$5 Rounds for Juniors through YOC Continues
The MGA Foundation is in its second year of a partnership with the national Youth on Course (YOC) program, providing affordable weekday golf to juniors 6-18 at more than 30 public facilities in the Met Area. Several new facilities are participating in 2020, including the two courses at Rockland Lake in Congers, N.Y.
When the MGAF's partnership with Youth on Course launched in 2019, many outstanding facilities joined the program in the spirit of giving more juniors playing opportunities at an affordable $5 rate. Bethpage State Park courses, Dyker Beach, Hendricks Field Golf Course, Hudson Hills Golf Course, Mosholu Golf Course, Mahopac Golf Course, Pine Ridge Golf Course and Weequahic Golf Course are just a few of the courses currently participating.
Youth on Course operates in 39 regions across the country and has over 1,300 courses in the program. There are more than 70,000 juniors registered nationally, including over 2,000 juniors in the Met Area. The program is a win-win for golf facilities as same-day or advance tee-times are offered to juniors who pay a $5 green fee and then the MGA Foundation subsidizes the remaining amount up to the established junior rate. Many juniors bring a parent to play at a full adult rate which is another plus for the golf facilities.
More play means more passion for golf among this young generation and a better opportunity to develop a life-long connection to the game as well as local golf communities.
There is a lot of golf still to be played this year! Junior golfers may sign up for a YOC membership to have access to participating facilities throughout the Met Area and across the country. Membership also includes an MGA membership, a USGA/GHIN handicap, and all MGA member benefits. Click here to register. | Full list of participating Met Area facilities.