Learn to Play

Learn to Play

During the Learn to Play stage children should be converting their fundamental skills into competitive skills. This stage is “The Golden Age of Learning” for specific golf skills. A greater amount of time should be spent training and practicing skills.

It may be tempting to consider golf specific specialization at this age but that is strongly discouraged. Premature specialization promotes one-sided development and increases the likelihood of injury and burnout.

Your local PGA Professional is your best resource to plug into these programs and to help your junior golfer along the pathway to competition. Enter your hometown below to search for a golf course and a PGA Professional near you!

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PGA & LPGA Professional Instruction

As juniors learn to play the game of golf, the guildance and expertise of a certified, trained PGA or LPGA Professional is a key component to that development.  The JGAC continues to aggregate the camp and instructional opportunities offered across the state. That aggregated list, sorted by geographic areas can be found here.


PGA Junior League Golf

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.

Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. PGA Junior League Golf utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development - both on and off course.

With more than 2,500 teams and 30,000 participants in 2015 - and Ambassadors like Rory McIlroy and Michelle Wie - PGA Junior League Golf has wide-ranging appeal for both youth and their parents. Learn More


Drive Chip & Putt

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel. Learn More


JGAC Introductory Membership

JGAC Introductory members will have ample opportunities to learn more about the game and prepare to become a recreational or competitive player. Learn More


Club Hosted Events

Courses across Colorado host junior tournaments. Consider playing in a club hosted event as a way to get introduced to competitive golf.

2019 Dale Douglass Junior Tournament | Quail Dunes Golf Course | Fort Morgan, CO | July 19, 2019 

Gold Crown Foundation

Gold Crown Junior Golf is a fun and competitive way to learn to play while improving your golf game! Spring, summer and fall programs are offered for ages 12-18. Tournaments are regionalized at either north or south golf courses throughout the Denver Metro Area. Learn More

Pikes Peak Junior Tour

PPJT provides a competitive golf experience for junior (10-18) golfers in Southern Colorado. The program focuses on children’s enjoyment and development of the game. Learn More


US Kids Denver Tour

US Kids Local Tours are a great opportunity for young players (5-14) to become familiar with competitive golf.  Click Here to see upcoming US Kids Golf Events in Colorado.