Kids Golf Foundation


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Annual KGF Event Gives Hands on Mentoring

The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois (KGF) recently held their 12th annual girls mentoring event “Thinking Outside The Tee Box.” Saturday, October 10, 2015, was a picturesque fall day at Rich Harvest Farms, home of KGF. This event gives junior golfers, ages 11-17, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a 9-hole scramble with a Business Professional […]

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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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 […]

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 […]


“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

“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

“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

“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
A Special Place 2 Stay


“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

“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

“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

“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

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