One would be hard pressed to find more opportunities for young golfers than are found in the City of Long Beach Golf Operation.

US Golf Little League wins second consecutive National Championship

The 2nd Annual USGLL National Championship was conducted on August 3rd thru 7th at Recreation Park South Course between All Stars teams from Long Beach, Conklin, NY, Hazelton, PA and Frisco, TX. A round robin format of matches resulted in Long Beach and Conklin in a rematch of the 2010 Championship, which was again won by Long Beach.

D-Day 2013 Fundraiser

Jr_Golf_D_Day_flyer_4_11_thumbD-Day 2013 Fundraiser Tourney Benefitting Jr. Golf Association on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at Heartwell Golf Course

Shotgun Start - 1pm • Format - 2 best balls of foursome • Cost - $45 per player • $160 for foursome. • Download Entry form

 

Youth on Course

scgaf_logo_bckgrndAll of the City of Long Beach golf courses participate in the SCGA Foundation’s Youth on Course program, which provides members with subsidized access to driving range practice and greens fees. The Long Beach Junior Golf Association is also a member club of the Southern California Golf Association.

The Youth on Course program certifies its members in their knowledge of the game and its etiquettes and provides life skills components to a learning curriculum that once completed, affords the junior golfer access to over 65 participating golf courses throughout the southland.

For more information on the Youth on Course program visit the Long Beach Junior Golf Association or the SCGA Foundation.

Little Linksters

LittlelinkstersTwo weeks each summer, the LBJGA conducts the Little Linksters program at Heartwell Park GC. This introductory level class meets each morning for a week, going though the basics of the game and building on the previous day’s learning. The culmination of the week is a scramble format tournament where the juniors use the set of clubs they get from the program and play in a foursome with a sponsoring adult. There is a luncheon and awards program after the tournament.

Information on the program can be obtained by contacting the LBJGA in the spring or summer of each year at (562) 570-1272.

Long Beach Golf Little League

LBGLLAnother way for youngsters to get introduced to or involved with golf, is the Long Beach Golf Little League, which conducts numerous activities primarily at the Recreation Park South Course.

The Little League is comprised of teams who meet during the week with their coaches to work on the various aspects of the game of golf, and then they meet in round-robin competitions on Saturdays during their seasons.

For more information, visit www.lbgll.org.

Introductory Clinics

golfgetagrip6In conjunction with the City’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Department and the Long Beach Unified School District, the LBJGA and American Golf’s teaching professionals conduct several introductory clinics to youth throughout the year. These are conducted at varying sites like middle school playgrounds, City park locations and the City’s golf courses.

Long Beach Junior Golf Association (LBJGA)

LBMT-2009-093The Long Beach Junior Golf Association, based at Heartwell Park GC, meets at the course on Friday afternoons and evenings and provides multiple levels of activities for members that are based on each junior’s level of proficiency in the game. Activities include instruction, short game competitions and playing up to 18 holes of golf.

Membership is open to juniors age 7 to 17, and participants do not have to be residents of Long Beach. For more information on membership or services, call the LBJGA Office at (562) 570-1272. Annual membership averages as high as 600 members!

Long Beach Junior Golf Registration Form - PDF