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PGA Junior League

PGA Jr. League is shifting the perception of youth golf and the way learned and played. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA Professionals. It’s a game changer, and we’re so excited to offer PGA Jr. League at Christensen Golf Academy (playing the third 9 at Westview), Old Orchard CC in Pittsfield, and River Valley Golf Club in Canton.  There will also be teams at Deer Run in Hamilton, Carthage GC, in Carthage, Il. and Elks Fairview in Keokuk, Iowa.

Our PGA Jr. League program is open to boys and girls ages 6-13 of all skill levels – no golf experience required! Kids will learn the game and enjoy relaxed competition in a two-person scramble format that encourages mentorship, builds confidence and teaches sportsmanship. Kids will receive instruction from Mark Christensen, the 2012 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year, and his staff

Registration I will open around February 1.   The fee is $349. The only way to register is at  You can also search by zip code 62305 at to find the Christensen Golf Academy registration portal.

Each PGA Jr. League golfer will receive:

-Two high-quality team jerseys; (for home and away games). Jerseys are available in boys and girls sizes and customizable with our team name and player’s chosen jersey number!

-Performance T-shirt, hat, bag tag, stickers and drawstring bag.

6 Team Practices

-4-6 Regular Season Matches.

-Opportunity to advance to All-Star teams during post-season
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Christensen, at or call or text me at 2175779790 You can also visit and follow @pgajrleague on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more.

Match schedules will be posted once we receive our “Pod Designation” from the PGA.  Matches will take place in June and July on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings.  Our teams will play with teams from Quincy Country Club, Hannibal Country Club, and potentially Kirksville Country Club.

Practice for the Canton Team will take place at River Valley Golf Course on Thursdays, April 7, 21, 28 , and then switch to Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 at 6 pm.

Practice for the Pittsfield Team will take place on Saturdays April 9, 16,  30, May 7, 14, 21 at 4 pm.

I am planning on several Quincy Teams:  Until I have a better handle on the numbers associated with kids in Quincy, I will not be able to be extremely definitive.  In late March, I will assign kids to teams.
Please follow this link to be taken directly to the Quincy Registration Portal.

Practice for Quincy Teams will take place on Sundays,  April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 15, 22
They could also be scheduled for Monday evenings, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9

Practice times have not been determined at this point.  Times will be announced in late March, when teams are assigned. Times will be late afternoon/early evening.

Practice Times and days in Hamilton, Carthage, and Keokuk, are yet to be determined.  This post will be updated soon.

I can’t emphasize this enough.  Need based scholarships are available for this program.  If there is an active or retired military veteran in your immediate family your child is eligible for a $99 scholarship.  If your family is suffering from a medical hardship you may be eligible for a scholarship.  if you qualify for a need based scholarship and your child doesn’t have clubs and you can’t afford them, I will get them provided at no charge.

We look forward to a fun PGA Jr. League season at Christensen Golf Academy!