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Texas Golf Association Foundation

The game of golf creates inherent traits – honesty, self-discipline, integrity and the competitive spirit – that prove to be immensely valuable in life.  The Texas Golf Association Foundation ensures that young people from every walk of life have the opportunity to connect to the game.  In doing so, we can ensure that golf in Texas is in good hands for generations to come.
The TGA Foundation works to ensure the games of golf grows and prospers.  We introduce young people to programs that will enrich their lives and connect them to the game for a lifetime.  We acheive this mission through the financial and administrative support of existing grass-roots junior golf development programs, and in creating new avenues for deserving and underserved youth to learn some of life’s most important lessons through their exposure to the game of golf.  Our programs work to establish a "life-cycle" of interaction with the game.

Bill Penn Grant
This annual grant helps to financially support established junior golf development programs such as The First Tee and National School Program. Junior Golf development programs like these reach thousands of kids on the local level, providing instruction, educational material and, of course, encouragement.

Bob Romero Scholarship Program
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of longtime TGA Director Dr. Robert Romero, or “Dr. Bob” as he was called by all who came to know him.  His legacy lives on through thos programs that is designed to provide financial support to young boys and girls so they will have the opportunity to enroll in junior golf developmental programs or challenge themselves in tournament play.

TGA Works
TGA Works provides young people (ages 15-18) in Texas with paid summer internships at TGA member clubs and facilities.

Junior Girls Travel Fund
This fund provides financial assistance to Texas junior girl golfers who qualify for the U.S. Girls Junior Championship each summer.

Legends Junior Tour
The Legends Junior Tour serves as a natural progression for those players who have competed successfully in the NTPGA and STPGA’s developmental junior series.Eligibility is open to young men and women ages 19 & under, who meet the minimum handicap requirements and have distinguished themselves in local, regional, statewide and national competitions.

Winners' Program / Texas Challenge
The WTGA created the Winner’s Program and Texas Challenge in 2008 to promote achievement in golf and in the classroom.  Conducted in coordination with LPGA / USGA Girls Golf sites, the program provides grant funding to selected sites for program expenses, and benefits directly to participants.

College Scholarships
The WTGA Scholarship Program was created to provide financial assistance to support and encourage young women golfers who are seeking higher education.  The scholarship recipients shall exemplify academic proficiency and illustrate a connection to the game of golf.

The First Tee of Greater Dallas
The TFTGD conducts after-school and weekend programs at facilities in Dallas and the surrounding areas. In addition to its core programming, TFTGD conducts outreach programming at schools, youth centers, and churches across the area.