Drive, Chip and Putt
A joint initiative by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior competition focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf, tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys, ages 7-15.
For more information go to: www.drivechipandputt.com
Get Golf Ready
Get Golf Ready is an industry-supported, affordable group lesson program that provides a welcoming introduction to golf. It targets the millions of adults in the United States who have never played golf or who have minimal experience in the game.
For more information go to: www.getgolfready.com
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf teaches more than the just the game of golf…we empower and inspire girls for the game of life!
For more information go to: www.girlsgolf.org
PGA Jr. League
PGA Jr. League is one of the game’s fastest growing programs. In 2017, a record number of 42,000 boys and girls participated on 3,400 PGA Jr. League teams – surpassing the 36,000 participants on 2,900 teams in 2016 – and they were led by nearly 2,300 PGA and LPGA Professionals serving as Captains.
For more information go to: www.pgajrleague.com
The First Tee
The First Tee is a youth development organization helping to shape the lives of kids and teens from all walks of life by introducing them to the game of golf and its inherent values. The First Tee offers high-quality junior golf programs that build character, develop leadership skills and empower youth to discover their individual potential—both on the golf course and in life.
You can find The First Tee programs on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth development organizations.
Learn more about The First Tee at www.thefirsttee.org.
Since 2014, the USGA’s PLAY9™ program has been actively educating and rallying golfers and non-golfers alike around the concept of the nine-hole round as an important, yet simple, solution to address busy lifestyles and everyday lives. PLAY9 is critically important to the game and its health in that it promotes a time-friendly option to engage with the game. Many cite the time it takes to a complete an 18-hole round as a barrier to the game’s participation.
For more information go to: www.usga.org/play9
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation No. 5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups located yards away from the greens. Players adhere to the golf course dress code and do not use soccer cleats. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf.
Click here to view the official website of the American FootGolf League.
Athletes World Foundation
Athletes World Foundation (AWF) provides sport scholarships for athletes, enabling them to continue their Education through Sport.
Athletic spirit is defined by dedication, teamwork, and integrity. Athletes World Foundation (AWF) believes in these qualities. We believe in athletes.
Click here to visit the Athletes World Foundation website.
Kids Golf Foundation
The Kids Golf Foundation is a statewide junior golf association that offers and supports several golf programs and events designed to introduce children between the ages of 5 and 17 to the sport of golf, its fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, life lessons, and more. The Foundation is one of the largest junior golf organizations in the state of Illinois.
Click here to view the Kids Golf Foundation website.
National School Program
The First Tee National School Program introduces the game of golf and The First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits to elementary students during physical education classes. Currently in more than 4,800 elementary schools, this school golf program creates an environment where young people are introduced to the lifelong sport while learning the basic golf motor skills and the inherent values of the game.
Click here to visit The First Tee National School Program website.
Thank you for your ongoing support of PLAY9. We appreciate your efforts to promote this year’s PLAY9 Day which was held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Your support helped make a big impact. Together, we’re truly starting to make this into an important and popular movement for the golf industry -Initial GHIN results show an 11% increase YTD in 9-hole rounds posted compared to 2014.
Sticks For Kids
The Sticks for Kids program from the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) Foundation is dedicated to introducing and teaching youth the fundamentals of golf through chipping, putting, club stance, grip, etiquette, and basic rules of the game. The program is centered on the philosophy that every child, regardless of socioeconomic status, should have the opportunity to play golf.
For more information, go to www.sticksforkids.org.
We Are Golf
Founded in 2009, WE ARE GOLF is a coalition of golf’s leading organizations including the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA TOUR, the PGA of America, USGA, the U.S Golf Manufacturers Council and the World Golf Foundation.
For more information, go to www.wearegolf.org.