PGA Jr. League is one of the PGA of America’s most successful youth player development programs. In 2018, more than 50,000 boys and girls under the age of 13 participated nationwide.
In New Jersey, PGA Jr. League presented by RWJBarnabas Health had 1,325 athletes compete on 93 teams - representing public facilities, municipal courses, private clubs and First Tee chapters. This program is under the direction of PGA and LPGA Professionals. There were 68 captains in New Jersey last season.
Golf in Schools
Golf in Schools
More than 129,000 boys and girls at 221 schools in New Jersey have an opportunity to tee it up in gym class thanks to a committed team of PGA Professionals.
The New Jersey Golf Foundation provides each school with an allotment of developmentally appropriate equipment that allows golf to be learned and played in non-traditional venues, such as a school gymnasium and limited-space outdoor areas, as golf programming has become an established program within the physical education curriculum across the state.
Under the guidance of PGA Professionals (responsible for training the Physical Education teachers), the program continues to thrive, while offering students an exciting alternative to traditional games played in gym class. Fully funded by the NJGF, the program provides each school with an allotment of developmentally appropriate equipment that allows golf to be learned and played in non-traditional venues, such as a school gymnasium and limited-space outdoor areas.
HO HO KUS
TOWNSHIP OF UNION
ST. CATHERINE - Spring Lake
STUART DAY SCHOOL - Princeton
ASSUMPTION SCHOOL - Morristown
ST. MICHAEL'S - Newark
TRENTON CATHOLIC ACADEMY - Hamilton
BANYAN SCHOOL - Fairlawn
GOLDEN DOOR - Jersey City
BARACK OBAMA GREEN HS - Plainfield
SPROUT STATE UNIVERSITY - Ewing
SOUTH BERGEN JOINTURE COMMISSION
To complement junior golf programming, the NJGF continues to offer a summer introductory program in conjunction with several Goddard Schools throughout N.J.
Summer programming at the Goddard School has become a staple on the New Jersey Golf Foundation's annual schedule, which operates at 10 sites in New Jersey for Pre-K children being guided by our PGA Professionals.
To support this initiative, the NJGF provides each school with an allotment of developmentally appropriate equipment that allows golf to be learned and played in non-traditional venues, such as limited-space outdoor recreational areas.
father English community center
With the NJGF committed to making the game of golf more accessible for individuals from all backgrounds, The Newark Boys and Girls Club golf program, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Father English Community Center, headline after school programs.
These exciting player development programs provide opportunities for kids to continue their golf development with the hopes of sparking greater interest in the game.
The Boys and Girls Club Chapters in Union and Perth Amboy also offer programming.