USGA-AJGA: Leadership Links February 14, 2015

USGA-AJGA: Leadership Links



The USGA has partnered with the AJGA on its Leadership Links program.  The purpose of this multi-faceted program is to engage competitive junior golfers in charitable activity through volunteerism and fundraising.  Charitable activity is associated with golf at virtually every level of the game.  Expanding the philanthropic involvement of today’s young players not only benefits individuals today, but also lays a foundation for future charitable activity that will help ensure a continued high level of volunteerism around golf for many years to come.


The AJGA, which works to develop golf’s next generation, is in a unique position to carry out such a program.  Leadership Links gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent, and resources to local charities and AJGA youth development programs, such as the ACE grant program that provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to take advantage of top-flight golf opportunities but lack the necessary financial resources.

A USGA Grant will match the first $1,000 raised by junior golfers for charitable junior golf programs through Leadership Links.  Additionally, the USGA supports the USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award which annually recognizes one boy and one girl who participate in Leadership Links and best exemplify the spirit of philanthropy through volunteerism.

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