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Golf. My Future. My Game.

Fostering Greater Diversity in the Game and Business of Golf.

 

This  is where Golf. My Future. My Game.  steps into the picture.  Our goal is to raise awareness of the values, the camaraderie, the lessons and the opportunities that golf has to offer.  It's a sport from which everyone can benefit.  It's your future and it's your game!

 

Golf. My Future. My Game. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create strategic alliance initiatives for education and career development in the sport of golf. Targeting women, millennials, communities of color and kids we work to foster greater diversity in both the business and sport of golf thru: awareness, mentorship, access, and achievement.

 

We are committed to strategically increasing leveraged opportunities and mitigating challenges to the popularity, profitability and sustainability of the sport of golf.  In short, we are all about fostering greater diversity in the  game  of golf.

 

 

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Black Enterprise Magazine features our partner Women of Color Golf!  Read full article:  Black Enterprise Online

Rolling Out Magazine Online features Craig Kirby: Golf as a real business for the people.  Read full article: Rolling Out Online

We are expanding! Golf. My Future. My Game. is pleased to share that we have developed into a full-fledged 501(c)3 with 2 elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, an HBCU University, a church parish and the national Jack & Jill organization under our wing. And you know what? Your support makes it all possible. Thank you!
  • Why Golf. My Future. My Game. Matters.

    There is most definitely more to golf than meets the eye!

    Our programs  allow us to create and design conversations around golfing experiences to encourage and promote (students’ and adults') interest in both the game and business of golf.ᅠ But, at our most basic level, we can very easily achieve our goal of simply providing the opportunity to learn and play the sport of golf. Exposure is everything.

     

    The opportunities not only on the course but behind the scenes in positions like golf club owners, high earning professional caddies, designers of golf athletic wear,  golf club engineers, athletic therapists, accessory designers and more are what we are exposing  brilliant young minds and seasoned professionals to each week.  We also inform our students about the scholarship opportunities for golf players looking to enter a college or university.

     

     We've designed four core programs and developed a new initiative with in-school programs to increase our reach.  They are highlighted below and are  sure to spark an idea or two within you.  If a program speaks to you, let us know and let's connect!

  • Let's Talk Golf.

    “Let’s Talk Golf” is designed for public, private and charter school students in grades K-12.  Bright, high achieving children who are very excited about becoming the best possible version of themselves yet have no or very limited exposure to the game and business of golf are the students we speak to through this program.  You've got to see them in action!

     

    School Sites:

    Holy Family Catholic Elementary School; Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

    Mt. Calvary Catholic Elementary School; Forestville, Maryland

    Frank W. Ballou Senior High School; Washington, D.C.

     

  • Tradition Unveiled.

    Today's experiences are tomorrow's traditions.

     

    By participating in the Tradition Unveiled program, friends or competitors of different abilities find joy or sorrow like no other - with the chance to try again.  The concentration is on establishing a life-long interest in the “tradition” of golf that focuses on the “values” of golf while unveiling the sport to diverse networks and cultures.

  • Play 2 Understand. 

    Move from the Principle of Inclusion to the Practice of Inclusion

     

    Focus on mentoring the next generation so they are better prepared to succeed.

     

    • Investing in Tomorrow’s Future.

    • Planting the seed.  Creating Reality from Rhetoric.

    • Increasing Golf Course/Community Involvement

     

  • Futures.

    My Game. Enrich and Elevate an Industry to Advance Individual Quality of Life

     

    Focus: Build a diverse network of individuals, organizations, businesses, suppliers, and philanthropic partners to further build industry careers and collectively advance the sport of golf.

     

    • Broadening the network increases additional Pipe-Lines.

    • Enhanced economic opportunities due to expanded communications

    • Build an industry where progress is the servant of Industry needs

     

     

  • Eagle 23.

    Next Stop -- The LPGA and PGA Tours

     

    Beginning with Reconstruction, African-Americans and golf have a rich and long history. Many African-Americans learned the game of golf as caddies. Today there are 18 NCAA Division I and II golf teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The focus of  Eagle 23 is to prepare players for the PGA and LPGA Tours.

