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About The MGA Foundation

Since its founding in 1991, the MGA Foundation has impacted thousands of young people throughout the Met Area by providing access to developmental programs both on and off the golf course. The MGAF's initiatives include the GOLFWORKS student-intern program, junior competitions and youth golf access, caddie initiatives includuing annual Caddie Academies, and support of local and national programs to fulfill the mission to help preserve the game's past and protect its future.

 
For more than 40 years, the MGA and MetLife have partnered to provide the highest level of golf services the Metropolitan Area demands. MetLife’s support of the MGA Foundation is a testament to the company’s longstanding mission of giving back, and allows the MGA Foundation to continue instilling the values and traditions of golf in the next generation of golfers.
 
 

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What We Do

Junior Golf

From high-level junior competitions to affordable access for rounds of golf, various MGAF programs and initiatives support the junior golfer at every step of the journey.

Golfworks est. 1994

The GOLFWORKS program provides meaningful summer employment through internships at MGA member clubs. Interns are introduced to the workforce and golf industry by working in a variety of roles at clubs and facilities.

Caddie Corner

The Met Area has a rich history of caddies and the MGAF is committed to supporting the tradition of youth caddies. The MGAF provides resources for youth caddies and is proud to administer local caddie scholarships of Westchester and Long Island.

Member Education

The MGA Foundation annually sponsors a series of educational events geared for members of the Met Area golf community and club leaderships. These events and seminars are designed to educate on various timely and relevant topics and issues.

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The First Tee

The First Tee of Metropolitan New York is part of a national junior golf initiative and was created in 2001 as a joint venture between the MGA Foundation and Metropolitan Section of the PGA.

Foundation News

Stay up to date with everything related to the MGA Foundation including program updates, spotlights, event registration, scholarship information and more.