What is Team Golf?
Team Golf serves as a fun, social, less stressful approach to tournament play and is a great way to get kids involved with the game of golf in a team environment. The basic premise is to create a team atmosphere for young golfers, not much different than what you see in youth soccer and little league baseball. Similar to these sports, teams have weekly practices where golf instruction is provided by local PGA and LPGA Professionals serving as team coaches at public and private golf facilities throughout south Florida. Leagues are separated by county and weekly tournaments are held during the summer and fall months for area teams in each league.
Who is Eligible?
Team Golf is designed specifically for kids ages 6-14 and offers two distinct levels:
The Junior level is for beginning and intermediate players who do not possess extensive tournament experience, and offers an introduction through 6-hole or 9-hole team play. This level is designed to be a “stepping stone” into individual stroke play tournaments for those junior golfers who are learning the game.
The Masters level is for intermediate and advanced players through 9-hole team play. Those players that have graduated out of the Junior level or those advanced players looking to further their competitive tournament experience are eligible to participate. Within the Masters level, teams will compete towards the season ending Team Golf Championship.
How Much Does It Cost?
In order to participate in Team Golf, players must be a member of both the SFPGA Foundation and a sanctioned team in the SFPGA Team Golf program. The SFPGA Foundation membership is an annual $50 fee. Each Team Golf tournament that a player participates in will cost $25. Prices for instruction/team practices will vary by host facility and the PGA or LPGA Professional (team coach).
What Do I Get For Registration?
The 2016 SFPGA Foundation membership includes a team colored golf shirt, hat, tote bag, rules book and belt.
How Do I Register For Team Golf Membership?
Junior golfers & parents can register by clicking HERE.
What if I Do Not Currently Work With a PGA or LPGA Professional?
Everyone is welcome to sign up for Team Golf. Please contact Tyler Wolford at the South Florida PGA at 561-729-0544 or by email email@example.com. He can assist you in connecting with a team coach.
How Many Tournaments Are There?
Team Golf will have 4-8 local tournaments for each league during the summer (June-August). An extended schedule may also be conducted during the spring and fall months. Please click HERE to see the online schedule for more details.
NOTE: Number of tournaments may vary for each league.
When Does The Season Start?
Tournaments are held primarily during the summer (starting in June). Team practices will begin in May or early June.
When Does The Season End?
The summer schedule will end in early August (just before the new school year begins). However, an extended schedule may also be conducted during the falls months (events held exclusively on Saturday or Sunday).
Can I Pick My Own Team & Get Friends To Play?
YES. You are more than welcome to recruit friends to play with you.
How Does Practice Work & Where is Practice Held?
Practices will be held at the facility where your team coach is located. Practices vary based on location, but will usually be once or twice a week (lasting 1-2 hours). Please ask your team coach for more information on specific days and times of practices.