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“PGA Jr. League is a Little League-style golf program designed to get more kids involved with golf and promote family activities,”

A new PGA Jr. League will begin this fall at Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park for juniors 6 to 13 years old.

PGA Jr. League is recreational and developmental in nature as boys and girls of all skill levels learn and play the game of golf with expert coaching and guidance from PGA and/or LPGA Professional captains.

Registration is currently underway at wigwamgolf.com/jr-golf-league and closes on August 5. The cost to participate is $300 per junior and includes a team kit, 11 practices and approximately six matches.

The Wigwam’s PGA Jr. League season will run September through November. Practices will take place at Wigwam Golf Club on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nine-hole matches will be played on weekends beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Participants will wear numbered jerseys and compete on co-ed teams with friends in a two-person scramble format that encourages mentorship and builds confidence.

“PGA Jr. League is a Little League-style golf program designed to get more kids involved with golf and promote family activities,” said Leo Simonetta, director of golf operations, The Wigwam Golf Club.

In 2018, a record of more than 50,000 boys and girls played on 4,200 PGA Jr. League teams nationwide, an increase from 42,000 kids on 3,400 teams in 2017.

“We’re proud to be the first PGA Jr. League program in the West Valley and look forward to growing golf participation among juniors in the area,” Simonetta said.

For more information on the Wigwam Golf Club’s new PGA Jr. League, visit wigwamgolf.com/jr-golf-league or call 623-935-9414. For more information about PGA Jr. League, visit pgajrleague.com.