The Seekonk Junior Golf League (SJGL) is now accepting players of all ability levels for its 2012 campaign. The League, starting its 10th season, will begin play with Clinics held June 27th and 28th, and Opening day planned for June 30th. The season will run every Saturday throughout the summer with play concluding the 18th of August.
The league was founded by Dan Preston in 2002 with support from local businesses as well as the Seekonk Lions Club, and the Seekonk Recreation Committee. Over 90 plus players registered and on Saturday, July 12th, 2003 the Seekonk Junior Golf League was in full swing! Today, the Seekonk Junior Golf League (SJGL) is a tax exempt, non-profit organization, which allows boys & girls, ages 10 to 16, the opportunity to play golf and receive golf instruction at a low cost during an eight-week period over the summer. The league is open not just to Seekonk residents, but prospective golfers from the surrounding communities. Special financial consideration is available to those experiencing financial hardship.
Now boasting a roster of over 120 junior golfers, the SJGL provides a safe and positive environment for those learning to play the game of golf with their peers. The players are organized into teams, sponsored by local businesses, competing for the rights to the “Carner Cup”, named after local golf legend and LPGA Hall of Famer, Joanne Carner. The unique scoring system allows for golfers of varying ability levels to contribute to their team either through a relaxed individual play or a more competitive match play format. While the league’s home course is Hillside Country Club, located in Rehoboth, MA, other locations throughout the Southern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island are utilized.
Registration for the 2012 season is open now through June 1st on the league’s website, http://www.sjgl.org. The game of golf offers several valuable “lessons of life” that are embraced and taught to our players. The unspoken rules of golf etiquette reinforce the values of honesty, team play, courtesy, respect and responsibility. The Seekonk Junior Golf League is dedicated to ensure all our players enjoy the game of golf, but also recognize the area’s rich golf heritage and instill the values that this great game demands. Come join us for the 2012 season!
If you are interested in supporting the league through a donation, please contact the league through the website or use the registration form on the website as their suggested levels for donations.