     

     

The Indianapolis Recorder features story on GMFMG!   Read full article:  Indianapolis Recorder Online

The GCSAA contingency joined the We Are Golf coalition on April 26 on Capitol Hill for the 10th anniversary of National Golf Day. GCSAA Grassroots Ambassadors met with their legislators to share the economic value and numerous other benefits of the golf industry.
The World Golf Foundation applauds Golf. My Future. My Game. as it engages diverse communities in leading the conversation about participation in the sport and industry of golf. These conversations promote a focus on etiquette, networking, health and fitness and the discipline of practice. This will provide a greater level of comfort with the game and the industry, in order to create a feeling of inclusion.

Good News! GMFMG is featured in the March 2017 issue of Golf Course Magazine. The story, titled Youth Movement, is on pages 50-56 and provides insight on the impact we are making.

 

James A. McGreevy
The Marlton Golf Course
Insperity
Distilled Spirits Council
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
World Golf Foundation
Collis Warner Foundation
CORINA HIGGINSON TRUST

HBCUs are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African-American community as well as the entire nation. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.”

 

HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.  The following HBCU's have a golf program at their campus:

 

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Bethune Cookman University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Hampton University
  • Jackson State University
  • Savannah State University
  • Talladega College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas Southern University

 

 

 

 

 

  • Why Golf. My Future. My Game. Matters.

    There is most definitely more to golf than meets the eye!

    Our programs  allow us to create and design conversations around golfing experiences to encourage and promote (students’ and adults') interest in both the game and business of golf.ᅠ But, at our most basic level, we can very easily achieve our goal of simply providing the opportunity to learn and play the sport of golf. Exposure is everything.

     

    The opportunities not only on the course but behind the scenes in positions like golf club owners, high earning professional caddies, designers of golf athletic wear,  golf club engineers, athletic therapists, accessory designers and more are what we are exposing  brilliant young minds and seasoned professionals to each week.  We also inform our students about the scholarship opportunities for golf players looking to enter a college or university.

     

     We've designed four core programs and developed a new initiative with in-school programs to increase our reach.  They are highlighted below and are  sure to spark an idea or two within you.  If a program speaks to you, let us know and let's connect!

  • Let's Talk Golf.

    “Let’s Talk Golf” is designed for public, private and charter school students in grades K-12.  Bright, high achieving children who are very excited about becoming the best possible version of themselves yet have no or very limited exposure to the game and business of golf are the students we speak to through this program.  You've got to see them in action!

     

    School Sites:

    Holy Family Catholic Elementary School; Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

    Mt. Calvary Catholic Elementary School; Forestville, Maryland

    Frank W. Ballou Senior High School; Washington, D.C.

     

  • Tradition Unveiled.

    Today's experiences are tomorrow's traditions.

     

    By participating in the Tradition Unveiled program, friends or competitors of different abilities find joy or sorrow like no other - with the chance to try again.  The concentration is on establishing a life-long interest in the “tradition” of golf that focuses on the “values” of golf while unveiling the sport to diverse networks and cultures.

  • Play 2 Understand. 

    Move from the Principle of Inclusion to the Practice of Inclusion

     

    Focus on mentoring the next generation so they are better prepared to succeed.

     

    • Investing in Tomorrow’s Future.

    • Planting the seed.  Creating Reality from Rhetoric.

    • Increasing Golf Course/Community Involvement

     

  • Futures.

    My Game. Enrich and Elevate an Industry to Advance Individual Quality of Life

     

    Focus: Build a diverse network of individuals, organizations, businesses, suppliers, and philanthropic partners to further build industry careers and collectively advance the sport of golf.

     

    • Broadening the network increases additional Pipe-Lines.

    • Enhanced economic opportunities due to expanded communications

    • Build an industry where progress is the servant of Industry needs

     

     

  • Eagle 23.

