Mercer County

Junior Golf League 

Fall League (September-October)

Details:

Our Fall Golf League is designed for kids 8-17 years old  to get out and compete in INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY ("real" golf) format (different than past years due to COVID-19) at the four county golf courses (Princeton CC, Mercer Oaks East/West, Mountain View.

  • 5 week program (5 matches) beginning mid September (practices 9/8, 9/9 and 9/10, first match 9/13). Last match will be 10/11 (rain date 10/18).  Matches are 9 holes.

  • Players MUST have stroke play (Stroke play is a form of play where a player (or players) competes  INDIVIDUALLY against all others in the competition by comparing a total score for one or more rounds) experience to enroll and be able to walk 9 holes either pushing/pulling or carrying their bag.  We recommend that a player be able to consistantly shoot below 65 for 9 holes to enroll. This is NOT an instructional program.

  • Players can attend open practice ONCE per week (offered Tuesday (Mercer Oaks), Wednesday and Thursday at Princeton CC) and they will compete in matches on Sunday afternoons. Players are permitted to attend practice ONLY ONE of the two nights per week that are offered. Practices will be from 5:30-6:30. Sunday match Tee Times will start at 2:30 p.m.

  • Matches (9 holes) will be played at Princeton CC, Mercer Oaks and Mountain View (Match dates are 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11)

  • Open to boys and girls ages 8-17.  Players will be grouped by age, gender, and skill.  Age groups will be determined based on the ages of players enrolled (e.g. 8-10, 11-13, 14-17).  

  • COST $275

  • Players will NOT be placed on specific teams like our Spring League/PGA Jr. League.  Instead, they will compete in INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY all five matches (double par maximum per hole).

  • Parents are encouraged to attend matches to spectate and can assist in keeping score and maintaining pace of play.  Caddying is permitted (no instruction and pace of play will be strictly enforced).

  • Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group upon completion of the league.

  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, social distancing must be practiced.

  • Registration Deadline is FRIDAY 9/4/2020

 

 

 

 

*For questions, please contact  Larry Baldasari (League Director)

  simductivegolf@gmail.com

  609-520-0040

 

Spring League (April-June)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Spring golf league is designed for junior golfers ages 7-14 that want to play on the course and compete.  It is structured similar to other youth sports leagues in that players participate on a TEAM and compete against the other teams in the league.  It is geared towards kids of most abilities and experience levels as long as they have golf course experience and can maneuver on the course with little adult guidance.  The Game format is a 2 v 2 Scramble Match Play (similar to PGA Jr. Leagues).  The 2019 season featured 45 players separated on four teams that competed in five games and a season ending Stroke Play Invitational.  Games were played at the four county courses (Princeton Country Club, Mercer Oaks East and West, and Mountain View) giving them exposure to various types of terrain and course layouts.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • The season begins in early April with team practices.  The first game will be held on Sunday, April 26th, 2020.

  • Individual team practices are held on a designated weeknight starting between 5:30-6 p.m. and lasting for one hour.  Each team practices one time per week.   They are held at Princeton Country Club or Mercer Oaks.  When registering, please indicate any weeknights that your child CANNOT practice.

  • Games are held on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.  They are 9 holes and each individual player is guaranteed to play at least 6 holes.  Games usually end by 6 p.m. Games will not be held on Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day weekend, and Father's Day. Teams rotate play through the four Mercer County Courses (Princeton Country Club, Mountain View,and Mercer Oaks East and West.  Due to scheduling conflicts, there will be no makeups if a game is cancelled due to weather.

  • The Game format is a 2 v 2 Scramble Match Play. 

  • During games, parent volunteers are needed to keep score and monitor pace of pace of play.  Families/Friends can also spectate but must remain on the paved cart path during games.

  • The season ends with a Stroke Play Invitational.  Coaches will select their top players (4-5 players/team) to compete in an individual stroke play format.

  • Teams are coached by Mercer County Golf Academy Staff.

  • Cost is $375 and includes participation in weekly practices (unlimited range balls during practice), greens fees for Games/Stroke Play Invitational, range balls before games, coaching by Mercer County Golf Academy Staff, polo shirt, and awards reception at the end of the season.

 

SCHEDULE

  • 3/29/20- Registration Deadline

  • Week of 4/6/20- Practices begin

  • 4/26/20- Game 1

  • 5/3/20- Game 2

  • 5/17/20- Game 3

  • 5/31/20- Game 4

  • 6/7/20- Game 5

  • 6/14/20- Game 6

  • 6/28/20- Stroke Play Invitational/Awards Reception