Youth on Course Launches in Met Area
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (May 29, 2019) — After laying the foundation for a partnership with Youth on Course in 2018, the MGA and MGA Foundation are pleased to launch the initiative in the Met Area for 2019, offering more affordable golf access to juniors throughout the region.
Juniors ages 6-18 can now join the Youth on Course network and play golf for $5 per round at 24 participating facilities throughout the region. To date, more than 530 Met Area juniors—including kids from the New York City Parks foundation's junior golf program—have enrolled in Youth on Course. Juniors can sign up online and either join the MGA Youth on Course eClub, or area First Tee participants can register through their local chapter. Upon signing up for membership, juniors are asked to complete the Youth on Course curriculum online. Once completed, an official Youth on Course membership card will be sent and the member can begin enjoying the benefits of affordable golf.
A list of participating courses and a description of access is available online. Most facilities ask that juniors call the pro shop for their tee times and availability. Area facilities have been enthusiastic about joining the program and welcoming youth to enjoy the game. The MGA and MGA Foundation thank area course networks--American Golf Corporation, Billy Casper Golf, EY Golf, Essex County Parks, Mike Tafet Golf and Westchester Parks--for their participation.
Support for Youth on Course has driven the organization's growth across the country. The program has subsidized over 750,000 rounds of golf since its inception in 2006 and has more than 48,000 members that can play at more than 1,100 participating courses nationwide. Roughly half of the program's rounds involve an adult, which also drives participating facility revenues.