    Next Stop -- The LPGA and PGA Tours

     

    Beginning with Reconstruction, African-Americans and golf have a rich and long history. Many African-Americans learned the game of golf as caddies. Today there are 18 NCAA Division I and II golf teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The focus of  Eagle 23 is to prepare players for the PGA and LPGA Tours.

     

     

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Benedict College
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Livingstone College
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Paine College
  • Saint Augustine’s College
  • Play 2 Understand. 

    Move from the Principle of Inclusion to the Practice of Inclusion

     

    Focus on mentoring the next generation so they are better prepared to succeed.

     

    • Investing in Tomorrow’s Future.

    • Planting the seed.  Creating Reality from Rhetoric.

    • Increasing Golf Course/Community Involvement

     

  • Futures.

    My Game. Enrich and Elevate an Industry to Advance Individual Quality of Life

     

    Focus: Build a diverse network of individuals, organizations, businesses, suppliers, and philanthropic partners to further build industry careers and collectively advance the sport of golf.

     

    • Broadening the network increases additional Pipe-Lines.

    • Enhanced economic opportunities due to expanded communications

    • Build an industry where progress is the servant of Industry needs

     

     

  • Eagle 23.

    Next Stop -- The LPGA and PGA Tours

     

    Beginning with Reconstruction, African-Americans and golf have a rich and long history. Many African-Americans learned the game of golf as caddies. Today there are 18 NCAA Division I and II golf teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The focus of  Eagle 23 is to prepare players for the PGA and LPGA Tours.

     

     

  • Why Golf. My Future. My Game. Matters.

    There is most definitely more to golf than meets the eye!

    Our programs  allow us to create and design conversations around golfing experiences to encourage and promote (students’ and adults') interest in both the game and business of golf.ᅠ But, at our most basic level, we can very easily achieve our goal of simply providing the opportunity to learn and play the sport of golf. Exposure is everything.

     

    The opportunities not only on the course but behind the scenes in positions like golf club owners, high earning professional caddies, designers of golf athletic wear,  golf club engineers, athletic therapists, accessory designers and more are what we are exposing  brilliant young minds and seasoned professionals to each week.  We also inform our students about the scholarship opportunities for golf players looking to enter a college or university.

     

     We've designed four core programs and developed a new initiative with in-school programs to increase our reach.  They are highlighted below and are  sure to spark an idea or two within you.  If a program speaks to you, let us know and let's connect!

  • Let's Talk Golf.

    “Let’s Talk Golf” is designed for public, private and charter school students in grades K-12.  Bright, high achieving children who are very excited about becoming the best possible version of themselves yet have no or very limited exposure to the game and business of golf are the students we speak to through this program.  You've got to see them in action!

     

    School Sites:

    Holy Family Catholic Elementary School; Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

    Mt. Calvary Catholic Elementary School; Forestville, Maryland

    Frank W. Ballou Senior High School; Washington, D.C.

     

  • Tradition Unveiled.

    Today's experiences are tomorrow's traditions.

     

    By participating in the Tradition Unveiled program, friends or competitors of different abilities find joy or sorrow like no other - with the chance to try again.  The concentration is on establishing a life-long interest in the “tradition” of golf that focuses on the “values” of golf while unveiling the sport to diverse networks and cultures.

We are searching the internet to help locate scholarship opportunities for golf players. Please use this as a head start to continue your research in opportunities to apply for financial assistance for your higher education. We encourage you to keep digging and reach out to the scholarship providers to get as much information as possible. And, we wish you luck as you continue your studies and growth in the sport and business of golf. PHYLLIS G. MEEKINS SCHOLARSHIP: The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. *Source - lpga.com THE SCOTTS COMPANY SCHOLARS PROGRAM For college freshmen, sophomores, juniors or high school seniors planning to enter the golf course industry. Minorities from different ethnic backgrounds and women are especially encouraged to apply. 5 finalists are selected, who get $500 each. 2 winners get $2,500. Source: gcsaa.org To access a list of golf scholarships please visit www.ScholarshipGolf.com
  • Play 2 Understand. 

