PGA Jr. League
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PGA Jr. League
Youth Programs
PGA Jr. League
Youth Programs

PGA Jr. League Support

Have a question about PGA Jr. League or need some additional support? We're here to help!


To better serve the growing number of PGA Professionals captaining thousands of PGA Jr. League teams across the country, the PGA of America has hired 12 Regional League Managers, supported by two National League Managers, to provide expert coaching and resources needed to recruit, retain and engage kids, families and communities. 

Find your Section's Regional League Manager below (Regional League Managers will be listed more than once). Designated Section support staff are also listed beneath each Regional League Manager.

Section Name Phone Email
Alabama-NW Florida Kristi Egnot 561-329-5501
Aloha Nikki Gatch, PGA 760-534-1370
Carolinas Daryl Batey, PGA 770-309-3023
  Jessica Asbury 336-398-2742
Central New York Brian Bain, PGA 617-820-4411
  Ryan McGinnis 315-446-5610
Colorado Anthony Vitale, PGA 561-323-7910
  Holly Champion, PGA 303-681-0742
Connecticut Brian Bain, PGA 617-820-4411
  Tim Paragone 860-430-2302
Gateway Kristi Egnot 561-329-5501
  Gavin Hagar 636-532-3355
Georgia Daryl Batey, PGA 770-309-3023
Gulf States Kristi Egnot 561-329-5501
Illinois Frank Chieppa, PGA 847-609-0819
Indiana Kim Shafer, PGA 561-657-5372
  Stacey Rice, PGA 317-738-9696
Iowa Frank Chieppa, PGA 847-609-0819
  Brady Sharkey 319-648-0026
Kentucky Kristi Egnot 561-329-5501
Met Mike Smith, PGA 561-301-7615
  Kaitlin Sabbagh 914-347-2325
Michigan Kim Shafer, PGA 561-657-5372
  Chelsea Guoynes, PGA 517-641-7421
Middle Atlantic Doug Wert, PGA 719-351-2738
Midwest Vince Bove, PGA 561-657-5097
Minnesota Frank Chieppa, PGA 847-609-0819
  Kathy Swanson, PGA 763-754-0820
Nebraska Frank Chieppa, PGA 847-609-0819
New England Brian Bain, PGA 617-820-4411
New Jersey Mike Smith, PGA 561-301-7615
North Florida Lauren Court 678-602-2914
Northeast New York Brian Bain, PGA 617-820-4411
  Christian Torres 518-438-8645
Northern California Nikki Gatch, PGA 760-534-1370
Northern Ohio Kim Shafer, PGA 561-657-5372
Northern Texas Vince Bove, PGA 561-657-5097
  Austin Klinghagen 214-420-7421
Pacific Northwest Branden Thompson, PGA 503-869-2827
  Angela Hinzpeter 360-456-6496
Philadelphia Mike Smith, PGA 561-301-7615
  Leila Mackie, PGA 215-481-9080
Rocky Mountain Branden Thompson, PGA 503-869-2827​
South Central Vince Bove, PGA 561-657-5097
South Florida Lauren Court 678-602-2914
  Tori Stock 815-307-2917
Southern California Nikki Gatch, PGA 760-534-1370
Southern Ohio Kim Shafer, PGA 561-657-5372
  Derek Tincher, PGA 937-754-4263
Southern Texas Vince Bove, PGA 561-657-5097
  Sam Dennstaedt  832-442-2408
Southwest Anthony Vitale, PGA 561-323-7910
  Sean Ferris, PGA 480-443-9002
Sun Country Anthony Vitale, PGA 561-323-7910
  Gerome Espinoza 505-897-0864
Tennessee Kristi Egnot 561-329-5501
  Paul Stanek, PGA 615-465-6313
Tri-State Doug Wert, PGA 719-351-2738
Utah Anthony Vitale, PGA 561-323-7910
Western New York Doug Wert, PGA 719-351-2738
Wisconsin Frank Chieppa, PGA 847-609-0819
  Erika Pirkl, PGA 414-443-3570



PGA Jr. League is the key youth initiative of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. For any questions not relating the implementaiton of programming at a local facility, please contact the following individuals based upon the nature of your inquiry:

Role Name Phone Email
PGA Player Development
Director of League Golf
Steve Tanner 561-624-7631
PGA Player Development
National League Manager, Regions 1-6
Angela Schmelzer, PGA 561-630-1705
PGA Player Development
National League Manager, Regions 7-12
Chuck Higgins, PGA 214-518-5581
PGA Player Development
National Accounts Executive
Rich Richeson, PGA 972-529-8790