Junior Player Development Grants

Growth of the Game – 2020 Junior Player Development Grants

Opens: January 27, 2020

Apply for the 2020 Junior Player Development Grant

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020


In 2020 the Michigan PGA Foundation will provide grants to junior golf programs that meet the established program criteria. The goal is to award a maximum of $30,000 based on the number of applications that meet the criteria. We encourage all Michigan PGA Members and Apprentices to offer a youth program at their facilities or within their communities and to utilize this grant program to initiate the process or to enhance and strengthen an existing program.

We will again be using Google Forms for the application process. Google Forms are very user friendly, simply open up the link, and type your Grant application in the boxes provided.


  • You may edit your response after you submit your application—up until the deadline
  • You do not need a Google account to fill out the application
  • You are guided through the application process


  • Write your application in a separate word document or copy&paste your answers from the Google form so you have a record of what you submitted. 
  • If you would like to submit photos, tables, or charts you will need to email them to Chelsea Guoynes – cguoynes@michiganpga.com

Grant Criteria

1) All programs must have a PGA member involved in coordinating the program and providing instruction.

2) Grant application must include a budget and explanation of how the grant funds are to be used.

3) The maximum grant per program will be $750 unless approved by the Growth of the Game chairman and the Section Officers. In an effort to award grants to all qualified programs, the grant amounts may differ and be less than the maximum allowed.

4) Junior Player Development Grants will be limited to (1) per facility. Additional grant requests will be considered if there is funding available and if the additional request is for a different program targeting different demographic, program goals, etc.

5) Grant recipients will be asked to provide a follow-up report outlining the results of the program and the perceived impact on growing the game. All 2020 grant recipients must provide a follow-up report to be eligible to receive a grant in 2021.

6) Along with the follow up report, documentation and explanation of how the grant money was used must be provided.


Examples of quality grant applications:

Katke Junior Grant Example 

IMA Junior Grant Example

Boulder Point Junior Grant Example

Here is an outline to help guide you in the application process:

Player Development Grant Outline

Please submit your application via the Google Form. If you need a PDF version of the form please email Chelsea Guoynes at the Section office – cguoynes@michiganpga.com

2018 Program of the Year Winner – Michael Kettler

Michael Kettler’s Junior Golf Program introduced children to the game of golf. Kids signed up for a six-week program, meeting once a week for a two-hour period. They receive one hour of lessons followed by one hour of time on our three practice holes giving them a sense of what it’s like to be on the golf course. He also brought back his Junior Golf League this year to help kids transition from the lesson program and help them get ready to play golf at the High School level. The league played nine holes once a week for six weeks. He had a total of 311 kids this year, which was a new attendance record. The program has had a huge positive effect on the downriver community.

Congratulations Michael! Michael is eligible to receive an addition $750 in grant money in 2019.

2017 Program of the Year Winner – Pam Phipps

Congrats Pam! Pam is eligible to receive an addition $750 in grant money for 2018. Click here to view Pam’s 2017 summary report & get inspired!

2020 Grant Review

All 2020 Grant recipients must complete a Grant Summary Report. Grant Summary Reports will be available starting in September of 2020. The deadline to complete this form is December 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm. We will be selecting a program of the year award winner based on your summary report.

If you received a 2020 Grant you must complete the review process or you will NOT be eligible to receive a 2021 Grant.