The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)
The AJGA is a 501(c) non-profit organization, which since 1978 has been dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
About the AJGA
Founded in 1978, the AJGA is a global enterprise with over 7,000 junior members hailing from 60 countries. The AJGA schedule of 2018 includes over 120 junior golf tournaments and over 70 qualifier events. The AJGA produces the most successful golfers at the amateur, College and professional level. More than 300 AJGA alumni play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have earned more than 830 Tour victories.
The Path to College Golf
The AJGA is the primary source of recruits for American College golf coaches. According to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) this can be directly attributed to the “impact of the AJGA PBE on junior golf competition”.
AJGA alumni on the PGA TOUR include:
Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink, Jason Dufner, Harris English, Bob Estes, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Russell Henley, Morgan Hoffmann, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan, Steve Marino, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Sean O’Hair, Jeff Overton, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Scott Stallings, David Toms, Bubba Watson, Mark Wilson, Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods and Scott Verplank.
AJGA alumnae on the LPGA Tour include:
Paula Creamer, Katie Futcher, Julieta Granada, Pat Hurst, Vicky Hurst, Jennifer Johnson, Moriya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, I.K. Kim, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Paige Mackenzie, Kristy McPherson, Inbee Park, Morgan Pressel and Wendy Ward.
25 of the past 30 NCAA Division I men’s champions and 23 of the past 30 NCAA Division I women’s champions are AJGA alumni.
24 of the past 30 U.S. Amateur champions and 25 of the past 30 U.S. Women’s Amateur champions are AJGA alumni.
AJGA PBE Status
Changing the Landscape
The TARC is pleased to announce that for the first time in history, junior golfers can build their AJGA PBE Status by competing in TARC events in Asia.
Now, junior golf families are able to earn AJGA PBE Status without having to travel to the U.S., in events conducted by the TARC across the Asia-Pacific and can begin the AJGA season with the PBE Status that is required to gain entry into events that matter for their College golf recruitment.