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Junior Golf Assoc. of AZ

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a non-profit organization that promotes junior golf throughout the state of Arizona by providing young individuals the opportunity to play in affordable events. JGAA programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf as well as Boys Golf Club.

JGAA tournament membership is open to all boys and girls, ages 8 through their 19th birthday or the day they enter college. It is also required that they understand the JGAA policies and procedures, attend a Rules of Golf clinic, complete the required rules exam and pay the annual membership fee.

Participants in JGAA golf tournaments are divided by age and gender, and play from various course yardages. JGAA tournaments are year-round one- and two-day events conducted primarily during the summer months. Juniors participating in tournament play must be tournament ready. Individuals new to tournament play may choose to participate in LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix or the JGAA Boys Golf Club.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is a developmental golf program designed for girls ages 5 through 18. It was formed specifically to create a network for girls to learn to play golf, build friendships and compete in a nonthreatening environment. The program meets year-round, with weekly events in the summer and monthly events during the school year. Events include clinics and tournaments, family events, glow-ball golf, team better ball and stroke- play events. Girls enter the program at one of seven skill levels ranging from 3-hole beginning play with a caddy to 18-hole competitions. For information on LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix go online to www.girlsgolfofphoenix.org.

The JGAA Boys Golf Club is a developmental junior golf program designed for boys ages 5 through 14. The program is designed to encourage participants to have fun, learn basic fundamentals of the game and provide an opportunity to advance and grow by playing from appropriate yardages for each skill level. The Boys Golf Club has numerous events throughout the year at various courses in the metro Phoenix area. It offers a variety of different golf formats ranging from individual stroke play to team better ball. Each Boys Golf Club event consists of five participation levels, with each level playing 3, 6, 9 or 18 holes from appropriate yardages. Although the Boys Golf Club is primarily a program to help kids have fun and learn the game, each event will have a competition element in which prizes will be awarded. Annual membership fees and tournament entry fees are minimal.

For information on the Boys Golf Club visit www.boysgolfclub.org. For more information on the JGAA, go to www.jgaa.org or call 602.944.6168.