- Requests for endowments or multi-year grants will not be accepted.
- Grant recipients may re-apply each year. However, the MGLP Committee will not be the sole provider of funds, and will reduce contributions over time.
- Each program is expected to develop local means of support in the future by reaching out to the community for charitable donations and help.
- Some good programs to reach out to in your local community include men’s and women’s golf organizations and civic organizations like the Rotary and Kiwanis Club.
The MGLP Committee prefers programs that include a balance of four primary areas of emphasis:
- Life Skills
Golf After Your Program – To be most effective, your program should consider where your juniors will have the opportunity to play golf after they leave your program. You should coordinate with other local junior programs and local golf courses to establish necessary relationships.
Playing Golf – Golf is a game to be played. Instruction and practice are good – but children have to be able to play the game in some form for your program to be most effective. Use caution with program participants by not having them play too many holes in one setting or golf holes that are too long or difficult for their ability. Make sure playing golf and practice sessions are fun. Competition is healthy.
Community Involvement – Adequate supervision not only promotes safety, it provides for a better experience. Your local golf professional will often provide you with tremendous advice and assistance. Visit area clubs and meet with the golf professionals; many of which are willing to provide assistance to juniors. Additionally, there are hundreds of thousands of golfers in the State of Minnesota that are willing to invest in the future of our game.