Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Champions for the Gateway Jr. PGA Spencer T. Olin Tournament held in Alton, IL include

18 Hole Boys 16 and up

1st Jimmy Murphy (76)

2nd Chris Ehlke (80) * Scorecard playoff

3rd Nick Burry (80)

18 Hole Boys 15 and under -

1st Zach Burry (76)

2nd Christopher Ferris (79)

3rd Keenai Sampson (80)

18 Hole Girls 16 and up -

1st Lindsey Eisenreich (76)

2nd Nicole Johnson (82)

3rd Megan Stephens (89)

18 Hole Girls 15 and under -

1st Emily Goldenstein (83)

2nd Lauran Belling (100)

3rd Reagan Snavely (101)

9 Hole Boys 13 and up -

1st Ben Fowler (43)

2nd Jack Klingel (44)

3rd Paul Henken (45)

9 Hole Boys 12 and under -

1st Logan Harris (42)

2nd Triston Buckley (46)

3rd Leo Henken (47)

9 Hole Girls 13 and up -

1st Katie Glickert (63) * Scorecard Playoff

2nd Lauren Frank (63)

9 Hole Girls 12 and under -

1st Ellie Kane (51)

All 107 Junior Golfers braved the challenging Spencer T. Olin layout.


Champions for the Gateway Jr. PGA Spencer T. Olin Learning Center Tournament held in Alton, IL include

Novice 9 Boys

1st Kolten Bauer (43)

2nd Shakir Martin (44)

3rd Ben Martin (46)

Novice 9 Girls

1st Abbey Burns (57)

Mini 9 Boys

1st Kal Kolar (42)

2nd Avery Irwin (49)

3rd Dylan Clark (50)

Mini 9 Girls

1st Kylee Vaughn (51)

All 18 players braved windy conditions today at the Learning Center.

Our next event is April 16th at Paradise Valley.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Event #1 Bear Creek Results

Champions for the Gateway Jr. PGA Opening Day event at Bear Creek GC in Wentzville, MO include

18 Hole Boys 16 and up -

1st Nick Bryant (85)

2nd Zach Buchheit (87)

3rd Dustin Duncan (88)

18 Hole Boys 15 and under -

1st Dillon Eaton (77)

2nd Keenai Sampson (80) *scorecard playoff

3rd Crimson Callahan (80)

18 Hole Girls 16 and up -

1st Nicole Johnson (84)

2nd Darby Hobbs (92)

3rd Bridget Banks (95)

18 Hole Girls 15 and under -

1st Emily Goldenstein (89)

2nd Reagan Snavley (101)

3rd Megan Biscan (102)

9 Hole Boys 13 and up -

1st Derek Griffitts (48)

2nd Jack Klingel (51)

3rd Conor Kelleher (56)

9 Hole Boys 12 and under -

1st Triston Buckley (50)

2nd Logan Harris (51)

3rd Brennan Dolnick (51)

9 Hole Girls 13 and up -

1st Leigha Kelly (56)

2nd Lauren Frank (67)

3rd Michelle Stading (68)

9 Hole Girls 12 and under -

1st Mia Schroeder (73) * Scorecard playoff

2nd Kylah Gore (73)

3rd Grace Aromando (75)

All 76 Junior Golfers braved 30+ mile per hour winds on the challenging Bear Creek layout.

Our next event will be Sunday, April 10th, at Spencer T. Olin GC in Alton, IL.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ed Schwent teaching our juniors the rules of golf at Mid Rivers G.C.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mid Rivers Rules Seminar

Our first Rules Seminar of the season was a success at Mid Rivers this past Saturday. We had three stations set up for our juniors to go through to become more familiar with the rules of golf. I want to give a special thanks to Ed Schwent and Bob Shogren for spending time with our juniors this weekend. Mr. Shogren and Mr. Schwent had a putting green station and a bunker/hazard station set up so that juniors could go through different situations and learn how to properly take relief from each area. I was in charge of the Teeing Ground and I can say that we have some juniors that really impressed me with their rule knowledge!

I encourage our 18 hole and tour players to come out to the remaining rules seminars that we have scheduled. It is NOT mandatory, but I know you will learn a great deal from spending a couple of hours with us.

Next weekend we have a Rules Seminar at The Orchards Golf Club on March 26th. If you haven't signed up please do so !

