Alabama Golf Association Gears Up for Second Annual 100 Hole Hike
HOOVER, AL (July 30, 2021) - On September 20, 2021, at Shoal Creek Club, the Alabama Golf Association (AGA) staff will be participating in the “100 Hole Hike” to raise money and awareness for Youth on Course Alabama. The AGA will walk and play 100 holes from sunup to sundown to continue its phenomenal growth of the game in Alabama. Every dollar donated goes directly toward supporting Youth on Course Alabama. A donation of just $100 ensures that 20 youth golfers will get the chance to play a round of golf in 2021 and beyond.
The Alabama Golf Association’s goal is to raise $10,000 with over $1,000 pledged thus far. In 2020, the AGA Staff, alongside YOC Alabama board members, exceeded fundraising goals to raise nearly $25,000.
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The Alabama Golf Association and Youth on Course (YOC) have partnered to open the door for more than 3,500 golfers in Alabama, ages 6-18, to play rounds of golf for $5 or less at participating facilities. The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide life-changing opportunities through golf. Since 2006, more than 900,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and awarded more than $1.73 million in college scholarships.
Members can play thousands of golf courses worldwide for $5 or less illustrating our commitment to offering golf access at an affordable rate. For participating facilities in Alabama, we recognize that the $5 fee may not adequately cover the expense of the round so each course is subsidized at a negotiated rate for the remainder of the green fee.
“The Alabama Golf Association is committed to growing the game of golf in our state. Partnering with Youth on Course is our next step toward fulfilling that commitment,” says Andy Priest, Executive Director of Alabama Golf Association. “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.”
About Youth on Course (YOC)
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play thousands of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment 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, close to one million rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and nearly $2 million has been raised for college scholarships. In the United States Youth on Course serves all 50 states.
About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)
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 21,000 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.