(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) — Youth on Course — the non-profit organization dedicated to opening doors, supporting dreams and transforming the lives of young people through opportunities on and off the golf course – has partnered with LPGA*USGA Girls Golf to bring more opportunities to girls through the game of golf.
The partnership between two of the industry’s premier youth golf organizations will open doors with opportunities for access, affordability and community for more than 90,000 young female golfers of the approximate 2.5 million junior golfers across the country. The partnership will provide all LPGA*USGA Girls Golf members access to affordable play through Youth on Course memberships and will connect Youth on Course members to Girls Golf sites in their area to build a community of other golfers.
“LPGA*USGA Girls Golf is growing an amazing community of girls in the sport. This partnership will help Girls Golf play golf at local courses more affordably and that increased frequency of play will allow them to continue to develop their skills and strengthen relationships with their friends and families,” says Michael Lowe, Vice President of Programs for Youth on Course. “We also see this partnership as an opportunity to connect our teenage members with their local Girls Golf sites so they can volunteer and mentor young juniors.”
"It’s an honor to partner with Youth on Course to provide affordable golf course access to LPGA*USGA Girls Golf members across the country,” said Nancy Henderson, Chief Teaching Officer and President of the LPGA Foundation. “We share the belief that through golf, we have the ability to empower, inspire and transform lives. By opening doors of opportunity through affordable access to our sport and fostering female-friendly communities for girls to engage with golf, we will have an even greater impact on the lives of our collective members.”
Working to empower girls through the game of golf, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf provides quality golf instruction to young female golfers with sites in more than 500 communities across the country. Girls Golf is committed to changing the face of the game by keeping girls engaged, instilling confidence and providing social opportunities in a friendly setting. The program’s approach has helped contribute to the surge in participation in golf amongst girls over the past decade, increasing from 17% in 1995 to 33% to date.
Juniors nationwide ages 6-18 may sign up for a Youth on Course membership at www.youthoncourse.org/join. Youth on Course members have the opportunity to play rounds of golf for $5 or less at more than 1,400 courses nationwide along with access to GolfPass’ library of over 4,000 instructional videos and the perks of booking YOC rounds online with GolfNow. Members also benefit from career opportunities through Youth on Course’s caddie and internship programs and college scholarships.
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 100,000 members play more than 1,400 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 nearly $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 LPGA Foundation
Established in 1991, the LPGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives.
Key priorities include: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the LPGA Leadership Academy, scholarships and the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative for those in the golf industry who are experiencing severe hardship. The LPGA Foundation is supported by corporate and private donations, foundation grants and contributions from LPGA members.
For more information on how to contribute to the LPGA Foundation, please contact LPGA Headquarters, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, or by phone, +1 386-274-6200 and on the web: https://www.girlsgolf.org/donate-foundation.