2020 - 2021
Chair, BGF Junior Division
FORE THE FUTURE
We vow to always invest in young people to continue to relate and promote the longevity of the program.
We vow to always put the interests of the junior golf first.
INTEGRITY ABOVE ALL
We vow to always be honest in every decision.
INTEGRITY ABOVE ALL
We vow to teach and support each junior golfer throughout their golf journey.
In 2018 and 2019, we focused largely on tournament play and school golf programs. We also looked at our coach numbers and decided that the only way to grow to 500+ kids was to grow to 50+ coaches.
We began reaching out for young people who were youth centered, sports centric, and wanting to learn the game of golf. We could have looked for golfers to bring into the teaching program, but we wanted to blank slates so that we could seamlessly teach our philosophy, and grow the brand. We reached out to Mr. Paul McCaan from the University of The Bahamas for feedback, and that has led to 8 of his physical education majors joining the coach program. Next, we looked at recent high school graduates who were interested in learning the game, but also exploring the options of future employment. We added another 8 young interns, who graduated high school in June 2020.
With this complement of coaches, we have been able to successfully run junior golf tournaments, golf camps, school programs, and still cater to our afterschool programs which involve practice at the BGF Golf Facility and play at Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar.
Shared Mission: To impact, develop, and retain junior golfers in The Bahamas.
Focus on Coach Growth
Recent High School Graduates interested in youth
University of The Bahamas Physical Education Majors
Asking the right questions
Do we have an efficient age feeder system?
How many boys and girls are in the various age divisions?
How can increase the numbers in each division and make the base as large as possible?
How can we train more instructors to have the ability to teach more students?
How can we fund this without turning away students unable to pay?
Amount of youth we can now reach
Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy relies on its core funding partners to make our operations possible. We share mandates to promote youth learning the game regardless of inability to pay. Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy values the reciprocal relationships it has with each supporter. We are proud to partner with these leaders in the development community and are very grateful for their strategic inputs and financial support.
Cash or In-Kind
$2,500 - $5,000
1st Annual School Golf Championships
March 22-26th, 2021
Lower Primary Girls: Primary School Grades 1-3 Girls
Upper Primary Girls: Primary School Grades 4-6 Girls
Junior Girls: Junior High Girls Grades 7-9 Girls
Senior Girls: Senior High Girls Grades 10-12
Lower Primary Boys: Primary School Grades 1-3 Boys
Upper Primary Boys:Primary School Grades 4-6 Boys
Junior Boys: Junior High Boys Grades 7-9
Senior Boys: Senior High Boys Grades 10-12