Pictures from the seminar will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Junior Golf

Preview of March Newsletter :
will be sent out March 9th, 2011

It’s nice to finally see the weather take a turn toward the warmer side. February has been a very busy time for the Gateway Junior office. We now have well over 300 members signed up for membership and tournaments are beginning to take shape for the summer. The spring series will begin on March 27th at WingHaven C.C. and I am really looking forward to finally meeting our junior golfers and getting the season started.

We had over 20 total applications for the Junior Ryder Cup Academy. Our committee read through all the essays, letters of recommendations, and achievements our juniors have accumulated while being involved with golf in the area. I can speak on behalf of the committee and say we were excited to see how many quality individuals we have in our junior program! The decision process was a very difficult one and I will be excited when I can announce our boy and girl winner later this month.

You can now login to your account on the junior website and register to play in the Junior PGA Championship Qualifier at Spencer T. Olin as well as the Callaway Junior World Qualifier at Innsbrook Resort. These two events are among the best in terms of quality and depth of field. Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to play and compete for a spot in these two prestigious tournaments.

The rules seminars and spring events are just a few weeks away. In this months’ newsletter read the fitness article by Barb Michael on stretching and warming up those muscles before starting a round of golf. Also, be sure to check out Bob Shogren’s article on the rules of golf. If you read the rules articles each month, you will be much more prepared to compete and enjoy the summer events!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Junior Golf Tournaments

Both the Junior PGA Championship & Callaway Junior World Qualifiers will open for registration tomorrow at 6:00PM! The Junior PGA Championship golf tournament will be held at Spencer T. Olin and the Callaway World will be at Innsbrook. Don't miss your chance to play in these two exciting junior golf tournaments.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jr. Optimist & U.S Kids Golf Championship Quailifer

The Jr. Optimist & U.S. Kids Golf Championship Qualifier information is now on the main junior page. Click on the logos to go the registration site and read all the information to sign up! Click HERE to go the the main Junior Page.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

College Seminar

Don't forget about the College Seminar tonight at Glen Echo CC!! Everything starts at 6:30PM. We have several coaches lined up to discuss playing opportunities and what it takes to play at the next level.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Junior Ryder Cup Academy

This is the last day for applications! The Junior Ryder Cup Academy is going to be a very unique opportunity. Don't miss out on your chance to be selected!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Summer Golf Tournaments

We now have over 150 members signed up for the 2011 Junior Golf Program. Visit the main page and find the link for membership on the left hand side.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

College Seminar

February 22nd at Glen Echo Country Club from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

A great opportunity for parents and juniors to talk to college coaches in the area about college golf opportunities!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Summer Registration

Parents and Juniors Please Remember:   ONLY 9 HOLE , NOVICE 9, MINI 9, & NEW MEMBERS TO THE PROGRAM NEED TO SIGN UP FOR A RULES SEMINAR.  After you fill out the membership form it will ask you to select a rules seminar to take.  If you are an 18 Holer or Tour Player just click "NEXT".  Registration will open tonight at 6:00 PM!!!

Go to www.gatewaypga.org/jrgolf to register at 6:00 PM

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alton Middle School

Todd Meyer demonstrating the proper way to grip a golf club to a group of students at Alton Middle School.  This group of students hit balls at a velcro target with plastic training clubs.  It was a fun day!
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Summer Registration

Tuesday, February 15th at 6:00 PM all the summer events will be open for sign-ups. Remember, to play in the Summer Tournaments you must first become a member of the Gateway Junior Program. Membership will open online at 6:00 PM with all the Summer Tournaments. You have to wait until registration opens before signing up for any events or membership.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Registration for Spring Series Events is Open!

The spring series events are now open! Click HERE   If you have questions please send me an email to knewland@pgahq.com

**The registration form has been updated.  People who were getting the " you can't register because you are not a 2011 member" should be able to register as a non-member now.

College Seminar

Parents & Junior Golfers,

The college seminar has been rescheduled for February 22nd at Glen Echo Country Club.  The seminar will take place from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  Please don't miss your chance to ask questions to local golf coaches and learn more about opportunities for your junior!

Winghaven Country Club & Novice 9 Registration

Registration opens tonight at 6:00 PM for the 18-Holers Only Winghaven Event on March 27th as well as for the three Mini 9 Tournaments held at Paradise Valley, Crescent Farms Golf Club, and Spencer T. Olin.  Sign up Early !! Cick HERE to sign up!

