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Youth Programs


The Youth pillar of PGA REACH Central New York is devoted to engaging the next generation of golfers by offering accessible programs for all ages and encourage a lifelong interest in golf.

The Central New York PGA and its members work to provide a variety of programs for all level of junior players. The game of golf is associated with many physical and emotional benefits for participants. Our goal is to provide safe, fun programs for junior golfers while teaching them fundamentals.

PGA REACH Central New York has run a very popular and successful PGA Jr. League program for eight (8) years, primarily in CNY suburbs. Now, through PGA REACH Central New York Pro-Am fundraising efforts, we seek to expand this program, making it available to Syracuse city youth with a pilot project in Spring 2023.

PGA Jr. League is the flagship youth program of PGA REACH, the charitable Foundation of the PGA of America. PGA Jr. League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls to learn and enjoy the game of golf. PGA Jr. League brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals.

The CNY PGA hosts multiple Drive, Chip and Putt qualifiers during the season. Drive, Chip and Putt is free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.

The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a joint initiative of the PGA of America, the USGA and the Masters Tournament. The National Finals take place each year at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament. The Drive, Chip and Putt is open to boys and girls ages 7-15. Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions in four age categories: 7-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old.

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Yearly Highlights

Moretti earns #GameChanger Award

Moretti earns #GameChanger Award

February 12, 2024

  PGA of America Golf Associate Matt Moretti’s efforts to grow the game at the junior level have made an impact at Corning Country Club and

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McGinnis receives PGA Jr. League #GameChanger Award

McGinnis receives PGA Jr. League #GameChanger Award

March 01, 2023

Congratulations to Ryan McGinnis, PGA (Turning Stone Resort Casino) for earning the 2022 PGA Jr. League #GameChanger Award for our Section.  

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Syracuse 13U All-Stars place second at PGA Jr. League Regional

Syracuse 13U All-Stars place second at PGA Jr. League Regional

September 14, 2022

  The Central New York PGA and Drumlins Country Club played host to the Region 2 PGA Jr. League Golf Regional Championship on Sept. 9-11.  

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