are several ways to help give back to junior golf, but this might be the most
fun you can have while doing it.
Oct. 10, the TGA will embark on the 100-Hole Hike, an inventive Foundation
fundraiser that will see philanthropic golfers playing 100 holes in a single
day to raise money for the Youth on Course (YOC) program. The Hikers will play
as many holes as possible – up to 100 – to raise money for Texas junior
in 2006, YOC is a non-profit organization that provides affordable access to
golf for young people, while also creating life-changing opportunities for them.
The TGA believes – hopefully you agree – the price of a round of golf should
not be an obstacle for aspiring young golfers. YOC started the 100-Hole Hike in
2016; this is the first year it’ll happen here in Texas.
main purpose is to allow young golfers to overcome the cost obstacle of taking
their skills to the course and instead give them the opportunity to play golf
at a low cost. YOC members pay $5 or less for each round at participating
courses. YOC subsidizes the cost of members’ rounds to keep the price
affordable and get more junior golfers playing. So far nearly 40 golf courses
in Texas offer the YOC rate. Kelly Kilgo, Managing Director of the TGA Foundation
and Outreach, said she hopes to get to 100 participating courses by the end of
donations, YOC also aids these young people in career prep, scholarships, and
many more possibilities.
TGA’s 100-Hole Hike will be played on Oct. 10 at Trinity Forest Golf Club just
south of Dallas. It’s one of 10 sites across the U.S. that is participating in
the fundraiser. Others include Pebble Beach and Sherwood Lake Club in
California, Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, and Sweetens Cove in Tennessee
to name a few.
participating golfers will rally support from friends, family, and peers, who
will commit to a dollar amount for each hole the golfer plays during the event.
The concept is an homage to the old school “walkathons” you might remember from
your youth. Supporters pledge a certain amount for each mile the participant
walked to raise money for the cause.
in this case, the “Hikers” are playing golf!
dollar raised goes toward YOC and their mission to get more young people
playing more golf and assist in their future professional opportunities.
herself plans to participate in the 100-Hole Hike. As someone who oversees
countless events throughout the year, she saw this one as something she
couldn’t pass up taking part in.
excited for the opportunity for Youth on Course to come to Texas, and I’m
looking forward to reaching my goal of raising $10,000,” Kilgo said. “This
organization is a great avenue to get kids to continue playing golf and being
more comfortable and confident in their games, while also developing their
professional careers for the future.”
Trinity Forest Hike’s goal is to raise at least $80,000 for YOC on Oct. 10.
With your simple donation, that can be made possible. If you would like to
support Kilgo’s 100-Hole Hike, you can donate
sign up as a Hiker, click
here. To learn more about Youth on Course and to
donate to this organization, click