Monday, February 7, 2011

1st Gateway Junior PGA Newsletter

Junior Golfers & Parents,

We will be sending our 1st GJPA Newsletter out via email on Wednesday, February 9th.  The newsletter will be packed with all kinds of great information.  We hope to have a junior fitness article, rules tip, pictures and much much more!  The biggest thing to look out for in this issue will be the schedule for the Summer Series.  All the events will be listed as well as all the Rules Seminars.  Please make sure and read over the registration directions and rules seminar directions carefully when you get them.  Registration for all events and seminars will open online on FEB. 15TH.  If you are not on the email list please send me an email at knewland@pgahq.com to be added to the list.  If you are currently receiving emails from the Gateway Junior Program then you are already on the list.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

JUNIOR GOLF INSTRUCTION: Teaching kids golf anywhere

May 14th & 15th Columbia CC & A.L Gustin

There are currently only 6 spots left open for the Columbia C.C. Tournament on May 14th, &  12 spots open for the A.L Gustin Tournament on May 15th!  These two events will fill up very soon.  Make sure you don't miss your chance to play !  Click HERE to register

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tuesday Feb. 8th 6:00 PM

Make sure you are ready for the launch of the the new spring series events.  Mark Tuesday, Feb. 8th 6:00PM in your calendars.  The events filled very quickly last week.  Don't miss out on a chance to play!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Ok guys you asked for ,  here you go!  We have added a total of 4 events to our spring series!!

**Winghaven Country Club in O’Fallon, MO, will now be hosting the Spring Series Opening Day on Sunday, March 27th.  This event will be open to 18-hole players only with divisions for Boys and Girls.  The field will be set at 60 players and registration will open on Tuesday, February 8th, at 6:00 pm.

**We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of three events for the Mini-9 and Novice-9 players within the Spring Series.  The first event will be held at the Spencer T. Olin Learning Center Nine in Alton, IL, on Sunday, April 10th.  The second event will be held at Paradise Valley Golf Club in St. Louis, MO, on April 16th, and the final event will be held at Crescent Farms Country Club’s Colt Nine on Sunday, May 1st.  Registration for all of these Mini-9/Novice-9 events will open on Tuesday, February 8th, at 6:00 pm.
Please note that an adult is required to accompany each Mini 9 or Novice 9 golfer during their round.

MINI 9 HOLE: Age divisions for boys and girls 5-6, 7-8; introduces the beginner golfer to tournament
golf. Parents or substitute adults will assist in play and scoring.

NOVICE 9 HOLE: Age divisions for boys and girls 9-10, 11-12, introduces the beginner golfer to
tournament golf. Parents or substitute adults will assist in play and scoring.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Spring Series News

We now have 246 juniors signed up for our Spring Series, with an additional 60 on waiting lists!  5 of the 7 events are already full.  Please visit the website and register for the Columbia Tournaments before they fill up!  May 14th @ Columbia C.C  & May 15th @ A.L. Gustin still have a few spots available.  Hurry before they're all gone!  www.gatewaypga.org/jrgolf

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

222 , Really?

Just an update on participation.  222 juniors are now signed up to compete in the spring series!  These events could very well fill up in the first day!

Up Up & Away

We've had 165 juniors register for the spring series so far!!   This is an amazing accomplishment when you consider that registration opened only 16 hours ago! This will be a great way for us to kick off the 2011 Season.  Its great to see all the interest from the junior golfers and parents in the area!  Now all we have to do is get through this blizzard and hope and that the weather will be a little kinder closer to our first event.

Spring Series Registration

We opened up the Spring Series Registration for the Gateway Junior Golf Program at midnight last night and already the events are filling up!  A blizzard may be on the way but juniors are excited to get back out on the course and improve and excel in this game we all love.

This blog site will be a way for juniors in the program to follow the news and updates of our tournaments and all the happenings of the Gateway Junior PGA Program.  We will have pictures from events, and stories from our members on what its like playing in the program.   Stay tuned for a newsletter in the coming week.  The newsletter will be full of information including the Summer Schedule, a rules of golf article, swing tips, and much much more!

Gateway PGA is committed to growing the game and providing junior golfers in the area a way to compete and grow as individuals and players.  If you're interested in the program click here and read more about us!