Golf Business Conference 2019 Awards Ceremony
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD: Bestowed upon a course, entity or individual, which has implemented true and tested player development programs, providing effective return-on-investment and an overall welcoming atmosphere for new golfers of all ages.
PGA of America for PGA Jr. League
When the PGA Jr. League was created in 2012, it was designed to serve the PGA of America’s mission to “Serve the Member, Grow the Game” as well as the PGA Reach mission to “impact lives through golf.” The PGA Jr. League sought to achieve these goals using a team-based junior golf format and is committed to enriching lives through experiences that transcend golf. It does so through three distinguishing characteristics:
- Creating welcoming and social team environments.
- Creating supportive formats for players of all skill levels.
- And empowering PGA Professionals as leaders of their social golf communities.
Six years later, in 2018, more than 51,000 young golfers ages 6-17 participated in the program at more than 2,500 facilities. A total of 185,000 players have developed a love for the game throughout the program’s existence, generating more than $150 million in new incremental revenue for participating facilities. With more than 2,500 facilities participating and a robust scholarship program through PGA REACH, all children have an
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