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#1 BloctonGolf11

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:36 PM

Hi everyone,

We are hearing some news about changes to our PGA Junior League costs for the year at our local club so I wanted to get some data from around the country on other leagues. What does your league fee run and what all do you get for that (number of practices, number of matches, gear, any other perks)? Really appreciate it everyone!

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:52 PM

I think ours was $175 (may have bee $225.  I don't remember squat anymore).  We got 6 matches, 2 practice matches, two crappy shirts (they were horrible), a crappy hat that was never worn, and a free tournament from our local junior golf foundation.  That was it.  I have been to clubs and have seen them as high as $450.00 for a season.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:00 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 22 January 2019 - 01:52 PM, said:

I think ours was $175 (may have bee $225.  I don't remember squat anymore).  We got 6 matches, 2 practice matches, two crappy shirts (they were horrible), a crappy hat that was never worn, and a free tournament from our local junior golf foundation.  That was it.  I have been to clubs and have seen them as high as $450.00 for a season.

Ours was $175 before and we got 8 matches, 14 group practices, and the little swag bag of uniform, shirt and hat. I considered that a great deal. However, they are now talking of lumping in as part of this big "developmental" program and charging something like $175 a month for 6 months with group lessons and Jr. League being the foundation...

Edited by BloctonGolf11, 25 January 2019 - 09:23 AM.

Dad's Bag

D: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto
Ball: Srixon Q-Star

Son's Bag (9 years old)
D: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
P: Nike Oven MC-07W Prototype
Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:37 PM

View PostBloctonGolf11, on 22 January 2019 - 02:00 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 22 January 2019 - 01:52 PM, said:

I think ours was $175 (may have bee $225.  I don't remember squat anymore).  We got 6 matches, 2 practice matches, two crappy shirts (they were horrible), a crappy hat that was never worn, and a free tournament from our local junior golf foundation.  That was it.  I have been to clubs and have seen them as high as $450.00 for a season.

Ours was $175 before and we got 8 matches, 14 group practices, and the little swag bag of uniform, shirt and hate. I considered that a great deal. However, they are now talking of lumping in as part of this big "developmental" program and charging something like $175 a month for 6 months with group lessons and Jr. League being the foundation...

I thought the swag bag was cheap.  I am in the textile industry and the printing on the shirts was just lousy.  I would have fired one of my employees if that was the product they were putting out.

We have a great Junior Foundation in our town.

They do snag golf in the elementary schools.
They have 4 days of programs for beginning to intermediate golf golfers at local golf facilities spread throughout the community.  These run on a weekly basis in conjunction with the semesters of school.
They try to run a 1 day tournament every month.  Hard to do during season.  They will run a scramble for the beginning and younger kids.  For intermediate and more advanced they hold stroke play, 4-ball, match play, team play.

They don't do a good job with the elite/advancing player, but they know it.

PGA Jr. League is great for what it is.  Depending on the amount of group lessons involved would determine if the $175.00 a month was worth it.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:42 PM

I think ours was $225.

6 matches, practice rounds anytime the director was around, free range balls, two shirts, and a hat.

It was fun, but won't do it again unless my kid somehow gets 'recruited' to play on one of the stacked teams when he is older.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 10:44 AM

Ours is $200.  7 matches, 10-12 practices, unlimited range balls, and all of the gear from PGA that everyone else got.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:19 PM

Ours was $200 and included:

8 matches at Monterey Bay area courses (2 private, 2 resort and 1 36-hole "best value" public course)
2 jerseys, team hat, t-shirt, drawstring bag and bag tag
Team practices

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

$290 per Child

- 5 free buckets of balls
- 6 group team practices
- 5 Games
- Each participant will receive 3 jerseys. 2 of those will be practice jersey’s and one will be a game jersey. They will also get a tee shirt, a hat, bag tag and sling-back bag.
- End of season Pizza party

Its expensive, but my Kids really enjoy it. Overall its been a great experience. We'll do it again this year.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:30 AM

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the responses. This whole move was sprung on us in the last few weeks and several of us are questioning whether or not this is the right course of action for the league, particularly in reference to younger and more beginning players so this will be valuable as we talk to the pros about our concerns with Jr. League being completely tied to this new program.
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D: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto
Ball: Srixon Q-Star

Son's Bag (9 years old)
D: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
P: Nike Oven MC-07W Prototype
Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 03:34 PM

View PostBloctonGolf11, on 22 January 2019 - 02:00 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 22 January 2019 - 01:52 PM, said:

I think ours was $175 (may have bee $225.  I don't remember squat anymore).  We got 6 matches, 2 practice matches, two crappy shirts (they were horrible), a crappy hat that was never worn, and a free tournament from our local junior golf foundation.  That was it.  I have been to clubs and have seen them as high as $450.00 for a season.

Ours was $175 before and we got 8 matches, 14 group practices, and the little swag bag of uniform, shirt and hat. I considered that a great deal. However, they are now talking of lumping in as part of this big "developmental" program and charging something like $175 a month for 6 months with group lessons and Jr. League being the foundation...

Sounds like they are trying to prop up an unsuccessful junior golf program with the more popular PGAJL.


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#11 BloctonGolf11

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:44 AM

View PostBertGA, on 25 January 2019 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostBloctonGolf11, on 22 January 2019 - 02:00 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 22 January 2019 - 01:52 PM, said:

I think ours was $175 (may have bee $225.  I don't remember squat anymore).  We got 6 matches, 2 practice matches, two crappy shirts (they were horrible), a crappy hat that was never worn, and a free tournament from our local junior golf foundation.  That was it.  I have been to clubs and have seen them as high as $450.00 for a season.

Ours was $175 before and we got 8 matches, 14 group practices, and the little swag bag of uniform, shirt and hat. I considered that a great deal. However, they are now talking of lumping in as part of this big "developmental" program and charging something like $175 a month for 6 months with group lessons and Jr. League being the foundation...

Sounds like they are trying to prop up an unsuccessful junior golf program with the more popular PGAJL.

I would not call it unsuccessful yet as this is a new deal but I definitely agree there is an inherent bait and switch tactic going on which I am not happy about. Thankfully, they are now coming back with some modifications and differing plans.
Dad's Bag

D: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto
Ball: Srixon Q-Star

Son's Bag (9 years old)
D: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
P: Nike Oven MC-07W Prototype
Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis

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