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COVID-19 Resources for Our Partners

While you’re working hard to keep your community safe, Youth on Course is here to offer you support in keeping you connected to industry experts and resources. We’ll update this page often, so check back periodically for new resources and links.

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Helpful Documents, Links and Best Practices


YOC Programming Updates

Youth on Course Scholarship Program

Youth on Course will continue as planned to award scholarships throughout the year.

For eligibility and application details, please click here

Youth on Course Internship and Caddie Programs

Although we are confident that golf facilities will resume business in the near future, we have suspended the YOC Internship and Caddie Programs.


Safety and Operations

COVID-19 Business Impact Analysis from NGF

The National Golf Foundation has turned their attention to studying the human and business impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on golf. Review findings from their ongoing and exclusive nationwide course survey, along with other information, data and resources. 

Click here to get the latest. 

NGCOA’s Park and Play Program

To help courses adhere to the social distancing requirements, the NGCOA has created a list of measures operators can take to implement a “Park and Play” program at their course. The Park and Play program gives golfers confidence that they can drive to the course, park their cars, get to and around the course, and back to the parking lot in as safe an environment as possible. 

Click here to learn more. 

State-by-State Breakdown of Where Golf’s Allowed and Where it’s Not 

Published by GOLF.com on March 26th, this article offers a look at the Golf Course Superintendents of America’s assessment of where golf operations have been halted across the country, along with states still open for play. 

Click here to read.

The NGCOA is also offering briefings on state-by-state rulings on their site which can be accessed here

CARES Act Summary

The Senate has passed the $2 trillion response package to the coronavirus outbreak, which will providing funding for business liquidity, increased resources for health care and hospitals, support for cities and states, expanded Unemployment Insurance programs, and direct stimulus checks for Americans. The package additionally includes $330 billion in supplemental appropriations. 

Read the summary from WE ARE GOLF here.


Communications Resources

Marketing and Communications Resources from the NGCOA

The NGCOA has compiled marketing and customer service ideas you can implement while your clubhouse and/or golf course is slow or temporarily closed — to maintain your relationships with your customers, and keep your golf course top-of-mind through these difficult days.

Click here to read.

 

Youth and Family Resources and Best Practices


Operation36 #AtHomeChallenge

Operation36 is offering structured 1-hour online golf classes for families to complete together at home. Signing up to take part in their #AtHomeChallenge is free and includes exclusive access to new weekly challenges which include instructional videos to follow along with, fun challenges to compete in and downloadable worksheets for kids to follow along with.

Learn more and sign up here

Creative Ideas for Staying Connected to Golf at Home

We’ve rounded up fun and easy to follow ideas for kids and families from across the web. From indoor games and backyard drills, share this list with young people looking for ways to pass the time while staying productive. 

Click here for our Play it Safe family resources. 

NCGA “Stay Golf-Ready” Series 

The Northern California Golf Association is sharing a number of creative ideas to help golfers keep a positive attitude and use some of our Shelter-in-Place time to do some things we never seem to have time to do– Stay Golf Ready.

Click here to access their bank of ideas.

SCGA Couch Caddy Weekly Newsletter Series

The Southern California Golf Association has developed a creative way to keep SCGA Junior members active and safe indoors. 

Click here to check out the first issue. 

The Great Junior Golf Design Challenge of 2020

Kids ages 17 and under can take on the challenge of designing their own golf hole in this fun opportunity launched by the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Submit a design for a golf hole (any par, style, strategy or medium, fun or serious). Select designs will be featured across the ASGCA’s social channels. 

Learn more here.