Club League was founded by Jeremy Lee, PGA, CEO of GolfCritique.com, who believes that golf clubs have the biggest potential to influence the lives of our youth today. Youth travel sports has impacted club revenue due to families traveling on the weekend instead of playing golf. This is an opportunity to drive families back by allowing them to join your clubs travel team and take pride in playing for a National Championship. We are excited to launch the very first national competitive youth team travel golf league that will focus on motivating junior golfers to excel through the team atmosphere and change the future of the game.
Club League USA is open to any team in the United States and Canada for the 2021 season. Our League is open to private, semi-private, public & resort golf clubs. Independent teams may join the league as well in hopes to impact as many young players as possible. Teams accumulate points over the season to earn invitations to our regional Majors & Playoffs. Once into the playoffs, points will no longer count and the top 5 teams from each region will earn a spot to compete in our National Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
We have many distinguishing factors listed below, but one of the most exciting is that we don't have age or gender divisions. Juniors will play from tees based on their age & gender but will compete against other players based on their skill & player ranking, no matter the age or gender. Teams are composed of 5 to 10 players boys and/or girls from ages 8 to 15 years old and are ranked by their team manager for each tournament. Five players will start each tournament and each team will score points based on the the best 4 out of 5 scores against the field.
Our Approach distinguishes itself by:
Promoting a TEAM Approach to Youth Golf: Club League USA will encourage and develop valuable traits such as humility, leadership, and integrity that come with team membership. Young golfers will practice and play together and have a chance to represent their club with pride.
Values Competition: Club League USA believes healthy competition, fostered in an environment that values coaching and learning, is a trait that young golfers should be exposed to. Competition, as well as winning and losing, are part of life. Golf provides a healthy way for youth to be gracious in victory and defeat, have respect their competitors, and develop skills that will help them in every aspect of life.
Provides Championship Opportunities: Club teams will participate in tournaments during the regular season, which runs from April through September. Teams will earn points based on their finish in each tournament, with the top 40 teams in each region earning spots in a 36-hole playoffs in October. The top 5 teams in each division in the regional playoff will descend upon Pinehurst, North Carolina in November to compete for the Club League USA National Championship.
Benefits All Golf Clubs: The proliferation of youth team travel sports has impacted golf clubs, as families spend more weekends traveling to these events verses playing golf. Club League USA will drive families back to golf clubs by providing a team travel environment for young golfers based around a club setting. Families will become more involved in a variety of club activities through their child’s participation in Club League, along with the development of their young golfer. In addition, clubs will have the opportunity to generate revenue by hosting Club League USA tournaments and participation costs for their team.
Scholarship Opportunities: We pride ourselves in helping the youth of today become incredible leaders of tomorrow. Not every junior will have the opportunity simply based on the families financial situation. Due to this, we have created the "11th Player Scholarship!" This scholarship may be used by teams who fills their 10-player roster, the ability to offer a junior who shows promise on and off the course the opportunity to play on the team. This player will still compete for tournament starts, but the scholarship will cover all registration fees and tournament fees for the year. We believe these scholarships will make a substantial impact in a community and around the country.
Our goal at Club League USA is to drive families back to golf clubs and increase participation in golf as a TEAM sport. Club League USA will create relationships around the game, keeping juniors engaged and families involved at the club. Every club will build teams that practice, play, and compete together in the first ever competitive team travel golf league that young golfers can thrive in.
Club emphasizes the TEAM concept. Our open league allows juniors to compete on skill level, not by age or gender and increase participation, builds friendships, teaches integrity, humility and mentorship. Our league is the first of its kind and we hope to see you in 2021. Current programs like Drive, Chip & Putt, Operation 36 & PGA Junior League are great feeder systems to build your club team. Give you juniors an experience they will never forget and create a team that will compete together all the way to the National Championship!