Nearly 200 All-Star teams of junior golfers in two divisions:
13u and 17u will compete in September events
Twelve 13u Regional winners will advance to the
National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship televised live on ESPN
FRISCO, Texas– Twelve golf facilities across the nation have been named host sites for the 2022 National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regionals taking place in September. Nearly 200 teams of junior golfers ages 10-17 will enjoy two fun and exciting days of competition.
Through PGA Jr. League, kids ages 17 and under learn and play golf on co-ed teams, wear numbered jerseys and receive expert coaching from PGA Professionals. Following recreational play in the spring and summer, hundreds of 13u All-Star teams (boys and girls ages 10-13) and 17u All-Star teams (boys and girls ages 14-17), are formed in each league to compete in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season.
For the first time, All-Star teams have an additional pathway to the Regionals: beginning at Section Qualifiers and Section Championships held by all 41 PGA Sections, and/or participating in at least three local All-Star Play Days. With this additional pathway, the number of teams qualifying for each Regional has doubled, creating increased access to the Championship Season and more playing opportunities for All-Star teams.
“PGA Jr. League has grown into an incredible driver for youth participation in our sport, welcoming tens of thousands of boys and girls to fun, team-based golf each year,” said PGA of America President Jim Richerson. “We’re thrilled to partner with these 12 facilities and their PGA Members to provide top-notch experiences for PGA Jr. League All-Star teams across the country.”
At Regionals, 13u All-Star teams will compete for one of 12 spots in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Oct. 6-9, which will be broadcast live on select ESPN networks.
The competing 17u All-Star teams will conclude their Championship Season journey at the Regionals, where they will determine each age division’s champion.
To date, more than 60,000 players are participating in the 2022 season, led by 2,200 PGA Coaches. Additionally, PGA REACH –– the PGA of America’s 501(c)(3) foundation –– has provided nearly 2,500 scholarships to players who qualified for financial assistance or were from a military family.
National Car Rental was named the inaugural title partner of the Championship Season last year. PGA Jr. League’s biggest corporate partner since 2018, as well as an Official Partner and the Official Rental Car of the PGA of America since 2012, National’s title partnership aims to continue fueling meaningful growth of PGA Jr. League and supporting the program’s endeavors to welcome more kids to the game.
2022 Regional Competition Host Sites:
- Region 1: Lyman Orchards Golf Club (Middlefield, Conn.) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Jason Beffert, PGA
- Region 2: Drumlins Country Club (Syracuse, N.Y.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Sean Dadey, PGA
- Region 3: Kingsmill Resort (Williamsburg, Va.) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: James Paige, PGA
- Region 4: Milham Park Golf Club (Kalamazoo, Mich.) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Dean Marks, PGA
- Region 5: Oxmoor Country Club (Louisville, Ky.) – Sept. 16-18, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Craig Heibert, PGA
- Region 6: WindStone Golf Club (Ringgold, Ga.) – Sept. 16-18, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Jeff Craig, PGA
- Region 7: PGA Golf Club (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Holly Taylor, PGA
- Region 8: The Club at Indian Springs (Broken Arrow, Okla.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Mark Budler, PGA
- Region 9: Glen Erin Golf Course (Janesville, Wis.) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Matt Kersten, PGA
- Region 10: Firewheel Golf Park (Garland, Texas) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Don Kennedy, PGA
- Region 11: Canyon Springs Golf Course (Twin Falls, Idaho) – Sept. 9-11, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Zach Abels, PGA
- Region 12: Wailea Golf Club (Wailea, Hawaii) – Sept. 2-4, 2022
Host PGA Professional: Marcus Judge, PGA
About PGA Jr. League
PGA Jr. League brings families and friends together around fun, team golf experiences for kids ages 17 and under, with expert coaching from PGA Professionals. Visit PGAJrLeague.com for more information, and follow @PGAJrLeague on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals who work daily to grow interest and inclusion in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About National Car Rental
National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler throughout the world. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. National – which launched the car rental industry’s first comprehensive frequent-renter program – further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National’s “Emerald Aisle,” an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a midsize car. St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands. For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.com or www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental and follow @NationalCarRental on Instagram and @NationalPro on Twitter.
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