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Grant Programs

The Michigan PGA offers PGA Professionals four types of grants to initiate the process of creating a program or to enhance and strengthen an existing program.

 

Junior & Adult Grants-Round Two

Round two of the Grant Applications is open to any PGA Member/Associate in good standing who has not already applied for a grant in 2020.

Grants will be awarded with the maximum amount of $500 per grant. We have ~ $7,000 in funding left for 2020. These funds will be awarded to the best Junior/Adult grant applications. Please pay special attention to the budget section and include as much information as possible. Our goal for the remaining funds is to help keep your player development programs running for 2020!

There is a limit of one (1) Adult and one (1) Junior grant per person/per facility.

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 Deadline for application is June 28, 2020

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Growth of the Game – 2020 Adult Player Development Grants

In 2020 the Michigan PGA Association will provide grants to adult player development programs that meet the established program criteria. The goal is to award a maximum of $18,000 based on the number of applications that meet the grant criteria. We encourage all Michigan PGA Members and Apprentices to offer an adult player development program at their facilities or within their communities and to utilize this grant program to initiate the process or to enhance and strengthen an existing program. We focus on providing grants to programs in need, and programs that focus on one of the three pillars of PGA Reach Michigan: Youth, Military and Inclusion.

We will again be using Google Forms for the application process. Google Forms are very user friendly, simply open up the link, and type your Grant application in the boxes provided.

Features:

  • You do not need a Google account to fill out the application
  • You are guided through the application process

Advice:

  • Write your application in a separate word document or copy&paste your answers from the Google form so you have a record of what you submitted.
  • If you would like to submit photos, tables, or charts you will need to email them to Chelsea Guoynes – cguoynes@michiganpga.com

Grant Criteria

1) All programs must have a PGA member involved in coordinating the program and providing instruction.

2) Grant application must include a budget and explanation of how the grant funds are to be used.

3) The maximum grant per program will be $750 unless approved by the Growth of the Game chairman and the Section Officers. In an effort to award grants to all qualified programs, the grant amounts may differ and be less than the maximum allowed.

4) Adult Player Development Grants will be limited to (1) per facility. Additional grant requests will be considered if there is funding available and if the additional request is for a different program targeting different demographic, program goals, etc.

5) We focus on providing grants to programs in need, and programs that focus on one of the three pillars of PGA Reach Michigan: Youth, Military and Inclusion.

6) Grant recipients will be asked to provide a follow-up report outlining the results of the program and the perceived impact on growing the game. All 2020 grant recipients must provide a follow-up report to be eligible to receive a grant in 2021.

7) Along with the follow up report, documentation and explanation of how the grant money was used must be provided.

Resources

Examples of quality grant applications:

2020 Michael Guza Adult Grant Application
2020 Ina Davis Adult Grant Application
2020 Doug Temple Adult Grant Application 

 

Please submit your application via the Google Form. If you need a PDF version of the form please email Chelsea Guoynes at the Section office – cguoynes@michiganpga.com.

2019 Adult Program of the Year Award Winner – Doug Temple

Doug used the funding to help create a golf league for veterans in his area. His course is the second in the state to have a dedicated Veterans League. Doug used golf to teach young men and women the benefits that golf can have on your emotional and physical wellbeing. He found that many of his participants continued golf after his six-week clinic was over and are already asking about next season. Doug was our 2018 & 2019 Program of the year award winner and he was able to use his additional funding to advertise his veteran clinic and raised participation from 12 participants in 2018 to over 60 in 2019. Since highlighting Doug’s programming, two more courses added dedicated Veteran Golf Leagues to their facilities.

2018 Adult Program of the Year Award Winner – Doug Temple

Doug Temple created a Veterans Clinic and Golf Program. For six consecutive weeks, once a week for an hour, veterans were given a clinic on the driving range. Then at the end of the six weeks veterans were given the opportunity to go out and play nine holes of golf once a week for six more weeks. This program had 12 veterans register for the weekly clinics. Some veterans even came from over an hour away to be a part of the program. Doug is confident he will quickly grow the program in the future and will be able to offer numerous clinics and play opportunities for our veterans.

Congratulations Doug! Doug is eligible to receive an addition $750 in grant money for 2019.

2017 Adult Program of the Year Award Winner – Brian Kotowicz

Congrats Brian!!! Brian is eligible to receive an addition $750 in grant money for 2018. Click here to view Brian’s 2017 summary report & get inspired!

2020 Grant Review

All 2020 Grant recipients must complete a Grant Summary Report. Grant Summary Reports will be available starting in September of 2020. The deadline to complete this form is December 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm. We will be selecting a program of the year award winner based on your summary report.

If you received a 2020 Grant you must complete the review process or you will NOT be eligible to receive a 2021 Grant.

Growth of the Game – 2020 Junior Player Development Grants

In 2020 the Michigan PGA Foundation will provide grants to junior golf programs that meet the established program criteria. The goal is to award a maximum of $30,000 based on the number of applications that meet the criteria. We encourage all Michigan PGA Members and Apprentices to offer a youth program at their facilities or within their communities and to utilize this grant program to initiate the process or to enhance and strengthen an existing program. We focus on providing grants to programs in need, and programs that focus on one of the three pillars of PGA Reach Michigan: Youth, Military and Inclusion.

