, Port Arthur, Texas

May 20, 2014

STPGA summer junior tournament schedule announced

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — School’s almost out and that means the summer junior golf programs are right around the corner.  Whether your child is the next Lexi Thompson or Jordan Spieth or, if they are just looking to get started learning the game, Southeast Texas has a wide variety of opportunities for juniors of all ages.

    In less than 3 weeks, STPGA Junior Golf will kick off its Beaumont Metro Area summer tournaments.  Junior golfers age 6 to 18 will compete on one of three tours.

    The Little Linksters Tour is for junior golfers, ages 6-12 and players are grouped into divisions by age, gender, and skill level and will play either 5-holes or 9-holes.   Once players improve their scores and ability, they move up to the next division.

    The Junior Links Tour is for teen junior golfers who have just begun to play golf or need more experience before taking their game to the Junior Tour.   Competitions consists of 9-hole tournaments and this tour is open to juniors ages 13-18.

    Once players age 10 to 18 are proficient, they are eligible to compete in the Junior Tour.  This tour is the perfect stage for junior golfers in middle school and high school to test and truly improve their games in 18 or 36-hole competitions.

    “The summer tournaments put on by the STPGA in our area are a great way for young people to make new friends, play on a variety of different golf courses without having to travel too very far and learn how to become better golfers in the process,” says Babe Zaharias golf pro Ed Campbell.

    The complete tournament schedule appears below.  To register, visit   or contact Jerry Honza, PGA, the STPGA Area Director at or via cell at 409.543.6364 for more information.


STPGA Junior Golf

Beaumont Metro Area 2014 Summer Schedule

June 9        Sunset Grove Country Club        Orange

June 16 –17      Idylwild Golf Club*                Sour Lake, TX

June 23        Beaumont Country Club            Beaumont

June 30        Henry Homberg Golf Course         Beaumont

July 7        Babe Zaharias Memorial              Port Arthur

July 14-15       Bayou Din Golf Club#                Beaumont

July 21        Belle Oaks Golf Club                Taylor Landing

July 28        Wildwood Golf Club                Village Mills

August 4-5       Brentwood/Babe Zaharias @  


* Bruce Lietzke Junior Classic

# YMBL Junior Classic

@ Junior Golf Scoreboard Sanctioned two-day event