THURSDAY, DEC 6, 2012
golfweek.com - As a club manager for nearly 40 years, Dennis Johnsen has witnessed his share of grow-the-game initiatives. More often than not, he says, their hype outweighs their results.
So when he heard of PGA Junior League Golf, a new team format designed to recruit youth to the game, Johnsen had serious misgivings. When told the concept featured team jerseys like Little League Baseball uniforms, allowed for player substitutions and involved scoring by “capturing flags,” Johnsen dismissed the idea as looney, if not making a mockery of his beloved game.
But Johnsen did an about-face this summer after hosting his inaugural team at Pine Meadow Golf Club, just northwest of Chicago, where he doubles as head professional. READ MORE