    Move from the Principle of Inclusion to the Practice of Inclusion

     

    Focus on mentoring the next generation so they are better prepared to succeed.

     

    • Investing in Tomorrow’s Future.

    • Planting the seed.  Creating Reality from Rhetoric.

    • Increasing Golf Course/Community Involvement

     

  • Futures.

    My Game. Enrich and Elevate an Industry to Advance Individual Quality of Life

     

    Focus: Build a diverse network of individuals, organizations, businesses, suppliers, and philanthropic partners to further build industry careers and collectively advance the sport of golf.

     

    • Broadening the network increases additional Pipe-Lines.

    • Enhanced economic opportunities due to expanded communications

    • Build an industry where progress is the servant of Industry needs

     

     

  • Eagle 23.

    Next Stop -- The LPGA and PGA Tours

     

    Beginning with Reconstruction, African-Americans and golf have a rich and long history. Many African-Americans learned the game of golf as caddies. Today there are 18 NCAA Division I and II golf teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The focus of  Eagle 23 is to prepare players for the PGA and LPGA Tours.

     

     

  • Why Golf. My Future. My Game. Matters.

    There is most definitely more to golf than meets the eye!

    Our programs  allow us to create and design conversations around golfing experiences to encourage and promote (students’ and adults') interest in both the game and business of golf.ᅠ But, at our most basic level, we can very easily achieve our goal of simply providing the opportunity to learn and play the sport of golf. Exposure is everything.

     

    The opportunities not only on the course but behind the scenes in positions like golf club owners, high earning professional caddies, designers of golf athletic wear,  golf club engineers, athletic therapists, accessory designers and more are what we are exposing  brilliant young minds and seasoned professionals to each week.  We also inform our students about the scholarship opportunities for golf players looking to enter a college or university.

     

     We've designed four core programs and developed a new initiative with in-school programs to increase our reach.  They are highlighted below and are  sure to spark an idea or two within you.  If a program speaks to you, let us know and let's connect!

  • Let's Talk Golf.

    “Let’s Talk Golf” is designed for public, private and charter school students in grades K-12.  Bright, high achieving children who are very excited about becoming the best possible version of themselves yet have no or very limited exposure to the game and business of golf are the students we speak to through this program.  You've got to see them in action!

     

    School Sites:

    Holy Family Catholic Elementary School; Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

    Mt. Calvary Catholic Elementary School; Forestville, Maryland

    Frank W. Ballou Senior High School; Washington, D.C.

     

  • Tradition Unveiled.

    Today's experiences are tomorrow's traditions.

     

    By participating in the Tradition Unveiled program, friends or competitors of different abilities find joy or sorrow like no other - with the chance to try again.  The concentration is on establishing a life-long interest in the “tradition” of golf that focuses on the “values” of golf while unveiling the sport to diverse networks and cultures.

We've found a great golf tip for you this week!

Video by PGA of Sean Lanyi Golf Instruction at Black Gold Golf Club Yorba Linda, California.  Tips to improve your balance.

  • Why Golf. My Future. My Game. Matters.

    There is most definitely more to golf than meets the eye!

    Our programs  allow us to create and design conversations around golfing experiences to encourage and promote (students’ and adults') interest in both the game and business of golf.ᅠ But, at our most basic level, we can very easily achieve our goal of simply providing the opportunity to learn and play the sport of golf. Exposure is everything.

     

    The opportunities not only on the course but behind the scenes in positions like golf club owners, high earning professional caddies, designers of golf athletic wear,  golf club engineers, athletic therapists, accessory designers and more are what we are exposing  brilliant young minds and seasoned professionals to each week.  We also inform our students about the scholarship opportunities for golf players looking to enter a college or university.

     

     We've designed four core programs and developed a new initiative with in-school programs to increase our reach.  They are highlighted below and are  sure to spark an idea or two within you.  If a program speaks to you, let us know and let's connect!

  • Let's Talk Golf.

