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Youth on Course welcomes TaylorMade chief financial officer Rick Paschal to board of directors

(PEBBLE BEACH, Ca.) — Youth on Course — 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 – has announced that Rick Paschal, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TaylorMade Golf Company, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Paschal joins the board immediately and will contribute to overseeing the organization’s activities for a three-year term. Nominated by Board Chair Kathy Wiggans, Paschal will join 16 other passionate professionals in upholding the organization’s mission of providing affordable access to golf and bringing life-changing opportunities to young golfers across the country.

“TaylorMade’s support of Youth on Course has been a tremendous benefit to our organization,” says Youth on Course Board Chair Kathy Wiggans. “We are thrilled to welcome Rick to the Board as it further cements the connection between our two brands. His experience in golf, and his high-level experience in operations and finance, make him an outstanding fit to aid in our growth.”

Paschal brings more than 20 years of business and finance experience working with multinational firms. He played an integral role in strengthening the partnership between TaylorMade and Youth on Course while helping to elevate The DRIVE Club. Created in 2021, the co-founded initiative gives additional support to a subset of Youth on Course members with the ultimate goal of increasing diversity in the golf industry at large.

“It has been an honor to help grow the Youth on Course mission and see the impact that it has on every member,” says Paschal. “I am excited for the opportunity to serve with the Youth on Course Board of Directors, and to further our efforts in opening doors of opportunity on and off the course for our members.”

Operating across North America, Youth on Course has more than 130,000 active members. Since 2006, juniors have played more than 1.8 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 its 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 college scholarships to date totaling more than $2 million awarded through the scholarship program.

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 TaylorMade Golf Company
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high-performance golf equipment, golf balls and accessories. TaylorMade has a history of innovative industry-leading products, such as the newly launched Stealth Carbonwood™ Driver, Stealth irons and Spider GT putters. TaylorMade’s technological advancements touch all sectors of the golf industry with products like P·Series irons, Milled Grind 3 wedges, TP5/TP5x golf balls and digital experiences such as the MyTaylorMade+ app. A major force across the world's professional tours, TaylorMade has an unrivaled athlete portfolio that includes Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Brooke Henderson, Charley Hull, Maria Fassi and Sierra Brooks.