Junior Links Tour

Junior Links Tour

Overview

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 Junior Links Tour?

The Junior Links Tour is for juniors who have just begun to play golf or need more experience before playing in our Junior Tour. It consists of 9-hole tournaments during the summer only and is open to juniors ages 13-18.

Junior Links Tour does not have a points list or a Championship.  

Rules of Play- Specific to Junior Links

There is a 10 stroke limit in effect for all Junior Links events.  As soon as a player has hit their 9th stroke and has not holed out, they must pick up for a 10.  A player must not pick up prior to their 9th stroke and take a 10, they must hit their 9th shot prior to picking up for a 10.

Age Divisions and Yardages (may vary based on course and conditions)

Boys 13-14 - 2,700 to 3,000 yards
Boys 15-18 - 2,900 to 3,200 yards
Girls 13-18 - 2,300 to 2,600 yards

2018 Junior Links Fall Schedule

To view the full schedule, please click here.

 Event registration will be open on the following dates: September events (August 1); October events (August 22); and November events (September 5).
 
**To look at the schedule by metro area use the "Search for Tournaments" feature in the top right-hand corner of the schedule**

Caddies

All players that are a part of the Junior Links Tour can have a caddie. In order to caddie, parents must take part in our caddie program. Below is an outline to follow. 

All Caddies must follow the Code of Conduct set forth in the STPGA Junior Golf Handbook at all times. Failure to follow could result in a suspension or prohibit a parent/adult from caddying for a Junior Links player in future events.

Please take a few moments to view these short caddie video tips. 

If you are on a tablet or mobile device, Click Here to watch these video's 
 
 
A few important notes for our caddies
  1. Caddies that were registered in years prior MUST re-register to be an official caddie for the new year prior to their first event. This includes payment of the membership fee AND passing the Caddie Quiz. Those caddies that do not re-register WILL NOT be allowed to caddie for any player until registration is complete.

  2. Caddies are to assist their player during the course of the round. This is not a time for extensive coaching and training. Similar to caddies at the highest level, they assist the player with yardages and club selection and then let the player do the rest. Extensive coaching might result in the caddie being prohibited from caddying for the remainder of the round and/or future events.

  3. All players in Little Linksters and Junior Links Tour are allowed a Caddie.

  4. All Caddies MUST check in at registration at each tournament in order to Caddie. Similar to years in the past, Caddies will be sent a Caddie Badge after passing the quiz, but still must check in at registration at each tournament. Once you check in at registration with your Caddie Badge, you will receive a bracelet for the day that allows you to caddie.

  5. The maximum stroke limit for Little Linksters and Junior Links Tour is 10, regardless of whether the player reaches the green.

  6. Caddies must be an adult or older sibling with a driver’s license.


 
In order to be a caddie, please follow these two steps.
  1. Click Here to register to be a caddie. It will cost each caddie $30 for the calendar year. Once you register you will be sent an ID and password via email. This ID and password are needed to take the quiz.

  2. Click Here to take the quiz. You must score 20 out of 25 in order to pass. Once you have passed the quiz, you are now a Junior Links and Little Linksters Caddie. You will need your ID and password from Step 1 in order to take the quiz.

Click Here to review our short powerpoint presentation on our rules. Please note, that some rules are specific to just Little Linksters and not Junior Links Tour.

 
Interested in buying a real caddie bib? Click Here to purchase a caddie bib. This is not required in order to caddie with the STPGA.
 
What do you receive when you become a Caddie?
  • USGA Rules of Golf Book

  • STPGA Hat - picked up at your first summer event

  • STPGA Caddie Badge mailed home.

  • A chance to be a part of the tournament and help your son or daughter