Kids Golf Foundation


UL International Crown Youth Programs

The Kids Golf Foundation in conjunction with Rich Harvest Farms will offer numerous youth programs as part of the LPGA’s UL International Crown (July 19-24, 2016) that will create a special experience kids will never forget! Opportunities include youth volunteer roles, ticket programs for high school golf teams, college golf teams as well as youth groups, and the event will feature a large kids pavilion featuring educational family-friendly activities about golf and the culture of the participating countries.

Mentoring Events Offers Both Golf & Networking Opportunities

The weather was perfect this past May as 24 local business professionals and youth program participants met for the first time at Rich Harvest Farms for the 7th 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 a day of […]

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UL International Crown Tickets on Sale!

CHICAGO (August 31, 2015) – LPGA stars Belen Mozo and Minjee Lee joined corporate sponsors and local dignitaries today to help kick off the “One Year Countdown” to the LPGA’s 2016 UL International Crown at host-site Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Mozo, a member of Team Spain, which won the inaugural International Crown at Caves Valley Golf […]

2015 Palmer Cup Kicks Off With Kids Golf Foundation Junior Clinic Presented by Northern Trust

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Prior to competition for the Palmer Cup, the 2015 field took some time to give back to the Sugar Grove community and the state at large. All 20 players and four coaches took part in the Palmer Cup Junior Clinic Presented by Northern Trust along with more than 130 participants of […]


“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

“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

“We were extremely excited to host 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 have been part of this special event.”

Jerry Rich
Chairman and Owner
Rich Harvest Farms

“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

“It was a very rewarding experience for me to be a part of Thinking Outside The Tee Box. My partner and I talked about many things, mainly preparation and balance – together, we recognized that there is always time for others, but what’s most important is making time for yourself.”

Adrienne Coleman
Business Professional

“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

“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

“We are honored to have the UL International Crown at Rich Harvest Farms July 19-24, 2016.  We look forward to welcoming the wonderful spectators and fans of women’s golf including the youth in our community to witness this truly global tournament.”

Mr. Jerry Rich
Chairman and Owner
Rich Harvest Farms

“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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