Texas State Open 2018 Summary - Page 25

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The Northern Texas PGA is one of the 41 sections that comprise The PGA of America. The Northern Texas PGA has a professional membership of more than 850. In addition to managing the day-to-day affairs of the Section, the headquarters operates the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Junior Golf Foundation provides The PGA golf professional an opportunity to impact the game in a most important and lasting fashion. Active involvement with junior golf is, indeed, an opportunity to promote and teach this game of a lifetime to the youth of our communities. The PGA has the responsibility to impact the traditions and history of golf to the future caretakers of the game. The PGA of America, the Northern Texas PGA and its member golf professionals are recognized as the leaders in the world of golf today. Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation Founded in 1983, the nationally acclaimed Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is committed to introducing, promoting and growing the game of golf to a diverse group of kids in North Texas and instilling in them the positive, character developing traits for which the game is so well known. Each year close to 10,000 children and their families are impacted by the game that lasts a lifetime through a full circle of programs and services including: Introduction – Fairway to Success After School Program, Drive, Chip and Putt and Summer Golf Camps Playing – Team Golf, Prep & Medalist Levels and All American Tour – 450+ tournaments per year Education – College Scholarships – $2.36M distributed including $307,500 awarded in 2018 Employment – Internship and Camp Program Philanthropy – Ewing Charity Classic, Birdies for Kids and the Royal Oaks’ Great 108