Golf & BusinessApril 25, 2014

Team approach appears to be succeeding for this junior golf program

By Ryan Herrington

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The program aims to mimic the appeal of Little League Baseball and youth soccer leagues by introducing golf to kids 13 and younger in a team setting, including handing out uniforms with jersey numbers. Squads consist of players of all ages and skills, with competitions consisting of nine-hole matches in a two-person scramble format to reinforce the team concept and limit pressure on any one individual player. Coaches can substitute players every three holes so a whole team participates.

Teams compete in regular-season matches with regional championships held in the summer and a national championship scheduled for October at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. For more information or to register, go to PGAJrLeagueGolf.com.

*__Photo: Montana Pritchard/PGA of America

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