HOOVER, AL – Youth on Course, the non-profit organization that provides junior golfers ages 6-18 with subsidized golf rounds, college scholarships, caddie programming, and paid internships has partnered with the Alabama Golf Association (AGA) to bring rounds for $5 or less to participating junior golfers in the State of Alabama.
Born in 2006, Youth on Course subsidizes green fees to remove cost as a barrier to entry into the game for potential lifetime golfers. With the addition of Alabama, Youth on Course is now active in all 50 states and Canadian Provinces with over 100,000 members.
Since Youth on Course Alabama’s inception in June of 2020, youth golfers have saved over $5,000 in green fees at some of the finest public facilities in the state including the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail sites. YOC Alabama will subsidize an internship program for members that are interested in pursuing a career in the golf industry.
“The Alabama Golf Association is committed to growing the game of golf in our state,” said Andy Priest, Executive Director of the Alabama Golf Association. “Partnering with Youth on Course is our next step towards fulfilling that commitment. Youth on Course membership offers youth golfers from across the state very affordable facility access, not only in Alabama but nationally in participating states, along with opportunities for professional instruction, programming and competitions to provide a well-rounded golf experience.”
Youth on Course has surpassed 1,000,000 subsidized rounds to date and exceeded $2 million in awarded college scholarships to deserving members. Alumni of the program have gone on to be collegiate golfers and productive members of the industry.
Support for Youth on Course drives the continued growth both domestically and worldwide. The program has been recognized by The Golf Channel and Golf Digest as an essential bridge between youth instruction and consistent play throughout adulthood. Some of Alabama’s most influential people in the golf industry will be vocal ambassadors of the program.
For information and a list of Youth on Course partners, visit www.alabamagolf.org/youthoncourse or call (205) 979-1234.
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About the Alabama Golf Association
The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 115 member clubs represented by over 20,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.
AGA is the USGA’s liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 23 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama High School golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men’s Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women’s Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.
Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.
About Youth on Course
Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a non-profit organization serving as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Its core purpose is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. This is achieved through initiatives that include subsidized rounds at partner courses, mentorship opportunities through caddie programs and paid internships, and scholarship grants for qualifying members. Since 2006, nearly 1 million rounds have been played by Youth on Course participants and more than $1.5 million has been raised for college scholarships. Currently, Youth on Course serves 34 states and Canada with plans to expand domestically and internationally.