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 and Pleasant Valley 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!






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

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

Twin Pines - Beginning Junior Golf ... registration begins April 1st ... register directly at Twin Pines clubhouse.


Lessons taught by PGA Professionals and PGA Apprentice Professionals

2017 - Twin Pines Junior Golf Program - Beginners

June 13 - July 19, 2016: Five week program  (REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1) 
Location: Twin Pines Golf Course
Cost: $65 per student (includes end of lesson session driving range punch card valid through the end of the 2016 golf season)
Tuesdays (June 13, 20, 27, July 11 & 18; no class July 4): one hour lesson; choose from the following-
8:30 am - 9:30 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Maximum 60 students per session...no more than 8:1 students/instructor ratio. 

Lesson make-up day if called for rain/storms: July 25.  Golf course play make-up day if called for rain/storms: July 26, 2017.


Wednesday June 14 - etiquette demonstration & game day PLUS cookout!  Other Wednesdays (June 21, 28, July 12, 19; no play on July 5) are set aside for juniors to play either 3 holes, 6 holes or 9 holes of golf, dependent on their age and ability. Learn golf etiquette, basic swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, safety rules and rules of golf. Call 286-5583 to register your junior golfer.  Upon completion of the 2017 junior program, each student will receive a punch card for driving range bucket rentals for continued practicing of learned skills.  This punch card is valued at $27.50.




 Ellis, Gardner, Jones and Twin Pines golf courses are Certified Get Golf Ready Facilities - by Play Golf America and PGA of America initiative.

Beginning golf classes: Fee is $109 per STUDENT which includes a punch pass for four (4) - 9 hole golf rounds and 4 driving range buckets at any of our golf facilities(valued at an additional $104.00) to be played during the 2016 golf season. Student to instructor ratio of 8:1.

Intermediate & specialty golf classes: Fee is $149 per STUDENT which includes divot tool and punch card for golf and driving range buckets for practice purposes.  Student to instructor ratio is 8:1.



Lessons - 2017

No golf workshop, school, clinic or individual lesson will take you beyond the skill and experience of the instructor. 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.

Adult Group Lessons

Go to the TOP of this page for the Get Golf Ready programming.

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
Dustin Petrik, PGA Professional (Gardner) email

PGA Assistant Professionals:
Ben Montgomery, PGA Apprentice, Twin Pines GC, call 286-5583
Kyle Custer, Gardner Memorial GC, call 286-5586
TBA, Ellis GC, call 286-5589

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



Cedar Rapids Golf was a 2009 recipient of the National Recreation & Parks Association Sticks for Kids grant. Grant funded golf clubs will be used for the summer junior golf program at Twin Pines to enhance the learning experience of area junior golfers.