The South Florida PGA Foundation supports the following programs:
The South Florida PGA Foundation is committed to supporting charities in South Florida. Each year the South Florida PGA provides grants to many local organizations to help support their charitable causes. If you would like to fill out a Foundation Contribution Request Form, CLICK HERE. For additional information on how to receive funds for your charitable organization through the SFPGA Foundation, please call 561-729-0544. Click here to view all benefiting charities.
Habitat For Humanity
The goal of the Foundation is to build one home in all 17 counties that the South Florida PGA encompasses with the help of membership, friends and staff. In October of 2011, the South Florida PGA kicked off their first Habitat for Humanity Project in Lee County. For more details on the South Florida PGA’s involvement with Habitat for Humanity, click here.
PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program for the South Florida PGA Foundation, designed through the PGA of America foundation, PGA Reach, to introduce golf to Veterans with disabilities in order to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well- being. Through PGA HOPE programming, the SFPGA Foundation is in position to make a more meaningful impact on the lives of America’s military Veterans. As many Veterans struggle with the transition back into civilian life, the game of golf delivers a new level of enjoyment. Click here for more details about PGA HOPE.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is a premiere membership-based tour that provides a competitive, yet fun tournament atmosphere for golfers with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the high school and collegiate levels. The tour encompasses an eleven-month season of tournament golf played on championship golf courses.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is committed to bringing first-class quality golf to juniors in the South Florida Section of the PGA of America.
Our mission is to keep costs low while providing first-class quality golf to the youth of South Florida who possess the potential skill and aspirations to compete at the high school or collegiate level. Click here for more information.
Team Golf serves as a fun, social, less stressful approach to competition & tournament play. This is a great way to get kids involved with the game of golf in a team environment. Similar to other youth sports, teams have weekly practices where golf instruction is provided by local PGA and LPGA Professionals serving as team coaches at public and private golf facilities throughout South Florida. Participants in Team Golf are part of an exciting approach to learning and having FUN on the golf course, all while growing the game of golf. Click here for more information.
The South Florida PGA Charitable Foundation offers a number of college scholarship grants annually to deserving students in South Florida. Each scholarship carries a different set of criteria; both high school and college students may apply.
The SFPGA Charitable Foundation currently funds the following scholarships: The Don E. Beattie Scholarship, The Bobby Goodman Scholarship, the SFPGA Intern Scholarship, Michael O’Brien Scholarship and the SFPGA Professional Golf Management Scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University.
For additional information on scholarships and their criteria, please click here.
Smiling Fore Life
In April 2010, the South Florida PGA Foundation created Smiling Fore Life, a program encouraging SFPGA Professionals to visit local children’s hospitals weekly. These visits help bring golf into children’s lives who may be experiencing hardship, and allows children an opportunity to forget about their challenges and enjoy a fun and new activity.
There are currently five hospitals participating in this program, Joe DiMaggio Children’s hospital in Hollywood, Florida, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, the Quantum House in West Palm Beach, Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami and The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. The program affords SFPGA Professionals the opportunity to get more involved in the local community. Click here for more information about Smiling Fore Life.