DALLAS, Tex. (July 31. 2017) – Three-time major champion Jordan Spieth and the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Northern Texas PGA (NTPGA) Junior Golf Foundation, are pleased to announce an enhanced partnership to help grow the game of golf in North Texas.
The partnership is centered on growth initiatives for junior golfers in the Dallas area, which include Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifiers conducted in North Texas and the summer golf camp program at Brookhaven Country Club.
New to 2017, the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation has embraced the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation’s commitment to educational services by providing six scholarships for deserving youth to attend college later this year.
Three of these scholarships were designated for students who participated in the NTPGA’s Fairway to Success After School Program that serves three schools in the Dallas Independent School District.
“The NTPGA scholarship program is a great way for the Foundation to not only support junior golf but to also use the game to provide educational opportunities as well,” Spieth said. “This program really is changing lives.”
Additionally, Junior golfers that participate in a Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier this summer in North Texas who have never been a Member of the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation will receive one free tournament on the NTPGA’s Junior Tour compliments of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.
Qualifiers will take place through August. To register for this free, nationwide junior skills competition, visit www.drivechipandputt.com.
In addition, thanks to the Holly and Doug Brooks Family Foundation, these kids will also become a Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation member at no charge.
Also, junior golfers that participate in a full day or half day summer camp at Brookhaven Country Club who have never been a member of the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation will become a Junior Golf Foundation Member at no charge compliments of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.
The camps are designed for kids ages 6-16 and are open to non-Brookhaven Members as well as Members. For more information on the camps, visit www.brookhavengolfacademy.com.
“I have seen the Drive, Chip and Putt program first-hand and it’s amazing how the program continues to grow,” said Spieth. “I am proud our Foundation can be involved in supporting it locally, as well as the summer camps that allow these junior golfers to really grow their game.”
“We are honored to partner with Jordan on these initiatives as he learned how to compete on our Junior Tour more than a decade ago. He remains so grounded and he genuinely cares about kids, giving back and growing the game,” said Mark Harrison, executive director and CEO of the Northern Texas PGA.
For more information on this growth of the game initiative and partnership with the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, please contact the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation at 214-420-7421.