The Middle Atlantic PGA Reaches more than 2,500 junior golfers annually. We believe that the values and skills learned through junior golf can positively impact a child for the rest of their life. We accomplish this by offering six different tournament programs that not only help grow this great game but teach kids the value of integrity and sportsmanship.

COVID-19 UPDATES

We trust that you and your families are staying safe during these unprecedented times.  As our golf courses reopen, our staff has been preparing for the start of our junior golf season. The MAPGA Junior Tour intends to fully comply with the Back2Golf Guidelines, which at minimum requires us to be in Phase 2 of the recovery program (we read that as All or at least a high % of the Section localities being in Phase 2).

Below are the major updates for both the 9-hole and 18-hole MAPGA Junior Tours:

  • The 2020 Mini-Mulligans Tour has been CANCELED* all registrations and memberships will be refunded* (because of the difficulty to run without caddies)
  • The MAPGA Jr PGA Championship has been cancelled, because the national championship was cancelled. The event will still be played as a two-day open event eligible for POY points for each respected division
  • Capital Cup Qualifying will now have (1) One additional state qualifier taking six (6) juniors from each qualifier, twelve in total (12) from MD and VA. Maryland qualifying sites are TBD, more information will come soon.
  •  Some facilities have felt uncomfortable accepting guest play, so they have been removed from the schedule.  If you were registered for a canceled event, you will be credited.

*There will be NO Caddies permitted for all MAPGA Junior Tour events until further notice. This includes the Introductory Tour as well as all Major 2-day Invitational and Championship events.

All 2020 membership packages, tournament gifts, and awards will be distributed via mail.

Each player, parent and spectator are expected to follow our new Tournament Guidelines for 2020. The disregarding of any guidelines will subject any junior, spectator, and parent to immediate dismissal from the facility.

Tour Information

This division is for advanced players looking to compete at the highest level. The yardages will be longer than the Patriot Tour, and there will be 18 and 36 hole events. All of the results from the 36 hole events will be listed on Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Membership: $120

18 Hole Tournament Cost: $65

36 Hole Tournament Cost: $130

Boys 16-18

Recommended Scoring Average 82 or Below

Distance:6,400-6,900 yards

Boys 13-15 NEW THIS SEASON

Recommended Scoring Average 84 or Below

Distance: 6,100-6,600

Girls 16-18 

Recommended Scoring Average 87 or Below

Distance: 5,600-6,000 yards

Girls 13-15 NEW THIS SEASON

Recommended Scoring Average 87 or Below

Distance: 5,400-6,000

This is the division for players that are relatively new golfers to 18-hole events that want to compete in events with other juniors of similar skill levels. With more than 30 events in Maryland and Virginia at some of the region’s best courses, this is a tour that is loads of fun and offers great competition.

(AGES 9 -18)

Membership: $120

Tournament Cost: $65

Boys

Recommended Scoring Average 85 or Above

Distance:5,500-5,900 yards

Girls

Recommended Scoring Average 88 or Above

Distance: 4,900-5,300 yards

The introductory tour is for junior golfers who want to gain experience with tournaments, with longer yardages than Mini Mulligans, and geared towards players ages 9-14 who want to start playing competitively. Medals are awarded for the Top 3 finishers in each division. There is a Tour Championship at the end of the season open to players that win a medal during the season.

Membership: $60

Cost per Tournament: $35

Avg Score for 9: 50+

Boys 9-14 Division

Distance: 2,300-2,700 yards

Girls 9-14 Division

Distance: 1,900-2,300 yards

The 2020 Season Has Been Canceled Due To COVID-19

The Mini Mulligans is for junior golfers ages 5 to 10 who want to gain experience with tournament golf in a friendly and competitive environment. The tour uses a modified set of rules to make the game fun for young players. Medals are awarded for the top 5 finishers in each age group.

The tour will consist of two separate 9 Hole Divisions:

Age 5-7 Division | Age 8-10 Division

Membership: $60

Entry Fee for each Event: $35

Recommended Score: Any

Coed 5-7 Division

Distance: 1,400-1,700 yards

Coed 8-10 Division

Distance: 1,400-1,700 yards

Junior Golf Resurces

2020 NEW SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

Due to COVID-19 There will be additional spectator guidelines to ensure the safety of all juniors, parents, facility staff, and MAPGA staff.

There will be a limit to one (1) spectator per junior competing in the MAPGA Junior Event.

The one spectator per junior golfer will ONLY be allowed on the golf course if they are operating a golf cart. This is in response to concerns of weather evacuation safety. The spectators not wanting to purchase a golf cart are permitted to spectate from the first tee or eighteenth green. Parents and spectators are encouraged to not wait around the host facility for their junior to finish the round. Parents and spectators are encouraged to wait in/near their vehicles until their junior has completed their round.

2020 Pre Covid-19 Spectator Guidelines

1. Spectators are allowed to carry water, umbrellas, jackets, towels, medicine, and food for the players. Spectators are strongly encouraged to stay 30-yards from players at all times except: when assisting with a ball search (no longer than 3-mins), and or providing a player water, umbrella, jacket, towel, medicine, and food. When viewing play we strongly encourage you to view from at least 30 yards or further either from cart path or in the rough if there are no cart-paths. 

