Am I Ready?

Am I Ready?

Are you a Southern Texas PGA Member Yet?

To play in Southern Texas PGA events, you must first register as a member of our program. To do so, please click here.

What is the Little Linksters Program?

The Little Linksters Program is program where juniors get the opportunity to participate in tournaments throughout the year geared toward creating lifetime golfers. Junior golfers, ages 6-12, are grouped by age, gender,skill level and play either 5 or 9 holes. The program encourages and motivates juniors to learn the game, enjoy the game, improve at their own pace, and be as competitive as each individual aspires.
The program is designed that once players improve their scores and ability, they move up to the next division. We feel that this type of program allows for players to move at their own pace and also allow the same age juniors to compete at different levels.

How do I know I'm prepared to play Little Linksters?

If you are a returning member you will be placed in the same division as you ended in the previous year. If you are new to the program, you will be placed in the 5 hole division unless a PGA Professional communicates with the STPGA that your child is ready to play 9 holes.

The STPGA strongly encourages juniors to take lessons and clinics from our PGA Professionals.Please call the STPGA office for recommendations on lessons or clinics. 

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Age and Hole Divisions

Co-Ed

6-8 5-hole Modified Tees
6-8 9-Hole Modified Tees

Boys

9-10 5-Hole Modified Tees
9-10 9-Hole Modified Tees
11-12 9-Hole Red Tees

Girls

9-10 5-Hole Modified Tees
9-10 9-Hole Modified Tees
11-12 9-Hole Red Tees


CLICK HERE for more information regarding the changes in division breakdown. 

Approximate Yardages and Divisions

 

9-Hole Red Division

9-Hole Modified Tees

5-Hole Modified Tees

Par 3’s

Forward Tees

60-80 yards

50-70 yards

Par 4’s

Forward Tees

150-200 yards

125-175 yards

Par 5’s

Forward Tees

250-300 yards

200-250 yards

 

Please Note: Yardages may be altered or modified based on course layout at each facility.

Target Scores for Division Advancement

Once a player starts in a division the only way to move up to the next division in their age group is based off their scores. Below is an outline of how players move up from one division to another.

  • Currently plays in the 5-hole Modified Division

    • Scores 8-over-par or lower in two events, the player will advance to the 9-hole Modified Division.

  • Examples for Division Advancements

    • A junior who plays 5-hole modified with a par of 21, for example (one par 3, two par 4s, two par 5s) must post a score of 29 or better in two tournaments to advance to the 9-hole Modified Division.

  • Important Notes

    • All juniors in 11-12 age division will be placed 9-hole Red division. Those scoring 9-over-par or better are encouraged to participate in the Junior Tour for continued improvement.

    • The Junior Golf Committee and Director of Junior Golf have the authority to move a junior down a division if their tournament scores fall substantially and disrupt the overall tournament atmosphere in their division (pace of play, lack of knowledge on Rules of Golf, etc.)