JGA Tour

Rules & Information



20th Anniversary!  Welcome to the JGA Tour’s 21st Season!


Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced golfer looking to play golf with other kids who share similar interests, we have the level or help that’s right for you!  Now going into our 21st season, we are extremely focused on the grass roots level of helping kids get onto the golf course and continue to strive in developing programs that help kids improve their scoring. 


Please forward this information to anyone who you know may be interested in junior golf tournaments.

The JGA Tour will continue to practice safety precautions for the families. Until there is a vaccine for COVID, we will preserve the social distancing mandates at all events from the start of play to scoring.  There will be an awards table with the main trophy and medals, scoreboard, and online scoring for those who don’t want to hang out after golf.  The top kids will get their medals and their picture taken individually; however, no large & close nit group congregations at the awards ceremony until there is a vaccine. 


Here is a brief description of our mission & offerings…

JGA Tour’s Mission

  1. To promote the game of golf to all levels: Beginners, Intermediates, & Advanced Golfers.
  2. Offer affordable golf course access through structured events at some of the finest South Jersey golf courses.
  3. Provide the best platform to help advance golfers while preserving a fun atmosphere & more opportunities through camaraderie. We recognize that everyone measures their fun at different levels & in different ways.


9 & 18 Hole Divisions

9-hole “FUN”damental = Beginners & other kids not ready for 18-holes

(Exception: 6 to 9 Division - may include all skill levels until a player shoots 45 twice (they have option of moving up)  Players who are 10 or older who shoots 45 twice must move up to the 18-hole division.)


18-hole = Intermediate/Advanced (must be able to break 100) 


Yardages by Age Division

Girls:  Ages 14 to 18 (appx. 5,800 to 6,000yds)                       Boys:   Ages 14 to 18 (6,500yds or less)

Girls:  Ages 10 to 13 (most forward tees)         Boys:   Ages 10 to 13 (second set of tees-nearest forward tees)

All ages 6 to 9:  Par 3's - less than 100yds, Par 4's - 140 to 190yds, & Par 5's - 200 to 250yds



Are usually during the afternoon; except, in early spring or late fall.

Ages 14 to 18 tee off first.


Tournament Fees

All entry fees include golf, range & prizes.

Sponsors help to keep fees low.  

DONATE/SPONSOR (click here)


2019 Membership: $45

Membership is not mandatory; however, it will save you $10 per event. 


Tournament & Membership Discounts

Early Bird Tournament Discount – $10 off (Use Discount Code: EARLYBIRD - 3 weeks+ prior to event)


Cancellation Policy

To get a full refund, you must cancel at least 2 weeks before tournament date.  If you cancel inside of 1 week of event, you'll get a 50% refund.  Once tee-times are posted, there will be no refunds.


Staff Contacts:

Tour Director:  John Petronis, PGA Class “A” Member

Cell: 609-374-1414     E-mail: petronisjohn@gmail.com


Co-Tournament Director: Eric DeKarski, Assistant Golf Professional

Cell: 609-992-1335  E-mail: ericdekarski2016@gmail.com


Co-Tournament Director: Roger Hoover, PGA Class “A” Member

Cell: 609-204-1503    E-mail: rogerhoover2learngolf@comcast.net