Orlando Area Junior Golfers! Join the Fun by Participating in The Upcoming 2020 PGA Junior League Golf Season!
Orlando Area Junior Golfers! Join the Fun by Participating in
The Upcoming 2020 PGA Junior League Golf Season!
We are pleased to announce that we will again be hosting a Walt Disney World® Golf team in the upcoming 2020 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, the LPGA Tour's Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson, NBA MVP Steph Curry and Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist Alex Morgan all serve as PGA Junior League Ambassadors.
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 south 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".
New PGA Junior League safety guidelines for participation in 2020 are available here, which along with our own Know Before You Go information, are intended to provide for a healthy and safe golf experience.
In November 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 moved on to have the honor of competing in the National Championship event.
In 2019, 5,200 teams, including more than 60,000 junior golfers from around the country participated in this program. That was up from 51,000 junior golfers on 4,200 teams in 2018. These figures represent a significant increase and continued interest in the program.
The 2019 League National Championship event was hosted at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and included 12 teams, in two divisions, playing to be one of the two teams to move into the finals.
We look forward to welcoming you and your junior golfers to the "Happiest Place on TURF!"