The 21st annual PGA Junior Series continues to provide global and national exposure for each of the 156+ player fields. Each event is Nationally Ranked in the GOLFWEEK/Sagarin Performance Index, Junior Golf Scoreboard and the World Golf Amateur Rankings. Approximately one-half of the participants in each field are from the host-state and one-half are from outside the host-state. The boy's 15-18 winner and overall girl's champion will earn exemptions into the Junior PGA Championship at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island on August 9-12, 2016.
Since its establishment in 1996, the PGA Junior Series has been a stepping stone for PGA and LPGA stars such as Hunter Mahan, Sean O'Hair, Jason Day, Amelia Lewis, Luke Guthrie, Jennifer Johnson and Justin Thomas.
The Series has conducted 207 events in 41 states. Boys and girls ages 12-18 have participated from six continents, 30 countries and all 50 states with an average participation rate of 20 states per event. The Series is conducted from coast to coast across the U.S. from May to August.
The mission of the PGA Junior Series and Junior PGA Championship is to promote the enjoyment of golf by junior golfers through affordable and competitive playing opportunities in professionally supervised events organized by The PGA of America and supported by PGA Professionals.
Each series event is open to boys and girls who are at least 12 years of age and no older than 18 years of age on the final day of any event they enter.
There is no membership fee to join the PGA Junior Series.
Applicants can sign up for tournaments at the same time they sign up for membership
Membership does not guarantee entry into any specific PGA Junior Series Events
The PGA Junior Series Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced.
Membership can be suspended or canceled at any time by the PGA of America if a player is in violation of the Code of Conduct.
BENEFITS & VALUE TO COMPETITORS:Scores and champion profiles distributed via the internet to all Collegiate Coaches offering golf scholarships in the United States from coast to coast.
Media interviews by PGA media officials and release distribution to television, radio and print outlets in local, regional and national markets.
Great resume-building experience for future playing opportunities.
Events have AJGA PBE Status and results are included in GOLFWEEK/Sagarin, Junior Golf Scoreboard and World Golf Amateur Rankings.
Players get the chance to compete against junior golfers from around the world.
Challenging event sites and course setup creates outstanding competitive and professional atmosphere/treatment in preparation for future events in collegiate play.
BENEFITS AND VALUE TO PARENTS::An affordable vehicle to market your son/daughter's skills at the national level.
Lower per-event rates than other National Junior Golf Association summer tours.
Most event site locations are within 1-2 hours of an International Airport.
Organized by the PGA of America and staffed by the same professionals who conduct the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.