Adult Player Development Grants

2019 Grant Review

All 2019 Grant recipients must complete a Grant Summary Report. Please click here for the Grant Summary Report.The deadline to complete this form is December 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm. We will be selecting a program of the year award winner based on your summary report.

If you received a 2019 Grant you must complete the review process or you will NOT be eligible to receive a 2020 Grant

Growth of the Game – 2020 Adult Player Development Grants 

For the 2020 Adult Player Development Grant Application click Here!

Deadline April 1, 2020

In 2020 the Michigan PGA Association will provide grants to adult player development programs that meet the established program criteria. The goal is to award a maximum of $18,000 based on the number of applications that meet the grant criteria. We encourage all Michigan PGA Members and Apprentices to offer an adult player development 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.

This year in an effort to speed up the application process we will be using Google Forms. 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’re guided through the application process
  • You will get a confirmation email upon submission


  • Flag or star the email confirmation after you submit your grant. It will have a copy of your answers for your records.
  • If you would like to submit photos, tables, or charts you will need to email them to me 

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) Adult 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 2019 grant recipients must provide a follow – up report to be eligible to receive a grant in 2020.
6) Along with the follow up report, documentation and explanation of how the grant money was used must be provided.

Grant Examples:

Stonebridge Adult Grant Example

IMA Adult Grant Example

Meridian Sun Adult Grant Example

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

Player Development Grant Outline

Please Submit the Grant via the Google Form. If you need a PDF version of the form please email Chelsea at the Section;

Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Confirmations: E-mailed Friday, May 15th, 2020

2018 Adult Program of the Year Award Winner – Doug Temple

Doug Temple created a Veterans Clinic and Golf Program. For six consecutive weeks, once a week for an hour, veterans were given a clinic on the driving range. Then at the end of the six weeks veterans were given the opportunity to go out and play nine holes of golf once a week for six more weeks. This program had 12 veterans register for the weekly clinics. Some veterans even came from over an hour away to be a part of the program. Doug is confident he will quickly grow the program in the future and will be able to offer numerous clinics and play opportunities for our veterans.

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

2017 Adult Program of the Year Award Winner- Brian Kotowicz

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

2018 Adult Player Development Grant Program

The Association was able to provide grants to adult player development programs that met the established program criteria.  This year we awarded a total of 23 Adult Player Development requests for a total of $18,000. These grants all met the program criteria and were awarded in $750 increments.