12-year-old Nels Surtani of Noblesville was one of 88 finalists to compete at the Inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt ChampionshipRead More
This year, Indiana will be participating in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, a national skills competition for boys and girls ages 7 to 15. Read More
In honor of National Nutrition Month, The First Tee of Indiana would like to introduce our Nine Healthy HabitsRead More
The Indiana Junior Golf Programís 2014 College Golf Alumni list is now available and highlights over 350 tour alums currently playing college golf.Read More
Indianaís own Kristi OíBrien will be one of 12 women to compete on the upcoming season of The Golf Channelís The Big Break.Read More
PGA Junior League
PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 13 and under. PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game! To find a Team in your area click Learn More
The First Tee National Schools Program
The First Tee of Indiana is currently reaching over 10,000 kids with The First Tee National School Program. NSP introduces kids to the game of golf through their Physical Education Classes using SNAG golf equipment in a fun, non-threatening environment. The curriculum is delivered by Physical Education teachers and it is an accredited program. Learn More
Boys and Girls Club Programming
The Foundation is partnering with the Indiana Section PGA to offer an outreach program to Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the state. The Boys/Girls Club initiative will use SNAG equipment and The First Tee Curriculum and offer golf instruction by PGA Professionals at participating Boys and Girls Clubs in Indiana.
The SNAG equipment and The First Tee Curriculum are being supplied by the Indiana Section PGA so the cost of the Boys and Girls Clubs to participate is very minimal and in some cases sponsors are being sought to eliminate the necessity to pass along any costs to participants. To find a club near you click Learn More
Gongaware Junior Academy
The Gongaware Junior Academy has been in existence since 2001. The Academy has dorm rooms for 48 kids and 8 camp counselors, an indoor hitting area complete with video and computer analytics, and an outdoor facility that includes 2 practice putting greens, a private range tee and an 18 hole par 3 course. Academy attendees also have access to the 27 Championship holes at The Legends Golf Club.
The Academy staff includes a full-time PGA Member who serves as the Academy Director as well as college golfers and Professional Golf Management Students who serve as the camp counselors and instructors.
Over 500 kids attend the Academy on an annual basis. Of those 500 kids, 20% attend on camp scholarship. A camp scholarship not only includes a four day camp experience but also guarantees a junior golfer with access to a facility in their hometowns until they reach their 18th birthday. Learn More
The First Tee of Indiana
The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, The First Tee helps to shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. Research-proven programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities. The First Tee of Indiana, through programming locations throughout the state, is offering The First Tee certifying programs to Indiana youth. Learn More
The Junior Tour has been in existence since 1987. It began with 10 events and had 200 participants. In 2013 the Tour will encompass over 70 events and reach over 1,400 kids. The Junior Program is divided into three categories: the Prep Tour, the Regular Junior Tour and the Masters Tour.
The Prep Tour is for kids 8-12 years of age. The Junior Tour is for kids 13-18 years of age and the Masters Tour is for the low stroke averages from the prior year. The Masters Tour events are held over two days (36 holes) and have no age divisions. Courses are set up at longer distances than for the regular tour and the goal is to prepare kids for collegiate golf. Learn More
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