The South Florida PGA is committed to providing junior golfers with a variety of fun and competitive junior golf events. We have developed a progression ladder that is intended to place junior golfers in the right environment based on their playing experience. Our levels of junior golf programs are intended to provide juniors with a clear path for their playing careers from ages 6-18. Starting with our Team Golf Program, which is designed for beginners, to our Championship Tour, which is designed for our elite level players, the South Florida PGA has a home for all young golfers!
Team Golf is a great way to get kids involved in the game of golf in a team environment. The basic premise is to create a team atmosphere for young golfers ages 6-14, not much different than what you see in soccer and baseball leagues. Similar to other youth 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. Teams and players compete in weekly or bi-monthly 9-hole tournaments against other local area teams. The format is a two-person Scramble playing from modified yardages, and tournaments are hosted at nearby facilities. Participants of Team Golf are part of an exciting approach to learning and having FUN on the golf course.
The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour is a series of one-day, 18 hole events at some of South Florida’s premiere facilities. The purpose of the Junior Prep Tour is to bridge the gap for kids that have advanced through the 9 hole Team Golf format but are not ready for the next step in competitive golf. The Junior Prep Tour features competitive 18-hole events for golfers ages 9-18 who are looking to gain tournament experience. Age divisions for the Junior Prep Tour are Boys and Girls (9-10-11-12, and 13-18)
The South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour is a series of two-day, 36 hole events at some of South Florida’s premiere facilities. The Challenge Tour is designed to be the next step after players are comfortable with Team Golf and the Prep Tour. Membership is open to all juniors 11-18 who meet specific requirements. All Challenge Tour events are nationally ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard. All Challenge Tour events are 36-hole events, with a Boys (11-12, 13-15, and 16-18) and Girls (11-12, 13-15, and 16-18) division. Players must have previous tournament experience experience to gain membership.
The South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour is our premier tour. The Championship Tour is a series of two-day events at some of South Florida’s premiere facilities. Membership is invitation only based on participation on the Challenge Tour. Juniors are invited based on their previous year’s Junior Tour scoring average and point standings, and current year’s performance. All Championship Tour events are nationally ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard. All Championship Tour events are 36-hole events, with a Boys (13-18) and Girls (13-18) division. Boys compete from the Championship tees (6600-7000+ yards), and girls compete from the middle tees (5800-6000+).