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 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