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PGA Jr. League Captain Newsletter: August

This PGA Jr. League season, you have brought 50,000 girls and boys – and their families – to your facilities, transforming them into community centers. Captains are making waves in the golf industry, and we wholeheartedly believe each and every one of you is a #GameChanger.

We value your feedback! Please be on the lookout for a short survey about your 2018 PGA Jr. League season experience. We want to learn more about what you loved about PGA Jr. League as well as how we can improve. This survey will be sent to all Captains and players from this season. For questions and additional information, please connect with your Regional League Manager.

Have you assessed your season or put any thought toward the value you are bringing to yourselves and your facilities? Keep reading for our tips and an easy-to-use tool to do just that.

Recommended Read

Taking the time to evaluate your season can pay dividends moving forward. Have you asked parents what they liked and didn’t like about PGA Jr. League? More importantly, have you asked the kids? Customer surveying is just one example of how you can plan for the future.

Click here to download and read “Assessing Your Season” by Regional League Manager Kristi Egnot, published in the August issue of PGA Magazine.

Helpful Links

Evaluate Your Season with our One-Page Captain De-Brief

We have created a simple one-page document to help you evaluate your season and showcase the impact you’ve made through PGA Jr. League at your facility. We encourage you to talk through this document with your Regional League Manager.

Please send the completed document to your Regional League Manager to ensure we are capturing and telling your story!

Click here to download our one-page Captain De-Brief.

Encouraging a Career as a PGA Professional for Your PGA Jr. League Players

As Captains, you are helping to grow a love of the game in kids, which can easily develop into a lifelong passion – or career! We have shared the following information with PGA Jr. League families, and we hope you will continue to spread the word:

The PGA Golf Management University Program, offered at 18 colleges nationwide, is a structured four-to-five year bachelor’s degree program designed for aspiring PGA Professionals. The curriculum accredited by the PGA of America includes classroom studies, internships and player development, which allow students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in the golf industry. More than 4,100 graduates are now PGA Members!

Click here to read more on the PGA Golf Management University Program.

Quote of the Month

“We are creating lifelong golfers out of PGA Jr. League because they are easing into the game. It is a game first. We enjoy each other’s company and experiences, and only then do we start working on golf skills.” – Derrick Griffitts, PGA

Clear Creek Golf Course PGA Jr. League Captain Derrick Griffitts, PGA, knows how important it is to bring kids of all abilities to his programs. He made quite an impact on the Dugle family and their 12-year-old autistic son, Brayden.

Click here to read “Birdie-Making Brayden: Finding Friendship and Belonging Through PGA Jr. League.”

A Note From Our Team

Section qualifiers and Section Championships are underway, and our team is excited to see the fun experiences you are creating at these events.

All-Star Captains, Coaches, and Sections: what are you doing to ensure the PGA Jr. League Postseason presented by National Car Rental is a supportive and welcoming environment for golfers and their families? You can send photos and best practices to pgajrleague@pgahq.com to be featured on our social channels and more.