Carolinas Golf Magazine

SUMMER 2018

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wonderful thing to open it up to people." It's not just a Carolinas initiative. In Cali- fornia's Bay Area, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has become an advocate for t he program, which includes Spanish Bay along the famous 17-Mile Drive as one of its participating courses. Last year, Youth on Course subsidized more than 100,000 rounds nationally, with nearly 700,000 rounds having been played since the program debuted in 2006. "It's all about getting kids on the course," boasts Braxton McLennan, Director of Devel- opment at the CGA. "We take away the cost barrier. We know that golf is hard, it takes a long time and it's expensive. With this, we're able to eliminate one of those things." For the game of golf in the Carolinas and around the country, that would be a significant case of addition by subtraction. For more info click on https://www.caroli- nasgolf.org/yoc ■ Ron Green Jr. is senior writer for Global Golf Post. Charlotte's Owen Setters is one of the many Carolinas junior golfers who have benefitted from being part of Youth on Course. How to Get Involved Families and golf courses alike can become part of the Youth on Course initiative by signing up at www.youthoncourse.org. Individuals can also log on to the website to make tax- deductible donations that support the program by funding access to golf for $5 a round, high school employment in golf and access to college scholarships.

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