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The PJI provides junior golfers (boys and girls, ages 12-18) with team-based tournaments. Five-person teams are formed by private, public and resort-style golf courses. Each team competes in four or five PJI Divisional tournaments, one event hosted by each course within a Division. Top team and individual finishers within each Division advance to post-season play.Using the interclub concept, junior players develop team-based skills inherent in other sports, while competing in golf, a game which fosters integrity, leadership and life skills. The PJI is nationally sponsored by PING Golf and is headquartered in Phoenix. Additional sponsors include Bushnell Golf®, Thunderbirds®, FlexFit®, ECCO®, UST Mamiya®, and Arizona Golf Association.

Teams are formed by private, public and resort-style golf facilities.

Teams are comprised of 5-8 junior golfers (Boys & Girls, ages 12-18).

PJI seasons vary based on location. Please contact your golf course pro shop for additional information. PJI Schedules can be found under the "Tournaments" tab on the home page of the website.

Each team competes in four to five PJI Divisional tournaments, one event hosted by each course within a Division. The top team and individual finisher within each Division advance to post-season play.

  • Tournament format consists of 18-holes of stroke play.
  • Course yardages are based on the age and gender of the player.
  • Every player's score counts toward a team point total.
  • 725 points are distributed each tournament based on each player's individual score.

JGU provides each player on a team with:

  • A one-year subscription to Golfweek® Magazine
  • Additional participation gifts from our sponsors

JGU will create the schedule based on the host dates requested by each team participating. The JGU website will provide tee times, pairings and scoring for the event. Coaches, players and parents will be notified of upcoming tournaments and tee times. Tournaments will be run by the host course with support from Junior Golf University.

The JGU Facebook page is an additional resource used to communicate with all participants. We also occasionally create contests using the Facebook page.

Junior Golf University, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 2008 by John Souza, Director of PING WRX, in Phoenix, AZ. JGU provides online tournament management for PJI events and administrative support for PJI teams.

In 2008, eight teams from the Phoenix area participated in the first season of the PJI. Due to the excitement and success generated by the program, it expanded in 2017 to 58 teams and more than 400 junior golfers.

Contact your golf course pro shop for more information. Additional information can be found on our Facebook page, Junior Golf University.

If you love golf, you'll love competing in the PING Junior Interclub program. Combine your individual skills with teammates from your club to compete against other clubs. Golf is fun when you play well but it's even more fun when you and your team show what you are made of. Sign up today!

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