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Middle Atlantic Junior Golf
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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.

Become A Member For 2021 Member Login Full Tournament Schedule

We would like to thank all families and our juniors for their support over the 2020 season. Throughout numerous changes over the summer we were extremely thankful that we could provide a safe and fun event for our membership. With the 2020 MAPGA Junior Tour season in the rear-view, we are excited to announce in 2021 some new updates and changes to the program. Our goal remains to provide unparalleled opportunities to the juniors of all ages in the Middle Atlantic Section.

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May Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Date/Event Location/Register
June 12th
Local Jr PGA Qualifier
Magnolia Green GC – Moseley, VA
Register
June 13th
Local Jr PGA Qualifier
Providence GC – Richmond, VA
Register
June 16th
Chantilly National Classic #1
Chantilly National G&CC – Centreville, VA
Register
June 17th
Local Jr PGA Qualifier
Northwest GC – Silver Spring, MD
Register

 

Tour Information

Championship Division Logo

Full Championship Division Schedule

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

Patriot Division Logo

Full Patriot Division Schedule

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

Intro Tour Logo

Full 9-hole Tour Schedule

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

 

Caddie Information

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Mini-Mulligans Logo

9-Hole Full Tournament Schedule

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 7-8 Division | Age 9-10 Division

Membership: $60

Entry Fee for each Event: $35

Recommended Score: Any

Coed 7-8 Division

Distance: 1,400-1,700 yards

Coed 9-10 Division

Distance: 1,400-1,700 yards

 

Caddie Information

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Junior Golf Resources

MIDDLE ATLANTIC PGA SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

Below are the following social distancing guidelines for all Middle Atlantic PGA junior events. These guidelines are based on recommendations from the local, state, federal governments, and the Back2Golf phasing document. Due to the fluid situation, these guidelines may change, and a final set of guidelines may be created for each event. Any player who blatantly disregards these guidelines may be subject to disqualification and removal from the facility.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The following guidelines should always be followed:

  • Do not play if you feel sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks.
  • For players feeling ill after the deadline, but before the first round, a refund will be given.
  • Staff will emphasize that players must not congregate anywhere on property.
  • Stay at least six (6) feet away from anyone at all times.
  • Players should not touch or handle any tournament supplies or equipment that do not belong to them.
  • Food and Beverage offerings will be decided by each host facility. There will be no F&B as part of any Middle Atlantic PGA junior events until further notice.

BEFORE A PLAYER’S TEE TIME

On-Site Check-In

  • Players are not allowed on property until 45 minutes before their tee time. If a player arrives before that time, they will be directed to stay in their vehicle until they are allowed on property.
  • When arriving within the appropriate time window, each player MUST check-in with the MAPGA staff member present at the main entrance to the facility who will go over facility, practice, and tournament specific information.
  • Face masks are recommended but not required.
  • Provide your own drinks and snacks. This is subject to change on an event-by-event basis. More information for each respective event will be communicated by email.
  • Respect all direction provided by MAPGA staff/volunteers and/or host club staff regarding safety measures in place.

Practicing

  • Players may only practice at the facility within 45 minutes of their tee time. Players will be given 25 minutes on the range, 15 minutes on the practice putting green, and they will arrive at the starting tee 5 minutes before their given starting time.
  • Wider than normal driving range stalls will be utilized to maximize social distancing.
  • The practice putting green may have a limited number of players allowed on it at any one time depending on the size of the putting green. Players will be restricted to five (5) minutes on the putting and chipping areas when other players are waiting to access.
  • Host courses will be required to remove flagsticks from the practice putting and chipping areas.
  • Spectators are asked to not be on the practice areas (range, putting and chipping greens) to help with social distancing.

Starting

  • Tee time intervals will be a minimum of 10 minutes.
  • Players may come to the 1st tee within five minutes of their tee time or once the previous group is off the tee if tee times are delayed. Under no circumstance can more than one group be allowed at the starting tee.
  • Normal starter’s box items (tees, pencils, markers, etc.) will not be available at the 1st tee.
  • Only a scorecard and a combination of hole location/local rules sheet will be distributed on the 1st tee. They will be stapled together and given from the starter to a marker. There will be no exchange of paper between competitors.
  • Each player will be a marker (scorekeeper) for another player in the group and will also be expected to keep their own score in the designated area on the scorecard they’re keeping. It is highly recommended that scores are verified on each tee for the previous hole.

DURING THE ROUND

Social Distancing on the Course

  • Take special precautions on the teeing area and the putting green as players will be in the closest proximity to the other players.
  • If there is a backup or delay on any hole, please stay at least 50 feet away from any other group on the course.
  • Caddies will be prohibited until further notice.
  • All Junior Golfers are allowed (2) spectators each.
  • Spectators may walk or ride. Carts are NOT mandatory.

Golf Course Touchpoint Areas

  • There will be foam inserts inside each hole.
  • Flagsticks will not be touched or removed in any circumstances.
  • Rakes will be removed from bunkers and “lift, smooth and place” within one club length, remaining in the bunker, will be utilized until further notice.
  • Players are asked to smooth their footprints the best they can after playing from a bunker.
  • Water coolers, ball washers, and other convenience items should be removed from the course but if they are not, please do not use them.
  • Restroom facilities will be open at host courses, but social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Severe Weather

  • In case of severe weather, players will be called off the course and asked to go to their cars until further notice. If you can’t get into a car, accommodations will be made inside the clubhouse with special social distancing measures in place.
  • Texts and emails will be sent out when it is safe to return to the golf course.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, practice will not be allowed before the resumption of play.
  • Because of the difficulty of evacuating juniors from the golf course with current cart restrictions, tournament staff will make every effort to make early calls on weather.

AFTER THE ROUND

Scoring

  • There will be a scoring area outside near the 18th green when possible. There will be a table for the scorer.
  • Tape/paint will be on the ground to direct players where to stand during scoring.
  • Players will not exchange scorecards. Instead, verbally confirm scores with their marker and then read off the scores to the scorer. If the scores are correct, the player will say the scores are correct and that will certify the scorecard.
  • Once scores are confirmed, players will leave the scorecards on the scoring table.
  • These scorecards will only be referred to if there is an error with BlueGolf.

After Scoring

  • Once scoring is complete, players will be asked to leave the facility as quickly as possible, the practice facility will be closed after play.
  • All results and the distribution of awards will be communicated to the field at the end of the event through email.

2021 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 Two (2) spectators 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.

2021 Covid19 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.

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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 Tour Handbook 2021

The above link is for the 2021 season.

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.

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Collin Elphic
Junior Golf Director
celphic@pgahq.com

Talton Cherry
MAPGA Junior Golf Inter
lcherry@pgahq.com

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