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Youth on Course opens online auction: A win for youth and a win for golf

Auction items range from bucket-list courses to pro sports tickets to family vacations

(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) Youth on Course – the non-profit organization providing young people with access to opportunities through subsidized golf, college scholarships, paid internships and a caddie program – will host its online auction November 10-14, with all proceeds supporting youth golfers across the country with rounds of golf for $5 or less.

Potential supporters can bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences including a round of golf and dinner at The Institute (one of Golf Advisor’s “10 Insanely Private Golf Courses You Will Never Get to Play”). Other sought-after destinations include Riviera Country Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club and many more bucket-list courses for golf enthusiasts. The auction also offers a one-year private golf club network membership, golf getaway packages and family-friendly events and destinations.

“The generous support from bidders is vital to supporting the Youth on Course core purpose of providing today’s youth with life-changing opportunities through golf,” says Jeff Clark, Youth on Course Chief Development Officer. “With exclusive items and experiences offered, this is a great chance for bidders to gain access for themselves to some cool places, and at the same time, provide access to a new world for our youth members.”

Operating in every U.S. region, Youth on Course has more than 70,000 active members with access to 18 holes of golf for $5 or less at thousands of courses across 34 states and Canada. Since 2006, juniors have completed 950,000 rounds while the organization has helped generate more than $6.2 million in tee-time revenue reimbursed back to individual golf courses.

In addition to subsidized rounds, Youth on Course also facilitates college scholarships, paid internships and a caddie program. Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, they have awarded 241 students with scholarships totaling more than $1.7 million in financial support. The current Youth on Course scholarship retention rate is ninety-eight percent, with 53 students already graduated.

Follow Youth on Course via Twitter and Instagram (@yocgolf) or the hashtag #YOCAUCTION19 for the latest information about the auction and its items.

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About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play thousands of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the caddie and internship program, and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, more than 950,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $1.7 million has been raised for college scholarships. In the United States Youth on Course serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021. The program has expanded to Alberta, Canada with plans on servicing every province by 2022. | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube

Julie McKay