2. Spectators may NOT carry a player’s golf bag and/or clubs.

3. Spectators may be permitted to assist in the search for a players ball. Spectators must remain on the cart path (or in the rough if there are not cart paths) prior to a ball search and immediately following the conclusion of the search. Do not walk in the fairway or on the putting green at any time.

4. We asked you to silence your Cellular phones, pagers and other similar electronic devices while on the competition course.  If you must conduct business via phone, you may do so in the parking lot.

5. Spectators are not permitted to give advice to, nor carry on any type of conversation with players for any reason. This action will be construed as “Advice,” and includes conversations not spoken in English. Advice is any counsel or suggestion, which could influence a player in determining his/her play, the choice of club or the method of making a stroke. Please keep any interaction with a player to the permitted actions listed above in number 1, if interactions are being had that fall outside the permitted actions, it will be treated as advice and handled by the tournament committee accordingly.

6. Spectators are to remain outside the scoring area at all times. These rules are in effect until the player has turned in his/her scorecard and has left the scoring area. You are not permitted to converse with the players while they are completing the scoring process. You are permitted to keep score of the group for your records only. The player is responsible for keeping score for themselves and their fellow competitor. The official scorecard should never touch the hand of a spectator.

Penalty For Breach of Any Rule

  • First Offense: Spectator will receive a verbal warning. Notice of this warning will be kept on file at all remaining events.
  • Second Offense: Spectator will be asked to leave the golf course immediately. No exceptions. If a spectator does not leave the course or attempts to return to the course, the associated player will be disqualified and asked to leave the course. The spectator will be banned from all remaining events.

Note: The First Offense verbal warning will be carried over for the remainder of the season. The next offense, be it at the same event or a later event, will result in the penalty indicated in the Second Offense paragraph above.

MAPGA JUNIOR GOLF SCHOLARSHIPS

THE TONY MARLOWE JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A donation by Tina and Wally Uihlein enabled the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation to create the Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship in honor of Tina’s late father, MAPGA Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Tony Marlowe. The Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship fund will provide scholarships to MAPGA junior golfers to be used toward their college education. Scholarships will be based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and on-course etiquette. For more information, contact Collin Elphic, at (540) 784-4841.  Apply Here.

THE BILLY HURLEY III SCHOLARSHIP
Billy Hurley III is a PGA Tour winner who grew up in Northern Virginia and attended the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the only military veteran currently playing on the PGA Tour and has partnered with the MAPGA Foundation to award TWO one-time scholarships to deserving young men and women. Each scholarship will be worth $2500 each.   Hurley believes in the importance of furthering one’s education and hopes that this scholarship helps a student achieve their educational goals. Apply Here

THE DENNY MCCARTHY  SCHOLARSHIP

Denny McCarthy, Takoma Park native, former UVA Golf Team member, member of the 2015 walker cup team, now PGA TOUR member, has consistently shown success throughout his junior, amateur, and now professional career. Denny has partnered with the MAPGA Foundation to award TWO (2) one-time scholarships to deserving junior golfers. Each scholarship will be worth $2,500 each. His love for the game shows and wants to provide that opportunity to junior golfers desired to further their education and elevate their game. Apply Here

THE TEE-IT-UP JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP

The PGA REACH Middle Atlantic Foundation is proud to announce the MAPGA Tee-It-Up Scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the MAPGA Tee-It-Up Scholarship will give all junior golfers, regardless of financial resources, the opportunity to
participate in the MAPGA Junior Tour.  Apply Here

What is the PGA Management University Program?

  • A four-and-one-half to five year program for aspiring PGA Professionals
  • Accredited by The PGA of America
  • Provides extensive classroom studies, internship experience and opportunities for player development
  • Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the golf industry
  • Offers expanded career paths in addition to traditional green grass locations
  • Allows students to earn a degree in areas such as Marketing, Business Administration, Hospitality Administration, Recreation and Park Management
  • Graduates currently have a 100% employment placement rate

When you graduate from the PGA Golf Management University Program, you…

  • Earn a bachelors degree in a golf industry compatible major
  • Have the ability to apply for PGA Membership
  • Earn the right to wear one of the most recognized logos in sports
  • Are recognized as an “Expert in the Game and Business of Golf”

The PGA Golf Management University Program is offered at 19 universities nationwide. Each participating university has specific entrance requirements. Financial assistance is granted to deserving students at each university through scholarships, work study programs, loans and grants. Contact the PGA Golf Management University Program Director for specific university curriculum, entrance requirements and financial information.

CLICK HERE  for more information about the PGA Golf Management University Program

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Collin Elphic
Junior Golf Director
celphic@pgahq.com
Tasita Garcia
PGA Works Fellow
tgarcia@pgahq.com
Jordan Koller
Junior Golf Intern
jkoller@pgahq.com
J.T. Moore
Junior Golf Intern
jmoore@pgahq.com
Jeff Santillo
Junior Golf Intern
jsantillo@pgahq.com

DRIVE, CHIP, PUTT

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.

PKB GIRLS TOUR

The PKBGT is different, all our events are “girls only” and our divisions are based on skill/yardage instead of strictly age. We have divisions of play for multiple skill levels.