The core purpose of the Kentucky Golf Foundation is to positively impact Kentucky youth through golf. As part of this core purpose we provide youth with financial assistance in the forms of grants and scholarships. In partnership with Justin Thomas, the family/friends of Gay Brewer, Jr. and the Women's Kentucky Golf Association, here are the current opportunities available to youth.
Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant
The purpose of the Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant Program is to offer financial assistance to junior golfers from Kentucky with the ability to compete in junior golf competitions at the regional and national level that are limited in their ability to do so due to financial constraints.
Justin Thomas Grant
The purpose of the Justin Thomas Grant is to provide financial assistance to a Kentucky junior golfer whose past performance record demonstrates they have the potential to play at the collegiate level. This grant enables them to play a more robust national junior schedule with the goal to gain more exposure and earn a college golf scholarship.
Dorothy Waters Junior Girls Golf Award
This award recognizes that the junior girl golfers of Kentucky represent the future of this Association and that of the women's game in Kentucky. Therefore, it is the desire of the WKSGA to inspire the junior girl golfers of Kentucky to participate in the game both on and off the course.
"I encourage every junior golfer in Kentucky to apply for these amazing grants. I was honored to receive both of these grants over the course of my golf career. They helped me reach my goals and dreams of playing Division 1 golf when I graduate!" ~ Grace Clark
"The (Justin Thomas Grant) will bring new chances for me to travel to ensure a great tournament season. It will give me more opportunities to play and allow me to follow my dream of playing college golf." ~ Megan Hertter
"The Justin Thomas Grant will provide me with the means to travel and achieve the goals I have set for myself within the game of golf. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank Justin Thomas, his family and the Justin Thomas Foundation for giving me this wonderful opportunity to follow my dream." ~ Maddi Hudson
"The Justin Thomas Grant will help me and my family travel all around the country to play tournaments that will help me chase my dream of playing college golf and hopefully on the PGA TOUR." ~ Cameron Roberts
"I am grateful to be chosen to receive the Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant. This will help my family pay for travel to golf tournaments and help me achieve my dream of playing college golf." ~ Drew Wallace
"The support of the Brewer family and their commitment to junior golf means so much. Their support as I continue toward my goal of playing college golf will allow me to compete on a regional level in very competitive tournaments." ~ Zach Watterson
"I am very thankful to receive the Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant. I will use it to travel and fulfill my dream of playing golf beyond the junior level." ~ Colten Wilson
High School Golf Donation Program
The purpose of the High School Golf Donation Program is to provide financial assistance to Kentucky high school golf programs. Players associated with the high school (graduating seniors, students, and golf team members) earn $5 toward the school’s donation each time they complete an 18-hole event on the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour. Coaches and/or Athletic Directors may complete and submit the Donation Request form between July 15 and August 15 to receive the available funds.