PGA Northeastern NY

PGA Junior League

(boys and girls ages 7-13)

Golf’s Version of Organized Team Sports

The Junior League is an organized team sport, much like baseball’s Little League, except boys and girls play together. It’s fun, social and designed for kids of all abilities.

Just like other recreational team sports, the kids wear numbered jerseys and compete as a team in home and away games. A PGA golf professional serves as the captain and coach of each team. Parents can also help out as assistant coaches.

How Junior League Works

The season runs for 5-6 weeks (June-July) and includes practices and structured matches against other teams. A “game” consists of four 9-hole matches in a popular two-person scramble format, which reinforces the team concept and creates a low-stress, nurturing environment for learning golf. Coaches can substitute players every three holes, so all team members get to participate.

Postseason play begins in August. Ten-player all-star teams are assembled from around the league based on the final standings. These all-star teams compete in sub-regional and regional championships for a chance to go to the PGA Junior League Golf Championship.

Parents, grandparents, family, friends and other spectators are encouraged to come watch the matches!

Leagues/Teams in the Capital Region and North Country

Private and public golf facilities are encouraged to host teams. Local businesses can get involved as sponsors, too!

Albany League - South

  • Wolferts Roost Country Club Tim Lonergan, PGA Head Pro
  • Normanside Country Club Justin Hearley, PGA Assistant
  • Shaker Ridge Country Club John Andrews, Apprentice
  • Albany Country Club Jeff Betti

Clifton Park League

  • Eagle Crest Golf Club Scott Battiste, Apprentice
  • Van Patten Golf Club Bob Kennedy, PGA Head Pro
  • Fox Run Golf Club Rich Scott, PGA Head Pro
  • Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course Steve Jennings, PGA Head Pro

Berkshire County

  • Waubeeka Golf Links Drew Keaffaber, PGA Head Pro
  • Greenock Country Club Ryan Butterick, PGA Head Pro
    Chris Polidoro, PGA Instructor
  • Cranwell Taconic Golf Club Thomas Sennett, Apprentice
  • Berkshire Hills Country Club Mike Hillman, PGA Head Pro

Albany League - North

  • Mohawk Golf Club Jeremy Kerr, PGA Head Pro
  • The Edison Club Paul Pratico, Apprentice
  • Town of Colonie Golf Course Gerry Fitzgerald, PGA Instructor
  • Pinehaven Country Club Kevin Van Ort, PGA Assistant

Saratoga League

  • Glens Falls Country Club Anthony Therrien, Apprentice
  • McGregor Links Country Club C.J. Callan, Apprentice
  • Saratoga Golf & Polo Club Annemarie Kissnane, Apprentice
  • Brookhaven Golf Course Kevin Canale, PGA Head Pro
  • Saratoga National Golf Club Bob Cain, PGA Instructor
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Season runs June thru August 2016