The purpose of the Junior Golf Association shall be to foster, encourage, and promote junior golf activities for young golfers of both sexes between the ages of 8 through a senior in high school. The goals are to accomplish the following:
- To provide opportunities for development of social, physical, emotional and mental skills.
- To teach juniors real life lessons and to influence their character development and good sportsmanship.
- To teach the rules and etiquette of golf.
- To secure instructional practices, playing privileges and other concessions.
- To develop lifelong golfers who will continue to play long after the program is over.
The Junior Golf Program was approved by the Property Owners Association Board of Directors in 1997. The first year for the program was 1998. The program averages 290 juniors each year. There is an average turnover of 85 juniors each year. The program is open to all juniors; no juniors are turned away due to family financial hardships.
In September 1999, we received our state charter as a non-profit corporation, thanks to Merek Rowe of the law firm of Farrar, Reis, Rowe, Nicolosi and Williams who filed the necessary papers.
In December 1999, we received notification that we qualified as a 501(c) (3) thanks to Dennis Fason, CPA of the accounting firm of Jordon, Woosley, Crone, and Keaton who filed the necessary papers.
In 2005 the IRS approved a scholarship program for Junior Golf Association. As of 2013, $2,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 42 Juniors.
Jack Barry has been the President since 2002. Under his leadership, the program continues to grow and prosper.