Let the Kelly Morrow Golf Academy and the PGA Jr. League start your child’s love affair with golf!

The KMGA Tigers 2020

What is PGA Jr. League?

PGA Jr. League is a game-changing opportunity for boys and girls to learn and play golf. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals.


An Open Letter to Parents,

At the Kelly Morrow Golf Academy, our mission is to create experiences that will encourage kids to play the game forever!  I have been teaching the game for almost 30 years now, and never have I come across a better program to introduce young people to the game of golf.  Professionally speaking, nothing makes me happier than to see young people having fun on the golf course.  If kids find enjoyment on the course, they will learn to love the game, and when they  love the game, they will seek success and the dream begins.

Whether your youngster has limited experience or no experience at all, we welcome them with only one requirement- They come to us with “fun” as a goal and a team oriented spirit where we can help each other grow our love for the game.  At the KMGA our goal is not only to plant the seeds that will grow into something special, but also to help educate parents on how to create an environment where their child can flourish.

I remind parents all the time that children should play for their own satisfaction, not their parents.  While we work hard to provide the kids with basic skills in this program, we believe that constant coaching and direction is a turn-off to young golfers.  They need space to experiment, make mistakes and learn long term lessons.   We will provide them with that space, and will ask that the parents compliment our efforts.   I can’t think of a game in the world that teaches more real life lessons than golf.  I hope you will allow your child to join us in the PGA Jr. League 2020!

 

Pars and Birdies,

Kelly Morrow, PGA Professional


2020 PGA Jr. League Schedule at The Kelly Morrow Golf Academy

Programming for the 2020 PGA Jr. League at the Kelly Morrow Golf Academy will include the following :

  • Team Gear- Practice Shirt, Home and Away Jersey and more!!!
  • (1) Meet the Team Party
  • (5)  2 Hr. Practice sessions where kids will learn about the game of golf and basic fundamentals.
  • (3) Friday Night Putt-Putt Events ( Not Mandatory)
  • (6) Competitions against neighboring teams.
  • (1) Parent/Child Scramble with dinner, games, prizes.  (Parent fee $25)
  • Friday Night Fun Night (All PGA Junior Leaguers and Parents receive Range Balls for $1 per bag on Friday Evenings beginning at 4PM during the PGA Jr. League Season.  Parents and Juniors will be encouraged to take pictures and videos and post them on social media during the Friday Night Fun Nights.

**Minimum of 16 Experiences for your Junior Golfer as part of the PGA Jr League at the Kelly Morrow Golf Academy**

June 2nd  5:30PM to 7:00PM

Season opening Parent-Child Program Meet the Team Party-  All registered players and their parents are invited for a season opening pizza party.  During this event there will not only be food, and fun, as well as some games, parents will also be briefed on how PGA Jr. League competitions are conducted, but also the expectations of players and parents during all program activities.  Discussions will take place regarding equipment, and training grips will be installed for parents who wish for their Jr. Golfer to have them.

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June 3rd 5:30PM to 7:30PM

At the KMGA PGA Jr. League we won’t waste any time.  Practice session #1 will revolve around the putting green.

  • What are the expectations of the Jr. Golfer when on a putting green?
  • How is the putting green different than other parts of the course and what are the expectations on etiquette and behavior?
  • What are the basic elements that must be tackled when putting?
  • Just how important is putting?

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

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June 8th 5:30PM to 7:30PM

In practice session #2 we will begin to address the parts of the course and also do an introduction to the full swing.  We will cover:

  • The students will learn six words that will form their full-swing.
  • Two absolutes in golf- Hit the center of the club face and maintain balance.

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

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June 9th 5:30PM to 7:30PM

In practice session #3 we will cover golf etiquette and also how our PGA Jr. League matches are conducted.  We will explain in detail how a SCRAMBLE format works to the juniors.  We will then begin discussion around green side shots. We will cover:

  • What are the differences between a pitch and chip?
  • What are the basic techniques to hitting these green side shots?
  • What makes the ball go up in the air OR stay low to the ground?
  • What is feel and how do we develop it?

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

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June 12th  5:30PM to 7:00PM

Friday Night Putt-Putt Event #1.  This event will be conducted by KMGA support staff and will be a fun and exciting event for the kids and their invited guests.  Don’t miss out!

