|More than 10,000 youngsters are expected to participate in the PGA TOUR/USA Youth Golf Clinics, held in conjunction with 29 PGA TOUR tournament markets this year, beginning at the Phoenix Open on January 13.
Introduced at three TOUR events in 2002 by the PGA TOUR and USA Network, these clinics are designed to introduce young people ages 7-17 to golf through access to facilities, equipment and instruction. They also teach the positive values of golf, such as honesty and sportsmanship.
The PGA TOUR/USA Youth Golf Clinics includes five weeks of 1 1/12 hour sessions that begin one week prior to the PGA TOUR scheduled event. Each participating youth receives a golf shirt, golf balls and hat. Each day, participants will learn and practice the fundamentals of the game of golf. The final clinic includes a golf challenge competition, graduation ceremony, food and beverages, as well as awarding trophies and certificates. Additionally, one boy and one girl from each site will receive a "golf scholarship" to continue their golf instruction, and all participants receive mini-sets of golf clubs.
About The MGAA, Inc.
The Minority Golf Association of America, Inc. DBA the Multicultural Golf Association of America is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit organization based on Long Island, New York. MGAA is a recognized authority in conducting junior golf training clinics and empowerment program for boys and girls 8 to 17 years of age. MGAA introduces young people from challenging circumstances to the sport of golf and its attributes.
The MGAA applies the sport of golf as an educational, training, and personal development tool to help both the disadvantaged and the general population to bridge the gap between themselves and current day society. This is often achieved in partnership with public and private schools, community based organizations, and corporate America, by helping the youth to define their vision, set goals, and establish principles and a value system.