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Youth on Course: Changing Lives Through Golf

Youth on Course: Changing Lives Through Golf

CGCOA is proud to support Youth on Course.

Youth on Course provides youth, ages 6-18, with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Participants enjoy a variety of unique ways to engage in the game of golf and explore the golf profession, including: 

  • Affordable opportunities to golf at more than 400 participating courses
  • Access to the Caddie Academy, where youth can caddie at some of the top courses in the area
  • Paid high school internships, where youth can gain meaningful work experience in the golf industry and explore alternative career choices.
  • College scholarships

Youth on Course was started by the Northern California Golf Association in 2006, originally founded as The NCGA Foundation. Its mission was to increase the accessibility and affordability of golf for Northern California youth. Within five years the program was thriving. It expanded to include caddie programs, paid high school internships and college scholarships for Youth on Course members.

A large demand for the opportunities afforded by Youth on Course grew, and The NCGA Foundation was re-imagined as a nationwide initiative to grow the game. The name "Youth on Course" was born to establish a national identity.

To date, Youth on Course has expanded to 14 regions, subsidized more than 500,000 rounds of golf, hired more than 75 interns and 237 caddies, and award $250,000+ in scholarships annually.

We encourage you to take a moment to learn more about the work of Youth on Course at its website here.

For any questions about the program, please contact Brad Shupe, General Manager, Poppy Hills Golf Course, at bshupe@ncga.org.

View a list of CGCOA Member Courses participating in Youth on Course here.




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