Affordable Junior Golf Program Expands to 800 Courses in 25 States
(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the non-profit organization providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs and paid internships – partners with the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) to bring affordable junior golf in the NY metropolitan area.
Members ages 6-18 in this territory will be able to join the Youth on Course national network and access golf for $5 or less per round at 800 facilities across 25 states. The MGA plans to announce the selection of participating courses in the coming weeks.
“Introducing ‘$5 or less’ green fees in New York metropolitan area is a huge leap forward in making golf readily available for youth throughout the country,” says David Baker, Youth on Course Board of Directors Chairman. “There’s an enormous opportunity to grow the game of golf in such major metropolitan areas and we could not be more thrilled to welcome a new group of junior golfers into the Youth on Course family.”
Having already finalized affiliations with five other golf associations in 2018 (Golf Association of Philadelphia, Colorado Golf Association, Greater Cincinnati Golf Association, Iowa Golf Association, Maryland State Golf Association), Youth on Course continues to gain momentum. Operating in every U.S. region, Youth on Course has upwards of 30,000 active members. Since 2006, juniors have completed 650,000 rounds.
“Youth on Course has been a terrific idea since inception and we are very excited to be part of this initiative,” says Brian R. Mahoney, MGA Executive Director. “Affordable access to golf courses for young men and women developing both life and golf skills is a win-win for everyone involved.”
In addition to promoting the game through affordable access to golf, more than 200 individuals have benefited from Youth on Course scholarships totaling $1.25 million in financial support. The current college scholarship retention rate is 98 percent, with 53 students already graduated from a four-year university.