(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the non-profit organization dedicated to opening doors of opportunity to young people and transforming their lives on and off the golf course – has partnered with Indiana Golf to expand affordable and accessible golf and personal growth opportunities to youth across the state of Indiana. Starting today, kids ages 6-18 can play at 10 golf courses in the state, and nearly 2,000 others across the U.S. and Canada, for $5 or less.
“Playing sports positively impacts kids lives in so many ways and we’re thrilled to be expanding affordable access to golf in partnership with our friends at Indiana Golf” says Michael Lowe, vice president of programs for Youth on Course. “Every child should have the opportunity to develop through sports and Youth on Course ensures that’s the case in golf by changing the economics of the sport for families.”
The program is launching in Indianapolis, Franklin and Greenwood and three other cities in partnership with golf courses who have committed to helping grow the game by opening their doors to Youth on Course members. Youth on Course continues to prioritize creating an inviting and inclusive environment in golf by providing its more than 130,000 members with affordable access to golf along with scholarship opportunities and first time work experience through its internship and caddie programs. By joining Youth on Course, kids and teens ages 6-18 have access to play rounds of golf for $5 or less at nearly 2,000 golf courses across the U.S. and Canada, membership in their local golf association, a free subscription to GolfPass Video and online tee time booking powered by GolfNow.
“This program provides so many exciting opportunities for junior golfers to have access to our sport,” says Autumn Strong, assistant executive director for Indiana Golf. “Youth on Course has shown that by giving kids more opportunities to experience and play golf, they’ll have more chances to learn lessons that can help make them better people. We are excited to join their efforts to grow the game, as we feel this partnership is a perfect addition to our existing junior golf initiatives.”
Announced within the launch are 12 courses who have signed on as course partners for Youth on Course:
— Oak Knoll Golf Course - Crown Point, IN
— Honeywell Golf Course - Wabash, IN
— The Legends Golf Club Par 3 - Franklin, IN
— Chariot Run Golf Club - Laconia, IN
— Frederick Douglass Golf Course - Indianapolis, IN
— Whispering Hills Golf Course - Indianapolis, IN
— Otte Golf & Family Fun Center - Greenwood, IN
— Thatcher Golf Course - Indianapolis, IN
— Pleasant Run Golf Course - Indianapolis, IN
— Sarah Shank Golf Course - Indianapolis, IN
— Riverside Golf Academy - Indianapolis, IN
— Dykeman Park Golf Course - Logansport, IN
Beginning this spring, all First Tee Indiana participants and members of The Howard Bailey Junior Golf Tour will receive a YOC membership. Kids and teens ages 6-18 interested in joining can sign up for a Youth on Course membership here. Golf courses interested in learning more and joining Youth on Course’s family of course partners can visit www.youthoncourse.org/courses.
More information: 831.625.4653
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. More than 130,000 members play nearly 2,000 golf courses for $5 or less, benefit from career opportunities through the caddie and internship program and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, California Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, nearly two 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.