About Met PGA Junior Tour

When the PGA was born here in New York in 1916, the founders certainly never dreamed that one day the Association they were forming would grow to include over 28,000 professionals. At the very forefront of the National PGA then and today, is the Metropolitan Section. For the Met PGA Professional, “Growing the Game” is not just a theme, but a professional commitment and mission. The Metropolitan Section PGA Foundation is our vehicle to carry out the mission to promote the goodwill and growth of the game of golf by positively impacting the lives of junior golfers, veterans, and those who are underserved by the game.

Under the umbrella of the Metropolitan Section PGA Foundation, the Junior Tour founded in 1975 established a goal to introduce juniors to tournaments and clinics in order to improve their lives through sports and recreation. The growth of the program has been phenomenal, and today our program consists of nearly 1,300 members and features a schedule of over 100 junior events per season.

The Junior Tour is open to boys and girls ages 10-18 who reside in or are members of a golf course within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Section that employs a PGA Professional. Members are eligible to play in events up until their 19th birthday as long as they have not started college.

The Metropolitan Section includes Long Island, New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County, Sullivan County, Putnam County, Orange County, Southern Dutchess County, Southern Ulster County, and Fairfield County (south of Danbury and Bridgeport). The Junior Tour runs from May through October and most tournaments are held on weekdays. Some Future Series tournaments (36 Holes) take place throughout the spring and fall and may occur on weekends.

During the tournament season we use our website and email database to communicate all important information to our members. Tournament rosters, tee times, newsletters, and results are all posted on the website to provide our members with easy access to all information.


The Metropolitan PGA Section Foundation is our vehicle to carry out the mission to promote the goodwill and growth of the game of golf by positively impacting the lives of junior golfers, veterans, and those who are underserved by the game. We accomplish this by focusing our efforts under three founding pillars: Youth Golf, Military, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Much of the success of the Met PGA and its Foundation are directly attributed to our location. Not only is New York the corporate and financial capital of the world, but to a great extent it is also the centerpiece of the golf world. St. Andrews, Shinnecock, Tuxedo, and Van Cortlandt Park have all played significant roles in the history of the game. Siwanoy, Engineers, Pelham, Garden City GC, Inwood, Fresh Meadow, Salisbury, National, Winged Foot, Ardsley, Westchester, Nassau, Apawamis, Brooklawn, St. Andrews, Bethpage, and Shinnecock have all hosted major championships of the PGA and USGA. The next ten years are going to be a very exciting time for golf in the Met Section as we play host to both the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage State Park. Golf has flourished here in the Metropolitan area, largely because of the willingness and desire of our area clubs and courses to support and maintain the traditions and heritage of the game.

Our schedule features over 100 Tournaments at some of the best courses in the country. Check out our different Tour opportunities below:

Future Series (Advanced Players):
36 Hole, two-day tournaments for players 12-18 years of age. There is one overall division for boys 12-18 and one overall division for girls 12-18. Boys must have a Handicap Index of 10 or below (scoring average of 85 or below) and girls must have a Handicap Index of 15 or below (scoring average of 90 or below) to participate in the Future Series. Future Series members are also eligible to play in select 18 Hole events. 

Players Tour (Intermediate Players):
18 Hole tournaments for players 12-18 years of age. The Players Tour is broken up into two age divisions for the boys 12-14 and 15-18 and is one overall age division for the girls 12-18. Juniors must have a scoring average of 110 and below to participate on the Players Tour. 

9 Hole Tour (Entry Level Players):
The 9 Hole tournaments are open to boys 10-13 and girls 10-18. Juniors who average a score of 110 and higher for 18 holes must play on the 9 Hole Tour. 9 Hole Tour members may only play in 9 Hole events.