Junior Golf

Welcome to another exciting year of Junior Golf
at Kemper Lakes Golf Club!

The staff at Kemper Lakes is very exited about Junior Golf. Through incorporating the PGA Junior Golf League as a model for our instructional programming, it is our mission to make Kemper Lake's Junior Program the most fun and exciting program in the North Suburbs.
 

 
 
 “I was so lucky to grow up playing golf surrounded by great mentors. Now, I want to help grow the game for the next generation of golfers, helping provide them with all the opportunities I had."  - Lexi Thompson

“I was so lucky to grow up playing golf surrounded by great mentors. Now, I want to help grow the game for the next generation of golfers, helping provide them with all the opportunities I had."  - Lexi Thompson

PGA Junior League Instructional Programs
PGA Jr. League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls 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 Jr. League utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development – both on and off course.
 
With 42,000 participants in 2017 – and Ambassadors including Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson – PGA Jr. League has wide-ranging appeal for both youth and their parents.
 
Mission, Vision and Values 
PGA Jr. League is the key youth initiative of PGA REACH, the charitable arm of the PGA of America. As such, the program focuses on fun, recreation, good health and sportsmanship. PGA Jr. League is recreational and developmental in nature and works with PGA Sections and local youth organizations across the country to offer an alternative, social golf format. This unique approach highlights team play versus individual competition and serves as a feeder system to transition youth golfers to existing junior golf programs.

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History 
PGA Jr. League began in 2011, with teams competing in Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, and San Diego. The inaugural PGA Jr. League Golf "World Series" was held in September of the same year at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., which was captured by the Atlanta team.
 
The first-ever PGA Jr. League Golf National Championship was held in 2012 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club among six Regional Champions. It was captured by Team California.
 
Since its inception, participation in PGA Jr. League has skyrocketed, with 42,000 youth participants competing on 3,400 teams in 2017. 

Due the success of this program, the Kemper Lakes Professional Staff has decided to use the PGA Junior League as a model for our instructional programs. Under this umbrella, we will introduce fundamentals of the game, while maintaining an enjoyable and fun group atmosphere.
 

 “PGA Jr. League represents the future of our game. I'm excited about its growth, and by joining forces with Rory and Michelle as Ambassadors, we have an opportunity to help introduce the game to the next generation of golfers."  - Rickie Fowler

“PGA Jr. League represents the future of our game. I'm excited about its growth, and by joining forces with Rory and Michelle as Ambassadors, we have an opportunity to help introduce the game to the next generation of golfers." 
- Rickie Fowler

 
 

 
 

As a member, you and your family will have access to Junior Golf events for you and your kids all throughout the Summer. 

PGA Junior League “Spring Training”

PGA Junior League Summer Season

2018 Junior Golf Events

Tuesday Junior Golf

Junior Golf Lesson Packages
 

 

PGA Junior League “Spring Training”
Boys & Girls Ages 8 - 13 (20 child maximum)

In this program, juniors will go through five instructional practices on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 pm. The practices will introduce fundamentals in putting, short game and full swing, as well as introducing players to the PGA Jr. League format and rules.
 
Beginning Saturday April 21 at 4:00pm, the Spring Training team will compete in “house league” matches at Kemper. The 6-hole scramble matches will last until approximately 6:00pm on Saturday evenings.
 
Thursday Practices & Saturday Matches.


2018 Junior Golf Events
Tuesday Junior Clinics
Boys & Girls of all ages welcome
 
Morning & Afternoon Sessions.
 
These weekly clinics will be organized as instructional session on the range.  The golf professional staff will divide the juniors up into stations that cover fundamentals in putting, chipping, sand play, full swing, course management etc.  There will also be weeks dedicated to on course practice and play.

PGA Junior League Summer Season
Boys & Girls Ages 8 – 13 (18 child maximum)
 
The goal of this program at Kemper Lakes is to field a team of up to 18 players.  The team will represent Kemper Lakes in five regular season matches against Biltmore, Hawthorn Woods, Royal Melbourne and Inverness.  Additionally, there will be weekly team practices held at Kemper Lakes on Thursday afternoons. 
 
The low-pressure competitive environment places the juniors in a 9-hole, two player scramble format for each match.
 
Thursday Practices & Saturday Matches.


Tuesday Junior Golf
Morning & Afternoon Sessions.

These sessions will be organized as and instructional session on the range. The golf professionals will divide the juniors up into stations that cover fundamentals in putting, short game and full swing. The golf professionals will also dedicate entire classes to on course time. We will have fun games and prizes during each session.


Junior Golf Lesson Packages
Private lessons are also available from our golf professional staff.  This is an opportunity to get personalized one on one instruction as opposed to the group instruction of our leagues and weekly clinics.