Grow Golf


  1. Future Links Driven by Acura – Get Linked Grants (Golf in Schools)
    • In School: $150; To assist in the cost of a PGA of Canada professional or NCCP Community Golf Coach visiting a school to introduce students to golf. Program is aimed at introducing grade 1-5 students to golf as studies have shown this is the age when kids are trying new sports and deciding what activities they want to pressure.
    • Field Trips: $500; To assist in working with the school to bring students you have introduced at an in-school visit to your facility for a further introduction of the game. This gives students a chance to experience what its like to be at a golf course.  Normally done in the spring as this is an opportunity to feed into junior programs.
  2. Leagues: Up to $300; Aimed to bridge the Gap Between the “Fundamentals” Stage to “Learn to Golf” Stage of Long Term athlete development. Following a summer camp or junior clinic get kids playing together and making friends at the golf course.  Ex: different team format every week, weekly clinic followed by the option to play golf.  Focus on the element of team play in order to get kids to the stage of being able to play 9 holes on their own.
  3. Golf Jam Day: Up to $300; Aim is to provide fun introduction to Golf for kids. Less focus on golf, and more focus on “fun at the golf course” Courses have run it in the past as a skills competition, or clinic with stations, as well as having another activity – bouncy castle, face paint, cupcake decorating, etc.
  4. Community Outreach; Up to $300; targeting events happening in your local community. Ex: Set up a golf activation at a local hockey tournament or a community fair to promote your facility and your programs.  Encourage a hockey team to have their year end party at your banquet hall and follow it up with a clinic (Fun at the golf course with friends they already have)!
  5. NCCP Community Golf Coach Training: Up to $350; to assist facilities who do not have a PGA of Canada professional on staff (or enough professional staff) to lead junior programs. Have a volunteer at your course trained as an NCCP CGC so they can provide basic golf instruction.  The program is lead by the PGA of Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada and gives instructors the resources to provide Future Links programing to golfers at the “Try” and “Learn to Play” stages of the LTAD.
  6. Golf Fore The Cure: up to $500; To assist facilities in running Golf Fore the Cure local events
  7. Women – Learn to Play: Up to $150; assist women in getting comfortable on the Golf Course. Introducing them in an environment with other like minded women will help to eliminate the barrier they see in entering the game.  Encourage women to play after a clinic, again make them feel welcome at the facility.
  8. Women – Learn to Play Better: Up to $150; assist women who have come from introductory clinics to continue to improve their game. Ex: Offer “Tip from the Pro” prior to women’s league play.

Complete the request form for each program/event you are seeking support.  (request form will open April 1st, 2019)

Have another Grow Golf Initiative your facility is doing?! Great, we’d love to hear about how we can support it.


Why are we building Golf Communities?

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The growth of our game, and any programs developed to support our game, are only successful if they provide added value to our local golf communities.  When local golf communities come forward ready to work together, Golf Ontario will support local efforts that drive new and returning golfers to TRY, LEARN & PLAY golf at local golf facilities.

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