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The PGA Junior League is a great way to get kids involved with golf early

For the second straight year, Willow Point hosted its own league for the very popular PGA Junior League Golf program. This year, a total of 35 children participated in the league.

PGA Junior League is shifting the perception of youth golf and the way the game is learned and played. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA Professionals. It’s a game changer, and we have been so excited to offer PGA Junior League to the Alexander City community.

The Willow Point PGA Junior League program is open to boys and girls ages 13 and under of all skill levels – no golf experience required. Kids learn the game and enjoy relaxed competition in a two-person scramble format that encourages mentorship, builds confidence and teaches sportsmanship.

Junior golfers were drafted after their initial tryouts, and the teams were coached by designated staff members. Throughout the season, players practiced at least once a week and competed in matches. Coaches named their teams; hence, the crazy names.

A huge thanks to our 2020 coaches and parents for a wonderful season.

This year, the Willow Point Landsharks brought home the title. Coached by Jacob Morgan, the team included Grant Sheffield, Ben Fox, Haver Spurlin, Rhett Dean, Graham Lee, Cannon Gregg, Haig Lee, William Ellard and Reynolds Sheppard.

The Willow Point Sticks were coached by Cole Pearson and Ean Dunton and included Henry Lamberth, Owen Dye, Russell Goree, Parker Benefield, Carson Pearce, Banks Sheppard, Cooper McCants, Jack Meacham and Kendall Lee.

Coached by Tanner Lewis, the Willow Point Dawgs team consisted of Will Schroeder, Max Lamberth, Leighton Stegall, Elijah Thornton, Sawyer Snyder, Radney Lovett, William Lovett and Cam Adamson.

Zack Casto coached Willow Point Tigers Andrew Channell, Will Calhoun, Cash Sassano, Dawson Barnett, Hank Hunter, Rex Romine, Westin Jones and George Dix.

~ Matt Sheppard is director of golf at Willow Point Golf and Country Club.