Junior Golfers! Represent Walt Disney World® Golf During The 2017 Pga Junior League Golf Season!
Walt Disney World® Golf, operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a team in the upcoming 2017 PGA Junior League Golf season.
The PGA Junior League Golf program is designed to provide a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls age 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. The PGA Tour’s Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, and the LPGA Tour’s Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson, serve as official Ambassadors for the program.
Each League team consists of eight to twelve players and a PGA or LPGA Professional serves as the captain for each team. For the Walt Disney World® Golf team, the captain will be Michael Schlager, our PGA Director of Instruction.
There will typically be between four and seven teams that form a local league in a common geographic area, like Orlando. Depending upon the number of teams that are created within the area, the number of local events will vary, with the event schedule typically taking place between April and July.
Participating players wear numbered uniforms and play in a two person, scramble format over nine holes. Matches between teams are scored based upon wins, ties and losses in three-hole segments, called “flags”. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend to watch the events and to support their players.
More details on the League format and structure are available here and information targeted to parents is available here.
In 2016, over 2,900 teams, including more than 36,000 junior golfers from around the country, participated in the national program. That is a significant increase from 2015, when 2,500 teams with 30,000 junior golfers participated in the program, demonstrating the outstanding growth in interest by junior golfers in participating in these events.
In November of 2015, we were honored to have hosted the PGA Junior League Golf National Championship at Disney’s Palm Golf Course. This event was the result of local teams competing in regional post-season events around the country and then 8 regional winning teams moving on to have the honor of competing in the National Championship. Team California (pictured above) won the 2015 National Championship.
Online player registration for the Walt Disney World® Golf team begins on February 1st and is available here:
PGA Junior League Golf 2017 Player Registration
We look forward to welcoming you and your junior golfers to the “Happiest Place on TURF!”