Youth on Course— the organization renowned for its record-breaking national growth to provide affordable golf access – has partnered with Secret Golf, one of golf’s fastest-growing digital media instruction companies, to provide an online learning program to all 30,000 members.
Using the Secret Golf platform, youth spanning 23 states will have access to an educational curriculum and exclusive video content library from PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour players. A premium service with no cost to Youth on Course members, Secret Golf is the first multi-channel company to offer personalized digital lessons from current and former Tour professionals.
“Youth on Course and Secret Golf share a mission to provide access to the game for players of all skill levels,” says Adam Heieck, Youth on Course Executive Director. “Secret Golf’s mobile platform allows for seamless connectivity to the communities we serve, while stimulating engagement for juniors with the game.”
Having already partnered with four new state golf associations in 2018 (Colorado Golf Association, Golf Association of Philadelphia, Greater Cincinnati Golf Association, Iowa Golf Association), Youth on Course continues to gain momentum in its alignment with Secret Golf, who recently announced a relationship with the Houston Golf Association.
“Affiliating with Youth on Course allows us to highlight the importance of receiving proper instruction at an early age,” says Steve Elkington, Secret Golf Co-Founder and 10-time PGA TOUR winner. “The ability to learn directly from TOUR professionals will facilitate proficiency and fuel the passion for the game among the next generation of golfers.”
To increase their aptitude, players will receive unlimited coaching on proper grip, set up, backswing, downswing, short game, putting and strategy. Tour trainers include World Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Burke, PGA Champion Jason Dufner, Ryan Palmer and Pat Perez, to name a few. Team Secret Golf’s LPGA staff features two-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year Stacy Lewis, U.S. Open winner Brittany Lang, Gaby Lopez and Gerina Piller.
Registration information will be available on both secretgolf.com and youthoncourse.org.
About Youth on Course: The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide juniors with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play hundreds of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the Caddie Academy and internship program, and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, nearly 650,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course participants and more than $1.2 million has been raised for college scholarships. Currently, Youth on Course serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2020.
About Secret Golf: Secret Golf is one of the world’s fastest-growing digital golf media companies and is the industry leader in golf instruction by Tour professionals. Secret Golf is the first company of its kind, owned by Tour professionals who passionately believe in sharing deep insights into the game of golf. Secret Golf is the first to have personalized online video instruction from Tour professionals who play or have played the game at the highest level and features a multi-platform online media distribution strategy — social, smart TV, web, mobile and partner content syndication.
In addition to Steve Elkington, Secret Golf’s growing team from the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour includes World Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Burke, PGA Champion Jason Dufner, Bronson Burgoon, Jason Gore, Brian Harman, Patton Kizzire, Colt Knost, Jason Kokrak, Lee McCoy, Ryan Palmer, Pat Perez, Martin Piller, Chris Stroud and Ethan Tracy. Team Secret Golf’s LPGA staff features two-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year Stacy Lewis, U.S. Open winner Brittany Lang, Gaby Lopez and Gerina Piller. Former Tour player turned instructor Bradley Hughes of Australia rounds out the group of professionals
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