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"We were excited to be able to share our passion for the game with new golfers," said KemperSports President Josh Lesnik. "Introducing or reintroducing the sport to more than 3,500 interested participants is a real positive." read more

"The EWGA is all about bringing women together on the course and welcoming more individuals into the EWGA community through the game of golf," said CEO Pam Swensen. "By providing these young adults with a role model and mentor, it really can create a sense of empowerment and enhance their lives in every aspect." read more

"FGA has been blessed with outstanding support from donors, volunteers and staff. In two short years, we have progressed beyond expectations and it has been a heartwarming experience to seeing so many special needs people enjoy a sense of freedom with FGA's assistance," said E.Q. Sylvester, Chairman and Founder of FGA. "FGA has demonstrated that Golf is truly 'Anyone's game'." read more

"We are thrilled to be expanding golf and learning opportunities for special needs children through their inclusion into The First Tee program of Greater Chicago," said E.Q. Sylvester, Chairman and Founder of FGA. "We're proud to begin a pilot program that will pave the way to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to many more disabled children by assisting them to learn the nine core values of The First Tee program." read more

"The First Tee of The Grand Strand has a wonderful opportunity to reach young people in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas through the game of golf," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "The entire PGA TOUR Superstores family believes in supporting the values and lessons of The First Tee." read more

"The STPGA is excited to partner with TGA to help grow junior golf in south Texas. The model that TGA has implemented in our local schools is a perfect starting point for potential STPGA Junior Golfers," said Thomas Hutton, Director of Junior Golf for the STPGA. "If we are able to successfully transition juniors from golf in schools to golf at facilities and tournaments with PGA Professionals, our game has a very bright future." read more

"We are passionate about the game of golf and it's natural to want to share our game with others," said KemperSports President Josh Lesnik. "Player Development Week reiterates our commitment to introducing golf in an unintimidating and fun manner." read more

"The scale and connections of Billy Casper Golf are powerful," said Donna Hoffman, President of Women on Course which she founded in 2005. "Our membership growth affirms that females are responding exceptionally well to our welcoming social and business networking environment." read more

"It is important for the future of the sport to capture interest in golf early so that youngsters will transition with confidence to play with actual golf equipment on a traditional golf course," said Terry Anton, founder and CEO of SNAG Golf. "The more fun we make golf for children, the more chance they have to play the game for a lifetime." read more

"We are pleased to partner with the LPGA Foundation to provide a unique opportunity for a couple of girls golf members. Our hope is that, together with the LPGA Foundation, we can expand the opportunities for girls in future years," said US Golf Camps Director of Golf & Master Kids Teacher, Frank Mantua. read more

"Nurturing young students is the best way to spot natural talent but more than this, the proper attitude, character and personality upfront so that they may continue to become our country's superstars tutored by the best there is," said Melissa Storey, Executive Head: Strategy, Development & Marketing, at First Car Rental. read more

"We are thrilled to launch Troon's Player Development Month with Get Golf Ready for a third consecutive year," said John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon. "By making golf more accessible and inviting, this global effort is having a strong impact on introducing beginners to the game and encouraging participation in future Get Golf Ready classes." read more

"Freedom Golf Association welcomes anyone with a physical or cognitive disability. Golf is anyone's game. Our Mission is to bring a sense of joy and freedom to those in the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf." said E.Q. Sylvester, Chairman of FGA. read more

"There is nothing that I have been part of to-date that is more important and has greater opportunity," said PGA of America President Ted Bishop. "The golf experience needs to be redefined. For many people the traditional 18-hole round simply doesn't work. With the industry at a critical juncture of growth it is our responsibility to consider any and all potential alternatives to enhance the consumer's enjoyment of the game." read more

"Brendon explained to me that he felt more children should have the opportunity to experience golf at younger ages but due to economic situations some families could not provide them that chance. We truly understood where he was coming from," said Peggy Rhodes White, President of the Ted Rhodes Foundation. read more