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Development Programs

PGA Jr. League

At its core, PGA Jr. League is a group of local golf teams who play a series of games against each other, utilizing a nurturing and social scramble format. PGA and LPGA Professionals exclusively serve as Captains and are responsible for creating a welcoming environment for all that encourages skill and character development.

Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf for boys and girls ages 7-15.

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Youth Putting Challenge

NEW in 2020! The Minnesota Section PGA and PGA REACH Minnesota created the Youth Putting Challenge in response to the cancellation of Drive, Chip and Putt Championships.A series of youth putting challenge qualifiers, leading into a 1-day championship on Sunday, August 9th. Youth members and non-members 7-18 years old are eligible to compete. Participants will test their skills on an 18-hole putting course and qualifiers in each division will be decided by the lowest cumulative score. The top-2 plus ties (per division) will earn their spot in the championship. Unlike Drive, Chip & Putt, each competitor may register and compete in multiple events.All competitors must reside within the Minnesota PGA Section boundaries (All of Minnesota and North Dakota, South Dakota [less areas surrounding cities of Rapid City, Vermillion, and Yankton]; and a portion of Western Wisconsin that includes St. Croix County and Superior, Wisconsin).