JR. Golf Resources

FUN and AFFORDABLE options to get your junior into golf!

SCGA Junior Golf Club
SCGA Junior Golf Club membership includes the Golf Pass.  The Golf Pass program creates affordable access to golf for youth by establishing $1-$5 green and range fees at Southern California golf facilities during off-peak hours. Participants get certified for the Golf Pass upon successful completion of a series of online quizzes that include golf rules, etiquette and decision making.  NOTE: The Golf Pass is good for one bucket of balls and one round of golf per day, please refer to the participating facilities page for rates and times offered at your local facility.

Who: Junior golfers in Southern California under the age of 18
*Juniors 18 years old and still in high school are eligible to apply
Cost: $50 per member *Financial assistance available
Annual memberships includes:
-SCGA membership- ability to establish a handicap index
-Opportunities to sign up for monthly Club outings
-Invitations to special golf outings and educational events
-Eligibility for college scholarships
-Access to $1-$5 green and range fees at more than 155 Southland facilities (upon completion of online certification)
-Monthly newsletters promoting upcoming events and member highlights

Visit http://www.scgajunior.org/golf-club/ for more information and to register.

JC GOLF Junior Players Card
JC Junior Players receive green fee discounts at all JC Golf Courses.

  • Available to golfers ages 6-19
  • Reduced green fees at all JC Golf courses* – Save up to 50% on rounds of golf!
  • Based upon tee time availability, playing privileges at the JC Junior Rate (a) at all JC Golf courses Monday through
    Friday, and (b) at JC Golf championship courses on weekends and designated holidays after 1 p.m.
  • Ability to make starting times at Oaks North, Reidy Creek and Welk Resorts San Diego for play any day and any time.
  • PLUS receive special invitations to organized play in seasonal JC Junior Camps, Clinics, Leagues, Parent-Junior Leagues, and the JC Golf Junior Tour Championship
    *The JC Junior rate does not include golf cart fee. Juniors must pay the applicable cart fee when riding.

The annual JC Golf Junior Players Card fee is just $40.00.  Visit – https://www.jcgolf.com/jc-junior-golf-players-card/

San Diego City Courses Junior Monthly Ticket for Torrey Pines GC, Balboa Park GC, and Mission Bay Gc
Only $10.50 per month! **Must be a resident of the City of San Diego**
-$25 annual resident card purchase required.
-Offers unlimited golf Mon-Fri after 3pm for juniors ages 17-Under with purchase of $10.50 monthly ticket.
Visit the starter at Torrey Pines GC, Balboa Park GC or Mission Bay GC for more information.

PGA Junior League
PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 13 and under, to learn and enjoy the game of golf from PGA and LPGA Professionals.  Like many other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends.

College Recruiting

The mission and goals of the San Diego County Junior Golf Association are not necessarily predicated on producing Division I college golfers. This association prides itself in developing young players into model citizens with core values in respect and integrity. However, we do understand the desire of many of our members to play college golf. This is a summary of the basic rules of recruiting for NCAA athletes.

We must clarify that the SDJGA is in no way associated with the NCAA. If you have any recruiting questions please call the NCAA directly at (317) 917-6222 or visit their website at ncaa.org and request a copy of the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete free of charge.

Rules for Recruiting
When you start ninth-grade classes, you become a “prospective student-athlete.” You become a “recruited prospective student-athlete” at a particular college if any coach or representative of the college’s athletics interests (booster or representative) contacts you (or your family) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college. Activities by coaches or boosters that cause you to become a recruited prospective student-athlete are:

  • Providing you with an official visit
  • Making more than one phone call to you or your family
  • Visiting you or a member of your family anywhere other than the college campus

No alumni, boosters or representatives of a college’s athletics interests can be involved in your recruiting. You (or your family) may not receive any benefits such as cash, clothing, cars, improper expenses, transportation, gifts or loans to encourage you to sign a National Letter of Intent or attend an NCAA college. Letters from coaches, faculty members and students are not allowed until September 1 at the beginning of your junior year of high school.

NCAA Clearinghouse
At the beginning of your junior year, you should sign up for the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse, which are minimum requirements to participate in Division I and II athletics. For registration materials, contact your high school guidance counselor or call the NCAA at (319) 337-1492.

Phone Calls
Phone calls from faculty members and coaches are not permitted until July 1 after the completion of your junior year. After this, a college coach or faculty member may call you (or your parents/legal guardians) once a week. You (or your parents) may call a coach at your expense at any time. Coaches may also accept collect calls from you and may use a toll-free number to receive telephone calls from you on or after July 1 after completion of your junior year.

A college coach may contact you in person off the college campus no more than three times on or after July 1 of your junior year. Any face-to-face meeting between a college coach and you or your parents, during which any of you say more than “hello” is a contact. Also, any face-to-face meeting that is prearranged or that occurs at your high school, competition or practice site is a contact, regardless of the conversation. Coaches may not contact you off the college campus more than three times. A college coach may visit your high school (with the approval of your high school principal) only once a week during a contact period.

An evaluation is any off-campus activity used to assess your academic qualifications or athletics ability, including a visit to your high school (during which no contact occurs) or watching you practice or compete at any site. Institutions have seven permissible recruiting opportunities (contacts and evaluations) during the academic year, and not more than three of the seven opportunities may be in-person, off-campus contacts. Once you sign a National Letter of Intent, you may be evaluated an unlimited number of times by the college with which you have signed.

Official Visits
During your senior year, you can have one expense-paid (official) visit per college. You may receive no more than five such visits. You cannot have an official visit unless you have provided the college your high school academic transcript and a score from a PSAT, an SAT, a PACT or an ACT taken on a national test date under national testing conditions.

National Letter of Intent
A National Letter of Intent is an agreement signed by the prospective student-athlete, parent or legal guardian and the athletic director. The agreement states that the institution agrees to provide the prospective student-athlete, who is admitted to the institution and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules, athletic aid for one academic year in exchange for the prospect’s agreement to attend the institution for one academic year. Also, other institutions agree not to recruit a prospective student-athlete once he/she signs a NLI. The prospective student-athlete will no longer receive recruiting calls and is ensured an athletic scholarship for one academic year once the NLI is signed.

NCAA Contact Info

For more information on National Letters of Intent please contact:
National Letter of Intent
2201 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203-3000
Phone: (205) 458-3000
Fax: (205) 458-3031

To receive NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse registration materials from NCAA, call: (319) 337-1492. For other NCAA recruiting questions, call the NCAA: (317) 917-6222.

Relevant Web sites : ncaa.org and national-letter.org