(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course (YOC) – the non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the landscape of golf and the lives of young people through opportunities on and off the golf course – today announces its partnership with the Southern California Golf Association’s Junior Golf Foundation to give junior golfers in the area further access to affordable rounds of golf and life-changing opportunities.
The partnership will expand upon the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s programming by giving its more than 5,000 members access to nearly 1,700 courses across the country and in parts of Canada for $5 or less. Members also become eligible to participate in career opportunities through Youth on Course’s internship program and can utilize support for continuing education through the nonprofit’s college scholarships.
“The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation positively impacts the lives of so many young people and we’re proud to partner with them” says Michael Lowe, vice president of programs for Youth on Course. “Together, we’ll give youth in Southern California access to even more opportunities and a growing community to help them thrive on and off the course.”
Current members of the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation Golf Club will now also be Youth on Course members, and prospective members between the ages of 5-18 can sign up for an SCGA Junior Youth on Course membership here: youthoncourse.org/join, or though the SCGA website here: scgajunior.org/join.
“The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation and Youth on Course are aligned in their missions to create opportunities in and beyond the game for junior golfers,” says Kevin Gigax, executive director for SCGA Junior Golf Foundation. “Solidifying this partnership will further expand local and national opportunities for our kids. With our passion for developing youth on and beyond the course, we’re thrilled to now be partners with Youth on Course for the betterment of the game and the advancement of our kids.”
Through the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation program, a number of area courses will be accessible to Youth on Course members immediately including San Diego County’s Goat Hill, Ventura County’s Rustic Canyon, Riverside County’s Goose Creek, along with Los Angeles’ county and city golf systems.
Operating across North America, Youth on Course has more than 130,000 active members. Since 2006, juniors have played more than 1.3 million subsidized rounds of golf while the organization has helped generate more than $8 million in tee-time revenue reimbursed back to individual golf courses. In addition to subsidized rounds, Youth on Course puts their members’ lives on a different trajectory by providing off-course growth and learning experiences including paid internships, a caddie program and nationwide scholarships, with more than 300 students awarded with college scholarships to date totaling more than $2 million awarded through the scholarship program.
More information: 831.625.4653.
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to help young people grow and succeed both on and off the course by providing opportunities to play, learn, grow, and build relationships through affordable, inclusive access to play. More than 130,000 members play more than 1,700 golf courses for $5 or less, benefit from career opportunities through the caddie 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, more than one million subsidized rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $2 million has been awarded in college scholarships. Across North America, Youth on Course serves all of the United States of America and parts of Canada.
About the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation:
SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s mission is to develop an inclusive golf community that enables kids to thrive on & beyond the course. Through its programs, SCGA Junior Golf Foundation works to fulfill its mission by creating affordable access to golf for all youth, teaching smart decision-making skills on and off the course and developing a culture of healthy lifestyles. Founded in 1983, SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Southern California Golf Association.
About the SCGA
The SCGA is devoted to providing all Southland golfers with the best experience possible. Its primary goal is to enhance the enjoyment of the game for those who actively live the golf lifestyle or have just learned to swing a club. Advocating on behalf of our community of passionate golfers, the SCGA provides accessible and affordable opportunities for anyone looking to be involved with the game.