BREC Golf Brings PGA Junior League to Baton Rouge
BREC's Golf Department introduces the PGA Junior League Program, golf's version of Little League, to the Baton Rouge area.
BREC will host the following Junior League information and registration meetings:
- March 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at J.S. Clark Park Golf Course
- April 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Webb Memorial Golf Course
- April 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at City Park Golf Course.
The Junior Golf League program includes junior boys and girls, ages 13 and under. BREC's leagues will consist of four to six teams with eight to 11 players per team. Team competitions square off in a series of nine-hole matches. The matches are then broken down into three-hole "flags," played in a scramble format.
BREC will refine the traditional PGA league format by having two divisions; a developmental league for newer players and a more advanced league, known as the competitive division, comprised of more experienced players. The advanced league will utilize both scramble and best ball formats in their matches.
Competitive league play begins May 28 with developmental league play following on June 2. The season runs through mid-July when both teams play in local championships. State and regional competition will occur between all-star teams from various Louisiana cities, with the possibility of BREC's team qualifying for the national championship in the fall.
PGA Professional Jack Terry, BREC's player development manager, will coordinate and supervise the league. Teams will wear uniforms with numbers, hold practices like other team sports and participate in scheduled matches. Teams play from designated tees based on their skill level. Just as in other junior team sports, Junior League golfers will be coached by volunteer parents and onlookers are invited to attend and cheer on their team.
For more information on BREC's PGA Junior League Golf Program, call Jack Terry at 225-272-9200, ext. 366 or visit golf.brec.org.
It is BREC's mission to contribute to a healthier, more vibrant community by providing exceptional parks, open spaces and recreation experiences for all of East Baton Rouge Parish.