About

Founding Partners

The newly dubbed ‘Nebraska Junior Golf’ (NJG) will continue the great partnership between the two organizations that began with the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour in 2009. Nebraska Junior Golf will be an umbrella organization for all junior programs run by the NGA and the Nebraska PGA, and will also include an avenue to other opportunities for juniors to learn and play the game throughout the state. The effort to create a “one-stop shop” for junior golfers and their parents will make it easier for those wanting to get involved in the game to know what opportunities are available. Nebraska Junior Golf provides junior golfers of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn and play the game of golf.

THE NEBRASKA GOLF ASSOCIATION

The Nebraska Golf Association is a nonprofit organization that serves as the governing body for amateur golf in Nebraska. Founded in 1966, the NGA is dedicated to promoting the game of golf and serving its membership of over 160 clubs and more than 23,000 individual golfing members. In addition to conducting 10 statewide amateur championships and 7 USGA qualifiers, the NGA also offers a full-range of services to its members including: providing and administering the USGA's Golf Handicap and Information Network ("GHIN") service and system; issuing USGA Course, Slope & Pace of Play ratings for both member and non-member clubs; as well as conducting statewide educational seminars covering the aforementioned topics. For more information about the Nebraska Golf Association please visit their website at www.nebgolf.org.

 

THE NEBRASKA SECTION PGA

 

The Nebraska Section of the PGA is one of 41 Sections that together comprise the PGA of America.  The Nebraska Section PGA is a non-for-profit organization comprised of approximately 249 PGA Members and 23 PGA Associates who strive to promote the enjoyment and growth of the game of golf.  The Nebraska Section PGA encompasses the entire State of Nebraska, western fifth of Iowa and a small portion of South Dakota including Dakota Dunes and Yankton.  The Section office is located in Lincoln, NE and acts as a resource for local and national golf information for the golf professional and amateur players alike.  Our members are often referred to as “Club Professionals”, not to be mistaken as PGA Tour Professionals.  Each Nebraska Section PGA Professional serves as an expert in the ever-changing business of golf.  They are the leading expert players and teachers, skilled business managers, community leaders, and superior merchandisers who have dedicated their careers to the local delivery of these services.

Nebraska Junior Golf Staff

Director of Nebraska Junior Golf

Seth Scollard, PGA
Email: sscollard@nebraskajuniorgolf.com
Phone: 402-730-8364

Tournament & Programming Assistant

Kurt Karcher, PGA
Email: kkarcher@nebraskajuniorgolf.com

Digital Sports Media Director

Brett Renner
Email: brenner@pgahq.com

Nebraska Junior Golf Assistant

Carson Henry

Nebraska Junior Golf Assistant

Joe Sherman-PGA Golf Management Student

 

 

 

 

NJG Tour Site Directors
Ryan Clark - Central Nebraska
Jay Cottom- Central Nebraska
Job Vigil - West
Michael Cobelens - Lincoln
Kevin Peterson - Northeast
Mimi Ramsbottom - Omaha
Kendra Trumbley - Omaha/Lincoln
Derrick Thompson, PGA - Omaha
Eric Welte - Omaha

Nebraska Golf Association Staff
Craig Ames, Executive Director
Justin Ahrens, Assistant Executive Director
Ben Vigil, Manager of Association Services

 

Nebraska PGA Staff
David Honnens, PGA, Executive Director
Sean O'Neill, PGA, Tournament Director
Renee Tyson, Director of Operations
Seth Scollard, PGA, Director of NJG and Player Development
Kurt Karcher, PGA Tournament & Programming Assistant
Brett Renner Digital Sports Media Director

Corporate Partners

Farmer's Mutual Insurance of Nebraska is the presenting sponsor of  Nebraska Junior Golf.  Farmer's Mutual has been supporting Nebraska Junior Golf  since 2013 and became the title sponsor in 2017. They believe strongly in family programming and the life lessons learned through golf. Farmers Mutual serves all areas of the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour including the state's of Nebraska and South Dakota. They are your one-stop shop for all policies including umbrella, Home, Auto and Farm & Ranch.

 

Five Points Bank is the presenting sponsor of NJG TEAM GOLF and the Central Nebraska Junior Amateur and has been so since 2013. Their involvement has elevated this event into an elite championship ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard. Five Points Bank is a locally and family owned Nebraska-based community bank. Founded in 1971, Five Points Bank is the seventh largest Nebraska-based bank serving the communities of Grand Island, Kearney, Omaha, Papillion, La Vista, Hastings, Lincoln and Sumner Nebraska. With nearly $1 billion in assets, Five Points Bank has been rated a five-five star bank – the highest available rating – by Bauer Financial Inc. and Bankrate.com.

 

GolfTEC-Omaha is a supporting sponsor of Nebraska Junior Golf.  GolfTEC sponsored all Premier Championships for the season and been with  Nebraska Junior Golf since 2012. PGA Professionals are there to provide you with expert instruction using the most up-to-date technology and teaching equipment. Follow the link above to learn more.

 

Golf USA is the newest sponsor of Nebraska Junior Golf presenting the NJGT Points Race and NJGT Players of the Year in each division. Golf USA serve the communities in the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour territory and provide our athletes and their families with the best golf products expertly fitted and selected with the assistance of their professional team at each Golf USA.

 

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers of Lincoln and Grand Island are the official Celebration Headquarters of  Nebraska Junior Golf. An amazing menu of chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, Texas Toast, lemonade and of course the secret sauce have made this restaurant the gathering place of young athletes after each in the Lincoln, Grand Island, Kearney, Norfolk and North Platte areas. It is the perfect place to sit down after walking 18-holes or grab-and-go on your way back home.

 

The PGA Tour is a supporting sponsor of Nebraska Junior Golf. The PGA Tour annually provides NJG with support in promoting junior golf throughout Nebraska, Western Iowa and Southern South Dakota.