West Allis, WI (April 20, 2021) – The Wisconsin Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (WPGA) Junior Foundation (www.wiscjuniorgolf.com) announces open registration for the Junior Golf Tournament Series in timing with the start of one of the biggest seasons for golf in Wisconsin.
Open registration for the WPGA Junior Golf Tournament Series begins April 20. Registration for members began March 31 and registration is currently pacing at a record pace. The 2021 WPGA series will consist of 130 events hosted from May-October 17 throughout Wisconsin with programs for all levels of play. A sellout is anticipated for many of the events due to an increased demand from returning players and new-to-the-sport junior golfers. Early registration is encouraged now that registration is open to the public.
“The interest in the game is surging due in great part to the pandemic. Those that have been playing are playing more often and new players are getting into the game with vigor. The same is being seen in the junior golf realm,” said Andy Landenberger, Director of Junior Golf at WPGA Junior Foundation. “We hope this influx continues to soar even beyond the pandemic for golfers of all ages, especially youth.”
Golf is proving to be a high-demand activity due to its naturally social distanced nature and the ability to play the sport at any ability level and age. The Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation offers programs, tournament experiences and scholarships for every kid, everywhere by providing positive opportunities, enjoyment and education for our state’s junior golfers and their families. The goal is to get new members and existing members to play more often in WPGA-hosted tournaments and tours and participate in PGA-hosted nationwide programs Drive, Chip and Putt and PGA Jr. League. Whether a beginner level golfer or an experienced youth player with a tournament series comprised of Par 3 Tour, Future Tour, Milwaukee County Tour, Junior Tour, and the Players Tour.
“Golf is more than a game, it is a lifelong journey. The WPGA Junior Foundation is on a continued mission to get more juniors involved at a young age to get start their journey with this lifelong sport,” said Landenberger. “We are committed to helping junior golfers navigate through their golf journeys so that they can take it as far as they want it to go.”
How to Register: The Wisconsin Junior league foundation website has all the information needed to become a lifelong golfer. Visit wiscjuniorgolf.com to view the WPGA Junior Golf Road Map and register online. Registration fees start at $29 and include a free 1.5-hour lesson ($175 value) at a Wisconsin GolfTec Store, discounts at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells (Save $50-$100 per night) and Enterprise / National Rental Car discount code, Culver’s coupon, engraved bag tag and WPGA gift, discounted tournament entry fees and priority registration, member-only events, and the ability to apply for a scholarships. Complimentary registration for PGA Jr. League participants ages 11 and under. For more information, contact the Wisconsin PGA at (414) 443-3570 or ask a local PGA Professional.
How to Support: Did you know we had our own license plate? Proceeds from the license plate go directly to the Foundation’s scholarship program. The Junior Foundation has awarded over $275,000 in scholarships to date and look to award $40,000 more this year. Scholarships are based on academics and high school seniors and college students may apply.
How to Apply for Scholarship: The purpose of the WPGA Junior Foundation scholarship program is to assist graduating high school and college students in financing their college education. There are two separate scholarship forms. One is for graduating high school seniors and the other is for current college students. In 2020, the WPGA Junior Foundation awarded 34 scholarships totaling $34,000. The organization is anticipating awarding even more funds in 2021. Deadline for both scholarship applications is April 30, 2021. Registration link: https://www.wiscjuniorgolf.com/2021-scholarship-applications-now-available
About the Wisconsin Section PGA
The Wisconsin Section is one of the 41 sections that comprise the regional entities of the PGA of America. Over 500 members and associates belong to the Wisconsin Section, stretching from areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to almost the entire state of Wisconsin. Annually, the Wisconsin Section conducts over 40 professional events, operates its Junior Golf Foundation and participates in several growth-of-the-game activities (PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt and instructional clinics/days). Wisconsin PGA Office is located at 11350 W. Theo Trecker Way in West Allis, Wis.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, comprised of nearly 29,000 male and female golf professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The organization serves millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives and award-winning golf promotions.