Walking to the first tee at the PGA Junior League Golf championship, Team California fired themselves up with a chant that refers to themselves as “Mighty Mighty Cali.” They sure played like it in the finals on Sunday.
California took a big lead early on over defending champions Georgia. But on the final hole they found themselves tied. It took a seven-foot Andrew Bagasbas putt to clinch the title for California.
Kids on Team Georgia know that it takes hard work to become national champions of the PGA Junior Golf League. What makes it easy is that they get taught by kids from past teams that have been there and done that.
“They’ve all grown up under one group of champions to the next group of champions,” said Chuck Scoggins, the team’s coach. “They feel a legacy to continue.”
They’ll get the chance on Sunday.
Team Georgia cruised into the finals for the fourth straight year with a solid victory over Connecticut on Saturday. The kids won all three of their semifinal matches and will play in the championship Sunday against California. It’s the third straight year these teams have met in the finals.
The PGA Junior League Golf championship has only been around for a few years, and two teams have consistently stood above all.
On the first day of the 2014 championship, both dominated again.
Rory McIlroy says accomplishing something as part of a team is more fun than doing it on your own because you can celebrate with your teammates.
You’ve heard of Little League Baseball, but did you know that golf has its own version?
This year is the fourth season of PGA Junior League Golf. The program teaches boys and girls under 13 who’ve never played golf how to play the sport. And while they learn the fundamentals of the game, there’s a key difference to the experience that makes the program unique.
We’ve written about Zepp Labs and its neat sensor that attaches to all sorts of sports equipment before. But today the company launches a major refresh of its app which makes it a way more powerful training tool.
It’s safe to say you’ll never see this thing on the PGA Tour, but Karsten Maas’ weird-looking golf club is in the Guinness World Records. Earlier this month, Maas earned a place in the 2015 edition of the record book by creating the Longest Usable Golf Club. The specially-made driver is 14 feet 5 inches long — four times longer than regulation — and Maas used it to hit a ball 542 feet.
Here’s a look at this bad boy in action: