Get Golf Ready
Generate New Business While Benefiting from National Support
BE PART OF THE PGA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Aimed at bringing adults into the game in a fast, fun and affordable way, GET GOLF READY, Play Golf America's 2010 featured program, seeks to introduce the game to thousands of golfers each year.
The newest golf industry player-development program, GET GOLF READY, has exceeded its target number of host facilities after its first year of the program. Over 1,150 facilities are certified to host the program, surpassing the target goal of 700 host facilities for 2009, and more than 2,900 GET GOLF READY events have been posted on line.
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).
Following the completion of the five-session program, a smooth transition into other GET GOLF READY graduate outings, such as the free and low-cost programs offered by PLAY GOLF AMERICA will be provided.
GET GOLF READY, the newest Play Golf America program, was announced in November 2008 as part of the World Golf Foundation's GOLF 20/20 initiative. The program is benefiting from unprecedented support and collaboration from the entire golf industry, including the World Golf Foundation, The PGA of America and other leading national and state golf associations, organizations, manufacturers, media and companies.
Facility Sign-Up Process:
• Visit theGet Golf Ready website to watch an introductory video. Click here
• Facilities that sign up will receive an official Get Golf Ready package, complete with program manual and marketing materials to help promote the program (via email).
For more information, visit www.getgolfready.com
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship
A joint initiative by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior competition focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf, tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys, ages 7-15.
For more information, visit www.drivechipandputt.com
LPGA-USGA Jr Girls Golf
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf teaches more than the just the game of golf…we empower and inspire girls for the game of life!
We're not your typical junior golf program!
Founded 25 years ago by a woman who dreamed of sharing her love for the game of golf with her two daughters, we've grown into a community of more than 50,000 girls across the globe who are learning and loving the game! Run in partnership between the LPGA Foundation and the United States Golf Association (the governing body in golf), LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf) is a non-profit 501-c3 junior golf program with sites in more than 300 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. Not only are they experts in taking girls from beginner to advanced golfers, but they also specialize in creating experiences that show girls just how much fun golf really is!
What could be better than that? Well, Girls Golf members learn more than just the game of golf. We help empower them with confidence and teach them valuable life skills. From Leadership skills to inspiring healthy living, we use the Five E's of Girls Golf to Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, and Energize girls through the game of golf.
PGA Junior League Golf
PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, accessible and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 13 and under to play golf. Participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends and the structured nature provides a popular scramble format for competition. 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.
With PGA Junior League's wide-ranging appeal to both participants and coaches, the program has grown exponentially since its inception in 2011. In 2015, the regular season of PGA Junior League Golf drew to a close with approximately 30,000 boys and girls participating across 2,500 teams. Participation has doubled year-over-year for the third season running and has easily surpassed its goal of 25,000 participants for 2015.
For more information, visit www.pgajrleaguegolf.com.
The First Tee
The First Tee is a youth development organization helping to shape the lives of kids and teens from all walks of life by introducing them to the game of golf and its inherent values. The First Tee offers high-quality junior golf programs that build character, develop leadership skills and empower youth to discover their individual potential---both on the golf course and in life.
You can find The First Tee programs on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth development organizations
Learn more about The First Tee at www.firsttee.org.
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation No. 5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups located yards away from the greens. Players adhere to the golf course dress code and do not use soccer cleats. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf.
FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, but as a sport, it is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG.ORG). Founded in 2011, the American FootGolf League (AFGL) represents the United States in official world cups, is the exclusive member of the FIFG and governing body for the sport of FootGolf in The USA. The AFGL is organizing tournaments throughout the country working with golf courses to bring FootGolf to their clubs as another avenue for revenue and to develop the game further.
Click here to view the official website of the American FootGolf League.
Click here to view the most recent This Is Footgolf digital magazine.
Click on the links below to view several short videos on FootGolf.
Click here for statistics on Alternative Golf Experiences (AGE), including FootGolf, from the AGE Taskforce set up by Golf 20/20 .