For Aaron Allen, golf runs deep. He’s a third-generation golfer, whose father and grandfather sparked his love of the game.
Aaron grew up in Ellenwood, Georgia and is the oldest of three children. His mother has always encouraged him to do his best and not be afraid of a challenge. This advice has aided Aaron along the way since he began playing golf at a very young age. As his grandfather and father helped him develop his game, Aaron’s father wanted to ensure Aaron could improve his game on a variety of courses. The ability to join Youth on Course presented the perfect opportunity to do so.
Youth on Course has helped Aaron progress in his game but also presented opportunities outside of the course. He has learned the importance of networking and how to build lifelong relationships. It has also helped him create a place where he can meet others who share his interests in the sport. He has even leveraged Youth on Course as a springboard towards fulfilling his goals of majoring in engineering and one day graduating from college.
In the summer of 2018, Aaron was awarded the Youth on Course Morton Family Scholarship and is currently enrolled at Johnson C. Smith University. Without it, Aaron says, it would have been a struggle to make the payments.
Post-graduation, Aaron hopes to design adaptive technology to help people who are disabled participate in sports, as well as staying connected with Youth on Course.