Golf Course Builders Association of America Foundation

Sticks for Kids

The future of golf is dependent upon the next generation--boys and girls interested in learning to play and respect the game. The Golf Course Builders Association of America established the GCBAA Foundation to provide the necessary tools and opportunities to allow the next generation of golfers to learn and enjoy the game.

Since its establishment, the GCBAA Foundation has taken a special interest in supporting underprivileged children by launching Sticks for Kids, a junior golf outreach program. The Program provides clubs, bags, teaching materials, marketing materials, and instructors for participating courses. Children age 5-18 are taught the fundamentals of the game as well as life lessons such as etiquette, integrity, sportsmanship, safety, and respect for themselves and others. The safe, friendly environment and PGA-certified instructors optimize each child's personal experience.

From small, rural summer camps on the Kansas plains to large, year round after school programs in inner city Philadelphia, Sticks for Kids Programs are thriving. Most recently, the GCBAA Foundation has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Links Across America, and the Michigan Women's Golf Association.