Kids Golf Foundation


Field is Set for Inaugural International Crown

At the conclusion of the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, CA, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced the final field of 32 players who will represent the eight pre-qualified countries in the inaugural International Crown event to be held July 24-27 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD. At the Kia Classic, the [...]

Who’s In? 2014 International Crown Officially Takes Shape

The field of eight qualifying countries has officially been determined for the International Crown – the first-of-its-kind global team match play competition set for July 24-27, 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md. From there, the best in the world will journey to Sugar Grove’s Rich Harvest Farms in 2016. Countries were [...]

LPGA Tour Champion Brittany Lincicome Coaches CPS Students Alongside the Foundation

As part of its ongoing support for new opportunities for Chicago Public Schools students, the CME Group, in partnership with the Kids Golf Foundation, hosted 30 fourth and fifth graders from CPS’ Washington-Irving School for a special golf clinic with LPGA Tour Pro Brittany Lincicome on Tuesday, September 24. Following an hour-long clinic covering the [...]

Girls Step Up to the Tee with Business Professionals at Rich Harvest Farms

The 10th Annual Thinking Outside The Tee Box girls mentoring event was hosted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. A Chicagoland female business professional was paired with a female junior golfer between age 11-17 in a scramble and mentoring activity. Before beginning the 9-hole scramble, groups visited various activity [...]

Chip Beck Brings Tradition Back to Rich Harvest Farms

On June 24, 2013, Champions Tour professionals and amateurs gathered at Rich Harvest Farms (Sugar Grove, Ill.) for the inaugural Chip Beck #59 Champion’s Tour Pro-Am in support of a wonderful cause. We were excited to welcome a spectacular field of 15 tour players who enjoyed their day, especially during the intimate question and answer [...]


“We are honored to have the International Crown at Rich Harvest Farms in 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

“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 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

“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


“Thank you so much for the scholarship to attend the FCA Junior Golf Camp. I had a ton of fun and made a lot of new friends that I am still in touch with. I am hoping to participate in more upcoming events through the Kids Golf Foundation, and am glad I have participated in others because of you. I learned a lot and am very grateful.”

MacKenzie Fabrizius
2010 Camp Participant
Urban Youth Ministries/ Wayside Cross

“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

“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

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