Beginning to learn how to golf can be difficult! However, there are programs that are perfect for younger children learning how to play golf. PGA Family Cup is an organization where families compete together as teams. Teams can be made up of 2 or 6 players, and can include children, parents, and grandparents.
Drive, Chip & Putt is a yearly skills competition where junior golfers compete at a local and national stage. The finals every year takes place at Augusta National every April before the Masters.
PGA Jr. League adds a team aspect to the game. Junior golfers will play together as a team representing their home course and compete against other courses.
After learning about the game, now is the time to put your skills to the test. The Sun Country Junior Golf Tour runs about 40 events a year, from local satellite events, to major championships, and national qualifiers. Boys and girls ages 7-18 are welcome to boys and girls ages 7-18 regardless of skill level.
After developing your skills on the Junior Tour, it is time to continue playing at a competitive level. Playing for your high school and competing in the NMAA gives you the best opportunity to play against the best golfers in New Mexico and get noticed by college coaches.
When it comes time for college, you will take everything that you learned about playing competitive golf and use that to represent your school, no matter if you are Division I, II or III, JuCo, or playing on your club team.
Even though your competitive days might be over, you can still enjoy playing golf for fun. The Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA) runs about 10 events a year that are fun for all golfers. SCAGA's net divisions makes events enjoyable for everyone. If you are not looking to keep score, SCAGA play days give you the chance to have a relaxing day on the golf course at some of the best facilities in the region.
However, if you are still not done playing competitively, SCAGA provides regional championships and national qualifiers that can help you stay competitive.