Junior Golf Activities
Once again HITT Contracting and Lindsay Automotive Group will be the presenting sponsors for the MAPGA Junior Tour. This is the third consecutive year both companies will be sponsors.
The MAPGA Junior Tour consists of golf tournaments for boys and girls ages 10-18. Last year, the Tour included 600 members who competed in 25 events throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This year, the Tour will feature a total of 24 events including the season-ending two-day 36-hole MAPGA Junior Tour Championship, featuring the top 56 players (based upon performance points accumulated throughout the season) from the Tour. The junior who accumulates the most points in Tour events and the championship will be named “MAPGA Junior Tour Player of the Year” for his/her age category. A Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship is awarded annually to one boy and one girl member.
JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS/CLINICS
PGA members and apprentices are always in demand to help with the Section's youth programs and clinics. These programs include Paul Berry's "Get Hooked on Golf" after-school and summer program, the Camp Fantastic/Special Love clinic (for children with cancer), and the junior clinics conducted in conjunction with several events. Members will receive MSR hours for participating in these activities. Please contact the MAPGA Junior Golf Director (540-720-7420 ext. 128) to volunteer your services.
THE DENNIS O’LEARY CLUBS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Arrangements to donate “Clubs For Kids” can be made by contacting the Junior Golf Director (540-720-7420, ext. 128). PGA Professional Al Fenstomocher currently orchestrates this program. Clubs are available to be cut down and re-gripped (grips are normally available at no charge) and are also available for Section-sponsored clinics and junior programs. Several weeks of advance notice would be appreciated.
JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION
Since its inception in 1990, the Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Golf Foundation has gained prominence as supporting one of the premier golf programs in the nation. Reaching out to over 2,500 junior golfers annually, the Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Golf Foundation is recognized as a key ingredient in the promotion of junior golf in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The Foundation was established to further enhance the Section’s existing junior activities, to create new programs, to continue to cultivate inner-city youth programs, and to assist with the Junior Interclub Leagues throughout the Middle Atlantic Section. The MAPGA Junior Golf Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible by individuals and/or corporations. MAPGA members are encouraged to assist with the fundraising efforts of the Foundation.
The MAPGA Spring Fling is the event to kickoff the MAPGA junior golf season and allows juniors on Spring Break the opportunity to get a head start on the season. This event is open to all boys and girls ages 12-18 residing within the boundaries of the Middle Atlantic Section.
OTHER JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
The MAPGA runs two invitation-only events each year. The first is the PGA Junior Championship. One boy and one girl will move on to the National Championship held in July each year. The second is the MAPGA Nordlinger Cup. This tournament has been held for over 30 years and as long as our records show it has always been held at Mt. Vernon Country Club in Alexandria, VA. Please click through all of the links under the Junior Golf heading to familiarize yourself with our offerings.