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Youth on Course to partner with AJGA’s Day in a Life program

This partnership brings support to five AJGA events in 2024

Braselton, Ga. – Youth on Course is set to support the AJGA’s Day in a Life program, expanding its reach to five events this year. This partnership brings an exciting collaboration aimed at introducing the next generation to career paths in golf beyond playing the game. 

The Day in a Life Program, introduced by the American Junior Golf Association in 2019, offers participants insights into various aspects of the golf industry, including Tournament Administration, Operations, and Communications, all while enjoying the excitement of watching top junior golfers compete in AJGA tournaments.

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"Partnering with Youth on Course exemplifies our dedication to enriching the lives of young golfers through the Day in a Life program," said Stephen Hamblin, Executive Director of the AJGA. We're not just providing opportunities; we're igniting a pathway to success. Through these initiatives, we aim to empower the next generation by expanding access to affordable golf and educational resources.”

In 2023, the Day in a Life program saw over 115 participants across 17 AJGA tournaments, with support from organizations like the First Tee, PGA Junior League, and the Cameron Champ Foundation. Now, with the addition of Youth on Course, the AJGA looks forward to expanding this opportunity further in 2024. This year, Youth on Course will back the Day in a Life Program at five events, raising awareness and extending the program's impact.

"Whether it's competing in elite tournaments or carving a career in the game, golf has a special ability to change the course of a young person's life," said Youth on Course, Vice President of Programs, Michael Lowe. "We are excited to partner with the AJGA to offer this educational opportunity to our members and raise up the next generation of leaders."

The following events will be supported by Youth on Course in 2024. Each of these tournaments are hosted at an affiliate course of the Youth on Course program. These courses allow Youth on Course members to play a round for $5 or less, aiming to remove the cost barrier for young golfers.  

  • Sacramento Junior Championship
  • Colorado Spring Junior
  • Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by James Hardie
  • RLX Ralph Lauren Junior Classic
  • HV3 Foundation Junior Championship

Participants in the Day in a Life Program can expect to gain valuable insights into the AJGA's history, mission, programs, and sponsors, along with learning about golf course setup, pace of play, rules officiating, and more. This collaborative effort between the AJGA and Youth on Course aims to showcase the diverse career opportunities available in the business side of golf.

About Youth on Course

Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Private funding makes it possible for members to have access to play for $5 or less through subsidies to thousands of courses throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Members have the opportunity to succeed through Youth on Course programs: DRIVE Club, Careers on Course, Leadership Council and College Scholarships. In addition, Youth on Course has an Alumni Network which extends membership to those 19 and older. This elevated membership offers opportunities for young adults to connect at complementary events, access exclusive deals, find jobs, and much more. More information about Youth on Course can be found by visiting or Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and TikTok.

About the AJGA 

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 9,000 members from 50 states and 51 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Liberty National ACE Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017.  Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. 

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 1,000 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang.

CONTACT: Sarah Turner, AJGA
(678) 425-1797 |