Through the Colorado Section PGA and/or the Colorado Section PGA REACH Foundation, tournaments, clinics, Golf In Schools and other events for juniors are conducted, as well as providing monetary support to various junior golf associations and activities within the Section, in an effort to introduce them to the game and instill the positive life values the game represents.
The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado serves as a vehicle for collaboration in the arena of junior golf in the state of Colorado for parents, kids, coaches and PGA Professionals by streamlining the junior golf process, filling in the voids, further building the junior golf ranks, and creating new excitement with four Major Championships.
Colorado PGA Golf in Schools Program is an introductory program at absolutely no cost to the students and no cost to the schools. 2018 was the tenth year of the program, which has been a successful partnership with the Colorado Open Golf Foundation. Since its inception, more than 100 schools have been using the program to introduce the game of golf to nearly 100,000 students.
PGA Jr. League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. With each team captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, PGA Jr. League Golf offers a focus on fun, recreation, good health and sportsmanship. Developmental in nature, this program works to offer an alternative, social golf format with an approach highlighting team play versus individual competition and serves as a feeder system to transition youth golfers to existing programs like the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado programs. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. It also utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development.
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition for boys and girls ages 7-15, aimed at growing the game. Focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf, each player gets three attempts in each skill and earns points based on distance and/or accuracy for a total score.