FAQ

What Is The General Timeline For Participation?

Registration for the Long Beach Youth Golf League (LBYGL) begins in March.
Regular season games take place from April through July.
Post-season games begin in August and continue into October.

What Is The Format?

You can read all about the format and rules of PGA Jr. League, Here.

What are the age limits?

Long Beach Youth Golf League is open to any child 13 & under.  Starting in the spring 2019 the LBYGL will also offer a 17 & under program. The format for the 17U division will be determined by the number of participants. 
A player must not be 14-years-of-age by August 1 of whichever season he or she is participating in. Younger players are typically 8-years-old or older – however, exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.

How do I register?

All players must be registered for the current season by their parents. You can search for the Long Beach Youth Golf League and join Here.

Do I need a password to register?

No. The LBYGL registration is open on the PGA Jr. League website.
Please us the Contact Us page for any registration questions you may have.

How much does it cost?

The cost for the Long Beach Youth Golf League is $225.00. This includes the greens for both our regular season and playoffs. It also includes two high-quality custom Garb jerseys: one blue and one orange (home and away), PGA Jr. League ball cap, performance tee-shirt, bag tag, draw string bag, as well as additional programming items.

What do players receive for participating?

Players will receive two high-quality custom Garb jerseys: one blue and one orange (home and away), PGA Jr. League ball cap, performance tee-shirt, bag tag, draw string bag, as well as additional programming items.

Will my child play every game?

Yes! The LBYGL prides itself on being recreational and developmental, first, and competitive, second. 
Each Team Captain is responsible for ensuring that any child in attendance at any game gets to compete in at least two flags (a 3-hole segment). Even when alternates are not playing in their respective match, they are still an active and valuable part of the team, assisting in strategy, reading putts and aiding with the pace of play.

Which tees will my child play from?

All players play from the same tees. The Long Beach Youth Golf League sets up the course each week to suit our needs with our own tee boxes. They are friendly and fair for all genders and abilities.
Often better players and inexperienced players are paired together – creating the opportunity for both team success and the mentoring and development of the inexperienced player.
Specifically, courses are setup to not exceed 2,800 yards, per PGA Jr. League guidlines, with limited forced carries and with appropriate yardages for all holes relative to their par.

When are my child’s games?

All matches begin at 12:30pm each week; tee times are from 12:30pm to 1:30pm Matches are played at Recreation Park 9 Golf Course at 5000 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA 90804

Mon 3/18 Team draft selections and notifications
Sat 4/27 Opening Day 12:00 (scrimmage matches)
Sun 4/28 Match 1
Sun 5/5 Match 2
Sat 5/11 Match 3
Sat 5/18 Match 4
Sun 5/19 Match 5
Sun 6/2 Match 6
Sun 6/9 Playoffs (single elimination)
Sat 6/15 Championship matches
Awards Banquet to follow at 5:30pm; Bruin’s Den located across from Rec 9 golf course.

How does my child get to each game?

Like most youth sports, you are responsible for transporting – or coordinating transportation with other players and parents – to and from games. LBYGL Staff and Team Captains do not provide transportation to and from league games.

How long is each game?

Each game consists of 4 matches, 9-holes in length and typically takes place over the course of 2.5 hours.
Pace of play is important and the LBYGL provides the perfect arena to instill these values at an early age. Captains will advise their players on strategies to quickly work together and ensure an enjoyable experience for all – players and spectators.

Are spectators allowed?

Yes! Spectators are encouraged.
The LBYGL is a family friendly event. It is not uncommon to see 20+ spectators following an individual match. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend an evening together as a family, outdoors and in a relaxed environment.
If you do attend an LBGYL league match, however, please be sure to abide by the Spectator guidelines. If you would like to be more involved, consider volunteering to score a match.

Can I volunteer with my child’s team?

Absolutely. The LBYGL – like other youth recreational sports – thrives on the involvement of the community.
Some ways in which parents can volunteer:
• Team Captain
• Assistant Coach
• Walking Scorer
• On Course Support
Please contact the LBYGL if you would like to volunteer.

How does the Post-Season work?

Following the regular season, 10-player All-Star teams are formed from a combination of players in each league. Teams move through a series of competitions to advance to Regional competitions held across the country. The Regional champions advance to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental in October or November.

How are All-Star teams selected?

All-Star teams are assembled based on the number of teams in a local league and the final standings of the local league. Below are some examples of how an All-Star team is created:
• At the end of the regular season, a league champion team will be crowned. The winning Captain will be the league’s All-Star team Captain.
• Every team in the league will have some representation on the All-Star team, however the actual numbers will vary based on league size.
• Each All-Star team will be comprised of 10 players. The recommended breakdown is:
  – For a 7-team league: Championship team gets 3 spots, runner-up gets 2 spots, 1 spot each from the remaining 5 teams
  – For a 6-team league: Championship team gets 4 spots, runner-up gets 2 spots, 1 spot each from the remaining 4 teams
  – For a 5-team league: Championship team gets 4 spots, runner-up gets 2 spots, 1 spot each from the remaining 3 teams, 1 at large spot awarded by league Captains’ majority vote.
  – For a 4-team league: Championship team gets 4 spots, runner-up gets 2 spots, 1 spot each from the remaining 2 teams, 2 at large spots awarded by league Captains’ majority vote.
• At no time, without the expressed permission of PGA Jr. League staff will an All-Star team be permitted to have more than 5 players on its roster from any one team in the league.
• A team may surrender an All-Star spot only upon email confirmation of the voluntary surrender by the surrendering Captain. Once an All-Star spot is awarded to a player, only the player or their parents may surrender the spot via email confirmation.
• All-Star team players must participate in at minimum of three regular season matches .

Who can I contact for more information?

For any questions, please reference the Contact Us page