FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA, through the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation, is pleased to introduce the new Junior Golf Grant beginning in 2022. The program will provide financial assistance to qualifying juniors to help offset the cost of Southern Ohio PGA Junior Tour events. 

“The introduction of the Junior Golf Grant is our next step in contributing to the growth of golf throughout the Southern Ohio PGA Section” noted Southern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Committee Chairman, Joe Falardeau, PGA. “We’re excited to expand our support of young golfers inspired to play the game our PGA Professionals love.”

Families who feel their junior golfer may qualify for the SOPGA Junior Golf Grant from the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation may complete the application online. All applications will be reviewed by the Southern Ohio PGA Section Staff and Junior Golf Committee on a seasonal basis with grants awarded dependent on the number of qualified applicants and availability of funds. The award of the Junior Golf Grant can only be used to cover costs associated with SOPGA Junior Tour events and does not guarantee entry into specific events. Recipients will still be required to follow standard SOPGA Junior Tour program requirements and procedures to participate in specific events. 

“Southern Ohio PGA Professionals introduce juniors to the game daily,” Falardeau noted. “We hope to build on this grant program providing each young golfer the opportunity to keep playing.”

The mission of the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation is to grow the game, uphold its traditions,  instill its core values while creating memories for generations to come. Programs like this are made possible through the generous support  of the Southern Ohio golf community through events like the Play Yellow Birdie Bash and the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Pro Am and through support from our partners like Saling Simms Associates and the Memorial Tournament.

Click here for more information and to apply.

SOPGA Junior Golf Grant Timeline: 

  • Application opens – March 28, 2022
  • Application deadline – May 27, 2022 
  • SOPGA Junior Golf Grant Recipients notified – June 3, 2022 

Click here to email Southern Ohio PGA Foundation and Communications Manager Bretten Hill with any questions about the SOPGA Junior Golf Grant and its application process.