Northern California natives Jason Goldman, Matthew Goldman and Chris Qvale discuss their passion for golf and the need to share this passion with Northern California’s youth. They feel that giving back and supporting worthwhile causes is crucial to making the world a better place. Join them in helping to get Youth on Course.
The very first San Mateo Youth on Course clinic took place at the San Mateo Public Library on September 15, 2011. The youth participants are students from the Bayside STEM Academy and with the support of the George Archer Memorial Foundation for Literacy, the San Mateo Public Library and Youth on Course came together to provide literacy enhancing activities for the youth.
In addition to getting a behind the scenes tour of the library, the youth completed a literary scavenger hunt to collect facts about golf and its history prior to teeing it up at the Burlingame Golf Center in Mariner’s Point.
We are happy to announce that 34,341 rounds of golf have been played by Youth on Course members at participating facilities so far this year! June and July were the peak months of the season with 6,360 and 6,408 rounds respectively.
Thank you to the partner facilities for supporting Northern California’s youth! A list of participating facilities may be found here. Youth on Course is made possible by the generous support of our donors.
Students from the Sacred Heart Nativity Schools endured 95 degree heat for the first 2011-2012 Youth on Course clinic at San Jose Country Club. Yesterday’s clinic was the first exposure that most of the students have had to golf. In addition to learning the fundamentals of safety, grip, posture and the take away, the students took some time to reflect upon how important values relate to both golf and life. Yesterday’s values were inclusion and integrity. More information about the Foundation’s Clinic program is available here.
The NCGA Foundation’s Club Enrollment Program is one of the many ways to support deserving youth throughout Northern California. In addition to hosting a Youth on Course Clinic this year, Richmond Country Club has enrolled in the program. Collectively, the membership has come together on behalf of youth.
The PGA Tour and Tiger Woods come to CordeValle Oct. 3-9 for the Frys.com Open. NCGA members can purchase tickets with a portion of the proceeds going to the NCGA Foundation’s Youth on Course program. Children 14 and under are FREE with an accompanying paid adult! Click here to buy Frys.com tickets.
The NCGA Foundation’s summer newsletter is now available for download. Featured in this edition are a spotlight on Honorary Board member Dave Baker, an update on new partnerships and locations for the clinic program, announcement of scholarship recipients, intern placements, upcoming events and much more. Download your copy today!
Mission: “Provide deserving youth the opportunity to develop life skills and values through golf”
The mission of the NCGA Foundation is to provide deserving youth the opportunity to develop life skills and values through golf. The Foundation puts this mission into action through the award winning Youth on Course program which offers a comprehensive continuum of services for Northern California’s youth to learn the lessons that the sport and golf industry have to offer. These offerings include affordable access to golf for green fees of no more than $5 at over 115 participating courses, introductory clinics, internships, and university scholarships. To learn more about the impact of the NCGA Foundation and Youth on Course download the 2010 Annual Report here.
Click here to learn about the collaborative efforts of Lake Merced Golf Club and the NCGA Foundation.
The 8th Annual NCGA Stroke play was contested at Poppy Hills Golf Course July 15-17. A total of 6 Youth on Course members qualified for this year’s event. Complete tournament results are available here.
|Tournament Results – Youth on Course Members|
|Eric Ash||YOC First Tee of Greater Sacramento||T2||74-72-67 (-3)|
|Matthew Ogden||YOC Salinas Valley Jr.||T32||75-75-76 (+10)|
|Andrew Leung||YOC San Francisco Clubhouse||38||76-74-78 (+12)|
|Patrick Soli||YOC Mariner’s Point||MC||79-76|
|Cameron Champ||YOC First Tee of Greater Sacramento||MC||79-76|
|Kyle John||YOC Salinas Valley Jr.||MC||90-82|
Qualifying was held June 10th at six sites for players who have an index of 5.4 or less:
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