Youth on Course Opens Registration for 2019 Hundred Hole Hike
Top Fundraisers Rewarded with Dream Golf Getaways
(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the non-profit organization providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs, and paid internships – announces open registration for the fourth annual Hundred Hole Hike.
Participants nationwide will be challenged to complete more than five rounds of golf in one day and secure donations aimed at increasing affordability and accessibility for youth interested in the game. This year’s event rewards top performers with dream getaways, including stay-and-play packages at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
“The Hundred Hole Hike is a remarkably challenging event that brings together golfers from around the country to work toward a common goal to help youth,” says Jeff Clark, Youth on Course Chief Development Officer. “The Hikers are accomplishing a major feat for themselves and raising money to create access to the game for youth.”
Golf associations from the Carolinas, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, Philadelphia, South Dakota, St. Louis, Washington, and Wisconsin will join Northern California, Georgia, Kansas City, Minnesota and Utah who were involved last year. With 16 AGA’s already committed to hosting a group of hikers locally, 100% of contributions will be used to provide $5 or less green fees for more than 65,000 youth across 33 states and Canada.
The national Hike date is set for September 30th with statewide hikes differing over the fall to accommodate course availability. Take the challenge and register today. Those unable to join the hike may still pledge any amount and support a team of your choice here:
The Hundred Hole Hike evolved from a 2012 event created by Jim Colton and has experienced exponential year-over-year growth since its implementation by YOC in 2016. The 2018 Hike attracted 61 golfers from seven states and fundraised $297,505. This represents a 325% increase from 2017, with 24 golfers from three states collecting $91,506. Its inaugural year drew six golfers and raised $15,000.
Operating in every U.S. region, Youth on Course has more than 65,000 active members. Since 2006, juniors have played more than 900,000 rounds while the organization has helped generate more than $6.2 million in tee-time revenue reimbursed back to individual golf courses. In addition to subsidized rounds, Youth on Course also facilitates paid internships, a caddie program, and nationwide scholarships. They have awarded 241 students with college scholarships totaling more than $1.7 million in financial support. The current Youth on Course scholarship retention rate is ninety-four percent, with 80 students already graduated.