Player Development Resources
Player Development Handbook
The Minnesota Section PGA supports its members and associates in their player development efforts in our local communities. The Section’s player development staff and committee members are dedicated to providing support tools to Minnesota Section PGA Professionals in introducing golfers to the game, enhancing skills, and increasing rounds played. Included in this player development handbook is a series of programs and best practices for you to use as you grow your business, increase your job security, and create new customers.
PGA Jr. League
At its core, PGA Jr. League is a group of local golf teams who play a series of games against each other, utilizing a nurturing and social scramble format. PGA and LPGA Professionals exclusively serve as Captains and are responsible for creating a welcoming environment for all that encourages skill and character development.
Drive, Chip & Putt Championship
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf for boys and girls ages 7-15. *The 2021 Championship season has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Minnesota Section PGA has 5 sets of inflatable targets for PGA Professionals to enhance their Player Development Programming. These kits include things like inflatable targets, BirdieBalls, turf hitting mats, and select ShortGolf® Equipment. These kits can be reserved through Catherine Wagner at the Minnesota Section office.