Our Story

Our Story

The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois was established in 1998 by entrepreneurs and golf enthusiasts Jerry Rich and Don Springer. The Foundation is a statewide junior golf association that offers and supports several golf programs and events designed to introduce children to the sport of golf, its fundamentals, rules, etiquette, life lessons, and more.

Serving as a customer service center, the Kids Golf Foundation maintains its administrative headquarters at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, IL and is one of the largest junior golf organizations in the state. We service our program sites in a variety of ways including individual meetings, site visits, program consultation, equipment usage, and funding. In addition to teaching kids the fundamentals of golf, our programs and events teach participants life skills and leadership through the sport of golf.

Since the inception of the Foundation, more than 200,000 kids have been exposed to golf and the important life lessons it teaches them. We work with many different organizations such as schools, youth organizations, churches, golf courses, and other groups across the state of Illinois to offer and support junior golf programs. The programs are designed to introduce children typically between the ages of 5 and 17 to the sport of golf, its fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, and most importantly life lessons.


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