Youth on Course— the non-profit providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs and paid high school internships – today announces it has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. New partnerships include Colorado Golf Association (Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado), Golf Association of Philadelphia, Greater Cincinnati Golf Association and the Iowa Golf Association.
Operating in every U.S. region, Youth on Course has more than 30,000 active members with access to 18 holes of golf for $5 or less at 600-plus courses across 22 states. Since 2006, juniors have completed 650,000 rounds.
“Our goal by years-end is to serve more than 40,000 young men and women; partnering with these organizations will help us achieve that goal,” says Adam Heieck, Youth on Course Executive Director. “The demand for affordable access to golf has never been higher, and we're happy to play a key role in making that a reality in local communities.”
Six additional state associations added throughout the year include Carolinas Golf Association (North Carolina and South Carolina), Georgia State Golf Association, Golf House of Kentucky, Miami Valley Golf Association, Minnesota Golf Association and Wisconsin Golf Association.
Additionally, nearly 250 individuals have benefited from scholarships totaling $1.2 million in financial support. The current Youth on Course college scholarship retention rate is 98 percent, with 199 students already graduated from a four-year university.
About Youth on Course: Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a non-profit organization serving as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Its core purpose is to provide youth with access to life changing opportunities through golf. This is achieved through initiatives that include subsidized rounds at partner courses, mentorship opportunities through caddie programs and paid internships, and scholarship grants for qualifying members. 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 California, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Kentucky, Texas, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan with plans to expand nationwide.