The Pine Meadow Golf Club iPines program is dedicated to creating an environment of learning, respect and FUN that will promote the game of golf as an individual and family activity for a lifetime of participation and enjoyment. 

Our program is based on the American Development Model (ADM) for long term athletic development.  While our program does not include participation awards, our program does acknowledge and reward effort.

Our mission: We are committed to enriching lives through experiences that transcends golf.

Core Beliefs: Every child can become a golfer.  Every golf course can become a community center.

Changes for the 2019 season:

  • The league will only meet on Monday nights.
  • League size will be limited to 48 junior leaguers (8 to 13 years of age), this is to create a program where the Coaches and junior leaguers will have the opportunity to get to know each other better.
  • The Junior League Coaching staff will consist of 3 PGA Members and 1 former High School Girls Golf Team coach. 

Meet the Coaches: 

Dennis L. Johnsen, GM/Head PGA Golf Professional at Pine Meadow Golf Club, PGA member since 1976.  Coaching juniors since 1972.  Currently serving on the PGA of America Jr. League Advisory Board, the PGA of America Junior Golf Committee and the committee of the PGA of America Global Youth and Family Golf Summit.  2016 PGA of America Youth Player Development Award honoree.

Robert Powers, PGA life member, retired from Skokie Country Club, currently an instructor at Pine Meadow Golf Club.  Has taught juniors, adults, beginners to PGA tour players.  Level II certified with Plane Truth Golf by Jim Hardy.  As a player has won the ILPGA Section Championship as well as other Illinois PGA Section events.

John Andrews, PGA Teaching Professional, Pine Meadow Golf Club for over 20 years and has been honored as the Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year.  John is known for his ability to work with beginners and intermediate players as well as the "weekend warrior" and elite players.  However, John is equally proud of the beginner hitting their first shot in the air and smiling as he is with a student winning a club championship or getting a college scholarship.

Jim Seward, retired teacher/golf coach, 35 years as a high school teacher and administrator, 25 years girls golf coach at Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools.  Coached two teams and numerous individuals into IHSA State Finals.  Has been involved with Pine Meadow program with our former Junior Tour, Collegiate Tour, Nike and PGA Summer Camps as well as our Jr. League and Pre-Season League programs.

2019 PGA Jr. League

Registration fee:   $295.00 which includes uniform cost, two league practices, 5 matches, green fees, range balls, and instruction. To register for the PGA Junior League, click here. 


48 juniors, 4 teams of 12

League Practice

Mondays June 3rd, 10th, rain date 17th                              5:30pm to 7:30pm

League Play

Mondays June 24th , July 1st , 8th , 15th , 22nd                 5:30pm to 8:00pm

**If the future iPiner has not played on the golf course, it is our recommendation he/she would benefit by registering in the pre-season program. Call the Clubhouse to register 847-566-4653. Fee due at time of registration.

Pre-season Program 
Offered by Coach Robert Powers
5:30pm to 7:00pm
8 max program size
Mondays May 6th , 13th , 20th