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

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June 15th, 6:00PM 

The KMGA Tigers will face off with Team Virtues @EagleSticks Golf Club.  Team Tigers will be wearing Orange Jerseys !

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June 16th, 6:00PM 

The KMGA Tigers will be taking on some short game practice, including some mischief with some water balloons.  

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June 19th 5:30PM to 7:30PM

In practice session #4 the Team Tigers will be evaluating our first two matches and practicing on course. 

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

June 22nd, 6:00PM

The KMGA Tigers will face off with Team Virtues @EagleSticks Golf Club. Team Tigers will be wearing Orange Jerseys !

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June 24th Full Swing Practice, 6:30 to 8:30

The KMGA Tigers will be working on more full swing practice on the driving range!

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June 26th Parent Junior Scramble and Dinner 6:00PM to 8:30PM

This event will be open to all juniors and parents who are registered members of PGA Jr. League across the area.  Parent and PGA Junior Leaguer will play a scramble format (9 holes), and then return to the clubhouse for a dinner, games and prizes.  Members of the KMGA junior league will pay a $25 per parent fee.  Participants who are not part of the PGA Junior league will pay a $50 per team fee that will cover golf, dinner, and prizes.

Team Tigers will be wearing BLUE Jerseys !

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July 2nd, 6:00PM

The KMGA Tigers will face off with Team ZCC @Zanesville Country Club.  Team Tigers will be wearing BLUE Jerseys !

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July 6th 5:30PM to 7:30PM

In practice session #5 we will be on course with a surprise lesson!

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

July 8th, 6:00PM

The KMGA Tigers will face off with Team Virtues @TheVirtues Golf Club.  Team Tigers will be wearing Blue Jerseys !

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July 10th  5:30PM to 7:00PM

Friday Night Putt-Putt Event #2.  This event will be conducted by KMGA support staff and will be a fun and exciting event for the kids and their invited guests.  Don’t miss out!

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

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July 13th, 6:00PM

The KMGA Tigers will face off with Team ZCC @EagleSticks Golf Club.  Team Tigers will be wearing Orange Jerseys !

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July 17th  5:30PM to 7:00PM

Year end Putt-Putt and Pizza Party .  This event will be conducted by KMGA support staff and will be a fun and exciting event for the kids and their invited guests.  Don’t miss out!

Team Tigers will be wearing Practice Jerseys!

July 28th, 6:00PM

The KMGA Tigers will face off with Team ZCC @Zanesville Country Club.  Team Tigers will be wearing BLUE Jerseys !

 

50 Yard Club– Andy Solt, Braylee Richards, Briar Wilson, Connor Gressley, Kihryn Thogmartin, Maggie Evans, Mark Gressley, Myles Tomplait, Noah Moore, Peyton Satterfield, Ryder Conrad, Wyatt Satterfield, 

100 Yard Club– Andy Solt, Braylee Richards, Briar Wilson, Connor Gressley, Kihryn Thogmartin, Maggie Evans, Mark Gressley, Myles Tomplait, Noah Moore, Peyton Satterfield, Ryder Conrad, Wyatt Satterfield.

150 Yard Club- Briar Wilson, Mark Gressley, Kihryn Thogmartin, Wyatt Satterfield, Connor Gressley, Peyton Satterfield. 

Birdie and Eagle Club– Andy Solt (3Birdie), Briar Wilson (1Eagle), Kihryn Thogmartin (1 Birdie, 1 Eagle), Maggie Evans (1 Birdie, 1 Eagle), Myles Tomplait (1 Eagle, 2Birdies), Noah Moore (1 Eagle), Wyatt Satterfield (1 Birdie, 1 Eagle), Braylee Richards 2 Birdies.  

Flag Club- Andy Solt (3.5), Braylee Richards (4), Briar Wilson 4.5, Connor Gressley 3.5, Kihryn Thogmartin (2), Maggie Evans 5.5, Mark Gressley 4, Myles Tomplait 5, Noah Moore 5, Peyton Satterfield 4, Ryder Conrad 3.5, Wyatt Satterfield 4.5.