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Junior Tour

Founded in 1975, the Metropolitan PGA Junior Tour provides junior golfers with access to tournaments, clinics, and programs that develop and promote interest in the game of golf. Consisting of over 1,350 junior members, hosting more than 120 tournaments per season, and serving junior golfers 7 – 18 years of age, the Foundation provides programs such as the Junior Tour, Future Series for advanced players, Golf and Rules Clinics, College Golf Preparation Classes, and an Alumni Association for past members. 

Scholarships

The Foundation also provides financial aid and college scholarship programs. In addition, the Fairways to Success initiative provides standout Junior Tour members with mentorship, playing, and practice privileges at private facilities that may otherwise be inaccessible to them.

PGA Junior League

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach and participants wear numbered jerseys. PGA Junior League Golf utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development.

Drive Chip & Putt

The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game. It is a joint initiative by the PGA of America, Masters Tournament, and USGA and is open to juniors ages 7-15. We will host seven local qualifiers this season at no cost to the participants.

MILITARY

Met PGA Hope

Met PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), is a six-week adaptive golf program offered free of charge by PGA Professionals that utilizes golf as a rehabilitation tool to improve our veterans' quality of life by enhancing  their  mental,  social,  physical,  and emotional well-being. The program is open to all veterans with an emphasis on serving those with physical and emotional disabilities who would benefit the most from such an initiative. After graduating our PGA HOPE program our veterans are given a set of golf clubs to continue on their golf journey, they are invited to play in our Military Golf League, and we encourage them to use their PGA HOPE card to receive discounts at area golf courses and ranges. 

Vetworks

VETWORKS is an initiative of the Metropolitan PGA Section Foundation that helps pair military veterans with employment opportunities at Metropolitan Section golf courses.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

First Tee

The Metropolitan Section PGA Foundation was a co-founder of The First Tee of Metropolitan New York in 2001 at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx. The First Tee’s mission is to teach young people who have traditionally not had access to the game valuable Life Skills and Nine Core Values through golf. It now includes five additional facilities at Eisenhower Park, Fairchild Wheeler, Plainfield West 9, Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, and Weequahic Park.

Public Schools Athletic League

We strive to provide resources, professional expertise and programs to make golf accessible to all segments of the population through various community outreach programs such as Golf-in-Schools, and PSAL. Our PSAL program pairs PGA Professionals with 40 inner-city school teams to enhance their knowledge and skill level and has over 350 kids participating.