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.
Please join us to celebrate the life of Maximus Janton and honor his memory at the 2nd Annual Friends FORE Max Janton Golf Classic on October 8, 2019 at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA. This special event is presented by Max’s parents, Dan and Keri Janton, the Georgia PGA Foundation and many family and friends.
Max was a radiant, perpetually happy boy who was special in many ways beyond his rare Costello syndrome diagnosis. He spent his short 6 years sharing his gifts of pure love and enthusiasm, magically transforming moments from simple to spectacular. Max unexpectedly passed after cardiac surgery on October 27, 2017. Along with unyielding heartache, this great loss spurred a fervent mission to ensure Max’s name is never forgotten and that his legacy of love will endure indefinitely.
The Friends FORE Max Janton Golf Classic will benefit three organizations which greatly benefited Max and his family: Northside Hospital-Forsyth NICU, FOCUS + Fragile Kids and The Music Class, along with the Georgia PGA Foundation.
The purpose of the Georgia PGA Foundation Scholarship Program is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education goals for youth who have demonstrated a high level of achievement during high school, have financial need and have shown an interest in the game of golf.
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.
RSM’s Birdies Fore Love program is a giving platform tied to The RSM Classic aimed at improving the lives of at-risk youth in the areas of education, hunger, housing or health. Through Birdies Fore Love, funds are raised for a local charity that aligns with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and Davis Love Foundation. Click here to learn more.
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.