Palm Desert, California | May 16th, 2021


The Southern California PGA Junior Tour and The First Tee of Coachella Valley joined forces on May 16th, 2021 to hold a Junior Development Tour Clinic for young golfers to sharpen their skills and learn more about the tours the SCPGA have to offer!


The clinic was lead by Eddie Rodarte, PGA – Junior Golf Manager, JDT/Manager of Outreach & Inclusion. “We put on a JDT Clinic to show kids what it would be like to be a member of the SCPGA Tour. We had about 23 kids come out and seemed to get a lot of interest and we’re very hopefully they’ll want to come out again and join us!” – Eddie Rodarte, PGA


The Junior Development Tour is a way for juniors to gain competitive golf experience in a more relaxed and fun environment. It is a way for junior golfers to gain knowledge of the rules, etiquette and competitive nature of tournament golf. First and foremost, we want the juniors to have fun on the golf course. The JDT is not meant to be extremely competitive but rather meant to give players the experience they need to be comfortable playing competitive golf and move to the next level.