Generate New Business While Benefiting from National Support
The following player development programs provide effective return on investment, and an overall welcoming atmosphere for new golfers of all ages:
GET GOLF READY
Aimed at bringing adults into the game in a fast, fun and affordable way, GET GOLF READY seeks to introduce the game to thousands of golfers each year. Targeting adults who have limited or no experience with the game of golf, GET GOLF READY is comprised of a series of five introductory lessons offered by PGA/LPGA Professionals in a small-group environment at prices ranging from approximately $99 to $199 (varies by facility).
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The First Tee
For more than 22 years, The First Tee has been using the platform of golf to provide innovative and experiential learning opportunities for young people. Character education and long-term life skills are at the heart of their programs, which are delivered by coaches who have been trained in positive youth development. First Tee offers character education programs at golf courses, elementary schools and youth centers in all 50 states. First Tee is expanding globally and currently offers programs at six international locations.
Drive, Chip and Putt
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel.
LPGA*USGA Girls Golf
Founded in 1989, this program has grown into a community of more than 80,000 girls across the globe who are learning and loving the game! Run in partnership between the LPGA Foundation and the USGA (United States Golf Association), LPGA*USGA Girls Golf is a non-profit 501(c)(3) junior golf program with sites in more than 500 communities across the country. Girls Golf sites provide girls with quality golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals or certified coaches from The First Tee. Girls Golf members learn more than just the game of golf. The program empowers them with confidence and teaches them valuable life skills. Learn more about starting a Girls Golf site at your facility.
PGA Jr. League
PGA Jr. League is a game-changing opportunity for boys and girls to learn and play golf. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals. PGA Junior League also has proven to be an innovative and successful business model for PGA Professionals and facility operators looking to increase participation in their facility's youth programming.
TEE IT FORWARD
TEE IT FORWARD is a joint initiative between the USGA and the PGA of America that encourages players to play from a set of tees best suited to their driving distance. In addition to providing more enjoyment for golfers, teeing it forward also can be one of the most important steps that golfers take in improving pace of play. From the website, you can register to be a TEE IT FORWARD facility and learn how this program can help you provide a more enjoyable, faster on-course experience for the golfers at your course.