ISCO Industries Youth on Course Kentucky Pro-Am Presented by Kindred Healthcare
LOUISVILLE, KY (August 2, 2021) - The 2021 edition of the ISCO Industries Youth on Course Kentucky Pro-Am presented by Kindred Healthcare brought golfers from Kentucky and outside of the Commonwealth together at Valhalla Golf Club to celebrate a shared enjoyment of the game and most importantly, grow the game for generations to come.
A record amount of funds were raised for one of the KGF’s key initiatives, Youth on Course, during Monday’s play. The program has taken off in Kentucky as it allows junior golfers to play rounds of golf for $5 or less once they become a Youth on Course member. In addition, the Caddie Program allows youth to loop at select facilities in Kentucky where they earn $50 for each loop they complete, plus $500 in scholarship funds for every ten rounds they loop.
Thanks to the participation of today’s players, those opportunities will continue to be possible for young people now and in decades to follow. They were eager for competition though with team and low professional tournaments contested during the day.
The team competition was contested in the format of teams taking their best gross score and best net score each hole. J.B. Williams, coming in fresh off his third consecutive Kentucky Open victory last week, led his team to victory with an impressive group score of 126 (-18). Williams, Jamie Sneed, Brady Stewart, and Jon Dotterer were the members of the top team from the day and enjoyed a four-stroke margin of victory for their efforts.
PGA TOUR player Josh Teater, who sports the logos of both ISCO Industries and Youth on Course on his apparel, took low professional honors with a round of 67 (-5). Teater began the day with four consecutive birdies in what amounted to a one-stroke margin of victory over Williams, Marcus Byrd and Lukas Euler. After his round, Teater departed Valhalla to begin a trip to California, as he will be competing in the PGA TOUR’s Barracuda Championship later this week.
The Kentucky Golf Foundation sends its greatest of thanks towards each participant, tournament partner and vendor who assisted in making Monday’s event a rousing success. Additionally, the KGF extends its gratitude towards Keith Reese, PGA General Manager, Kyle Cramer, PGA Head Golf Professional and their entire team at Valhalla Golf Club for their assistance in contributing to this event’s continued success.
Folks can continue to support the Kentucky Golf Foundation and programs such as Youth on Course through the KGF’s Online Auction which opened for bidding on Monday and will remain open through August 16. To view items open for bidding, click here. General donations to the Kentucky Golf Foundation can be made at any time by clicking here.
The 2021 tournament will be held on Monday, August 2nd at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, and all entries must be received by Monday, July 12th. Please contact Assistant Executive Director Sally Morgan, PGA at (502) 243-8295 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The field is limited to 40 teams, so be sure to reserve your spot today! Spots will be confirmed by Monday, July 12th based on the order of registration.
Tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. off the first tee. Teams composed of 1 professional and 3 amateurs.
Teams will be comprised of 3 amateurs and 1 professional
Format: Team score = 1 Gross & 1 Net. There will be a professional purse of $12,000.
All-inclusive package includes:
- Team competition with forecaddie at Valhalla Golf Club *caddies may be restricted in their normal duties due to CDC guidelines*
- Deluxe player gift package
- Continental breakfast and lunch for morning players, lunch and h’orderves for afternoon players
- On course hospitality
- Unique trophies and Prizes
- $4,000 per sponsor team
- Sponsor teams receive priority status for entrance in the field, hole sponsor recognition, and listing on the digital leaderboard during the event
- $3,000 per team
The Kentucky Golf Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The tax-deductible portion of your contribution is limited to the excess of money contributed over the value of goods and services provided to you by the Kentucky Golf Foundation. The fair market value of goods and service provided by the Kentucky Golf Foundation will be detailed in a memo sent post event.
Teams of four (1 pro and 3 amateurs) will compete against all teams in a net and gross competition. Each participant will play their own ball in a better ball of the team. 80% of World Handicap System indexes will be used.
What is Youth on Course?
Youth on Course (YOC) has grown into a nationwide organization providing more than 48,000 young golfers with what they need most – access to affordable golf. Using the programs below, YOC provides youth with life-changing opportunities through golf.
Youth on Course members always play for $5 or less at participating courses. More than 600 courses across the country partner with YOC to offer unused rounds to golf’s next generation. YOC has subsidized over 750,000 total rounds of golf.
The Youth on Course Caddie program is designed for Youth on Course members ages 14-18 who wish to participate in a part-time job as a caddie at participating golf courses. Participants earn $50 per caddie loop and will receive a $500 scholarship for every ten caddie loops they complete. The $500 will be deposited into a college scholarship fund that is sent directly to the institution of higher learning upon the participant's enrollment at that institution.