    “Let’s Talk Golf” is designed for public, private and charter school students in grades K-12.  Bright, high achieving children who are very excited about becoming the best possible version of themselves yet have no or very limited exposure to the game and business of golf are the students we speak to through this program.  You've got to see them in action!

     

    School Sites:

    Holy Family Catholic Elementary School; Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

    Mt. Calvary Catholic Elementary School; Forestville, Maryland

    Frank W. Ballou Senior High School; Washington, D.C.

     

  • Tradition Unveiled.

    Today's experiences are tomorrow's traditions.

     

    By participating in the Tradition Unveiled program, friends or competitors of different abilities find joy or sorrow like no other - with the chance to try again.  The concentration is on establishing a life-long interest in the “tradition” of golf that focuses on the “values” of golf while unveiling the sport to diverse networks and cultures.

  • Play 2 Understand. 

    Move from the Principle of Inclusion to the Practice of Inclusion

     

    Focus on mentoring the next generation so they are better prepared to succeed.

     

    • Investing in Tomorrow’s Future.

    • Planting the seed.  Creating Reality from Rhetoric.

    • Increasing Golf Course/Community Involvement

     

  • Futures.

    My Game. Enrich and Elevate an Industry to Advance Individual Quality of Life

     

    Focus: Build a diverse network of individuals, organizations, businesses, suppliers, and philanthropic partners to further build industry careers and collectively advance the sport of golf.

     

    • Broadening the network increases additional Pipe-Lines.

    • Enhanced economic opportunities due to expanded communications

    • Build an industry where progress is the servant of Industry needs

     

     

  • Eagle 23.

    Next Stop -- The LPGA and PGA Tours

     

    Beginning with Reconstruction, African-Americans and golf have a rich and long history. Many African-Americans learned the game of golf as caddies. Today there are 18 NCAA Division I and II golf teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The focus of  Eagle 23 is to prepare players for the PGA and LPGA Tours.

     

     

Thank you to our supporters and donors!  Your generosity makes this possible.

The Honorable Carol M. Braun

 

Collins-Warner Foundation

 

Theodore "Ted" Carter

 

Robert "Bob" Corney

 

Maria Sullivan**

 

James H. & Debra Schiff

 

Joseph & Megan Magee

 

Christopher & Dawn Snow

 

Joseph Kirby*

 

Gerald Young*

 

Casey Stringer

Laura Gross

 

RE/LABLD

 

Debra Derr

 

Dorothy M. Jefferson**

 

Ben Soto

 

Andre A. Augier

 

Events Unlimited Inc

 

Zoe Bibb*

 

John Woodland*

 

Kenneth Sain*

 

Dr. Robert Davis

David Henderson**

 

Dr. John Newman

 

Amy Serra Albright

 

Christine Samulelian

 

Sybil Wilkes

 

Kathryn L. Augier

 

Danielle Brown

 

Brandice Allen

 

Kevin Monroe*

 

Robert Harris*

 

Sarah Craig

Benjamin and Sondra Kirby

 

Lynnwood Campbell**

 

Paul Hegarty

 

Keith James

 

Michael Crilley

 

The Honorable Rhine McLin

 

PM Hotel Group

 

Roy "Chip" Ellis

 

Georgette Sims Chambers*

 

Raymond Hicks*

 

Randy Wade

Daborah & Ernest D. Jarvis

 

Patrick Hannah

 

James McGreevy

 

Foster & Gloria Payne

 

Todd Rogers

 

 

 

James 'Bobby' Lawrence

 

 Andrew Frank

 

 Kenneth Brown

 

 Gregory D. Winfree

 

Eric Bachman

 

 

Fred D. Reynolds

 

James Clegg

 

Neil Steinberg

 

Patrick McLean

 

Jon Rutenberg

 

Neil Grammer

 

David O. Williams

 

Mark Denbo

 

Marc Goldwein

 

 

Golf. My Future. My Game. 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW - Suite 440 Washington, DC - 20015-2052 TEL. 202.478.9644
“Golf. My Future. My Game. is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.”