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Foundation Gala

You're invited to join us at the 2014 Georgia PGA Foundation’s Gala event on November 7th as we celebrate the Section’s efforts to give back to the community while growing the game of golf through the Foundation’s new initiative, The Blue Print for Golf Expansion. The evening will feature live entertainment, special celebrity guests, great food and beverages and the opportunity to bid on some amazing golf products, experiences and travel during our online auction and limited live auction. The ticket request form will be available soon!


Foursomes for The Foundation

Foursomes for The Foundation is a new program designed to help drive funding to The Georgia PGA Foundation by creating an opportunity for the public to bid on foursomes donated by Georgia PGA clubs. Click here to learn more.




Coaching for Charity

The Georgia PGA Foundation is hosting an online auction to benefit the Foundation. We are requesting that each A-6 PGA Golf Professional donate at least a lesson package or a single group lesson. You can help drive funding to the Foundation, as well as bring some recognition to your teaching program by participating in this event. Click here to learn how you can help. 



Birdies Fore Love

Beginning with the 2012 McGladrey Classic, the Georgia PGA has teamed up with the Davis Love Foundation through the Birdies Fore Love program. The program, Birdies Fore Love presented by Nalley Buick-GMC, is a fun way to engage donors and creates a new, low-cost option of giving. Donors can make a pledge for every birdie made at The McGladrey Classic during the four official competitive rounds and all of the donations go directly to the Georgia PGA Foundation. More information coming soon.

 

 


Smiling Fore Life

Smiling Fore Life is a program created by the Georgia PGA Foundation to bring golf to local children’s hospitals throughout Georgia. The program has Georgia PGA Professionals regularly visit the hospitals bringing the game of golf into the young patients' lives. This program affords children with an opportunity to forget about their challenges and enjoy a fun activity. The program is currently at hospitals in Atlanta and Savannah.

Swing On, Tumor Troopers Fundraiser

The Georgia PGA and the Brain Tumor Foundation have had a relationship for over 15 years with Georgia PGA providing support and PGA Professionals to play in the J. Smith Lanier & Co. Brain Tumor for Children Charity Classic.

The funds raised go towards brain tumor research, as well as programs that use golf as a therapeutic outlet for the affected children.

 

Junior Tour

 

Created in 2002, the Georgia PGA Junior Tour is designed to teach the values of sportsmanship, honesty, self-discipline, integrity and competitive spirit through the game of golf. This will be accomplished by conducting a series of competitions on some of the state’s finest courses and with the highest level of professionalism. The membership-based tour is a competitive, yet fun atmosphere for juniors ages 11-18 with aspirations to compete in college.

Player Development Program

An integrated program funded by the Georgia PGA Foundation. We provide assistance for golf professionals and for golf facilities to make it easier for kids to discover and embrace the game of golf. We are now finalizing the details of the many facets of this new and exciting program. Each new Partner Program will be custom designed to fit the needs of that facility. We hope that you will get involved and support us!

What we will offer participating facilities and professionals:

FOR GOLF PROFESSIONALS:

* Golf Professionals receive free access to a user-friendly website to enter all of their junior golf program info to be promoted on the Foundation website and in the Georgia PGA Founation magazine. Professionals- Click here to get access.
* Golf professionals receive free equipment lockers for use doing clinics for juniors. Lockers include US Kids Golf Clubs of varying length and loft.
* Golf Professionals receive assorted curriculum and teaching information including the Georgia PGA Foundation Player Development Program and the US Kids Golf booklets.

FOR GOLF FACILITIES:

* Facilities receive free rule books as well as US Kids Golf three step program booklets.
* Facilities receive funding to support junior specific range time including a monthly junior golf day and how to start a junior golf club.
* Facilities also receive funding toward junior greens fees to help develop junior tee times and encourage play.
* Facilities (courses) receive a set of family tee markers and instructions for installing them and tips for optimizing the program including scorecards with GSGA handicaps for one set of tees.

 

Rules & Etiquette School

Interactive Etiquette and Rules Schools with PowerPoint Presentations with video given by Georgia PGA Professionals and/or Georgia PGA Foundation volunteers that allow as many juniors as possible to attend from the surrounding areas including middle and high school golfers. All juniors receive a copy of The Rules of Golf. We also provide an Etiquette and Rules School Quiz that can be given at the end of the presentation or by a coach later on. The quiz is kept by the juniors to use as a reference and learning tool.


   

 

 

For more information on any of the Georgia PGA Foundation activities and programs, contact Scott Gordon at sgordon@pgahq.com.