PGA Junior League golf team now at JBPHH

Young golfers can have a chance to represent JBPHH as a team competing against other teams from around the island in PGA Junior League Golf. MWR Marketing photo

Young golfers can have a chance to represent JBPHH as a team competing against other teams from around the island in PGA Junior League Golf. MWR Marketing photo

Helen Ko Zukeran

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation

A new Junior Golf League is kicking off this summer at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. If parents have a child age 13 years and under, and are looking to improve their golf skills, they can enroll them in the Joint Base Junior Golf Team. The PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) uses a team-versus-team format. Using this format instead of individual scoring is designed to put less stress on the kids.

The PGA Junior League Golf started in 2011 and has grown since then.

“JBPHH is looking to create a team for young girls and boys to introduce them to the game of golf with the assistance and guidance of PGA professionals in a team environment,” said Carl Kelly, Mamala Bay golf manager.

They will compete with other junior golf teams from the island and, if qualified, play in the regional championship game. This season, competition will be from early June through the end of July.

Practice sessions with PGA professionals are expected to begin in mid-May. Golf matches will be on Sunday afternoons around 4 p.m. at various golf courses on Oahu.

“The success of this program relies heavily on the parents’ involvement and support for the junior golfers,” Kelly said. “We need the help of the parents to drop off or pick up kids and other duties to make this successful. This isn’t a drop your kid off to golf and come back when they are done.”

The cost per youth is $150 and includes a team jersey, golf balls and green fees at local Oahu golf courses.

For more information, visit www.pgajrleaguegolf.com or call Mamala Bay Golf Course at 449-2304/2305.

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