PGA League expands in 2017 for CR Golf

PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG), sponsored by CR Golf and Junior Optimist Club is designed to bring a "Little League" feel to the game of golf.  It is designed for boys and girls, age 8-13 and features a team vs. team competitions that provide your child with a less stressful scramble (best shot) format as opposed to stroke-play. This is a fun way to get your kids involved in the game.

Program Structure: Registration fee is $149
Includes Uniform, Instruction, Greens Fees, Bag Tags and Golf Balls.
  • Fun team scramble format for players of various skill levels
  • All participants get to play in every competition
  • Competitions between Ellis golf course, Finkbine golf course, Elmcrest CC, Brown Deer golf course, South Hills golf course & Pheasant Ridge golf course
  • Team members receive a punch card for 4 - 9 hole rounds and 4 driving range buckets for individual practice, value: $100
Player Proficiency
  • Advanced skills not required, must have access to a set of golf clubs
  • If your child can drive, chip and putt....we have a role for them on our JLG team!



Practices: Mondays 9 - 10:30 am; all of June & July.
Will Vlasek, Harry Spritzer, Jacob Sires, Anika Ivester, Cayden mcLaughlin, Brogan Zahn, Will Kluesner, Hank Harker, Mac Feldmann, Kayley Dirks, Cooper Bott and Jaisel Bott.


PRACTICES: Thursdays 6-7:30 pm; all of June & July.
Braden Becker, Ben Blocklinger, Nicholas Burkamper, Leighton Charters, Liam Charters, Henry Eipert, Ryder Fleming, Joe Giblin, Izak Mikkola, Malori Mikkola, Aiden Roztocil, Luke Toms.


  • June 25: 3 pm at South Hills gc, Waterloo
  • July 9: 2 pm at Ellis vs. Finkbine gc
  • July 21: 5:30 pm at Ellis gc vs. Pheasant Ridge gc
  • July 16: 4 pm at Brown Deer, Coralville vs. Brown Deer gc
  • June 25: 4 pm at Pheasant Ridge #1, in Cedar Falls
  • July 2: 4 pm at Twin Pines vs. Pheasant Ridge #2
  • July 15: 4 pm at Finkbine in Iowa City
  • July 23: 4 pm at Twin Pines vs. Brown Deer
PGA JLG Participants Receive:
  • Team Jerseys, golf balls and PGA JLG bag tags
  • Professional instruction
  • 6-8 regular season competitions
  • Opportunity for advancement to post-season and All-Star teams
  • Access to customized website home page for our PGA JLG team featuring schedules, standings and stats
  • Punch card for individual practice valued at $100

Mark McMahon, Head PGA Professional, Ellis gc Team Captain

Steve Charters, Head PGA Professional, Twin Pines gc Team Captain

  Twin Pines Team

2016 ELLIS PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE TEAM.......Anika Ivester (not pictured)




Junior Golf Lessons - 2017

We have assembled a team of instructors that is unparalleled in the area. If you are looking to improve or have a question, talk with our PGA Professionals. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.

Private Instruction
Juniors under age 13: $30.00
Schedule with each individual golf professional.

PGA Professionals:
Steve Charters, PGA Professional (Twin Pines) email
Mark McMahon, PGA Professional (Ellis) email
Dave Roe, PGA Professional (Jones) email

PGA Assistant Professionals:
Ben Montgomery, PGA Apprentice, Jones GC, call 286-5581
Kyle Custer, Gardner Memorial GC, call 286-5586
Davey Sutton, Ellis GC, call 286-5589

Jr. Golfer Rate from Apprentice Professionals
(1) 30 minute lesson $25.00
Schedule with each individual golf professional.