Kids Golf Foundation


2015 Palmer Cup Players and Assistant Coaches Announced

NORMAN, Okla. – The 2015 Palmer Cup player roster was announced Friday on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. The Ryder Cup-style event pits the top collegiate golfers from the United States against their counterparts from Europe. This year’s event, put on by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), will take place at Rich Harvest Farms […]

Northern Illinois University to Host the 2017 NCAA Division I Golf Championships at Rich Harvest Farms

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Golf Committees announced today that Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Rich Harvest Farms, home of the NIU men’s and women’s golf programs, have been selected to host the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. This marks the first time NIU will host a […]

Chicagoland-based UL Announced as 2016 & 2018 International Crown Title Sponsor

The best in women’s golf will play for their countries from July 19-24, 2016, at Rich Harvest Farms during the UL International Crown! Those players will then go on to the Olympics in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in August. On October 19, Rich Harvest Farms (RHF) and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced Chicago-based […]

2014 Inaugural International Crown Debuts This Week!

Who is the best golfing nation in the world? The wait is finally over. Starting THIS WEEK, 32 of the top female golfers from all over the world – Australia, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States – will battle for the right to be “Crowned” the world’s best golf […]

Other Side Of The Green Returns To The Links To Mentor Junior Golfers

The weather was perfect on Saturday, May 10, 2014 as 24 local business professionals and youth program participants met for the first time at Rich Harvest Farms for the 6th annual Other Side Of The Green. The mentoring event hosted by the Kids Golf Foundation pairs twelve junior golfers with an adult mentor to enjoy […]


“The program is more than kids learning the basic fundamentals of golf. The guest speakers that participate in the program provide a very positive message about making the right choices now and later in life.”

Michael Day
Site Coordinator
Carbondale Park District

“At Traditions of Golf Challenge I learned that golf is not just about how well you can play the game. This event taught me how to prepare for golf in the future, not only with ability but also knowing the rules, history and etiquette. These things are essential when I start thinking about high school golf or becoming a caddy.”

Levi Hanegraaf
Program Participant
South Suburban Home School & Gym Group

“I really appreciated all the help and advice from my mentor. My favorite part of Thinking Outside The Tee Box was being able to talk to my mentor about things we are both interested in.”

Caroline Smith
Program Participant

“Traditions of Golf Challenge is great because my daughter is able to increase her skills while playing with kids her own age. I enjoy watching the teams really get into the tournament and focus their talents on such a great course. Everything about the event is top notch.”

Bridget Rasberry
DuPage AME Church

“Other Side of the Green  is for the kids to talk with someone in the field so they can get a basic understanding of what it is they want to do and what it is they have to look forward to as well as how to further their education.”

Cecil Smith
Business Professional
Other Side Of The Green

“We are extremely excited to be hosting the 2015 Palmer Cup. This event is in tune with everything we do here from our Kids Golf Foundation, caddie program, and commitment to amateur golf, as well as being the home of the Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. Arnold Palmer’s vision for bringing together the highly talented collegiate players with the young caddies and youth in the Junior Clinic is a true culmination of what is most important – growing the game. My team and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this special event.”

Jerry Rich
Chairman and Owner
Rich Harvest Farms

“Golf has opened the door for so many new experiences for me, several of which were offered through the Kids Golf Foundation. I started volunteering with the Foundation four years ago and have been able to see the joy young golfers have by participating in events like Thinking Outside The Tee Box.”

Liz Healy
University of St. Francis Student-Athlete

“The best part of Traditions is playing golf with my teammates. I love to play and course was excellent. The team was so excited when I stuck the ball  on the green on the last hole. It was fun being older and returning to Traditions of Golf Challenge so that I could help my younger teammates.”

Maleigha Williams
Program Participant
Peoria Park District

“At the Foundation’s Training Session, I was most excited to learn about the funding and grants that are available for the program. People often don’t get involved in these kinds of activities because of the cost – but this is really an accessible opportunity.”

Micheryl Ames
Site Coordinator
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