What is PGA Jr. League?

Sponsored by the PGA of America, PGA Jr. League brings friends, families, and communities together through the game of golf by offering team-based, competition golf for kids of all ages and skill levels. First Tee — Fort Worth is proud to host its own section of PGA Jr. League captained by our very own PGA member, Coach Chuck Dechert.

Participants register to play in the 13U or 17U leagues where they will be assigned to a team. Participants on each team play a predetermined number of holes in a scramble format in a group of 2-5 participants on the same team. Each week, teams are matched against each other to determine the number of points earned by each team at the end of a match. Points are accumulated among teams after each match to determine a champion team at the end of the season.

Parents will receive information on tee times and pairings prior to each match.


Who Can Play?

Experienced or not, any First Tee — Fort Worth participant between the ages of 6 and 17 can register to play in PGA Jr. League in either the 13U League or the 17U League. A participant under the age of 11 who has played competitive golf may move up to the 17U League with permission from a coach.

Our 13U League consists of beginner and advanced junior golfers between the ages of 6 and 13 and this group plays mostly at the Rivers Edge 6 hole course at our Rockwood Golf Course program location.  A typical match may take around 1 1/2 hours to finish once a group tees off their first hole.

Our 17U League consists of beginner and more advanced golfers as well between the ages of 11 and 17.  We typically play Squaw Creek and Pecan Valley golf courses and play 9 hole matches.  Players play their own ball with a scoring system in place for fairness.  A typical match may take 2 1/2 – 3 hours to play once a group has teed off.

How to Register

Spots available for the 13U Division for Winter 2023! There are two parts to registering for PGA Jr. League with First Tee — Fort Worth. To get the process started, register for PGA Jr. League just as you would register for classes or camps with First Tee — Fort Worth.

Fees are $40/participant for the 13U League.  Financial aid is available.

Once you register through our site, you will receive an email with instructions on completing the second portion of the registration process which will allow your participant to be assigned a team and receive their shirt and hat.  During the 2nd portion of the registration there is an annual $99 per participant fee cost unless you request a code or participated in the Spring league this year.  You will be given instructions on how to request this code and all are welcome to request a code.  Anyone that is military or on financial assistance will receive a code to waive the $99 annual fee without needing to ask for a code.  The $99 Annual registration fee is the cost that will cover the players team gear and is only required one time per year.

Let's Get Started

2023 Winter League

Winter Match Dates – Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9 and Dec 16.

Scoring Info – Each group is playing against the group in front or behind them.  With 13u each two holes is a match and 17u each 3 holes is a match.  So a 24 ties a 33 and a 543 beats a 464.  Total score for the two or three holes does not matter, it is match play for each hole.  Each 2 or 3 holes depending on league is worth 1 point for your overall team score.  The goal is to win all 3 points.

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PGA Jr. League Tee Times Nov 11

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Results Dec 2

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