have been named host sites of the 2017 PGA Junior League Golf Regional competitions, set to begin in September. All-star teams of junior golfers ages 13 and under will compete for the opportunity to advance to the 2017 PGA Junior League Golf Championship presented by National Car Rental, Nov. 16-19, at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“While the focus of PGA Junior League Golf remains on introducing both boys and girls to the game of golf in the encouraging atmosphere of the regular season, the postseason is the natural next-step that provides a fun and competitive outlet for participants,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “We’re thrilled to have eight world-class facilities on board in 2017, to offer these exciting young players the feeling of participating in a major golf event.”
2017 Regional Competition Host Sites:
Mississippi Valley Region (Sept. 2-3): Bayou Oaks at City Park (South Course) – New Orleans
Southeast Region (Sept. 2-3): Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Oak Point and Turtle Point Courses) – Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Midwest Region (Sept. 9-10): Brown Deer Park Golf Course – Milwaukee
Southwest Region (Sept. 9-10): Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills (Blue Course) – Westminster, Colorado
Northeast Region (Sept. 16-17): Atkinson Country Club – Atkinson, New Hampshire
Western Region (Sept. 16-17): TPC Harding Park – San Francisco
Mid-Atlantic Region (Sept. 23-24): LedgeRock Golf Club – Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Mideast Region (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1): The Bridgewater Club – Carmel, Indiana
PGA Junior League Golf offers boys and girls — ages 13 and under of all abilities — a fun, social, and inclusive opportunity to learn and play golf in a recreational team setting with their friends. Much like other recreational youth sports, players wear numbered jerseys, utilizing a popular scramble format for competition. PGA and LPGA Professionals serve exclusively as Captains, providing expert coaching and instruction.
Following the regular season, 10-player all-star teams are formed from a combination of players in each league. Teams move through a series of sub-regional competitions to advance to one of the eight regional competitions. The eight regional champions advance to the Championship, to be held for the second-consecutive year at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
PGA Junior League Golf featured a record-setting 36,000 participants across 2,900 teams nationwide last year, led by more than 2,000 PGA and LPGA Professionals. This growth represents a 300 percent increase from the 9,000 boys and girls who participated on 740 teams nationwide just three years prior.
For more information on PGA Junior League Golf, visit PGAJLG.com.