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PGA Junior League....  TLC Islanders and TLC Torpedo Runners!

    
 

   

 

Our TLC PGA Junior League Team is headed into its 5th season in 2017.  New casual tournament experience, new friends and golf at the next level were experience by nearly 30 members on the 2017 PGA Junior League Teams... thank you and congratulations to participants for many super shots, putts and smiles during their rounds!  Our Torpedo Runner Team houses our varsity players and our Islander Team houses our rising JV players.

 

Overview
PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JG) is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 7-13. PGA JG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game!
  League Golf, LLC is the operating company of PGA JG. The company was created in 2011 with a mission to create and operate grassroots, recreational team and league programs for golfers of all ages. The objective is to deliver a portfolio of offerings that grow the game of golf through regularly scheduled participation with teams.

 

Parent Information from PGA Junior League Website

PGA JLG is a great way to get the entire family involved in golf, with parents as spectators, team-mothers, and even coaches.

Fun, Not Stressful
In PGA JLG the focus is to have fun playing golf with your friends. PGA JLG teams want to win, but the stress often associated with individual medal play tournaments is eliminated by the low-pressure format and the camaraderie of playing on a team with your friends. Our goal is to foster an enjoyment of the game that will last a lifetime.  Parents and families of team players will be cheering the players on from the sidelines / cart paths while players will make their own club and shot decisions.  Positive verbal and non-verbal support is part of the team atmosphere!

Team, Not Individual
There is no individual scoring in PGA JLG. The two-player scramble format allows for all participants to feel connected with the team. Strong play is rewarded, while a poor shot does not lose the hole. Players of all skill levels are welcome and will contribute to the team’s success. Every player gets to play...in every competition!

“Flags”
Each team-vs-team competition in PGA JLG consists of four 9-hole matches. Each 9-hole match is broken down into three 3-hole segments that we call “Flags”. Actual “Flag” stickers are awarded to participants upon capturing a 3-hole point for their team. The stickers are collected by the players throughout the season, and proudly displayed on their PGA JLG bag-tags as a sign of accomplishment.

Alternates 
In PGA JLG matches, coaches have the opportunity to alternate players at the beginning of each new “Flag”. Each player is guaranteed to play at least one “Flag” in each competition. Alternates allow coaches to create pairs that maximize the team’s chance for success, while still preserving the most enjoyable overall experience for each player.

Uniforms with Numbers
One of PGA JLG's most popular innovations is our numbered team jerseys. Introduced as part of the uniform for the inaugural JLG World Series in 2011, numbered jerseys will be supplied to all players and teams in 2014. Kids are accustomed to wearing numbered uniforms in other youth sports, so why not golf!!! This helps build a sense of identity for each participant on their PGA JLG team.

Advancement
After the regular-season City Champions are crowned, All-Star Teams are formed to compete in the advancement phase of PGA JLG. Advancement will take place through Regional competitions which will produce Regional Champions. These Regional Champions will compete in the PGA JLG Championship.

 

Parental Commitments

Registration Fee
Participant fees to play on a PGA JLG team are determined by each individual Team Captain and may vary from team-to-team. The Captain has an annual team-fee he/she is responsible for recouping, and additional cost variables may include lessons, clinics or additional merchandise and equipment that individual facilities may provide in conjunction with PGA JLG.


Time Commitment-Season Length
The PGA JLG regular season is approximately 12 weeks long in the late spring/early summer depending on your league’s location. Regular season play concludes no later than July.

One 9-hole competition is held per week, most typically in the late afternoon on a Saturday. Each competition is approximately three hours long. Many coaches will hold an evening practice during the week.

All-Star teams will play Regional events on weekends during July and August. These may involve some travel and overnight stay.

Locations
Each team will host 2-3 competitions at their home course and play 2-3 away competitions at other courses in the league.

Skill Level
PGA JLG is an inclusive program that encourages all skill levels. We suggest that players achieve a minimum basic level of competence in at least one discipline; driving, chipping or putting, before joining a team. Our scramble format provides a comfort zone for the developing player. For the accomplished Junior who may already be competing in individual tournaments, PGA JLG offers the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a team setting and most importantly, play on a team with friends.

Parent Involvement
Similar to other youth recreational sports, PGA JLG encourages and relies on parental involvement. In addition to making sure participants get to matches and practices, parents can play an important role in the success of their team:

  • Team captain/assistant
  • Coach
  • Team-mother
  • Match monitor/scorer
  • Player recruitment

 

LANDINGS CLUB SPECIFIC INFORMATION

 

2017 Dates and Sites:

Teams:

1.  The Landings Club Islanders

2.  The Landings Club Torpedo Runners           

3.  Wilmington Island 1         

4.  Wilmington Island 2

5.  Savannah Golf Club 1           

6.  Savannah Golf Club 2

                   

Schedule TBA 2016 beginning May 6:

Sat. May 6  - Torpedo Runners vs. Islanders in-house match

Sat. May 13  - Islanders @ Savannah Golf Club 2, Torpedo Runners @ Wilmington Island Club 1

Sat. May 20  -  SGC1 @ Islanders, WIC 2 @ Torpedo Runners

Sat. May 27  - No matches, Memorial Day Weekend

Sat. June 3  - Islanders @ WIC 2, Torpedo Runners @ SGC 2

Thurs June 8  - WIC 1 @ Islanders, Torpedo Runners @ SGC 1

Thurs June 15  - Torpedo Runners @ Savannah Harbor, Crosswinds @ Islanders

Thurs June 22 - Savannah Quarters @ Torpedo Runners, Islanders @ Bacon Park

Thurs June 29 - Islanders @ SCG 2, WIC 1 @ Torpedo Runners

Thurs July 6 - SGC 2 @ Islanders, Torpedo Runners @ WIC 1

July 13 - SGC 1 @ orpedo Runners, Islanders @ WIC 2

July 20 / 27 Make-Up

 

Team Eligibility:  Landings Club Golf Members (Limited, Basic, Full or Youth Golf) ages 7-13.
 

Cost:  $175.  (Save 25% if playing in at lest 75% of matches AND practices)

  • Team Jerseys
  • Golf Balls
  • PGA JLG Bag Tags
  • 6 regular-season league competitions
  • Weekly Thursday team practices with a PGA Professional
  • Opportunity for All-Star Advancement
  • Access to the PGA JLG Website 

 

Contact: Jim Sykes at Deer Creek Golf Shop 912-598-2550