Thank for your interest in Player Development. This page has been established to provide you with ideas to grow golf at your facility and hopefully generate inspiration and encouragement for more programs and events at your facility. The Oregon Chapter Board, Player Development Committee Members and Staff, are dedicated to providing you support in meeting your goals in Player Development and Player Retention. These grants are made possible through PGA Junior League Golf support and all of our regular pro ams throughout the season. Below are a few examples of what our professionals are using the funding for.
- Assist with the purchase of clubs for a Beginner Ladies Program
- Purchase of U.S. Kids Golf for Junior program
- Update on course lesson material – “Reserved for PGA Instruction”, Instruction Banners
- Drive Chip Putt Prep Clinics
- Purchase of trophies for Junior Golf Program
- Assisted in the purchase of a stretching station to help with player flexibility
- Special Olympics Training Program
- Purchase of junior golf accessories – targets, prizes for competition, etc.
- Create an Amazing First Impression with a Meeting Area
- Junior Girls Golf Program
- New Golfer Bootcamp for Women
- Golf Academy Program – Operation 36
- “On Course” Get Golf Ready Lessons
OPGA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GRANT APPLICATION
GRANT DEADLINE – MARCH 31, 2022
The Oregon Chapter of the Pacific Northwest Section is proud to present the OPGA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM. This initiative reflects our commitment to growing the game of golf in Oregon.
This opportunity is available to Oregon Chapter PGA Members and PGA Associates in good standing who seek funding to help support their own Player Development programs. This program is focused on both ADULT and JUNIOR programming. Our approach will be specifically broad and we encourage you to think outside the box.
Our goals are to provide as many grants as possible, with a maximum of $750 per grant. We will focus on enhancing your programs rather than fully funding them.
As this program evolves, we are looking to you to help define the needs of professionals in the Oregon Chapter. Do you need funding to buy rental sets for your beginner classes, do you need funding for a meet and greet reception to introduce Player Development Programs, do you want to host an ice cream social for junior golf, do you want to offer scholarships to potential students to pay ½ their registration fees, do you need part of the cost of a booth at the Home Show? The list could be endless. The Committee will consider all requests and your applications will help us expand our vision on what programs should be considered.
The attached application is designed to be efficient to complete, but please provide sufficient details. At the end of the grant we’ll have two requests. First, provide documentation on the use of the funds and second, write a short one page “Best Practice” on your program that we can share with other professionals through our web site.
The Grant Application is available as a Word file, simply type your responses to each question. If the file grows to additional pages, that’s ok, we certainly welcome the detail. Click below for the template.
This year we are again offering the OPGA Grant program in two phases.
Applications are due no later than March 31, 2022.