PGA Junior League is an introductory competitive team program where players pair up with a partner to compete against pairs from another team in a scramble, match-play format. Scramble is a friendly format where both players hit their tee shot, select the best position, both play from there, select the best position again and so on... through the remainder of the hole. Scramble is a good format for newer players as they can move on from a poor shot without too much pressure or consequence. Better players also enjoy this format for the strategic possibilities.

Matches are contested over 9 holes. Each match consists of 3, 3-hole sub-matches or "Flags". Each "Flag" is worth one point. This generally results in a tight outcome for each match. We will compete against other teams from nearby courses like Inverness, South Suburban GC, Highlands Ranch GC, and Littleton Golf and Tennis in both home and away matches. Parents will provide all transportation.

This program is co-sponsored by the PGA of America. Raccoon Creek is planning to host 3 teams of 13 years old and under (13U) as well as 1 team of players 17 years and under (17U).

The 13U program is appropriate for players who have some prior golf experience and can hit some shots over 100 yards. We will be providing plenty of instruction and guidance, but players need to bring a maturity level consistent with following instruction so we can create the proper learning environment. Supervision will be provided but players will need the maturity to work with a partner and their opponents to play safely, fairly, and without delay.

At Raccoon Creek, our emphasis for the program is (in order):
• Have fun, promote sportsmanship, and inclusiveness
• Learn golf rules, etiquette and match play procedure
• Develop golf skills
• Develop a healthy competitive nature

Participants in all of our PGA Junior League Programs will receive:
• Home and Away team Jerseys with numbers and team name
• PGA Junior League caps and other t-gifts like a Jr. League backpack, bag tag, water bottle, and t-shirt
• 6 official supervised matches (Green Fees and range warm-up included)
• Over 11 total hours of instruction including:
   - 30 minutes of private instruction with our pros (schedule directly with a pro)
   - (3) 1-hour skill sessions (on the range, putting and chipping areas)
   - (4) 2-hour sessions that will include on-course play, practice matches, classroom style instruction on match play rules etiquette and strategy, scramble format and how to play at an acceptable pace
• 1-hour kickoff/welcome session/clinic for the players and parents at 4pm after our Junior Golf Day on April 4th
• 5-punch card for small buckets to use during practice on your own
• Season Ending Banquet/Play Day for players and parents
• Special rates for parent-child play on selected evenings at Raccoon Creek

The 17U program is appropriate for all graduates of the 13U program. It is also excellent for players with or without high school golf aspirations. We had 5 players from 2019 go on to play High School Golf. This is an excellent avenue for players to continue in the game and experience a moderate level of competition.

The cost for 2020 for either the 13U or 17U program is 5.

2020 Raccoon Creek PGA Jr. League Revised Practice Schedule
2020 13U Tenative Match Schedule

Practice sessions and home matches will generally be on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The season will run from about mid-April through mid-July.

We will consider all requests from parents to place players who are siblings or friends on the same team to make life easier regarding transportation and spectating.

Junior League Registration Is Now Open!