The mission of The Greater Philadelphia Junior Golf Foundation is to raise funds that would enable the Foundation to introduce the game of golf to interested juniors who may or may not wish to participate in amateur competitions. Our aim is to benefit young adults of all ethnic and economic backgrounds who are eighteen years of age and under; we will attempt to provide financial assistance, instruction, instructional materials, mentoring, equipment, scholarships and equal affordable access to professionally run golf programs.
The programs should inspire the participants to learn and achieve their personal best in a quality, competitive and instructional environment that is designed to improve the golfing and life skills among juniors and young adult amateur golfers. This mission will be accomplished through partnership with the Philadelphia Section PGA, PGA members and other organizations/associations, and the business/corporate and golfing community at large.NEW – GRANT APPLICATION
The Greater Philadelphia Junior Golf Foundation Receives $8,000 Donation
Recently, the Foundation received a generous donation in memory of Mr. Jack Schure. Friends of Mr. Schure who participated in the 25th Annual Lomas Golf Tournament, hosted by Cable Interiors, were able to raise $8,000. The donation will be awarded to junior golfers who have demonstrated a dedication to golf and are choosing to attend a higher learning institution.
Greater Delaware Valley Junior Golf Foundation – Harry Hammond Cup
Thanks to the generosity shown by Harry Barbin and the Greater Delaware Valley Junior Golf Foundation, the Greater Philadelphia Junior Golf Foundation has been able to award Scholarships to 23 Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour players over the past six years. This was the seventh year of their commitment, so we will be able to add to those numbers. The award winners have chosen to attend higher learning institutions all across the country.
Scholarship winners are chosen from our Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Membership, based on their performance in the Harry Hammond Cup Invitational. First, second and third place winners in both the male and female divisions are awarded $750, $500 and $250 scholarships respectively each year.
The Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers’ Association
The Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers’ Association is one of the many programs that benefit from the Greater Philadelphia Junior Golf Foundation. Over the past two years they have been the recipient of a $5,000 donation geared towards enhancing their junior programs. The following note is an example of the impact that the Foundation and our professionals can have on the public:
Dear Mr. Surrette:
I just learned of the continued support from the PGA of Philadelphia to the Junior Blind Golf program and I would like to thank you and your members for all of their generosity to this outstanding program. My son, Patrick, has been involved for five years now in the junior blind golf program and it has truly been a blessing. The people from the Mid-Atlantic Blind Golf Association are wonderful. They give generously of their time and have provided an opportunity for my son to learn a game he will have for the rest of his life. The local PGA golf pro, David C. Smith, Jr., from The 1st Tee of Philadelphia is one of the finest people there is. David came on board five years ago and is now like a member of our family. He has taught Patrick so much and we look forward to another great year. I am not sure if you folks understand what a program like this means, but trust me, it gives all these kids a chance to learn to play a great sport, it gives them all a chance to compete, to meet adults and people in their communities who might not otherwise have contact with blind child, and to grow. Many thanks, again, for your all that you do.
The Foundation is a separate corporation and is made up of a separate Board of Directors and Officers:
President: Harry Hammond, Jr.
We would appreciate any help that the membership can provide in growing the Foundation to benefit junior golf. Should you have any questions or wish to get involved with the Foundation, please contact Harry Hammond at Penn Oaks Golf Club (610) 399-6865.