We will again be using Google Forms for the application process. Google Forms are very user friendly, simply open up the link, and type your Grant application in the boxes provided.

Features:

  • You do not need a Google account to fill out the application
  • You are guided through the application process

Advice:

  • Write your application in a separate word document or copy&paste your answers from the Google form so you have a record of what you submitted.
  • If you would like to submit photos, tables, or charts you will need to email them to Chelsea Guoynes – cguoynes@michiganpga.com

Grant Criteria

1) All programs must have a PGA member involved in coordinating the program and providing instruction.

2) Grant application must include a budget and explanation of how the grant funds are to be used.

3) The maximum grant per program will be $750 unless approved by the Growth of the Game chairman and the Section Officers. In an effort to award grants to all qualified programs, the grant amounts may differ and be less than the maximum allowed.

4) Junior Player Development Grants will be limited to (1) per facility. Additional grant requests will be considered if there is funding available and if the additional request is for a different program targeting different demographic, program goals, etc.

5) We focus on providing grants to programs in need, and programs that focus on one of the three pillars of PGA Reach Michigan: Youth, Military and Inclusion.

6) Grant recipients will be asked to provide a follow-up report outlining the results of the program and the perceived impact on growing the game. All 2020 grant recipients must provide a follow-up report to be eligible to receive a grant in 2021.

7) Along with the follow up report, documentation and explanation of how the grant money was used must be provided.

Resources

Examples of quality grant applications:

2020 Michael Kettler Junior Grant Application
2020 Zack Robison Junior Grant Application
2020 Klenton Sparks Junior Grant Application

 

Please submit your application via the Google Form. If you need a PDF version of the form please email Chelsea Guoynes at the Section office – cguoynes@michiganpga.com.

2019 Program of the Year Winner – Raquel Bryant

Raquel used the funds to support her junior golf program that invests in their development as players. Her summer camps focus on improving junior golfers’ skills and building their knowledge of the strategy, rules, and etiquette of the game.She had 98 students attend and 41% of the attendees were not members of her facility. As students progress and master the skills taught in the summer camps, they are funneled into the other programs offered for higher skill levels. Over the last ten years Raquel has taught hundreds of juniors who have become life-long golfers. She has built relationships with the juniors and their families that have kept them coming back year after year.

2018 Program of the Year Winner – Michael Kettler

Michael Kettler’s Junior Golf Program introduced children to the game of golf. Kids signed up for a six-week program, meeting once a week for a two-hour period. They receive one hour of lessons followed by one hour of time on our three practice holes giving them a sense of what it’s like to be on the golf course. He also brought back his Junior Golf League this year to help kids transition from the lesson program and help them get ready to play golf at the High School level. The league played nine holes once a week for six weeks. He had a total of 311 kids this year, which was a new attendance record. The program has had a huge positive effect on the downriver community.

Congratulations Michael! Michael is eligible to receive an addition $750 in grant money in 2019.

2017 Program of the Year Winner – Pam Phipps

Congrats Pam! Pam is eligible to receive an addition $750 in grant money for 2018. Click here to view Pam’s 2017 summary report & get inspired!

2020 Grant Review

All 2020 Grant recipients must complete a Grant Summary Report. Grant Summary Reports will be available starting in September of 2020. The deadline to complete this form is December 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm. We will be selecting a program of the year award winner based on your summary report.

If you received a 2020 Grant you must complete the review process or you will NOT be eligible to receive a 2021 Grant.

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The First Tee – National School Program

Curriculum covered for 19 schools in 2020
Equipment & Curriculum covered for one school in 2020
Applications due by September 1, 2020

How it works:

Talk to your local elementary/middle school. If they are interested in a golf program sit down with the PE teacher or principal and fill out the grant application together.

Curriculum Grant

Our Curriculum grant covers the $350 curriculum fee from the National Golf in School Program (NSP). These materials helps walk the PE teacher through how to implement golf into their class. This curriculum stays with the school for life, through an online training platform.

You can check out your Chapter’s or the Section’s SNAG equipment and bring it to the school to use for a two-week period.

Apply for the Curriculum Grant
*Submit one application per schoool

Equipment & Curriculum Grant

Our Equipment & Curriculum grant covers the $350 NSP curriculum fee along with the purchase of new SNAG equipment. Having their own SNAG equipment helps the PE teacher become less reliant on needing the equipment to be checked out for them. Both the curriculum and the SNAG equipment will stay with the school for life.

Apply for the Equipment & Curriculum Grant
*Submit one application per school

Additional Information

Each grant also has a $100 stipend for the PGA professionals. We recommend that you go to at least 3 sessions at the school to help the PE teacher implement the curriculum.

If you plan on running a Golf in Schools program in multiple schools, please apply for each school that you go to. For example, if you are planning on running a Golf in School program at five different schools, you would apply for the Curriculum Grant and the Equipment & Curriculum Grant five times, once for each school.

If awarded you will be connected with a Growth of the Game Committee member who will walk you through the equipment and lesson plans so you can go into the school confident and prepared!