This August, North Ranch Country Club members will share their love of the game—and so much more—with a handful of junior golfers at the SCGA Junior Play Day.
An afternoon of golf and fun at North Ranch Country Club on Tuesday, August 8 provides the opportunity for youth involved in the SCGA Junior program and NRCC members to share a day of golf and mentoring.
“Most of these juniors would never have access to a private country club experience without our program and most importantly, members’ support,” says NRCC’s Marketing Manager Ashley McCoy. “The purpose of the day is to help grow these kids’ love of the game and to encourage them to push themselves not only on the course, but also in life.”
The day begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and a golf clinic, followed by a round of nine holes played in a 2 Best-Ball Net format to keep the focus on fun, mentoring and learning or enhancing communication skills on the golf course. Player reflections and awards allow for additional networking and sharing experiences and newfound knowledge.
The round of golf provides the opportunity for mentors and mentees to spend several hours getting to know each other. Members are encouraged to share different facets of their lives with the junior golfers, covering topics such as education, career paths, successes and challenges in life. The youth will likely come prepared with questions of their own regarding career, education and golf.
SCGA Junior golfers are active SCGA club members, participating in Instruction, Golf Pass and Scholarship programs. With the mission “to engage underserved youth in the lifelong benefits of golf so that they can achieve their dreams and potential,” the SCGA Junior program aims to achieve the following goals:
- Creating affordable access to golf for all youth
- Teaching smart decision-making skills both on and off the course
- Developing a culture of healthy lifestyles.
SCGA’s Golf Pass allows junior golfers to play and practice at more than 150 golf facilities in Southern California for $1-$5, and club membership includes opportunities to play in monthly club outings and attend educational experiences to help prepare them for college. As these young people progress in their programming, SCGA Junior supplements their experience by providing additional access to the game, educational scholarships and mentoring opportunities.
Founded in 1983 through a gift from the PGA Championship played at Riviera Country Club, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is the charitable arm of the Southern California Golf Association, one of the nation’s oldest and largest amateur golf associations. The SCGA underwrites all administrative and development expenses, allowing every dollar raised to go directly to our youth serving programs.